About University of Missouri-St Louis

Founded in 1963, University of Missouri-St Louis. is a Public college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 13,898 full time undergraduate students, and 3,091 full time graduate students.

The University of Missouri-St Louis Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 425 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Missouri-St Louis include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range940-1080
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at UMSL are considered Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 56% were in the top quarter, and 31% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Missouri-St Louis.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
21%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
4%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
41%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
11%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
21%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
4%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
41%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
11%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Missouri-St Louis REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    66 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    54 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    87 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    93 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    92 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

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

  • How would you rate local services?

    92 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    92 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Missouri-St Louis?

33 Students rated University of Missouri-St Louis

Kelsey - 07/09/2020

The University of Missouri-Saint Louis is an amazing school that welcomed me with open arms when I decided I wanted to transfer. I honestly thought that transfering to another university that was a little bigger than my previous university would be hard but everyone from my advisor to my professors to my friends made sure that my transition into the UMSL life was smooth.

Joseph

My opinion of UMSL is that its a very open school with lots of cool people to become friends with and to hangout with, I know the on-campus housing is great and there's lots of freedom with it, as well as the off-campus housing. The teachers are very open and friend and available to help anytime.

Makayla

I think that UMSL is a good place to go to school, it has its ups and downs but what school doesn't. The thing that I like the most about umsl is there are a lot of commuters so you don't really meet the same people everyday whether you want to or not. Also we have a subway on our campus and I really love subway and I really like the employees there, they are pretty nice.

Jarron

I love my college, I am proud to say I choose this University and it saved me a whole lot of money. The professors are always availbe and there always people to interact with. The students are friendly, the professors are as well, and its ok to not speak up, if you are afraid to speak up nobody pressurs you to do anything you don't want to, being yourself here at this University is what I love most here.

University of Missouri-St Louis FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Missouri-St Louis?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Missouri-St Louis is 70%. 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 myself to stop worrying. College used to scare me to death. How different would the teachers be? Will I know anyone? How will I know where to go? UMSL answered all the questions quickly. Our teachers are really helpful and deserved to be noticed. They are really caring and really understanding. People are very diverse and friendly. It didn't take long to make friends at all; UMSL students all empathize with eachother. UMSL was an easy transition; not on my part but because they are so helpful and have a "get going" attitude.

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

    The worst thing about the University of Missouri St. Louis is that all the scholarships provided for the students from the school is very limited...There is little the school offers to it's admitted student with certain GPA's and ACT scores...I feel the school should try to make more of the variety when it comes to the requirements of some of there scholarships...

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I think we're more known for the great programs we have. Theres just so many oppurrtunities to get involved in so many things and the residential life progrm is EXCELLENT!

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very welcoming, new and old. I feel like I belong at the school with the way they treat me.

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

    I love our Honor's Program. We have smaller classes and everyone seems to know eachother. We all communicate together and help eachother on homework or projects. Our classes consist of discussion mainly which makes the class more interesting. We are literally not just be lectured; we actually get to participate and make our own contributions. Our professors are really informative and really creative when it comes to thier curriculum.

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

    Small, Communitive

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the diversity the best thing at my school. Although it is diverse, at the same time everyone is included in one way or another.

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

    Not many people are willing to do the best they can in their classes, they just give minimum effort although they are paying for these classes.

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

    I wish that I had known how divided the students and faculty were from each other. There are many racial and status divides. People are even discriminated against if they have transferred from a community college (from where many of the University of Missouri students come ) to go to this school. The University of Missouri - St. Louis has so many different types of people from many different backgrounds, but it is amazing to see the seperation between individuals.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who doesn't mind learning on their own. Also someone who either lives at home or doesn't mind spending a large amount of money for student housing.

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

    There are 2 campuses. They differ in their academic specialties.

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

    The kind of person that should not attend this school is the type of person who is undedicated, unfocused, or unmotivated. At this school instructors expect students to find out what the assingments are and to compleat them without incouragement from them. If a student falls behind it will be up to him or her to catch up and get on track again.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion is that my school has great diversity in practically everything that one could think of. We have resident halls, apartments, parking garages, and the metro-link for all types of students. In addition, a typical school week is from Monday to Thursday with 75 minute classes. The only big complaint I have is that not a lot of students come out and support campus events.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am a Junior Finance major and I think that the faculty are very personable. They care about your success and they want you to succeed. My major is a part of the College of Business Administration, which is one of top rated programs in the nation. My school always incorporates learning and gears students toward getting a job after college.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    athletic organizations

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

    We have more commuter students than residential students. They are mostly commuter students because the vast majority of them are over the age of 23. Our average age of an undergraduate student is 26 years old.

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  18. Describe the dorms.

    I wouldn't call the residential houses as "dorms" since they have activities and learning communities available. Our newest addition, Oak Hall, has suites. Those suites have four individual rooms, one bathroom to share between the four people, and a hallway. The rooms in the suites are very spacious and they include a bed, a dresser, a desk, a closet, a microwave, and a refrigerator. A new addition to the policies this year is that residents who are 21 years of age and over can keep alcoholic beverages in the rooms, out of sight and the door must be closed when being used. They added this rule so that they could retain students who are of age and want to drink.

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  19. Describe a typical weekend.

    At the University of Missouri - St. Louis, we have very few classes on Fridays, while other campuses have classes on Fridays. This makes students lives a bit easier with school work and getting enough time to get involved. A lot of organizations have meetings on Fridays, making it easier for members to make it out for the meetings. There are also some mentoring groups who do most of their activities on Fridays. With that being said, the rest of the weekend is pretty flexible. Being a student who lives off campus, I try and schedule friend time on the weekends.

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  20. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    The food on my campus is your typical run-of-the-mill food. However, the food company has brought in Einsteins Bagels and a Subway onto our campus. They have even updated the residential dining hall by installing electronic menus and a texting system telling you when your food is ready. Our company is Sodexo and the staff are top-notch. They are improving our retention, in my opinion.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    The only major sport teams on campus are Basketball and Baseball. We have "Pack the Stands" night at the Gym every January/February with give aways and prizes. Then, in March/April, we have "Bleacher Bash" at the Baseball Field with give-aways and prizes. We also have other sports on campus, but Basketball and Baseball are the only ones with events.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

13,898

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,091

Total Grad Students

9%

Out-Of-State

86%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

106

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

8%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% 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.

93% of students attending University of Missouri-St Louis receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,277

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$10,032

Room and Board

37,309

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,128
$30 - $48K
$8,965
$48 - $75K
$12,865
$75 - $110K
$15,135
$110K & UP
$15,796

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