Missouri University of Science & Technology

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106 Parker Hall, 300 W. 13th Street

Rolla, MO 65409-0910

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Phone: (573) 341-4111
2013-2014 Tuition
$9,510
in-state
$24,675
out-of-state
Students
5,843
enrolled
77%
male /
23%
female
Admissions
Jul. 1
application deadline
89.6%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. National Universities

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Summary

Missouri University of Science & Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,843, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 284 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Missouri University of Science & Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 128. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,510 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $24,675 (2013-14).

As its name suggests, Missouri University of Science & Technology focuses on many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, including specialty engineering, computing and technology, and management systems. The school has a particularly wide variety of engineering majors for undergraduates to choose from, including aerospace engineering, mining engineering, petroleum engineering and engineering management. The university also offers many engineering graduate degree programs. However, undergraduate students can also opt to study humanities or several liberal arts disciplines, such as philosophy and history.

Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, unless they commute from their family's home, among other exceptions. Students can apply to live in traditional residence halls, suites, apartments or even the university’s Solar Village, a community of solar homes that students build and later live in. About 20 percent of Missouri S&T students join fraternities and sororities. The student community comes together for annual events, including the Snowball Semiformal, Fall Fest and a weeklong celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The Missouri S&T Miners compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Notable alumni of the Missouri University of Science & Technology include Joe Ballard, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and several NASA astronauts.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Widely recognized as one of our nation's best universities for engineering, sciences, computer science and technology, the Missouri University of Science and Technology emphasizes personal attention and academic rigor in all degrees, including programs in information science, business and liberal arts. Emphasis on leadership opportunities, undergraduate research projects and practical education through co-ops, internships, design team, and other experience learning means graduates are well-prepared for the future they choose. A 95% career placement rate across all majors, frequent multiple job offers, and a 90-plus placement rate to medical, law and other professional schools tells the tale: Missouri S&T offers a terrific undergraduate experience and value for your money. Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri S&T was the first technological school west of the Mississippi River and one of the first in the U.S. For over 130 years, Missouri S&T graduates have excelled in engineering, computer science, technology and hundreds of our liberal arts graduates have made their mark in professions, teaching, literature and many other fields.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1870
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $137,962,685

Applying

When applying to Missouri University of Science & Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Missouri University of Science & Technology is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.6%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Missouri University of Science & Technology is 17:1, and the school has 34.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Missouri University of Science & Technology include: Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Physical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 27%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 75%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7%
Physical Sciences 5%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3%
Psychology 3%

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Student Life

Missouri University of Science & Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,843, with a gender distribution of 76.7 percent male students and 23.3 percent female students. Missouri University of Science & Technology is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,647
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Missouri University of Science & Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Missouri University of Science & Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Missouri University of Science & Technology, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Missouri University of Science & Technology, 60.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,963.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,510 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $24,675 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,145 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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