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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
    C
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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 1,398 undergraduate students. The Harris-Stowe acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 9% of students, Harris-Stowe alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
3026 Laclede Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference

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.

HSSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,245/ 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
$8,032/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,398Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
318
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Times change , & people Grow
    44%
  • Dedicated
    33%
  • Non-traditiional
    11%
  • Some are dedicated others are content
    11%

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
9%
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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Harris-Stowe State University allowed me to become apart of several organizations such as the Student Government Association, currently holding the role of Junior Class Vice President. In addition, acting as the Campus Coordinator for the Accounting Student Association (ASA) are superb. SGA allows me to advocate for youth while organizing events for students to be a part of. Previously, I hosted an event called the “Taste of the Bahamas” where I prepared native dishes such as banana bread, Island punch and crab salad just to name a few. This gave the students a better insight of my culture and what my country demonstrates to the world. Also, being a part of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Honors College plays a major role with ensuring my growth, innovation and long term performance.
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Harris-Stowe State University has an active student leadership board that always puts the needs of the students first. Student involvement and campus unity is truly a virtue at Harris-Stowe State University. Not only that, but hat administrators are truly there to serve us as well. I have been accommodated on all things asked for in regards to housing and financial aid. The educators at this university put time and effort into their lesson plans allowing us to receive the best experience as a student.
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.