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Hmm, that wasn’t there when I was in school. How about Alex’s Pizza Palace, that place is delicious.
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My son is considering going here, but for engineering (aeronautical). Is their engineering school as good/highly regarded as I've heard?
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My son is considering going here, but for engineering (aeronautical). Is their engineering school as good/highly regarded as I've heard?
So I got my MS in 2001, not sure what's changed since then, other than the name. It was still the University of Missouri - Rolla when I was there.

Regarding the school, it's really solid. Not on par with MIT, but the professors are typically strong, and the whole school is focused on engineering so you're surrounded with a lot of like-minded people. If you value diversity and the 'liberal arts experience,' then you may want to look elsewhere. There are quite a few foreign students though, I had friends from Peru, Costa Rica, and the UAE. There's a math building, two chemical engineering buildings, a nuclear reactor, a huge EE building... and then one building for all of humanities and social science.

On the back end, when I was there very nearly all graduates had jobs, and the salaries were competitive with the industry norms. So unless something has changed, you will get a good job with an S&T diploma. The semi-annual career fairs were pretty crazy, a LOT of employers showed up. Heck, even I got a job! I wound up with a BS/MS in applied math, btw, I'm not an engineer.

Two other things. The town... is interesting. Take a visit there and see if it's some place he might want to live. It's a midwest town of like 30k people or whatever, there's not a ton to do. It's 100 miles to Saint Louis, a bit less to Columbia, so you can do that on the weekend. Second, it's an engineering school, so it's like 75% male, maybe that's changed with the initiatives to get more women interested in STEM.
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Thanks for the in depth response! We live in Columbia, so we're familiar with the area. Actually considering the program where he goes to Moberley for two years, gets an Associates Degree, and then transfers all of that to S&T. It's a relatively new program, but I forget the official name.

He's on the spectrum, but high functioning, so we're a bit concerned about how he'll do living on his own, which is why we're thinking about the Moberley to S&T option. Two years of college while living at home, and then when he goes away, it's still not too far (an hour and half maybe).

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