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Tuition & Fees

$6,937

$12,270

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,750
Declined + 638
Total Received 4,388
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Elementary Education
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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 11,917
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)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Codes

SAT 6655
ACT 2366

Social Networks

Public

10,755

undergraduate students

1,162

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
8%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
43%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
57%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Cape Girardeau, MO

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Cape Girardeau, MO

400-acre campus in Cape Girardeau (population: 38,544), 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
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
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 14% of male students
 
7 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
8%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
28%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
43%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
57%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,750
Declined + 638
Total Received 4,388

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
admissions@semo.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,926
Room $4,250
Board $2,050
Additional fees $1,011
Books & supplies $494
Total $13,731
Average Financial Aid - $8,210
Total with Avg. Aid $5,521

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,210

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,521,226
State $2,890,791
Institutional $6,565,350
Other external $921,704
Total $24,899,071

Non-need-based

Federal $84,212
State $386,052
Institutional $5,767,855
Other external $466,897
Total $6,705,016

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
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Electrical Applications
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 Management
Higher Education Administration
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality Management
Human Environmental Studies
Industrial Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Math Education
Mathematics
Mechanical/Manufacturing Systems
Medical Technology
Mental Health Counseling
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nutrition/Exercise Science
Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Recreation
School Administration
School Counseling
Science Education
Secondary Administration
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sport Management
Sports Management
Teacher Leadership
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technology Management
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

90%

10,755
students

Female
57%
6,093

Male
43%
4,662

Graduate

10%

1,162
students

Female
66%
771

Male
34%
391

undergraduateFull-time

75%

8,094
students

Female
56%
4,528

Male
44%
3,566

undergraduatePart-time

25%

2,661
students

Female
59%
1,565

Male
41%
1,096

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
1%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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 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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
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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