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Harris-Stowe State University

St. Louis, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

About Harris-Stowe

Harris-Stowe State University Overview

Harris-Stowe State University is a public, state school in an urban setting in St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe was founded in 1857 and enrolls 1,400 undergrads and no graduate students. Harris-Stowe provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by September 1.

Student Activities at Harris-Stowe

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Harris-Stowe's theater groups.

Interested in Greek life? Harris-Stowe has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Harris-Stowe has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Harris-Stowe on the Student Life page.

2022 Harris-Stowe Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 50%
In-State Tuition $5,040
Out-of-State $9,672

Is Harris-Stowe a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Harris-Stowe offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Harris-Stowe Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into Harris-Stowe. Around 51% of applicants get into Harris-Stowe each year. Last year, 4,708 students applied to Harris-Stowe and 2,420 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Harris-Stowe

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 64% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Harris-Stowereturn for the next year. 12% of Harris-Stowe undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Harris-Stowe Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Harris-Stowe by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Harris-Stowe directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Harris-Stowe

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Harris-Stowe's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Harris-Stowe.

Based on this information, how does Harris-Stowe sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Harris-Stowe a good school for you?

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Where is Harris-Stowe State University Located?

Harris-Stowe is located in the urban setting of St. Louis, Missouri, in the suburbs of St. Louis.

If you want to see Harris-Stowe for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to St. Louis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Harris-Stowe and St. Louis are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3026 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103-2136

Campus Setting: Urban

Harris-Stowe Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Harris-Stowe is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Harris-Stowe ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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19 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Harris-Stowe is 17. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Harris-Stowe. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Harris-Stowe SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

830 - 950


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

950 and Above


830 to 950


830 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Harris-Stowe students is 905. Applicants with SAT scores of 950 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Harris-Stowe, while applicants with SAT scores between 830 to 950 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 830 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Harris-Stowe.

Harris-Stowe Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Harris-Stowe is like? There are approximately 1,400 students enrolled at Harris-Stowe. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from MO and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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