Tuition & Fees

$6,990

$12,375

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,896
Declined + 726
Total Received 4,622
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Public

10,587

undergraduate students

1,400

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 6655
ACT 2366

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
11%
200-299
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
14%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
54%
12-17
6%
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School Facts

Southeast Missouri State, founded in 1873, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 400-acre campus is located in Cape Girardeau, MO, the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,987
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Cape Girardeau, MO

400-acre campus in Cape Girardeau (population: 38,816), 120 miles from St. Louis. Served by air and bus; major airport serves St. Louis.

Southeast Missouri State University
1 University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 15% of male students
 
7 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
11%
200-299
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
14%
30-36
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
54%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,896
Declined + 726
Total Received 4,622

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lenell Hahn
Director
P: 573 651-2590
F: 573 651-5936
admissions@semo.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,979
Room $4,530
Board $2,120
Additional fees $1,011
Books & supplies $502
Total $14,142
Average Financial Aid - $8,649
Total with Avg. Aid $5,493

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,649

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,838,891
State $3,869,004
Institutional $7,184,609
Other external $865,733
Total $26,758,237

Non-need-based

Federal $54,339
State $391,847
Institutional $6,156,062
Other external $490,896
Total $7,093,144

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
gymnastics
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-FCS), Midwest Independent Conference (women's gymnastics)
Mascot
Redhawk
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agriculture Education
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Career Counseling
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biology/Physics Education
Child Care/Guidance
Commercial Photography
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Corporate Communications
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Administration
Elementary Education
Emergency Preparedness
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Education
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Exceptional Child Education
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Financial Management
French/German/Spanish Education
General Management
General Studies
Global Cultures/Languages
Health Administration
Health Communication
Health Management
Healthcare Management
Higher Education Administration
Historic Preservation
History
Horticulture Science
Hospitality Management
Human Environmental Studies
Industrial Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Math Education
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Mental Health Counseling
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nutrition/Exercise Science
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public History
Public Relations
Recreation/Park Administration
School Administration
School Counseling
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sport Management
Sports Management
Teacher Leadership
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technology Management
Technology/Engineering Education
Theatre
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

88%

10,587
students

Female
56%
5,929

Male
44%
4,658

Graduate

12%

1,400
students

Female
64%
892

Male
36%
508

undergraduateFull-time

74%

7,924
students

Female
56%
4,382

Male
44%
3,542

undergraduatePart-time

26%

2,663
students

Female
59%
1,547

Male
41%
1,116

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Zahir Ahmed
Executive Director, International Education and Services
573 986-6863
intadmit@semo.edu

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