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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
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 $32,000.
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,480/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.134 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,363Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,001
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 102 responses
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  • Determined
    30%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • Searching
    17%
  • Real
    14%
  • Connected
    6%
  • Indifferent
    4%
  • Lost
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.161 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    39%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    30%
  • Bear Up
    8%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    7%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Home away from home.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ 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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Overall, MSU is a wonderful place for students regardless of background! As a music major especially, there are tonnes of resources and support to encourage newbies to grow. The music program treats everyone like family.

My biggest complaint is that the campus food is entirely lack luster. The PSU has good food only because they are normal restaurants, but the campus cafeterias (Blair-Shannon especially) are a total nightmare to eat in, with students leaving containers open and the staff hardly bothering to make sure that the food is fresh before serving.

The professors are always friendly and down to earth. As someone who studies in obscure musical theory, it's wonderful to have multiple people knowledgeable in the subject.
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Missouri State University is a prime example of a school that is extremely well rounded and there to support its students in every aspect. They have wonderful academics programs, ranging from Wildlife Biology to Hospitality and Leadership to Graphic Design and everything in between! Missouri State University takes very good care of their athletes, with a variety of sports and all the team spirit to back them. The vibe of "Go Bears!" and just school pride is always present on and off-campus with its students and faculty. Additionally, there are more campus organizations than you could ever imagine and so many fun events constantly going on to keep students busy.
Missouri State University has so many wonderful people, I have made some of my closest friends here. I also have enjoyed all my professors, as each one cares deeply about their students success and will always go out of their way to ensure each and every student is getting the help they may need. The campus is beautiful and has a great team who works tirelessly to keep it maintained. There are so many activities for each student to get involved with, MSU is a fantastic college and I have enjoyed my academic experience here!