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About Stephens College

Stephens College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Columbia, Missouri. Stephens College was founded in 1833 and now enrolls around 891 students a year, including 706 undergrads.

Stephens College offers housing for up to 817 students. The majority of students live on-campus.Each weekend, 65% of students stay on-campus..

As of 2019, the total market value of Stephens College's endowment was $46,799,691 The institution spends around $7,221 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 8 undergraduate students for every full-time Stephens College professor.

2021 Stephens College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 26
Tuition $30,750

Stephens College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Stephens College by September 15.

Early Admission at Stephens College

Stephens College does not offer early decision or early action.

Stephens College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Stephens College. Stephens College admitted 54% of all applicants in 2019. Last year, 1,153 students applied to Stephens College and 618 were admitted. ### Stephens College Waitlist 2021

Stephens College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Stephens College?

Stephens College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Stephens College, applicants must submit the following items.

Stephens College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 2.5
Other Requirements audition for dance, audition recommended for theater
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Stephens College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for Stephens College students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Stephens College.

Stephens College Waitlist

Stephens College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does Stephens College Require Test Scores?

Stephens College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 3% submitted the ACT.

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Does Stephens College Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Stephens College provides on-campus housing for up to 817 students.

Stephens College students are active in the school's Innovative Fashion Association, Warehouse Theatre and Student Government Association. Opening Convocation, Midnight Breakfast, and and Honors Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Stephens College.

Financial Aid at Stephens College

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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Stephens College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stephens College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Stephens College, around 89% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 231 students who started at Stephens College as first-time freshman, 106 graduate within four years.

Stephens College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 50%. 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 Outcomes and Student Debt

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

Based on this information, how does Stephens College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! 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 urban setting 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.

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College Info

1200 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65215-0002

Campus Setting: Urban

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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.

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Wondering what life at Stephens College is like? There are approximately 891 students enrolled at Stephens College, including 706 undergraduate students and 185 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from MO and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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