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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri State is an above-average public university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,363 undergraduate students. The Missouri State acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 55% of students, Missouri State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
About Missouri State University...
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
1020-1240
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
$15,173/ 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
    $12,479/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,865/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,352/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,164/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,386/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.125 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,363Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Determined
    33%
  • Searching
    17%
  • Ambitious
    16%
  • Real
    13%
  • Connected
    5%
  • Lost
    4%
  • 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.152 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    41%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    30%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    8%
  • Bear Up
    6%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • 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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I loved absolutely everything! There is always something going on on campus to go to, and Missouri State offers so many free tools like the library and the rec center. I have met so many new people and made so many friends. My very first college semester couldn't have gone better. I was willing to put in the work, so my teachers were willing to help. Everywhere you look on campus, there are people from all different backgrounds. I've been to football games and hockey games and they were both so much fun, I can't wait to watch some other sports. I am so glad I chose Missouri State University and my life would be so different if I wouldn't have!
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Missouri State University provides a plethora of opportunities to its students including recreational, pre-professional, and social activities. We have excellent staff who really care about the students as people, not as numbers. Missouri State University is the second largest university in Missouri, and it has been growing rapidly in recent years. I have loved living in Springfield for the past two years. There are so many opportunities on and off campus. I have also worked on campus for one year with some incredible people who love what they do. I couldn't BEAR being anywhere else!
I have not been enrolled as a student at Missouri State University, since I am only a Senior in High school. However, I have been on a college visit and spoken with students and professors at this school. The campus is very nice, it is not too big, but not too small. I also really like the bear bus they have that can pick you up and drop you off at designated locations, it is very handy. MSU has also made efforts for safety, which is something I am very happy about. I can't wait to start school at Missouri State University Fall of 2019!