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Southeast Missouri State University Student Life

Southeast Missouri State University is on a 400-acre campus in a small town setting in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Southeast Missouri State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Southeast Missouri State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Southeast Missouri State University has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Southeast Missouri State University include Student Activities Council, Greek Life, Residence Hall Association and International Students Association.

The Southeast Missouri State University community comes together each year for Ice Cream Pig-Out, Welcome Back Picnic and Late Night Breakfast.

Does Southeast Missouri State University Offer Student Housing?

Southeast Missouri State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Southeast Missouri State University students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at Southeast Missouri State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southeast Missouri State University. There are 2,661 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,929 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,011 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Southeast Missouri State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Southeast Missouri State University Athletics

At Southeast 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 Southeast Missouri State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Southeast Missouri State University 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.

Southeast Missouri State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southeast Missouri State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Southeast Missouri State University 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 Southeast Missouri State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southeast Missouri State University, take Interstate 55 to Cape Girardeau, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Cape Girardeau Regional 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 Southeast Missouri State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Southeast Missouri State University Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

76%

Full Time

24%

Part Time

79%

In State

21%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

79%

10%

4%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.14%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

8,929

Graduate Students

1,072

Non-Resident / International Students

271

Southeast Missouri State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,001

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,715

Out-of-State

$15,285

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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