- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Rock Bridge
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Mizzou: the history. When you go to Mizzou, you are joining a legacy of excellence and tradition, and it's something to be proud of. No other university can rival the deep respect for tradition that we have. If I could change one thing, I would make the entire student body more engaged in what is going on. Major decisions are made without students voicing their opinion, and it's our job as students to take ownership of our college's success. The school is just right. You may have a few big classes, but most of your classes are going to be fairly small. When I tell people I go to Mizzou, they think I am a party girl and that I am a little self-righteous about going there. But Mizzou is filled with friendly and down to earth people who all love this school and what it stands for. I spend most of my time on campus walking around. It's a beautiful campus. Columbia is definately a town that has embraced the college community. It has a wide range of arts and entertainment venues, alot with a great restaurant and bar scene. It may be a change for big-town people, but most people love the community atmosphere. I think the administration, atleast when it comes to advising, is helpful but a little detached. The current administration is working to increase communication between students and the administration. The biggest controversy, besides the greek gossip blog that rehashes all of the dramatic Greek events, was the student body president election. There is always a debate about cheating and candidate quality. There is tremendous school pride. And we hate Kansas. Mizzou's campus is unique; it's beautiful and large but easy to get around. It never takes more than 10 minutes to walk anywhere on campus, which is unusual. I will always remember homecoming my senior year. Mizzou founded homecoming in 1911---it has never been done anywhere else before---and now it's a huge event that is planned year round. Most frequent student complaint: parking.
Professors do know my name, atleast in smaller classes. You have to make yourself known in a larger class. Favorite class: History of Southern Politics. This class will make you love learning. Students are very competitive, but it depends on which department you are studying in. Journalism, yes, very. Most unique class I have ever taken: History of South Politics. English department is very traditional, very classical. I wouldn't recommend it if you want something different, more up to date. Not a very progressive department. Political science is very small. If I could do it over again, I would have a major in the College of Agriculture, because they love their students and treat them the best out of any other department. Business is also a great one. Certain departments are geared for learning (english, political science) and not job getting. I would definately recommend Business for a job-focused department. I would get a minor in business if I could just to get the benefits of that department.
Our campus is open, but never open enough. The racial, religious, sexual orientation groups and others are very visible and are getting alot of great things accomplished on campus. Minority students may feel out of place,there aren't alot of minority students on campus. Students wear jeans and Mizzou sweatshirts. Lots of sweatpants. Orgnizations are mainly how individuals from different social groups interact and work together. Most Mizzou students are admittedly from Missouri. Political affiliations are very polarized on campus.