About Missouri State University-West Plains

Founded in 1963, Missouri State University-West Plains. is a college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,944 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Missouri State University-West Plains Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 39 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Missouri State University-West Plains include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee15
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,0% 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.

56% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 26% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

22%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
22%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
56%
“Sometimes, but not often”
22%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
44%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
22%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
22%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
56%
“Sometimes, but not often”
22%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
44%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    8 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    8 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    8 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    8 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    8 Students rated school activities 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    8 Students rated local services 2.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    8 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

Missouri State University-West Plains REVIEWS

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

9 Students rated Missouri State University-West Plains

Samantha - 03/02/2024

The staff are great (besides housing). Most professors are fun and understanding. The class sizes are great for having personal space and getting easy, one-on-one help. The students often help each other and are friendly. The housing is not very good. The walls separating rooms in the suites do not reach the ceiling. The rooms are small, and the closet is two racks. There is no sink in the bathroom and only the front door locks. You can hear everything that happens in the next-door rooms. Each room looks different with some lacking features others have but are the same price. The lunch space is open to the public and often crowded with old people, leaving not much room for students. The food is meh at best. You are charged for every meal they offer whether you eat it or not. Overall, the people and staff are great. The housing situation is good if you like your roommates.

Gabriella - 07/16/2019

My opinion of the school is that it's a pretty good school. I have not met any openly crazy people or many creepy people. Professors are good and helpful, there are plenty of opportunities of getting help or tutoring with homework and opportunities for counseling if needed.

Sophia - 06/14/2019

Eh, it was okay, but I only went because I was dual enrolled through the local high school. It was amazing for having that experience and every course was fairly easy. I would not have gone if I were a graduated senior and was looking for the "true college experience." I do love many of the professors at this school. Most are always willing to work with you and give extra help and feedback.

Vanessa - 05/30/2019

I have earned my Associates in General Studies through MSU and currently pursuing my nursing degree. I feel like the teachers care and are invested in the students and the courses they teach. It is affordable which is important to me as well. I feel like it is a good option for a smaller town setting.

Missouri State University-West Plains FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Missouri State University-West Plains 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?

    Knowing what I know now, I would tell my high school senior self that I needed to get more involved in applying for scholarships online and locally. I think it would also have helped had I known to talk to advisors about financial aid. I would have been better prepared had I known to visit an array of colleges rather than settling for the local community college. I would tell the high school version of me that I am very proud of the work that I have achieved so far and that, as long as I am prepared, college will be a fun experiences.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    I have yet to start school in Missouri. However, the classmates I had in California were rather less college-oriented than I was.

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  4. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Volleyball is a huge sport on campus. The team draws people from all over Europe to play. Basketball is also pretty big.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    All of the instructors and staff are very kind and helpful. They actually care about the students.

    Read all  1 answers
  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish someone had told me to stay on campus instead of commuting. I miss all the student life.

    Read all  1 answers
  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I am currently starting out at a new college, and I think that there is a lot of confusion of what is expected from me. The advisor I have talked to was very helpful and she answered all of my questions, but I think my time would have been better spent reading literature that gives me a direct list of what needs to be done and how before the first day of class.

    Read all  1 answers
  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frusturating thing about my school is that we don't have a whole lot of scholarships and financial aid avaliable.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

1,944

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

3%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
86%

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-West Plains receive some sort of financial aid. 65% were awarded federal grants. While 23% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$7,450

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,036

Books and Supplies

$5,702

Room and Board

14,188

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,810
$30 - $48K
N/A
$48 - $75K
$9,260
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
N/A

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