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.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
Southeast Missouri State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities165 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration70 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching64 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician59 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences53 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.80 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.95 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Southeast Missouri State University Reviews
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!
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.