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Southeast Missouri State University
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  • 4 Year
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

ONE UNIVERSITY PLAZA MS3550
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 63701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
From Southeast Missouri State University

You see opportunity and you seize it. You spot problems and you solve them. Call it ambition. Call it enthusiasm. We call it the “Will to Do,” the commitment and heart to do what it takes to find success.

From your first day on campus to the day you walk across the stage for your diploma, we'll support you. You’ll study groundbreaking academics preparing you not for the jobs as they exist now, but for where the marketplace is going, meaning you’ll be ready for Tomorrow’s Careers Today.

SEMO is also living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Affordable tuition and a considerable scholarship program combined with opportunity-rich education and abundant real-world learning experiences mean Southeast will be a smart investment in the future you want.

Personal support, comprehensive programs, affordability, and innovation mean our graduates are confident, competent, and competitive graduates ready to launch extraordinary careers. If you’re willing, let’s do this.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,291 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,798 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 54 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

Majors

Redhawks Are Meant to Soar

academic spotlight

Our B.S. in Professional Pilot will prepare you for a career in commercial aviation where the sky is quite literally the limit. You’ll receive instruction from our faculty and industry partners and begin flight training in your first semester, building to be a certified flight instructor before you graduate. With a pilot shortage over the next decade and salaries $130k+, you’ll be ready to soar.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    43%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,312 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,142
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Diverse
    59%
  • Typical American teenager
    20%
  • Poor from St. Louis City
    7%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Depressed
    2%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 93 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • FUN!
    28%
  • Medium sized but fun
    28%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    8%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Pretty
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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. 44 responses

Southeast Missouri State University Reviews

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