Southeast Missouri State University

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1 University Plaza

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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Phone: (573) 651-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
$6,863
in-state
$12,195
out-of-state
Students
10,541
enrolled
43%
male /
57%
female
Admissions
Jul. 1
application deadline
97.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Summary

Southeast Missouri State University is a public institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,541, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southeast Missouri State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 86. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,863 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,195 (2013-14).

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

Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive, regional university offering more than 200 areas of study with numerous national and international academic accreditation. Students study business, education, the health professions, liberal arts, science, technology, agriculture, and the visual and performing arts. Within these programs of study, students may choose majors such as cybersecurity, marine biology, historic preservation, entrepreneurship and sustainable energy systems management. Southeast is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theater.

With more than 11,700 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. Students have a series of career proficiency checks embedded into the curriculum to prepare them for a successful career search at the time of graduation. Internships and experiential learning are available in 100 percent of majors. Study-abroad opportunities range from two-week to academic year study in a variety of countries.

Overlooking Mark Twain's mighty Mississippi River, Southeast Missouri State University is the kind of place people image when they think of college. The beautiful campus is an eclectic mix of old and new. Classic limestone buildings blend harmoniously with contemporary structures. Located in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Southeast is a great place to live and learn in a college-friendly community. Students come from all over the United States and from more than 40 countries around the world.

Eleven residence halls, considered by many to be the best in Missouri, and nine dining areas give students many lifestyle choices. Students with similar interests or courses may be grouped in residential themed and learning communities.

Two recreational centers and a one-of-a-kind aquatic center are available to students along with more than 150 social, recreational and special interest student organizations.

Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics. Men's sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football and track (indoor/outdoor). Women's sports are basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1873
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $49,116,988

Applying

When applying to Southeast Missouri State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at Southeast Missouri State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 97.2 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 97.2%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southeast Missouri State University is 22:1, and the school has 37.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southeast Missouri State University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods; Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas; Criminal Justice and Corrections; and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 22:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 8%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 7%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 6%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 5%

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Student Life

Southeast Missouri State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,541, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. Southeast Missouri State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,729
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 I

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Campus Info & Services

Southeast Missouri State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Southeast Missouri State University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southeast Missouri State University, 44 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southeast Missouri State University.

Students who have cars on campus 44%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Southeast Missouri State University, 62.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,213.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $6,863 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,195 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,120 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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