About Stephens College

Founded in 1833, Stephens College. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 729 full time undergraduate students, and 225 full time graduate students.

The Stephens College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 50 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Stephens College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range898-1185
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

34% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 8% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stephens College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
6%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
28%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
62%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
67%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
28%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
61%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
28%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
72%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
6%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
28%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
50%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
65%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
62%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
67%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
28%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
61%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
28%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
72%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“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?

    40 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    42 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    42 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    42 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

Stephens College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Stephens College?

23 Students rated Stephens College

Syerra - 06/24/2023

During my site tour I felt that Stephens college truly cares about their students and their success. The time was taken to not only show me around but allowed me to meet professors and facility members and speak with them. I felt very safe on campus and truly enjoyed spending the day there. I can see myself as a student at Stephens College.

Christina - 11/01/2022

It is a very good college I would definitely recommend it to people that is looking for smaller classes. The classes are small and the teachers are able to help more students, because of the sizes of the classes. The library is also very good looking considering I haven't been in it yet, because I probably won't come out because I love to read books so it will be a while before I ever think about going to the library.

Shannon - 08/15/2020

I personally love my school. If you are looking for a small campus size with women who want to help build you up every day, this is the place for you. The campus is pretty liberal and there is a huge call to activism, our professors are always easy to get ahold of, the dorms are relatively large, AND we are pet friendly. The town surrounding Stephens is such a great area to live in as well. We are neighbored by two other colleges, so there really is always something going on. Stephens is small, but if you feel like you're missing out on a program/class or event, our school has partnerships with the others so nothing can stand in your way.

Madison - 12/01/2019

I absolutely love Stephens College. Wether your studying medicine, fashion, or will be performing in one of our world renowned theater productions, it’s the sense of family, unity, and empowering women that repeatedly stands out to me. According to our president, Dianne Lynch, “If I don’t know your daughter by her first name before she graduates, I haven’t done my job”. For me that speaks volume and further reminded me why I choose Stephens College to be my home away from home.

Stephens College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Stephens College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Stephens College is 61%. 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?

    In high school I didn't do my best. I didn't think it was important and would slack off on my work. I got below average grades and am lucky I even got into college. If I could go back in time, I would let myself know that those grades do matter. That if I would've gotten better grades in high school, I could have gotten more scholarships for college. If I knew that I would love college so much I would've had myself apply for more scholarships so I could stay in school.

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

    I wish I had known to stop sweating the small things in life. My first year at Stephens I worried about people liking me and getting invited to parties at the near by university. I was unmotivated my first semester, since I was so worried about pleasing other people. I later realized that I should never worry about what other people think about me and if they do, they are not worth my time.

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

    An institution creating career ready women of distinction.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Stephens is a very open community. The girls (and the few guys) here are all welcoming and accepting to the freshmen. If you need help, people will give you help, or tell you who you need to talk to. The faculty and staff here really do strive to offer you with the best education and living situaion available. I love my school, which is a big deal since I didn't even like high school all that much. If I wasn't at Stephens I probably would have dropped out by now. Stephens helps me be my best.

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

    The tution is the worst thing about Stephens. It cost 30,000 a year to go here. Thats a lot of money compared to other schools. I hate taking out loans but thats what I have to do because they don't give me enough aid money and they don't tell you were to find scholarships to help you.

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

    I brag about how much fun I'm having in the classroom as well as outside. All the teachers are fun and will help every student to succeed as long as the teacher is aware of the student needing help. The school provides plenty of fun activities on campus that are specially made for college students. Like movie night on wednesdays, religious club meetings, and (when its finals week) a spa day.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are creative ,intelligent, and inovative family members.

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

    Personally, I believe anyone would be a good candidate to attend Stephens College. We are so diverse as a student body and we all thrive to do our best, no matter what field we are currently in.

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

    The community based atmosphere is a really amazing aspect of the Stephens College experience. The Stephens woman reputation is one that has been upheld for the last 175 years, and all of the students take pride in the college, knowing that the interactive education we are receiving is one that will give us the knowledge to succeed for the rest of our lives.

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

    The most frustrating thing about school is you have to live on campus for the whole 4 years that you live there. I don't believe that this situation lets us learn how to live out in the real world and find out what paying rent and finding a place to live feels like.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Fashion design and theatre.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I wish I knew i was coming to such a friendly environment. The women at Stephens make you feel at home and are like a second family. I orignally only wanted to stay at Stephens for a year but after my first semester here, I realize that I want to graduate a Stephens woman.

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Student Body

Students

99%

female

1%

male

729

Total Undergrad Enrollment

225

Total Grad Students

46%

Out-Of-State

54%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

45

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

79%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
69%

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.

100% of students attending Stephens College receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 81% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,754

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,000

Books and Supplies

$10,220

Room and Board

41,974

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,492
$30 - $48K
$19,284
$48 - $75K
$19,755
$75 - $110K
$18,798
$110K & UP
$11,993

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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