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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  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 1,163 undergraduate students. The Harris-Stowe acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 7% of students, Harris-Stowe alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
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

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Cost

Net Price
$6,788/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,561/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
1,163Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
279
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
11%
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
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
7%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Overall, I liked the acedemic side of Harris-Stowe. The professor were professional at all times. I loved the fraternity and sorority step shows as well. A few things that I didn’t like was that they weren’t strict enough about who was allowed into the residents halls. There was a lot of outsiders there late at night. Harris-Stowe food was good but not everything. I lived Midnight Grille. Harris-Stowe is a great campus. It’s very beautiful and it’s a nice size. I loved the basketball games and I really loved homecoming week. Also, they have many different organizations to be apart of.
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I love the energy at Harris-Stowe and I love the activities and clubs they offer. We also have some of the best college housing accommodations in the country with single bedroom suites with full kitchens and bathrooms that we only have to share with one other person. The rigor of classes is pleasantly challenging as well and the professors are always here to help. What I would like to see improve is the quickness with which housing issues are fixed. Many rooms have broken and/or dysfunctional objects that have not yet been fixed after submitting multiple work orders. The food here is good as well. Although we don't have popular restaurants, the food service provider we have gives us options and is open 4 times a day during the week.
Harris-Stowe is a place to connect with others you may not have thought you would have connected with before. It is a good school of learning, the professors and staff really take their time out to help and get students involved, not just in class and with their work but with jobs, internships and more. I love the diversity. There are many ethnicities in the campus community. The only thing I would consider changing is the cafe food and the campus size.