587 reviews
  1. Saint Joseph, MO
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Association
Address
4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for Missouri Western State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,021/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,780/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,814/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,396/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,016/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,455/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,875Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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
Data not available
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 Missouri Western State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
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

Missouri Western State University Reviews

587 reviews
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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!
This is my second year at this school and so far I've had great experiences academically and socially. The classes that I have taken so far have all been challenging, interesting, and extremely helpful in preparing me for nursing school (starting in fall 2017). Other than the one and only English class I took, (I got my first ever C in this class) I have really enjoyed the teaching styles at this school.
Last year, I was on the cheer team here which provided me with a great social life and lifelong friends. I loved being involved and getting to know other athletes. This year, with my classes getting harder and harder, I decided not to cheer. I still however have the amazing friends I had made last year and still feel involved with the school.
Missouri Western is a great school for nursing and engineering majors. I am currently majoring in construction engineering technology. I will state that to be successful at this school it is important to get as much on the job experience as possible. Missouri Western has plenty of opportunities for internships and does a great job handling financial aid. I do not live on campus however from visiting the dorms I know they are very well kept. My friends say they are expensive and most will be moving out into apartments. If you plan on partying every weekend I would not suggest Missouri Western. I have witnessed a ton of people leave other colleges and come to Missouri Western because this college focuses on academics heavily. Missouri Western does have neighboring colleges that have many parties per semester. I met many people in my career field that are very successful and have many nurses in my family who have all went through Missouri Western.