Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
95%
Acceptance Rate
2,682
Students Applied
96%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
831
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
31
95%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1085
0
1600
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
39
Top 50%
70
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
277
$30k - $48k
139
$48k - $75k
150
$75k - $110k
112
$110k+
73

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@mssu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 866-818-6778
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
Visit with the teachers and department heads. They will be more than happy to meet with you, and usually have great information and advice.
MSSU student
MSSU isn't exactly tough, but it's best not to slack off either. Go to class, study however much you need to and you'll be fine.
Andrea from Neosho, MO
If I were a prospective student looking at Missouri Southern, I would say to build a strong work ethic now because once you get here you are expected to perform at a university level. These professors want you to succeed but they aren't going to do the work for you. Make sure you work hard now and keep working hard because the pay off will be fantastic if you keep going.
Megan from Joplin, MO
Make sure you apply for scholarships and grants. Also if you are living in a state bordering Missouri or live in Texas, you can get some kind of in state tuition discount, but you would have to check on specifics for that.
Brian from Joplin, MO
be sure to get your application in on time. mssu are very picky when it comes to deadlines.
Austin from Seneca, MO
Get a head start on everything. The sooner you get something done the more likely that it will go the way you want it to. Especially with dorms.
Gabrielle from Joplin, MO
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.
AshLeigh from Stella, MO