Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, 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
85%
Acceptance Rate
4,977
Students Applied
93%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
834
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other
Summer
March 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
US States Represented
43
Countries Represented
56
96%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1145
0
1600
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
37%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
20
Top 25%
51
Top 50%
71
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
241
$30k - $48k
170
$48k - $75k
150
$75k - $110k
168
$110k+
187

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@semo.edu
Admissions Telephone: 573-651-2590
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Do not try to go up Cardic hill on your first day of going to class. Avoid 8 am classes like the plague. Join a club, intramural team, or participate Greek life to catch a break from classes.
Chanelle from Harrisburg, IL
Be sure and check your emails sent through the campus mail system (they are extremely helpful). If you have unlimited texting sign up for The SEMO Text Alert programs. They send you text messages when classes and school is canceled or if they are offering something special. If you have the opportunity, attend one of the local campuses they offer. These campuses are cheaper and offer the same quality education as the main campus. Also check for scholarship opportunities and programs to help pay back student loans depending on you department because there is a lot out there to take advantage of.
Misty from Malden, MO
Come to a Show Me Day or schedule a campus tour. Talk to your admissions councelor frequently and don't be afraid to talk to students to see what they think of the school.
Brittany from Marion, IL
You should come and visit before you make a decision on any college.
Katherine from Bridgeton, MO
Prospective students should check the Southeast portal email daily. Not only do the professors use this for communication but SEMO will send stuff about billing and other important school information. Check Email before you arrive on campus as well because your roommate might try to contact you via the portal.
Make sure to apply for scholarships Southeast offers several scholarships for students of all majors. Make sure during the application process you click on the apply for endowed scholarship button.
Sign up for a learning community if you can. It is a great way to get to know other students in your major before classes actually start. Being in a community will give you a network of friends. Floor wide study parties before finals are remarkably helpful especially in the learning communities where the whole floor has similar classes.
Learn the hours of the meal plan otherwise you will run out of Flex dollars fast. You need flex for pretty much every meal so don’t use it all the first few weeks
Evyn from Saint Louis, MO
Make sure to visit campus. People here are very helpful in answering your questions, don't be afraid to call and ask questions. Also the admissions counselors are very helpful.
Erin from Moscow Mills, MO
Try to do well on the math and english sections of your ACT so that you won't have to take a writing placement test and so that you can skip the introductory math course. Both are unecessary, so push your self now so you don't have to later.
Malcolm from St. Louis, MO
Take a campus visit. Homey Cape Girardeau is described by locals as a big small town. This is a perfect description. I grew up in a small town, then moved to the big city (Saint Louis area), so this town is a perfect mix for me.
Don't be afraid to contact teachers and staff members! They actually ENJOY helping you and making your life a little easier.
Andrea from Blackwell, MO
Always go to the activities posted on the boards around campus, you never know how much you'll enjoy something until you try it! Do not keep yourself locked in your room like Rapunzel! Let down your hair and get out of bed, there's so much life outside waiting for you!