Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Tuition & Fees

$7,800

$13,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
55%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
14%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
58%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,124
Declined + 661
Total Received 4,785
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Public

9,524

undergraduate students

1,113

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing
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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 10,637
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)
•  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
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  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
31%
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

 
13 fraternities 17% of male students
 
11 sororities 16% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
55%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
14%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
58%
12-17
8%

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 Recommended

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,124
Declined + 661
Total Received 4,785

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Standardized test scores

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

$9,873.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,606
Room $5,084
Board $1,850
Additional fees $1,194
Books & supplies $631
Total $15,365
Average Financial Aid - $9,873
Total with Avg. Aid $5,492

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,727,668
State $4,296,168
Institutional $9,884,153
Other external $1,159,733
Total $30,067,722

Non-need-based

Federal $420,838
State $1,472,912
Institutional $7,945,852
Other external $636,373
Total $10,475,975
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 573 651-2253
sfs@semo.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Matthew Kearney
Director of Financial Aid
mkearney@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

Shannon Yates (women's)
Associate Director Of Athletics/swa
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
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Computer Science
Applied Technology
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biology/Physics Education
Child Care/Guidance
Commercial Multimedia
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
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Exceptional Child
Exceptional Child Education
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Financial Management
French/German/Spanish Education
General Management
General Studies
Geographic Information Systems
Global Cultures/Languages
Health Administration
Health Communication
Health Management
Health Sciences
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Higher Education Administration
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality Management
Human Environmental Studies
Industrial Distribution
Industrial Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
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
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public History
Recreation/Park Administration
School Counseling
Secondary Administration
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sport Management
Sports Management
Teacher Leadership
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching/STEM
Technology Management
Theatre
Unified Science Education
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing

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

10,637

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

9,524
students

Female
59%
5,619

Male
41%
3,905

10%

1,113
students

Female
67%
749

Male
33%
364

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

7,152
students

Female
60%
4,253

Male
40%
2,899

25%

2,372
students

Female
58%
1,366

Male
42%
1,006

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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) Required of Some

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 67
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
international@semo.edu

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