Resources › For Students and Parents UMSL - University of Missouri-St. Louis Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Richard Cummins / Getty Images 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 04, 2019 UMSL Description: UMSL, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is a regional public university and the largest university in the St. Louis region. The 350-acre campus has ready access to public transportation and area restaurants, museums and sporting events. The school was founded in 1960, and continued to expand throughout the 1970s. About 80% of UMSL students come from greater St. Louis region. Students can choose from 54 bachelor's degree programs; professional fields in business, education, nursing and criminal justice are among the most popular with undergraduates. Classes are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about 70% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of clubs and activities, ranging from academic clubs, to recreational sports, to performing arts ensembles. On the athletic front, the UMSL Tritons compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. The university fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, and volleyball. Admissions Data (2016): University of Missouri Acceptance Rate: 71%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 470 / 520SAT Math: 470 / 560SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 21 / 27ACT English: 21 / 27ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 16,989 (13,898 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female39% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $9,394 (in-state); $24,525 (out-of-state)Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,032Other Expenses: $3,038Total Cost: $23,464 (in-state); $38,595 (out-of-state) UMSL Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 90%Loans: 50%Average Amount of AidGrants: $12,546Loans: $5,804 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business, Communication, Criminology, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%6-Year Graduation Rate: 53% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, BaseballWomen's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Golf, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like UMSL, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Missouri: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTruman State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWebster University: Profile Saint Louis University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLindenwood University: Profile SIU Edwardsville: Profile Lincoln University: Profile University of Kansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashington University in St Louis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRockhurst University: Profile University of Arkansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMissouri State University: Profile UMSL Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.umsl.edu/services/academic/strategic-plan/vision-mission.html "The University of Missouri-St. Louis provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body. Outstanding faculty and staff, innovative research, and creative partnerships foster synergies that advance the welfare of our stakeholders and benefit the global society."