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
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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

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.49 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,924Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    73%
  • Typical American teenager
    24%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • FUN!
    33%
  • Medium sized but fun
    25%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    10%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Pretty
    8%
  • Annoying
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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I have had a pretty great experience so far on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University! I love the classes, professors, and my classmates! I've made a lot of new friends and hope to make more! My classes have been pretty easygoing with the perfect amount of challenge! The professors here will take their time to help you if you need it! The food on campus is also pretty good with many different options to choose from! If I could change anything on campus I would make less smoking areas or a non smoking campus! I would like to see more campus police out and about more instead of parked in front of the DPS building! Overall the campus and everything around it has been pretty awesome!
SEMO is jokingly referred to as the school of second choice. I know for me I wasn't initially excited to attend. However, my experience here has been nothing but positive. The campus size is very ideal and compact. Organizations exist for all interests: club sports, greek life, pride, leadership and service organizations, professional fraternities, etc. Cape Girardeau is a smaller city but a great college town.