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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

3950 E. Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: (417) 625-9300
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Missouri Southern State University
  • Located in Joplin, MO
  • Public
  • 5,783 students enrolled
  • 94% admitted
  • $5,732 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Thelma - Green Forest, AR
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    To future prospective students: The moment I stepped foot onto the campus for a tour, I knew that this was the college for me. Not only did I get to see the beautiful campus, I also got to meet some of the staff. Let me tell you I have never met a group of people so willing to help. They truly care about their students, and you can clearly see it after speaking to them for only a few minutes. Tip #1: If you're looking for a party college, this is not the place for you. You'll have to drive to go to a decent party or a club. MSSU itself is a relatively calm campus. That is why I like it; you won't be kept awake because of some loud party. Tip #2: Take advantage of the education. You'll get a great education for an even greater price! The teachers here are always wanting you to succeed, so they will work with you. Tip #3: Go to campus activities. Not only do you have a great time, but you'll find yourself making new friends! Campus events range from bingo (prizes included) to movie showings. There's always something going on, and there's always something for everyone.

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  • Sia
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Do take your professors up on the offer to get help outside class; it'll establish a good relationship with them, and they're knowledgeable about what they teach. Learn how to fix meals at home or in the dorm, because the food available really isn't good at all. Explore the campus, because there are all sorts of weird places you never knew about.

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  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The professors here are great - but every professor is different. Not only should you ask the professors tests about their classes, but you should also ask people who have previously taken their classes before each semester starts if you can. They often have the most insight as to the best resources for studying, testing strategies, and possible surprises that could come up throughout the semester.

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  • Forevery, MO
  • Nov-10-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are a student who is interested in this school I assure you that there is more than meets the eye. The professors are all really helpful and their distance learning program is also great. Though if you are a student who is going to require financial aid, I highly suggest you get everything good and ready to go well before the due date. Missouri Southern State University's financial aid department is one of the worsts I have ever dealt with. The department is likely to fall behind or lose your papers so it is important you constantly stay on them even if you feel like it is too much, it's not, I promise. Missouri Southern also has mandatory rental books costing an average $35 per book. If you are wanting a personal copy or believe you could find a purchase book for cheaper be sure you are investigating early. If you are searching for a local gym to attend while you are living in the dorms, there is no reason to do so. The schools rec center is amazing. Lots of equipment to use as well as classes to take and gyms to use. The school has a number of on campus jobs but if you are applying then be sure to do it as soon as possible because it is very competitive. The only downside to having a job on campus is that you get paid once a month and only receive 20 hours per week. If you are in need of something more, the local town offers a number of options and the campus can help you find them.

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  • Lacy from Joplin, MO
  • Oct-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Try and schedule your classes all within the same building because if you don't then you will be making a huge hike and be wore out.

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