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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 minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  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

editorial

Southeast Missouri State is a public university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,152 undergraduate students. The Southeast Missouri State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Business. Graduating 50% of students, Southeast Missouri State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.

About

ONE UNIVERSITY PLAZA
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 63701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

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.

Southeast Missouri State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,350 / 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
$7,638 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 49 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 63 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 63 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    37%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,152 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,372
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Diverse
    62%
  • Typical American teenager
    21%
  • Poor from St. Louis City
    9%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%
  • Typical teenager, but egotistical
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 86 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Medium sized but fun
    31%
  • FUN!
    30%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Pretty big, but not much to do
    9%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Pretty
    6%
  • Annoying
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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