Tuition & Fees

$7,425

$13,080

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
50%
400-499
25%
700-800
25%
600-699
50%
500-599
25%
30-36
13%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,208
Declined + 769
Total Received 4,977
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Public

10,458

undergraduate students

1,044

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6655
ACT 2366

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Location

School Facts

Southeast Missouri State University, 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 11,502
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Cape Girardeau, MO

400-acre campus in Cape Girardeau (population: 39,151), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
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 17% of male students
 
7 sororities 18% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
50%
400-499
25%
700-800
25%
600-699
50%
500-599
25%
30-36
13%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%

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 4,208
Declined + 769
Total Received 4,977

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

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,234

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,333
Room $5,753
Board $3,182
Additional fees $1,092
Books & supplies $620
Total $16,980
Average Financial Aid - $9,234
Total with Avg. Aid $7,746

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,617,954
State $4,863,817
Institutional $8,274,791
Other external $881,855
Total $27,638,417

Non-need-based

Federal $421,328
State $2,215,543
Institutional $7,276,885
Other external $541,702
Total $10,455,458
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 573 651-2253
sfs@semo.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Karen Walker
Director of Financial Aid
kmwalker@semo.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Baseball, Equestrian Sports, Fishing, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Running, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Equestrian Sports, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Running, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Pickleball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Brady Barke (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

11,502

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

10,458
students

Female
58%
6,080

Male
42%
4,378

9%

1,044
students

Female
66%
691

Male
34%
353

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

7,779
students

Female
58%
4,456

Male
42%
3,323

26%

2,679
students

Female
61%
1,624

Male
39%
1,055

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

64%

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

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
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
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

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

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