Natalie Butler, junior in political science and psychology, was born with Tiger blood in her veins. Attending Mizzou is considered a rite of passage in her family. Both her parents and her sister are alumni, and her mom even teaches at Mizzou.
“I grew up around Mizzou,” Butler said. “Although it’s a big campus, it feels like home to me. I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent here.”
For Butler, it’s the academics that make Mizzou stand out. She’s impressed by the value Mizzou provides; for example, Mizzou recently was one of 20 public universities named a “Best Buy” school in the 2018 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” for its combination of affordability and strong academic quality. “Mizzou is both an affordable option and a smart one,” Butler said.