This is a great college because classes are small enough where you can get one-on-one with the professors. There are many majors available and an ever expanding campus. With the name switch to University, it should help draw more people in. This is not much of a party school, but much more of an academic school.
Missouri Western has the most incredible English Department I have ever seen. The students and faculty co-exist like family. I have never come across another department like that, even at Missouri Western itself.