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Missouri Western State College Student Life

Missouri Western State College is on a 744-acre campus in a suburban setting in St. Joseph, Missouri, not far from Kansas City. Missouri Western State College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Missouri Western State College also has fraternities and sororities.

Missouri Western State College students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Family Day and Springfest.

Does Missouri Western State College Offer Student Housing?

Missouri Western State College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Missouri Western State College students live off campus. In 2021, 27% of undergrads at Missouri Western State College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Missouri Western State College. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Missouri Western State College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Missouri Western State College Athletics

At Missouri Western State College 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 Western State College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Missouri Western State College Safe?

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 Western State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The school also has student security patrols.

Missouri Western State College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Missouri Western State College

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 Western State College, take Interstate 29 to St. Joseph, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kansas City International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Missouri Western State College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Missouri Western State College Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

57%

Full Time

32%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

12%

7%

3%

2%

2%

1%

0.45%

0.23%

Undergraduate Students

5,292

Non-Resident / International Students

36

Missouri Western State College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,911

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,875

Out-of-State

$15,400

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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