About Harris-Stowe State University

Founded in 1857, Harris-Stowe State University. is a Public college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,464 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Harris-Stowe State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 34 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Harris-Stowe State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at HSSU are considered , with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

45% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 21% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Harris-Stowe State University.

25%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
25%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
25%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
100%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
50%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
75%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
25%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
25%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
25%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
25%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
100%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
50%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
75%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
25%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    10 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    14 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    14 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    14 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    14 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    14 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

Harris-Stowe State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Harris-Stowe State University?

7 Students rated Harris-Stowe State University

Felecia - 04/11/2020

Overall I would say Harris-Stowe State University is an average school. The housing is what makes the school worth attending in all honesty. From my experience at Harris-Stowe State University they're really big on campus involvement they push all their students to get out and get involved which I love. They take the safety of their students very serious and hold their students accountable for every action that goes against what Harris- Stowe State University stand for. From an academic stand point I don't feel like they are very strong when it comes to academics. The curriculum is very mediocre I don't see the drive or the passion in the teachers to want to do the best they can as a teacher to see the students at Harris-Stowe State University succeed. All in all, Harris- Stowe State University has its pros and cons but for a student like me who seek professors that take my education as serious as I do I would say Harris-Stowe State University does not provide that

Talibdin - 03/15/2020

Harris-Stowe is a beacon of educational light for many students, who are first time and first generational learners. It's affordability enhances the chances of entry, and the staffs commitment to ensuring academic success are above par. As only one of two HBCUs in the State of Missouri, it's a source of pride in the African-American community. It has grown leaps and bounds continuously over the last two decades and is continuing. It has an extremely bright future as a well rounded and respected center of learning.

Jada - 07/24/2019

Harris Stowe State University is one of the greatest HBCU's of all. The professors and staff are amazing and they really care for our success. The food is not that great but there are days when its bomb. Online classes are my thing, and I love them. Teachers are always either a phone call away or in their office, on standby.

Mackenzie - 11/07/2018

I was very excited to attend Harris-Stowe but I feel like it let me down on numerous occasions and that is very disappointing. The school is very disorganized, not very clean, and it is a negative atmosphere. The students are wild and reckless, and can basically get away with what ever they want to do. One thing I will say is that the professors are very kind and helpful. This school is not for me.

Harris-Stowe State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Harris-Stowe State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Harris-Stowe State University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell the parents that they should let their child chose a school. All parents have a place in mind, where they believe their child could benefit from the most or would be more suitable, whether it be the place, amount of people, or type of people, but it has to be the childs choice. For the student, I know we like the party schools or the one where all our friends are going, but you should pick a place where you can see yourself staying all 4 years. Some where, where you can see yourself enjoying campus life and the surrounding area of the school. You will make friends and enjoy yourself if you put yourself out there. Spread your wings and fly and you will learn to be strong, independent and determined to accomplish all your goals. You will find that the responsibilties that you have as an adult are hard, but worth going through because it makes you a better person and a stronger graduate.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Harris-Stowe State University is best known as a "teacher's school". Harris-Stowe started off being a college for people who planned on being teachers, and even now, a lot of our students are planning on being teachers.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the dorms' rules! We cannot have vistors other than our parents, grandparents, and/or legal guardians. If we do have visitors we have to stay down in the lobby area. Our windows in our room do not open...which does not make any sense. Also the dorms are really boring most of the times. There is nothing to do on campus forreal.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Harris Stowe State University is accessable, afordable, and diverse university.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that there where more school activity for us to get involve with and that they had more of a variety of scholarship available for us.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People attending this school should be prepared to learn.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are really invovled in their study's, we all try to help each other prep for the LSAT.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    My campus is small and thats a good thing. This way we have small classes and are able to have more open discussing. The teachers are always avaible when you need them.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person who is only coming because their friends or here or looking to be on a sports team other than, soccer, basketball or baseball. You shouldn't attend if you are not use to an urban background and city life. My school is very open and not scared to show you the good and the bad. Don't come if you want visitors in your dorm or prison like rules in the dorm. Freedom is not a word we use to describe the dorm. Small classes, quite classes are not here!

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Well the most frustrating thing that I had a problem with were the tuition. I had a hard time getting in school. I had to pay a large amount of money up front before I could get cleared to move in my dorm and start classes. It was a struggle for my mom to come up with the money. My mom is a widow. My dad passed away severals years ago. My mom is so determined to get me through college. It is her goal to see me gratuate from college. I want to make her proud of me.

    Read all  2 answers
  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Nothing is unique it is more of fa commuter school. No campus life at all.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

1,464

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

32%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

41

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
80%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
7%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Harris-Stowe State University receive some sort of financial aid. 88% were awarded federal grants. While 71% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$9,853

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$9,250

Room and Board

20,503

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,210
$30 - $48K
$9,547
$48 - $75K
$10,716
$75 - $110K
$11,476
$110K & UP
$14,583

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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