Missouri State University

1,730 reviews
  1. Springfield, MO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 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 83 responses
Report
  • Determined
    36%
  • Searching
    18%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Real
    12%
  • Connected
    5%
  • Enterprising
    4%
  • Indifferent
    4%

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.142 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Find your passion. Find your place
    43%
  • Follow your passion. Find your place
    32%
  • Very professional learning atmosphere
    9%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%
  • Home away from home.
    3%
  • Bear Up
    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%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

1,730 reviews
  • Excellent
    290
  • Very Good
    676
  • Average
    621
  • Poor
    107
  • Terrible
    36
The courses that I have taken are difficult courses, but the professors have been very helpful. The courses are harder than coursed I took in high school as dual credit through another university. I think the quality of the courses is very good. There are many courses available and a variety of times to take each one. I think the professors at MSU are wonderful! They are very knowledgeable and helpful. I think they care about us and want us to succeed. Many of my professors design their courses so I will have to work hard to meet the demand. I like that. I do not want a watered-down curriculum. I want to be challenged and MSU professors definitely challenge me.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
I live in Hammons Hall and it is a great residence hall. It is a little higher than most of the other residence halls, but it is very nice. It is close to campus and the rooms are very nice. I live in a suite of four with a shared bathroom and kitchen area. It is easy to get into the residence hall of your choice. I like that Hammons is attached to Garst dining hall and it is very convenient to eat there. The entire campus is not spread out, so any residence hall will be fairly close to classes. I enjoyed living on campus my first year and I think everyone should have to learn to live with other people!
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
I was recruited to play ice hockey for Missouri State University. This school has been incredible since the day I got on campus. However, being an international student, the University has no scholarships available for me and does not supply any funds towards athletics. It has been very hard to pay for university so far. The only issue I have with the school is the way they handle international students like me. They recruited me to come play ice hockey but did not inform me that they had no scholarship funding for me. Other than this, the faculty is incredible. I have had a fantastic experience at Missouri State and I know I will be an incredible graduated scholar. However, I am in danger of dropping out because I can not afford university on my own. This has been a cause because of being ill prepared to come to Missouri State not knowing that I would not be eligible for scholarships.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago