B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
901 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
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Missouri 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
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
955-1228
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,862/ 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
    $12,114/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,549/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,372/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,099/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,131Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Determined
    34%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • Searching
    17%
  • Real
    13%
  • Connected
    5%
  • Lost
    5%
  • Enterprising
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.147 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    42%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    31%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    8%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Bear Up
    3%
  • Home away from home.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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Missouri State is all about the students. The fact that they will do whatever they can to provide a quality education without stealing the student's money is everything. Even with the cut to funding, they are still making tuition and fees as low as possible. The atmosphere is great! The faculty and staff are all there to help us with anything and everything. The teachers all emphasize the fact that they WANT us to ask question's and meet with them when we are having trouble arendnd they all do so much t make sure everyone is comfortable with doing so. I had always heard amazing things about MSU and now that I am here, I can say that it is one of the best decisions I could possibly make for my education and career.
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Before I was a student at MSU, I was ecstatic to start my future at such an inviting and diverse campus. As a second semester student, I still experience the overwhelming joy of the atmosphere and culture. I recommend all my friends, whom are looking where to college, to come to Missouri State University. When I'm asked by my friends and family how my college life is going, I have a tendency to rant and carry on on how much MSU has shaped me into a driven, and well rounded individual. I love MissouriState University!
During my poetry class, the professor had a mental melt down which resulted in disorganized grad students teaching the course. The grades were reported late and I lost a scholarship because of it.

When I first started I asked my advisor the difference between a BA or a BS? She told me to take an intro class that she taught. The difference is a requirement for foreign language with a BA and a BS does not.

Long story short, the campus is full of disorganization where students fall into cracks of beauracrecy. Students be aware!