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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 University is ...
Public
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
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
878-1136
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,776/ 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
    $9,608/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,064/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,585/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,739/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,228/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,896Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    71%
  • Typical American teenager
    24%
  • Poor from St. Louis City
    3%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    3%

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.77 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • FUN!
    33%
  • Medium sized but fun
    22%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    9%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Pretty
    7%
  • Subpar
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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Southeast Missouri State University needs to focus more on financial aid to returning students. I’ve noticed that my freshman year I had so many scholarships and things to persuade me to attend the school but my second and third year I wasn’t given any scholarships and I had a well enough gpa that I should have received at least one. It seems to me that they focus more on getting students into the school than helping students get out of the school- which should be the ultimate goal. Also, I think the school should add more healthier options in the redhawks market and upgrade the salad bar instead of adding unhealthy restaurants. The good thing about semo would be the many resources that are available to you as a student. There are writing centers, most teachers are helpful, supplemental instruction, and tutors. All of which are free of charge. The only thing I would change is how you have to visit the tutor once a week instead of being able to go when you feel you need the help.
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Southeast is a great place to learn. The instructors and all staff are very professional and courteous. The services, such as Learning Assistance Programs, including tutoring, College Success Seminar, Educational Access Programs, Management and Student success are so accomodating. All students are given every opportunity to take advantage of the programs available designed to foster a learning and earning a degree. I absolutely love it!
Great experience! Small town with enough to do to have fun, but still remain focused. Teachers we’re well rounded within the campus as well as counterparts. Good food as well! Dorms were nice to live in as well.