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Stephens College

Columbia, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%
Acceptance Rate54%

About Stephens College

Stephens College Overview

Stephens College is a private, nonprofit school in the urban setting of Columbia, Missouri. Stephens College was founded in 1833 and now enrolls around 443 students per year year, which includes 443 undergrads. Stephens College offers on-campus housing for up to 817 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Stephens College for Fall 2023 is November 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Stephens College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Stephens College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Stephens College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority?Stephens College has sororities, but doesn't have fraternities.

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

2022 Stephens College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
Tuition $24,586
Percent of Need Met 50%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,166

Is Stephens College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. 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 areas to get a better idea of what Stephens College offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

Stephens College Acceptance Rate 2022

Stephens College is moderately difficult to get into. Stephens College admitted 54% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,153 applications received in 2022, 618 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stephens College

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Stephens College, around 89% are still enrolled the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Stephens College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Stephens College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Stephens College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Stephens College's endowment was valued at $46.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Stephens College spends about $7,221 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Stephens College

Tuition 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.

Stephens College meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Stephens College full-time are awarded $20,166 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Stephens College.

Based on this information, how does Stephens College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Stephens College a good school for you?

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Where is Stephens College Located?

Stephens College is located in the city of Columbia, Missouri.

If you want to see Stephens College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Columbia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbia Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Stephens College and Columbia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1200 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65215-0002

Campus Setting: Urban

Stephens College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Stephens College is Nov 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Stephens College is Continuous processing.

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

Stephens College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 29

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 Stephens College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Stephens College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Stephens College SAT Scores


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