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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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Missouri Western State University is ...
Public
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

Cost

Net Price
$9,724/ 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
    $8,241/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,235/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,127/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,946/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,057/ year
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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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,439Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Focused
    29%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Uniquely amazing
    24%
  • Fun
    19%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Striving
    32%
  • Everything is possible.
    27%
  • Work hard and you will succeed.
    27%
  • It's your home away from home.
    9%
  • They will never give up on you.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 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.
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The professors are all very hands-on and willing to help students succeed! I lost my mother while in school and everyone was very supportive in helping me to reach my goals!
The only thing I would like to see improved is more evenly distributed funding for the Fine Arts programs. Having a portion of the revenue from the new Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp is wonderful but additions to the building and more adequate space between Music and Art would be nice.
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!