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I'm a little disappointed that it's the Joplin campus (interviewed at KC and loved it). KCU has been my top choice since I interviewed in November. I plan to attend. The deposit of $2,000 is due May 30th
I interviewed at Joplin and I was wow'ed by the campus! Very beautiful and was hoping I got accepted there instead of KC. So hopefully KC lives up to my expectations after Joplin!
 
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Wanna trade? Lol
I would if that was a thing :p

But the Joplin campus is so nice. I was honestly disappointed I didn’t get KC but I felt so much better after visiting the Joplin campus on accepted students day. It’s a beautiful campus with some quality rotations. Hopefully the small town feel grows on me once I’m there.
 

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I would if that was a thing :p

But the Joplin campus is so nice. I was honestly disappointed I didn’t get KC but I felt so much better after visiting the Joplin campus on accepted students day. It’s a beautiful campus with some quality rotations. Hopefully the small town feel grows on me once I’m there.
I dont really like that its only one building, but that honestly all I really know about it. Can you explain in more detail what you liked about it? Also, do you know if there is score 1 at the joplin location?
 
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Just gave up my seat. Hope it goes to one of you. Also, I am backing out of lease at Century Towers -The Centro. If you are interested in taking it up at KCU, send me a message.
 

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I interviewed at Joplin and I was wow'ed by the campus! Very beautiful and was hoping I got accepted there instead of KC. So hopefully KC lives up to my expectations after Joplin!
Honestly lowkey same. But at the same time Joplin was too rural for me so I think I’ll be a better fit at the KC campus. The only thing that worries me is the class size
 
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I dont really like that its only one building, but that honestly all I really know about it. Can you explain in more detail what you liked about it? Also, do you know if there is score 1 at the joplin location?
Brand new facilities. Lots of natural light and a lot of creative study spaces. I interviewed at 5 campuses (including KC and an MD program) and Joplin was my favorite facility. I’m not in love with small towns, but I have zero concerns about the school. The exclusive rotations are also a big plus.

I believe Joplin launched its Score 1 a few months ago
 

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Brand new facilities. Lots of natural light and a lot of creative study spaces. I interviewed at 5 campuses (including KC and an MD program) and Joplin was my favorite facility. I’m not in love with small towns, but I have zero concerns about the school. The exclusive rotations are also a big plus.

I believe Joplin launched its Score 1 a few months ago
Thanks! I'm still stoked regardless. I loved my interview at KCU and it just felt right, so I'm so excited to be off the waitlist. And now I can wear the T-shirt from interview day without feeling like I'm jinxing myself or a fraud
 

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I dont really like that its only one building, but that honestly all I really know about it. Can you explain in more detail what you liked about it? Also, do you know if there is score 1 at the joplin location?
One building is one of the best things
Yes to score 1 and other early clinical stuff
 
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Did the class size change this year or is it still going to be around 270? I can’t remember if that was mentioned
 
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On the budget information for loans, there is a category called "Loan Fees" that is $1,330. Does anyone know what this is? I'm trying to figure out how much loans to take out.
 

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On the budget information for loans, there is a category called "Loan Fees" that is $1,330. Does anyone know what this is? I'm trying to figure out how much loans to take out.
Those are origination fees: "Origination fees are the only fees associated with today's federal student loans. Federal law dictates the fee amount. For subsidized and unsubsidizedstudent loans, the fee is 1.068 percent. For PLUSstudent loans, the fee is 4.272 percent." (this quote is from 2016 so those rates probably aren't accurate, but yeah)
 
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Accepted to Joplin campus this morning. Deciding between this acceptance and UNECOM. Anybody have any insight comparing the 2 schools?
 
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Accepted to Joplin campus this morning. Deciding between this acceptance and UNECOM. Anybody have any insight comparing the 2 schools?
I chose KCU-KC over UNECOM, if you want to PM me. However, I cannot say I would have chose KCU in the end if I was accepted to the Joplin campus.

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- KCU is cheaper tuition wise and COL wise.
- UNE has mandatory lectures (for 2nd year I believe?)
- quality of clinical rotation sites for KCU was better in my opinion
- it seemed that UNE had a lot of internal issues whereas KCU-Joplin seemed open to student feedback.
- also what place is closer to your support system and what city do you think you would be happier in? Definitely something to consider as well.
 
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I chose KCU-KC over UNECOM, if you want to PM me. However, I cannot say I would have chose KCU in the end if I was accepted to the Joplin campus.

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- KCU is cheaper tuition wise and COL wise.
- UNE has mandatory lectures (for 2nd year I believe?)
- quality of clinical rotation sites for KCU was better in my opinion
- it seemed that UNE had a lot of internal issues whereas KCU-Joplin seemed open to student feedback.
- also what place is closer to your support system and what city do you think you would be happier in? Definitely something to consider as well.
Mandatory lectures suck. Joplin has Mercy and Freeman
 
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Hey Joplin friends. Are you all okay? Saw there was a tornado on the ground near you all!
 

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Hey Joplin friends. Are you all okay? Saw there was a tornado on the ground near you all!
All good here. People at school were in the Lecture Hall, as that is the certified shelter on campus. The community also has many community shelters, as do apartments. So tip, make sure you know your closest shelter to your residence. There still is a watch, but I think the worst has passed.
 

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Withdrew my acceptance at the KC campus today. Hopefully one of you guys gets it! I also signed a lease at Century towers for a Metro floorplan apartment. It’s on a higher floor with updated flooring. Send me a message if you’re interested in taking it!
 
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hey guys, heard joplin has some issues with naders (tornadoes), anything to add with this or am I just being a bit too paranoid?
 

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hey guys, heard joplin has some issues with naders (tornadoes), anything to add with this or am I just being a bit too paranoid?
Biggest thing is be prepared. Know where the closest shelter is to you and have a way to watch the local stations for weather (either via Cable or Rabbit Ears if you don't buy a TV package like I did. Best Buy sells them. Phone apps also are useful). If you are at school, the Lecture Hall is your shelter to go to. When the sirens went off, I had everything important in my backpack and took it with me to the shelter space. According to my neighbors, it has not been like this for a few years. So I suggest just know your plan and locations for wherever you are. It is easier to have a plan before something happens than trying to figure it out which in the middle of a situation.
 
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Biggest thing is be prepared. Know where the closest shelter is to you and have a way to watch the local stations for weather (either via Cable or Rabbit Ears if you don't buy a TV package like I did. Best Buy sells them. Phone apps also are useful). If you are at school, the Lecture Hall is your shelter to go to. When the sirens went off, I had everything important in my backpack and took it with me to the shelter space. According to my neighbors, it has not been like this for a few years. So I suggest just know your plan and locations for wherever you are. It is easier to have a plan before something happens than trying to figure it out which in the middle of a situation.
this isn't a common occurence right? like once or twice a year or more than this? thank you for your detailed response btw.
 

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this isn't a common occurence right? like once or twice a year or more than this? thank you for your detailed response btw.
No. Spring time is more likely but not crazy often. Now someone who is from Joplin can better elaborate on statistics for this area but my home area was in a tornado area as well, so for me this weather isn't new.
 
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hey guys, heard joplin has some issues with naders (tornadoes), anything to add with this or am I just being a bit too paranoid?

There is nothing intrinsic about Joplin as a town specifically and tornadoes other than that they had the misfortune of being hit by a historically huge one. If you’re worried tornadoes, it’s probably best to avoid all of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, southern Illinois, etc as that is the region that has them the most. Best thing you can do is just be prepared and have a shelter ready should you be struck.


Of course if you live out west you worry about earthquakes or if you live on the coasts you worry about hurricanes. My hometown sits on a fault line with a roughly 10% chance of a catastrophic earthquake in the next 50 years. Every region has its vice. It’s best to just worry about what you can control and be prepared.
 
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hey guys, heard joplin has some issues with naders (tornadoes), anything to add with this or am I just being a bit too paranoid?
this isn't a common occurence right? like once or twice a year or more than this? thank you for your detailed response btw.
Never fear, the Midwest is the land where Opes and dreams come true.

Tornado season peaks around May. Severe tornadoes are rare, usually just some superficial damage to houses and trees. And hail damage, can't forget that.

There is always warning well before tornadic weather approaches. You won't be caught off guard unless you don't pay attention to the weather at all.
 

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Congrats to everyone getting accepted! I'm a student at the Joplin campus and am currently looking for a roommate (prefer female). Feel free to DM me for more details or if you have any questions about KCU :)
 
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yea everyone needs to chill out about the tornadoes lol. I am moving to Joplin from the Texas Panhandle and the amount of extreme weather is normal during the summer. I am looking forward to watching the storms roll into my new home.
 
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Called admissions today. She didn't give me much more than there's been some movement at both campuses & movement can occur up until class starts. Not too helpful, but I thought I'd share.
 
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It would be nice if they would just tell you where you’re at on the list. They have to have one, it’s not a lottery system (I don’t think). It would only take one second to ctrl F and find a name on the list, so people could plan ahead if they need to move across the country and find housing/jobs/schools etc. How is this the best system we can come up with?
 
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