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About University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of Missouri-St. Louis Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

University of Missouri-St. Louis will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

University of Missouri-St. Louis Overview

University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public, state school in a suburban setting in St. Louis, Missouri. University of Missouri-St. Louis was founded in 1963 and now enrolls around 13,878 students a year, including 10,977 undergrads. University of Missouri-St. Louis provides housing for up to 1,305 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at University of Missouri-St. Louis! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of Missouri-St. Louis's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Missouri-St. Louis students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? University of Missouri-St. Louis has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Missouri-St. Louis has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Missouri-St. Louis on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at University of Missouri-St. Louis on the Student Life page.

2021 University of Missouri-St. Louis Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $11,390
Out-of-State $30,570
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,549

Is University of Missouri-St. Louis a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer idea of what University of Missouri-St. Louis offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

University of Missouri-St. Louis Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Missouri-St. Louis. The acceptance rate at University of Missouri-St. Louis is 58%. Out of 3,511 applications received in 2021, 2,022 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Missouri-St. Louis

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of 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 University of Missouri-St. Louis, around 82% are still enrolled the next year. University of Missouri-St. Louis's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 56%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook University of Missouri-St. Louis 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. Within six months of graduating, 87% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent University of Missouri-St. Louis grads have an average starting salary of $47,583 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

University of Missouri-St. Louis'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. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $88.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,012 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Missouri-St. Louis

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. University of Missouri-St. Louis meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Missouri-St. Louis full-time are awarded $14,549 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,380 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Based on this information, how does University of Missouri-St. Louis sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Missouri-St. Louis a good school for you?

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Where is University of Missouri-St. Louis?

University of Missouri-St. Louis is located in the suburban setting of St. Louis, Missouri.

If you want to see University of Missouri-St. Louis for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to St. Louis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Louis are like without leaving home.

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Campus Setting: Suburban

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