Southeast Missouri State is an above-average public university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,896 undergraduate students. The Southeast Missouri State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, Southeast Missouri State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
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.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 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
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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.79 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.94 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
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.
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.