Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$8,875

$15,300

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

5,903

undergraduate students

274

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Missouri Western State University, founded in 1915, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 723-acre campus is located in Saint Joseph, MO, 40 miles north of Kansas City.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,177
Established in 1915
Coeducational Coeducational

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723-acre, suburban campus in St. Joseph (population: 76,472), 40 miles from Kansas City. Bus serves Saint Joseph; major airport and train serve Kansas City.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
Saint Joseph, MO
64507

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
25%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee ($50 application fee for international students; nonrefundable)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted ACT only Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

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Admissions Factors

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,008

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,005
Housing $5,024
Food $4,601
Additional fees $1,870
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $19,500
Average Financial Aid - $8,008
Total with Avg. Aid $11,492

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 816 271-4361
F: 816 271-5879
finaid@missouriwestern.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, indoor hockey, kickball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
History, General. yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
Information Technology. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Therapy Assistant. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. General Studies
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,177

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

5,903
students

Female
61%
3,603

Male
39%
2,300

4%

274
students

Female
64%
175

Male
36%
99

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

57%

3,354
students

Female
61%
2,041

Male
39%
1,313

43%

2,549
students

Female
61%
1,562

Male
39%
987

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented China
Malaysia
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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