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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 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 36 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • Typical American teenager
    22%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    3%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

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.75 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • FUN!
    35%
  • Medium sized but fun
    23%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    9%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Pretty
    7%
  • Annoying
    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 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!
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Southeast Missouri State University serves as a beacon of hope for a town that's struggling to keep up with the rest of the world. There are college towns and then there are towns with colleges. Cape Girardeau is the latter. The University has been here to help make It has a wonderful study-abroad program that brings in students from foreign countries like China. This exposure to other cultures allows Cape Girardeau to open its arms and forces the city to interact with people are different than themselves. The university has also provided a space for LGBTQ+, black, and Muslim communities to grow and lean on each other in a town where opportunities for minorities are lacking. “SEMO,” like all places, has its ups and downs – strengths and weaknesses. But it’s trailblazing the way into the future for Cape Girardeau, an otherwise average town in the Midwest. If it weren’t for the University, there’d be no culture, no diversity, and most importantly – no growth.
I like the small class sizes which makes the student to professor ratio fairly small. This also helps with the professor's accessibility to meet your needs by being able to focus on a low number of students. Southeast Missouri State also contains emergency poles which immediately calls university police if you press the button in danger. If you are standing at one pole, it is guaranteed that you will be able to see another emergency pole with a blue light. There are minimal things I would like to change about this university, but I would like to see a change with the healthy food options. I enjoy eating fruits and vegetables as snacking food, but the ones available are not fresh nor appetizing. Overall a very good university with an effort to help students succeed.