C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Missouri Western State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

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
$9,933/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,528/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,461/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,487/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,095/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,631Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Focused
    30%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Uniquely amazing
    25%
  • Fun
    20%

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.45 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Striving
    33%
  • Work hard and you will succeed.
    29%
  • Everything is possible.
    24%
  • It's your home away from home.
    10%
  • They will never give up on you.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
48%
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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Missouri Western is a very unique place. With its 100% acceptance rate, you come across a plethora of individuals who aren't quite set on the college path, yet. I came to Missouri Western because they rewarded me decent scholarships in result of my good high school grades and ACT score, but better yet, Missouri Western's tuition is the 4th lowest in the state of Missouri (right below Northwest, Harris Stowe, and Missouri Southern). So far, all of my professors have been great at what they do. They are very informative, motivated, and supportive. Campus is small, but you can easily walk from the residence halls to the furthest building on campus in just 10 minutes. St. Joseph is a bit outdated, so I tend to stick to campus; it's not all that bad, there is always something to do on campus or in the residence halls, so just be creative. You can make the most of any college experience by putting yourself out there. Go Griffs!
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I attended Missouri Western State University during the fall semester of 2006. It is one of the most beautiful, green campuses in Missouri. Class sizes are small and the professors will gladly see students one-on-one. St. Joseph is a wonderful city with many things to do!
Everyone was very helpful. The campus was really clean and I really enjoyed it. The class rooms were a good size, the food was AMAZING! I really liked the dorms because they were pretty decent sized and very clean.