Missouri State University is on a 225-acre campus in the suburban setting of Springfield, Missouri.
There are many activities and organizations for Missouri State University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Missouri State University has fraternities and sororities.
Missouri State University has the Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in the Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Missouri State University include Campus Ministries, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association and Student Activities Council.
Missouri State University students' favorite campus events are New Student Festival, Homecoming and Bear Bash.
This table offers information on housing at Missouri State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||16%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||84%|
Missouri State University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Missouri State University students live off campus. In 2022, 16% of undergrads at Missouri State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Missouri State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Missouri State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Missouri State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Missouri State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Missouri State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Missouri State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Missouri State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Missouri State University has on-campus police substation.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Missouri State University, take Interstate 44 to Springfield, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Springfield-Branson National airport.
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