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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Stephens is a private college located in Columbia, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 542 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Stephens acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Medical Records Administration, Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, and Biology. Graduating 61% of students, Stephens alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
1200 E Broadway Box 2121 Stephens College
Columbia, MO 65215

Stephens College 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
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,222/ 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
$21,012/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
542Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
111
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Independent Women
    36%
  • Rude
    7%
  • Women
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.25 responses
Poll
79%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Dream up
    64%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Limited
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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Stephens College Reviews

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I have had a very good experience within my first year. Great activities and student involvement. Classes are also small and allow you to learn what you need. Some teachers may be unwilling to help as much as they could, but most of the time it is just right. As a student apart of the design program, I would of liked to see an easier way to obtain the fabrics and materials I need. Sometimes, I just dont have the money, and wish I could use my school money. The meal plan is amazing! The food is delicious! I could not ask for a better cafeteria. They do such fun things like midnight breakfast too. I know it is an old school, but I wish the rooms were a little more up to date. Everything is close by and near on campus. Getting to a Walmart of Joan's, however, is difficult without a car or bike unless you are willing to wait until Sunday when the school bus takes you. I absolutely love my school! GO STARS!
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Stephens College is a gem tucked away in the heart of downtown Columbia. It’s accessible but private, the best of all worlds. Stephens’ students are smart, diverse, driven, and hopeful. It is a great place. Great students, great staff, great School, great value, and great food too!
Teachers in the Biology department are amazing, they truly want to help you succeed. Student success center is an excellent resource. Cafeteria has excellent food, lots of variety. The campus is small and quiet. Easy to find places. Dorms need work! They need to update several of the buildings. Scenry outside is beautiful, in walking distance of downtown. I was a transfer student and there was several problems that have come up throughout the year.