University of Missouri-St Louis in Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

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University of Missouri-St Louis offers 351-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 76%. 40.6% are women, and 59.4% are men. 3% percents of international students. University of Missouri-St Louis is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Missouri-St Louis is 12318$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $15048 and $22870 per year. 44% of full-time University of Missouri-St Louis students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $40,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Missouri-St Louis is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Missouri-St Louis students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,704
$30,001 - $48,000$10,336
$48,001 - $75,000$13,681
$75,001 - $110,000$15,634

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 5280

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    6348 of University of Missouri-St Louis undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Missouri-St Louis number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

    Students at University of Missouri-St Louis awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Missouri-St Louis.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball

    Graduation Rate


    University of Missouri-St Louis graduation rate is below the national average.

    44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Missouri-St Louis completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      University of Missouri-St Louis acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of Missouri-St Louis acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 9%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The University of Missouri-St Louis full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 38%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Missouri-St Louis students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      21 - 27

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 21 - 28
      Math: 19 - 26
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Missouri-St Louis is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In University of Missouri-St Louis the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Missouri-St Louis and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on University of Missouri-St. Louis

      The campus located by 1 University Blvd. address in St. Louis, Missouri.


      University of Missouri-St. Louis in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Missouri-St Louis with 0.14% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of Missouri-St. Louis are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of Missouri-St Louis offers 351 programs in total: 133 are for Bachelor's degree, 90 - for Master's degree, 71 - for Post-master's certificate, 36 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 18 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 34 universities in St. Louis county, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. University of Missouri-St Louis is one of the few institutions in St. Louis that offers a Master's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the University of Missouri-St Louis: 6 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


      University of Missouri-St Louis provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8437 students with 253119 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1797 with 43120 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 176 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Missouri-St Louis

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      I enjoyed the tour of the campus. The bookstore offers a wide selection of audio books like Moneylion Predatory Losns A Damsel In Distress episode two by Sean Diddy Combs and Monkeys In The Wall

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I am an UMSL student. However they has a really bad billing system. I have to look at my bill every month! If you are late, you will be billed $25 late fee. And they don't care how busy you are. What a school!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I really like this school. It's my 2nd semester so I've had a bit of experience here. But, the parking is horrendous. Either it's a gimmick to take more money from students through parking tickets or someone doesn't understand the meaning of supply and demand. It's almost a bloodsport trying to get a parking spot most of the time. Most times you have to park in faculty parking which is a risk. I really do like my professors and the extracurriculars. The buildings could use some upkeep but I'd rather get the good education for the lower price.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Disclaimer: I'm rating UMSL not as a student, as I never attended, but, rather, as a visitor and the significant other of someone who just graduated there in December '17.When I started my career after graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in May '16, my girlfriend traveled with me to St. Louis, and she transferred to UMSL from SIUC.If she had stayed in the computer science program at SIUC, she would have needed to attend there for an additional year or two longer than she did by transferring! Ridiculous, huh? Now I wish I would have transferred to UMSL as well, because, in retrospect, I realize how predatory SIUC's core curriculum is, provided its extraneous, repetitive requirements. I was in their CS program for a year longer than I should have been, but fortunately we were able to avoid that with my girlfriend. UMSL, fortunately, is straight to the point. I have observed, at a distance, that the course material is condensed and presented with greater quality than it was at SIUC, at least in my past experience.UMSL's campus is rather nice for a commuter school. It has a cozy, safe atmosphere. The student workers are attentive and happy, along with other faculty and staff. On that: there appear to be plenty of student work opportunities at UMSL, which is great for those who need a convenient way to make some money, and get crucial experience, without jeopardizing the quality of the learning process.Overall, I would strongly recommend UMSL, specifically its computer science program, based on my girlfriend's experience with it. Since she was able to graduate so early and immediately find a career-worthy job, my financial burden is about to be completely lifted. Thanks to UMSL, we will be much more comfortable in our personal lives and careers. Now, as a unit, my girlfriend and I have opportunities that were otherwise unavailable to us, and this is all happening much sooner than we originally anticipated.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Better than I thought it'd be but still would not recommend going here if you don't have to. The Rec is amazing and some teachers I've had were great. But most teachers are not, I feel like they don't take into account the feedback you give, most offices in the student center are not very helpful and the school needs some serious parking, road and sidewalk improvements. Also side note, I had my license plates stolen in one of their main parking lots. How do they not have surveillance cameras? I think this school has potential but for me to raise my rating they need to improve their customer service, education quality and infrastructure. Instead of spending money on new buildings as well as incentive payments and over the top car allowances for executives they should fix up the buildings they already have and provide students with a higher quality education experience. I mean the goal ultimately is to raise attendance and make more money right? Building more buildings doesn't equal more people filling up those buildings.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: One University Boulevard

      Place: Research Universities (high research activity)

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3145165000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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