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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Stephens is a private college located in Columbia, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 607 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Stephens acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Medical Records Administration, Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, and Biology. Graduating 48% of students, Stephens alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
898-1185
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,978/ 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
    $18,492/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,284/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,755/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,798/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,993/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
607Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Unique
    46%
  • Independent Women
    38%
  • Rude
    8%
  • Women
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.24 responses
Poll
81%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Dream up
    62%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Limited
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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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.
I enjoyed my time at Stephens College, mostly due to the friends I made and the 7 teachers that I liked that taught at the school. The turnover rate of teachers and students was quite high in my opinion. A lot of my favorite teachers/good teachers were fired or transferred because they weren't paid enough and so my learning of anything was impeded upon due to very green, very inexperienced teachers teaching classes on subjects they know nothing about. The facilities often looked like they hadn't been renovated in many year. It's charming for the exterior of the buildings, but the interiors, seriously? I also think they focused way too much on prospective students when they should be focused on current students. The dining room food was the worst food EVER. There's a great sense of community, which is enjoyable and everyone is very empowering and supportive. The teachers I did love, were amazing at their jobs.