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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Missouri Western State is a public university located in St. Joseph, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,498 undergraduate students. The Missouri Western State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 29% of students, Missouri Western State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
About Missouri Western State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
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Missouri Western 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
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,467/ 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
$6,882/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,498Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,794
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Focused
    27%
  • Uniquely amazing
    27%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Fun
    18%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Everything is possible.
    30%
  • Striving
    30%
  • Work hard and you will succeed.
    26%
  • It's your home away from home.
    9%
  • They will never give up on you.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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I love the dorm where I live, and lots of the classes are absolutely amazing. (Lol like anywhere, some are super difficult or boring, but for the most part they are great). I have made amazing friends, and I have been involved in some awesome organizations on campus. Get involved with more than just your classes, and you will have a much better (and easier) college experience! The one thing that I loathe about the school is the meal plan. If you live on campus, you are required to have one, and it is a waste of money. Overall, I love the school. It is what you make of it though. If you don't invest yourself into it, you won't have the amazing experience that I have had.
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Super good community everyone is nice, The dorms are really good for the price plus you only share a bathroom with 3 other people. The cafeteria has really good food all the time and there are several on-campus restaurants such as Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels, chick fil a, and a rotisserie for whatever you may be craving. The campus also has its own convenience store stocked with basic essentials such as toothpaste, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. The college is within 15 min from best buy, rue 21, JC Pennys, Walmart, and other various shopping centers.
I love everything about Missouri Western State University I honestly did not think I could afford college. Missouri Western made that possible for me . I love how diverse the school is and how everyone has tons for school spirit. Missouri Western State University gave me chances I couldn't even dream about. I am the first chief justice of Student Government Association Missouri Western has ever seen and I couldn't have achieved this goal without the help and support of my fellow constituents at my school. I would love to see Missouri Western grow in enrollment that is a change I have been wanting to see. I hope I am chosen for this scholarship! Thanks for your time.