Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO, USA
3.38 Average Rating

Missouri Western State University is a public school based in Saint Joseph, MI. MWSU is one of the less than 500 colleges in the US with an ABET-accredited engineering programs. Upon admittance to Missouri Western students rub the head of the statue of their mascot, a griffon, for good luck and once more after graduation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • 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
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020
Other August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,533
Total Number of Undergrads
5,292
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
37%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,705
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,496
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$12,647
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,950
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,882
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,897
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,185

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,094
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,525
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
21%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Max the Griffon
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
Saint Joseph
Saint Louis
Columbia
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
missouri western seems to be a great school that wants to help me with my career in life, they have and online goldlink that is really helpful it shows me my information and what needs to be completed.
Chelsea from Saint Louis, MO
This is a clean quiet school with good instructors. The campus layout is convenient. It is easy to get from one building to another.
Donna from St. Joseph, MO
missouri western have the best learning environment. faculty are friendly and are able to help students when needed. career advisors are also really helpful.
Faizan from St Joseph, MO
Missouri Western is a fun environment with a lot of school spirit. They offer a lot of interesting programs and classes that will help you reach your goal. The best part is that the price is really cheap for a university.
Megan from St Joseph, MO
Missouri Western State University has a beautiful campus. MWSU is very diverse and welcomes students from all walks of life. Everyone comes together as a griffon.
Alyssa from St Joseph, MO
Amazing programs with a simple registration process that takes only minutes. The helpful administration, counselors, and teachers make Missouri Western State University a great school that allows you to expand your higher educational goals. I give MWSU A 10 out of 10!
Lauren from Kansas City, MO
Missouri Western is a safe and friendly college. We are a dry college which means no alcohol. Everyone wants to make sure you are settling in great and doing your best with your education.
Chelsea from Leavenworth, KS

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