Stephens College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Stephens College
Stephens College. Photo Courtesy of Stephens College

Stephens College is relatively accessible, and in 2016 the school had an acceptance rate of 61%. Students with "B" averages and test scores within or above the ranges posted below have a good chance of being accepted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application form, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Stephens College Description:

Founded in 1833, Stephens has the distinction of being the second oldest women's college in the country (Salem College is the oldest). The Stephens' curriculum has a liberal arts core, but the college also has notable programs in the performing arts and pre-professional areas such as health and business. The college's attractive 86-acre campus is located in Columbia, Missouri, a small city that is also home to the University of Missouri and Columbia College. Students come first at Stephens, and the college can boast of a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 13. In athletics, the Stars compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), within the American Midwest Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 954 (729 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 1% Male / 99% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,754
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,220
  • Other Expenses: $2,380
  • Total Cost: $44,354

Stephens College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,913
    • Loans: $7,288

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Fashion Marketing, Health Administration, Marketing, Theatre

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Dance

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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