Resources › For Students and Parents Missouri State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Missouri State University. BixB / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 19, 2017 Missouri State University Admissions Overview: Admissions at Missouri State are generally open--less than two out of ten applicants were rejected in 2016. Students with good grades and test scores have a decent chance of being admitted. To apply, students will need to send in an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. Admissions Data (2016): Missouri State University Acceptance Rate: 84%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 465 / 615SAT Math: 490 / 613SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanMissouri Valley Conference SAT comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 26ACT English: 21 / 28ACT Math: 20 / 26What these ACT numbers meanMissouri Valley Conference ACT comparison Missouri State University Description: Located in Springfield, Missouri State University is the second largest university in Missouri. The university is made up of six academic colleges; majors in business, education and psychology are among the most popular with undergraduates. Students can choose from over 150 bachelor degree programs, and the university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Missouri State University Bears compete in NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference for most sports; other conferences include the Missouri Valley Football Conference for football, the Sun Belt Conference for swimming and diving, and the Mid-American Conference for field hockey. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 23,538 (20,316 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female74% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,060 (in-state); $14,110 (out-of-state)Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,288Other Expenses: $4,034Total Cost: $20,482 (in-state); $27,532 (out-of-state) Missouri State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 74%Loans: 59%Average Amount of AidGrants: $5,515Loans: $6,266 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%6-Year Graduation Rate: 55% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Field Hockey, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Missouri State University, You May Also Like These Schools: Truman State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Missouri: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrury University: Profile University of Arkansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCollege of the Ozarks: Profile Lincoln University: Profile Webster University: Profile Washington University in St. Louis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphKansas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Missouri State University Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://www.missouristate.edu/about/missionstatement.htm "Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University's identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement."