About Missouri State University-Springfield

Founded in 1905, Missouri State University-Springfield. is a Public college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,316 full time undergraduate students, and 3,222 full time graduate students.

The Missouri State University-Springfield Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 743 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Missouri State University-Springfield include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate84%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range955-1228
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at MSU-Springfield are considered Less Selective, with ,91% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

2%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
87%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
74%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
30%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
87%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Missouri State University-Springfield REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    180 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    114 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    194 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    203 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    203 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    201 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    202 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    203 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Missouri State University-Springfield?

92 Students rated Missouri State University-Springfield

Jocelyn - 06/08/2021

I really liked the atmosphere when I visited, and I actually like the campus, activities, and the environment so much I applied as soon as I got home! I love that everyone is so welcoming and that there is something for everyone to do. I also enjoyed that there are many different options for meals, housing, and degree options.

Austin - 12/19/2020

For whatever reason Missouri State doesn't offer academic scholarships to transfer students. Most Professors at MSU don't seem to really care about their students. Professors make students pay for online resources just so they can do their assignment instead of using the resources provided by the school. Don't transfer to MSU after just one year of college somewhere else because you could lose some credits and then be technically a freshman and they make you pay for a dorm even if you are living off campus. But hey the campus is nice!

Meghan - 12/19/2020

Most of the professors do not reply back to emails quickly or offer to help if you are struggling. Most of the professors are not tech savvy. The most helpful thing that I experienced there was the advisors. College food is just miniature fast food places that charge the same if not more. They add in a lot of unnecessary fees to each semester's bill. They do not give any academic scholarships to transfer students. They make every student pay their bill to below $1,000 to even register for the next semester, which is not very realistic for every college student to be able to do. There is no aid given in the summer time. They make us pay for the online platforms, including cengage or connect, rather than using free platforms such as blackboard. Overall, the school sucks money out of you any chance they get and does not seem to care about your personal interests.

Erin

Missouri State is my home. I absolutely love it. The school is great and makes everyone feel at home. The dorms are not bad and all of the staff is proud to be a bear! The college is pretty greek but that doesn't really matter because everyone is friends with everyone. Our tailgates are super lit and we have the best school president out there.

Missouri State University-Springfield FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Missouri State University-Springfield?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Missouri State University-Springfield is 84%. 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?

    Do not let money deter you from going to the college you want to go to. I went far away because of a more economical college choice and I am not at peace with my choice. Go where you feel comfortable because it will be your home for 4 years.

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

    MSU is diverse in student body and faculty allowing many different ideas and values to be accepted.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    They are friendly, fun, and show many diverse beliefs and personalities.

    Read all  41 answers
  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who is going to slack off and not do anything but party and mess around

    Read all  37 answers
  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is really nothing bad about this school other than maybe the food in the dining halls.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I am currently attending Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida. I think this college is really good. The school provides me with a very strong academic support by providing easy access to the library online and on-campuses ,also tutorial help is always available whenever I need it. The class rooms and laboratories are fully equipped with necessary technology. For the first two year of general education it is wonderful, and the tuition price is very affordable

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    Missouri State is homey. The school is large, and there are countless opportunities to meet tons of people. The campus is small enough though, that you can continue seeing all the new people you meet. It is not intimidating to get involved on campus and easy to find organizations that fit any personality or interest. There are tons of opportunities to express leadership and organization skills. The comfort and homey feeling from students and professors make Missouri State stand out from other universities.

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

    I feel like I was well informed.

    Read all  28 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I think the most frustrating thing about my school is working with the Financial Aid office and receiving help. I wish they were more helpful, because it's not like paying for college on your own isn't hard enough as it is.

    Read all  28 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Im not really sure but i would say changing the schools name so many times!

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People should attend Missouri State University if they are willing to accept the diversity that there is on campus and are dedicated to learning in their respective fields.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Missouri State University's Nursing Program offers an academic standard that no other program in the area can boast. Graduates of their program are not only prepared for a rewarding career as a registered nurse, but are better prepared as American citizens to contribute to society. Graduates of this program are highly sought after for the professionalism, training, community involvement and compassion that MSU ingrained in them. There is no better Nursing Program in Missouri than that offered by Missouri State University.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Missouri State is at the heart of a great community. Due to its public affairs mission, the university encourages community engagement and provides great opportunities to get involved with organizations outside of the university. The campus itself has beautiful landscaping and beautiful fountains. Behind the student union is a perfect place to sit below a tree and study in peace on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Missouri State has a unique ability to provide students with the experience of small and large class sizes. Classes range from small groups of less than twenty to lecture-hall style. Even in larger classes, professors are always available to talk to outside of class and encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity. Class participation is key to succeeding in many classes.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    At Missouri State University, there are a few different stereotypes around the campus, as is the case for almost any campus out there. These common stereotypes include things like jocks and, of course, frat boys and girls in Greek life. But one stereotype that isn't present on every campus is the stereotype surrounding a student body that includes those from the Midwest. Stereotypes about country students with small town lifestyles. But in my opinion, these stereotypes are not accurate. Of course, there are some students on the campus who fit the stereotypes to a T. But this is not the case overall. Missouri State's student body is extremely diverse when it comes to things like ethnic backgrounds but also when it comes to lifestyles and cultures. Missouri State may be a smaller university by some means, but it is not small or predictable at all when it comes to the cultures that make up the student body.

    Read all  5 answers
  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Maroon Madness is one of the largest organizations on campus. This group rewards members who attend athletic events throughout the year.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I chose to go to Missouri State because they seemed to truly value me more than any other college. I wasn't just a statistic to them. They wanted me to be here because I knew it would create the best pathway to a successful life.

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  19. What are your classes like?

    Many of my classes are discussion-based. Professors encourage class participation and are more likely to remember students who actively participate in class discussions. Many classes require participation in discussions for participation points in the class.

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Springfield is a great city with lots to offer. A unique and popular Friday night activity is the Art Walk. Held downtown, the streets come to life with art displays and crafts sold by vendors. Art Walk is a popular hangout for college students.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

20,316

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,222

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

300

Student Organizations

18

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
81%

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.

91% of students attending Missouri State University-Springfield receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 58% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$14,110

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$8,288

Room and Board

23,498

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,114
$30 - $48K
$12,549
$48 - $75K
$15,233
$75 - $110K
$17,372
$110K & UP
$18,099

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