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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Harris-Stowe is a public university located in St. Louis, Missouri. As a historically black college, HSSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,159 undergraduate students. The Harris-Stowe acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Foundations of Education, Business Administration and Management, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 6% of students, Harris-Stowe alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,900.
About Harris-Stowe State University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
3026 Laclede Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Website
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Harris-Stowe State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,371/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,210/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,547/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,716/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,476/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,583/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,159Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
88%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Times change , & people Grow
    40%
  • Dedicated
    30%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Non-traditiional
    10%
  • Some are dedicated others are content
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • I LOVE H_SS_U!!!
    33%
  • I love my H S S U I love my HSSUUU!
    33%
  • I love hssu
    17%
  • CARING
    8%
  • I love Western
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
6%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Harris-Stowe State University Reviews

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My name is Collin Evans and I have recently been accepted into Harris-Stowe State University. I have been on a visit and was please and very grateful for the experience. However, I would like to say from the professor, counselors ,and students they were all generous considering the frame mindset I have on college. Even the setting changes my mindset of how college is and how it is suppose to be. I believe that there is room for important but it’s actually a fine institution. I believe Harris-Stowe values and displays both diversity in socioeconomic background and race on its campus. Lastly , the school could use more athletics like football and more activities/clubs.
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Harris Stowe was an excellent school to attend. I am proud to say I will be graduating in May of 2018 with my bachelors in Biology! This school has taught me how to overcome the toughest battles and to never give up. After losing a close friend to gun violence my grades dropped and I didn’t think I would make. The teachers and students helped me in so many way just when I was about to give up on life. I’m honored and crying writing this but I am forever grateful for choosing Harris-Stowe State University to attend.
At Harris Stowe State University, I truly liked how nice the campus was. All the buildings were very easy to find too. The students were so dedicated to their school, as well as the professors. Some of the staff were unprofessional and childish along with some students I did encounter while attending the university. Other than that, I did have an ok experience at this university, the room setup was nice, I had applied and paid for a single but got a double which was fine, but it as was not as spacious as the single rooms were. Other than that “It’s a Great Day to Be a Hornet !”