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the bad: the school's administration is irritating as hell, but i guess it's not much worse than any other school. the name change was a huge waste of money in my opinion. many professors lack good control of the english language. the good: st. pats. class sizes are usually not too large. there is a motocross track just out of town. there is a free rifle range a few miles out of town. better engineering school than mizzou.
The campus is pretty small; it's nice to be able to walk across campus, and the trees and gardens always look really nice. There isn't much to do while on campus besides go to class, but there is an awesome park close by, and the dorms have some sand volleyball courts and a swimming pool. The food is awful, but the town caters well to the college student's income; there are plenty of fast food places and more chinese restaurants than you could imagine. There really isn't much school pride as far as athletics goes. as a member of the dance team i can tell you that i perform for a very unenthusiastic crowd at both football and basketball games. despite the lack of enthusiasm by most students, our sports teams are actually pretty good; girls basketball made it to the sweet sixteen this year. the school is mostly focused on academics. when people hear that i go to Missouri S&T they are always impressed. everyone who graduates from this school gets a good job; employers seek graduates from this school because they know that we are hardworking and dedicated. classes are hard, but do-able. The biggest thing on campus is the St. Pats celebration every year. we get 2 days off of school to drink and act rediculous in celebration of the patron saint of engineering. EVERYONE at Missouri S&T celebrates St. Pats. one complaint: the math department sucks. take math classes at columbia college here in rolla if you can.
Best thing is as long as you keep at least a 2.5, you're pretty much handed a job when you graduate assuming you're an engineer. There really isn't much to do in Rolla, so most people take to partying to playing video games. Oh, and there's hardly any girls, which kind of sucks, but thats why you go to MU on the weekends occasionally.
Missouri S&T is a nice, small, comfortable campus with students who are there to learn and have excellent job opportunities when they graduate. We are also known for our St. Pat's celebrations. There isn't much pride in the school's sports teams, and the town doesn't really feel like a college town, but it's easy to feel apart of the community.
UMR should have stuck with its name, MUST is a stupid name for a college. Getting rid of the deans was also a stupid decision, in my opinion. This school is trying to become a power player in the United States' university scene, but all of the top 10 colleges have deans. We shouldn't try to reinvent the wheel.
The connectivity of the campus is great, walking to each class can be done from any point on campus in 15 minutes comfortably and usually 10 minutes isn't a problem.
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