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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Southeast Missouri State is a public university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,779 undergraduate students. The Southeast Missouri State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 52% of students, Southeast Missouri State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
About Southeast Missouri State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Southeast 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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
878-1136
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$12,165/ 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
$6,967/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,779Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,679
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    68%
  • Typical American teenager
    22%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Poor from St. Louis City
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.80 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • FUN!
    31%
  • Medium sized but fun
    27%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    8%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Pretty
    6%
  • Subpar
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Since i'm an incoming freshman, theres not much I can say of what i don't like about Semp, rather than I wish my dorm had two seperate bathrooms for and me and my personal roomate nd the other for my other two roommates. But overall, from what I seen, the campus is nice. The people were nice, and it seem like a nice school to attend!
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I have enjoyed the dedication that my professors and other staff put into my education and towards me a person. There are endless ways to get involved on this campus, and all of them welcome new members with open arms. The sense of community at this university is like none other!
I really enjoy student life at SEMO and definitely recommend participating in activities on campus. The campus is the perfect size to feel at home and you will always know someone while on campus, but it is still big enough to where you can still meet plenty of new people. Most of the students and staff are extremely friendly and I couldn't imagine going to school anywhere else. The dorms and food selection aren't perfect for everyone, but attending and living at SEMO is affordable in comparison to most other universities.