Missouri Valley College

189 reviews
  1. Marshall, MO
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Missouri Valley College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
500 E College St
Marshall, MO 65340
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
790-900
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,066/ 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
    $14,797/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,814/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,971/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,252/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,556/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,360Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    80%
  • Random
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.17 responses
Poll
57%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Once you go to valley you will roll.
    70%
  • Tradition
    30%

After Missouri Valley College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

189 reviews
  • Excellent
    16
  • Very Good
    38
  • Average
    88
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    13
The dorms smell bad. Don't live on campus. The surrounding area is also very poor. The only upside is that it is dirt cheap to live there, mainly because no one on earth wants to live in Marshall. No food, nothing to do, you train in the worst facilities and not to mention, the school is run by the most ignorant jerks I have ever met. Especially dean of students, the RA directors, and most definitely the security lady. I urge any prospective students to not come to valley, save your time and money because you will probably transfer (note the bottom 10% retention rate in the US) it's not worth the experience.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 27 2014
This school can be a real culture shock to many people, I myself was shocked, it is a really small school, and the town isn't much bigger. Over 70% of students are athletes so classes consistently get out at the same time every day so students can go to practice. If you are a science major all of your classes really happen in 1 building. This school is really good though because of how small it is, class sizes are usually under 20, this means you can get a lot of 1 on 1 with professors to get help and they are really open to helping you to succeed. They have a nice new gym and are working in adding in more student activities. So if you are from a big city or large university it takes time getting use to the fact you see everyone on campus most days, but I have found that is a good thing in the help you can get from it.
  • College Senior
  • Sep 21 2015
In Marshall you'll find a small college with roughly 1000 students on campus at any given time. We're not ivy league and there are a lot of drop-outs, but the friendly faculty and extensive cafeteria system(Read chefs, really fun food)more than makes up for the belligerent and often ignorant ribald students you may meet. All in all, MVC is a place where you can finally be who you wanted to be all along : Just an average joe making his way through life and realistically working towards his dreams. Roughly 1 hour away from Kansas City, Marshall is a moderate sized town heavy on industry and suburban planning. Expect fast food, a wal-mart, Barnes &amp; Noble on campus bookstore, lots of parking, and dormitories that require you to pick two out of three in Friendlyness, Price, and Comfort.
  • College Junior
  • July 25 2011