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.

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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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