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 room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

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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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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Application link Apply online
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
25%
Percent 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

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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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
Room $5,024
Board $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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

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