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Missouri Western State University

St. Joseph, MO

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Overview

Missouri Western State University is a Comprehensive institution located in St. Joseph, MO, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO  64507-2294
United States
Contact Mrs. Jamie Sweiger
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: admission@missouriwestern.edu
Phone: 816-271-4183

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
Physical Therapy Assistant Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,596
Applied
5,103
Accepted
5,292
Enrolled
91%
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Female Admissions

3,565
Females Applied
3,304
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,031
Males Applied
1,799
Males Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.36
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 460 560
SAT Math 460 540
ACT Composite 17 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,875
In-state
15,400
Out-of-state
8,875
In-district
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Fees

10,200
Room & board
8,200
Room only

Financial Aid

10,935
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,711
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,371
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,651
Avg. Loan Aid
3,562
Avg. Grant Aid
7,836
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,292
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.72%
Black or African American 11.81%
White or Caucasian 73.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.45%
Asian 1.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 6.74%
Other 2.07%

Gender

Male (41.1%)
Female (58.9%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Family Day and Springfest

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

281
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 169
Part-time - 112
Male - 131
Female - 150
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