Missouri State University

1,722 reviews
  1. Springfield, MO
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
901 S National
Springfield, MO 65897

Missouri State University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
950-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,192/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,872/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,511/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,896/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,406/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,241/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,097Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Determined
    44%
  • Searching
    21%
  • Real
    12%
  • Lost
    7%
  • Ambitious
    5%
  • Enterprising
    5%
  • Indifferent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.103 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    46%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    24%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    12%
  • Mediocre
    7%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Abandon your passion. Learn your place.
    2%
  • Put yourself out there to have fun
    2%

After Missouri State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

1,722 reviews
  • Excellent
    281
  • Very Good
    662
  • Average
    613
  • Poor
    107
  • Terrible
    36
MSU offered me an education that will be memorable for a lifetime. The atmosphere and convenient location made me feel at home away from home. The professors seems to treat you as an individual, not just a number.
  • Alum
  • 18 days ago
Sometimes pages kind of loop you in circles. Otherwise, Niche is a good way to find scholarships. First time user.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
Various departments works well together to provide me with a broad learning experience.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago