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About Harris-Stowe

Harris-Stowe State University is a public, state school in an urban setting in St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe was founded in 1857 and now enrolls around 1,400 students a year, including 1,400 undergrads. Harris-Stowe provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Harris-Stowe! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Harris-Stowe's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Harris-Stowe students can .

Thinking of pledging? 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.

Learn more about life at Harris-Stowe on the Student Life page.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Harris-Stowe by September 1.

2021 Harris-Stowe Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 50%
In-State Tuition $5,040
Out-of-State $9,672
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is Harris-Stowe a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

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

2021 Acceptance Rate for Harris-Stowe State University

It is not competitive to get into Harris-Stowe. Around 51% of applicants get into Harris-Stowe each year. Out of 4,708 applications received in 2021, 2,420 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Harris-Stowe

Retention is 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.

About 64% of students who start at Harris-Stowe come back for their second year of college. Harris-Stowe's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 12%. 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 Outcomes for Harris-Stowe Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Harris-Stowe

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

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

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?

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

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


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Harris-Stowe ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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

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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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