Tuition & Fees

$6,842

$13,350

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
25%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
55%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,981
Declined + 1,409
Total Received 5,390
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Public

5,292

undergraduate students

241

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. General Studies
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 6625
ACT 2344

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,533
Established in 1915
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Saint Joseph, MO

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.

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
yes
Students are 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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
25%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
31%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
55%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
($50 application fee for international students; nonrefundable)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT only Required of some

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,981
Declined + 1,409
Total Received 5,390

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Peggy Payne
Director of Admissions
P: 800 662-7041
F: 816 271-5833
admissions@missouriwestern.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Marilyn Baker
Director of Financial Aid
mbaker3@missouriwestern.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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 Directors

Josh Looney (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Signe Coombs (women's)
Director Of Academic Services/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Max the Griffon
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Computer Technologies
Art Education
Assessment
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology
Convergent Journalism
Criminal Justice
Custom Major
Digital Animation
Digital Media
Early Childhood Studies
Economics
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology Management
English
English Education
Finance
Forensic Investigations
French Education
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Information Management
History
History Education
Human Factors/Usability Testing
Industrial Life Science
Information Management
Information Technology Assurance Administration
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Legal Assistant
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Modern Languages
Music
Music Education
Natural Science/Biology
Natural Science/Chemistry
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Political Science
Population Health Management
Psychology
Public Relations
Recreation/Sports Management
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Education
Speech Communications
Speech/Theatre Education
Sport/Fitness Management
Studio Art
Technical Communication
Theatre/Cinema
Wildlife/Conservation
Written Communication
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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

5,533

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

5,292
students

Female
59%
3,117

Male
41%
2,175

4%

241
students

Female
63%
152

Male
37%
89

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

3,498
students

Female
60%
2,080

Male
40%
1,418

34%

1,794
students

Female
58%
1,037

Male
42%
757

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Student Break-down

1%
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
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
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
  • 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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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

International Student Contact

Tina Washburn
International Admissions Director
816 271-4182
cwashburn@missouriwestern.edu

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