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University of Missouri--St. Louis is a public institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,159, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Missouri--St. Louis's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,314 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,883 (2012-13).
Undergraduates at University of Missouri—St. Louis (UMSL) can choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degree programs. Some may qualify to enroll in the Pierre Laclede Honors College (PLHC), which offers a more challenging curriculum, smaller class sizes, and a writing project that ends in a senior capstone. Graduate students can pursue nearly 40 master’s programs, including the highly ranked criminology program, as well as business and education, among others.
On campus, UMSL students can get involved in more than 120 organizations, about six fraternities and sororities, and student government. UMSL students can also explore campus media opportunities by becoming a DJ on The U radio station or by writing for The Current newspaper. Student athletes can play recreational sports or try out for the UMSL Tritons varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Notable alumni include Gary Belsky, editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine, and actress Phyllis Smith, of NBC’s The Office.
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The University of Missouri St. Louis is a public metropolitan research university in the state's most populous and economically important region. UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body through its outstanding faculty, ranked programs, innovative research and regional, national and international partnerships.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Missouri--St. Louis, it's important to note the application deadline is August 20. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at University of Missouri--St. Louis is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.1%|
|Application deadline||August 20|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 20|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Missouri--St. Louis is 18:1, and the school has 44.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Missouri--St. Louis include: Business/Commerce, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
University of Missouri--St. Louis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,159, with a gender distribution of 41.2 percent male students and 58.8 percent female students. At this school, 9.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 91.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Missouri--St. Louis is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of Missouri--St. Louis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Missouri--St. Louis 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 University of Missouri--St. Louis, 63 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Missouri--St. Louis.
|Students who have cars on campus||63%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Missouri--St. Louis, 71.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,091.
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||$9,314 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$22,883 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,690 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data