The University of Central Missouri, a four-year public institution in Warrensburg, Missouri, serves about 12,000 students across four colleges (arts and humanities, business and professional studies, education, and science and technology.) Over 150 majors here include athletic training, construction management, earth science, speech communication and music. Furthermore, UCM’s quirks give it lots of personality. Like the mathematical uniqueness of prime numbers? UCM can help; as a participant in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, it has found four new primes, each millions of digits long. Looking to speak out? Write to locally-operated newspaper The Muleskinner, which accepts articles from any student. Staff even draw up and sign a “Learning to a Greater Degree” contract with students, expressing commitment to both turning them into excellent job candidates and to on-time graduation, saving them time and money. Over twenty fraternities and sororities make Greek life quite active here, and hundreds of student-athletes (known as the Mules and Jennies) compete in bowling, softball, wrestling and lots more sports. For Midwestern values and high-quality classroom instruction, look no further than the University of Central Missouri.