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A harsh but truthful review... My best friend goes here and I've heard nothing but bad things from about it. The professors are rude, and she was even encouraged to drop out by one of them.
The students are either hooked on marijuana because of the depressing town or hooking up with each other for something to do. The campus safety precautions are terrible, which she found out for herself after a classmate assaulted her. They didn't expel him, just put him in a neighboring dorm!
The scholarships are basically nonexistent. There is only one good dorm on campus, and it's hard to get into. I could go on. I'm glad I decided not to go here when I had the chance.
A great experience with my undergraduate degree, but not my graduate degree. The professors were wonderful during my undergraduate degree, but my professors during my graduate degree were horrible. They never responded to my emails when I had questions and assigned group projects and penalized me for the work that my group members didn’t complete. I would not recommend the program.
They don't have very good teachers. If you are going to become a teacher this a great college for you.
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The atmosphere here is amazing! Everyone is super friendly! The small campus really makes it feel homey and the professors are pretty awesome. You can always expect to leave campus with a smile on your face, no matter the mood you were in when you got there!
The atmosphere of SMSU is very homely. Even though it is a relatively small campus, it feels as though there are many different people to meet. The set up of campus is very convenient, especially in the cold winter months, and very easy to get the hang of. Marshall is a moderately sized city, which gives it just enough new things to explore and experience, but still embodies a welcoming town.
Completely unhelpful with planning classes, general academic advising, & no career advice. There is no pride in academics/no academic culture. Very few opportunities for internships & nothing to do in this small town. Diversity is not welcomed--the campus climate is overwhelming close-minded. Transferred to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities & it's the best choice I ever made.
I came from a small town of 1300 people, and I wanted to stick with a smaller town aspect, while still going farther away from my hometown. SMSU was the perfect fit for that (they have 14000 people). The teachers get to know you on a personal level, and really try to ensure you have a job after college. I do wish that they had more opportunities for intramurals and fraternities/sororities, but they include almost everything else.
I graduated from SMSU and my adviser still keeps in touch with me to see how my job is going. The people here are friendly and want you to be successful.
Southwest Minnesota State University is a great school to get an education from. The professor care about the students. Faculty want to see the growth of their students, as well as watch the succeed in life. They currently provide a program called Fellow Christian athletes (FCA). This is where students athletes may come eat and talk about how they can improve in all aspects of life. The leaders of this program become great mentors to help every individual reach their potential.
The only downside of this university is the party seen. I would like to see the community come together for the young people of this town and create a little more entertainment. The task that will be created would solely be for rewards of the success this institution is creating.
My experience so far at SMSU has been a positive one. There is faculty here that wants to help me reach my goals in life and become a better person. They want to see me walk across the stage to receive my diploma. One thing that this university could change on is having more technology in the classroom. They have some rooms with smart boards, but a lot of the classroom still only have chalkboards.
I love the awesome advisers! The staff is always there to help you out and they are interested in your success.
The professors truly care about our education and success. Everyone is so nice here and the campus is beautiful. The food/dining hall changed for the better. The dorms are nice.
I like the small class size in getting to know the professors and the professors getting to know me.
I have been a CollegeNow student with this university for the past two years and I really enjoy the courses. I have teachers teach these classes with requirements from the on campus professors and I appreciate that. The only thing I suggest is that my high school teachers pay more attention to the material needed for the course.
This school is so welcoming and you feel like there are so many people behind you wanting to succeed
Other all a good school, a lot of diversity which is kind of a downfall for some of the other students. Students and staff are nice and willing to help others.
Southwest Minnesota State University is a really great school. There is a good ratio of professors to students, so you feel like you can get some extra help from the professors if you need it. The professors are very nice as well (at least the ones I've had). They welcome questions, and help you to the best of their ability. The layout of the school is really nice and simple, as there are multiple ways to get to most places. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I quickly got used to the way the school is laid out. As for the classes, they are pretty good. There is a wide range of subjects that are offered, so odds are that you will find the types of classes you are looking for. During the time between classes, you can sit in one of the many comfortable couches and chairs in various parts of the school. The food is good too, if you're wondering about that. Just beware of the Freshman 15 if you eat from the buffet!
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I don't go here but my older sister did. She really liked the programs, student life, and the campus. She said it was a great place to meet new people and work towards a rewarding career.
A nice, tight-knit school great for students who want to go to a cheap, school with good professors, athletics, and campus activities.
I love the education department here at SMSU. The professors are extremely passionate about teaching and are always eager to help anyone! Additionally, we have an EMSP club (Education Minnesota Student Program) that helps prepare you for teaching. Classes are never taught by teacher aids and the professors are very willing to help outside of class times. SMSU is a reasonable cost as well. You get the proper resources that you pay for. If you like smaller class sizes (20 to 40 students) and knowing almost everyone on campus, this would be the college for you.
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