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University of Missouri - St Louis Overview

University of Missouri - St Louis is a public institution located in Saint Louis, Missouri. UMSL is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is University of Missouri - St Louis Known For?

1,989 Undergraduate Awards
$37,377 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UMSL.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UMSL makes roughly $42,900 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Missouri - St Louis Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMSL has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#112 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#290 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMSL.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Botany/Plant Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General English Literature Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Psychology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General English Literature Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Psychology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Botany/Plant Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Psychology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Botany/Plant Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMSL has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Criminology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Highest Paid Fine & Studio Arts Graduates College Factual
#25 Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#53 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#59 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#76 Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Missouri - St Louis?

Location of University of Missouri - St Louis

Contact details for UMSL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4400
Phone: 314-516-5000
Website: www.umsl.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMSL.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umsl

How Do I Get Into UMSL?

You can apply to UMSL online at: www.umsl.edu/admissions/applications.html

Admission Requirements for UMSL

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMSL?

76% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
UMSL has an acceptance rate of 76%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to UMSL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 600. Math scores were between 535 and 625.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 530 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 535 to 625 )
200
800
UMSL received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Missouri - St Louis?

$37,377 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMSL is $37,377. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMSL, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,616 a year. That adds up to $22,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMSL is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Missouri - St Louis Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,098 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,026 undergraduate students at UMSL, with 5,098 being full-time and 7,928 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMSL

There are also 2,962 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,098 full-time undergraduates at UMSL, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMSL

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - St Louis students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMSL Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 267
Black or African American 721
Hispanic or Latino 156
White 3,198
International Students 181
Other Races/Ethnicities 575

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - St Louis. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 79 countries are represented at UMSL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - St Louis

968 Took All Classes Online
4,726 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UMSL. In 2017-2018, 4,726 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMSL has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMSL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - St Louis was -3.7%. This is the #2,411 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMSL regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMSL majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 29%
Business, Management & Marketing 0%
Education 4%
Educational Administration 36%
Ethnic Studies 31%
General Business/Commerce 1%
Political Science & Government 11%
Social Sciences 5%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5%
Teaching English or French 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMSL ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMSL.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Ethnic Studies #25
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #32
Criminology #38
Political Science & Government #48
Teaching English or French #57
History #72
History #72
Communication & Media Studies #111
Communication & Journalism #167
General Business/Commerce #202
Special Education #203
Social Sciences #219
Educational Administration #263
Teacher Education Grade Specific #307
Nursing #493

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Missouri - St Louis Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 2 365 7 162 0 536
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 115 5 148 0 268
Nursing 0 194 19 3 25 241
General Psychology 0 166 0 20 10 196
Social Work 0 81 0 71 0 152
Accounting 0 100 0 35 0 135
Communication & Media Studies 6 112 0 4 0 122
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 68 11 21 0 100
Criminology 0 87 0 8 4 99
General Biology 0 80 0 10 3 93
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 92 0 0 0 92
Computer Science 0 70 0 16 0 86
Student Counseling 0 0 0 62 0 62
General Education 0 24 0 0 37 61
Educational Administration 0 0 16 37 0 53
Special Education 0 0 18 26 0 44
General English Literature 1 36 0 6 0 43
Optometry 0 0 0 0 39 39
Fine & Studio Arts 0 38 0 0 0 38
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 25 0 11 0 36
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 11 0 12 13 0 36
History 0 19 1 15 0 35
Mathematics 0 29 0 6 0 35
Political Science & Government 0 22 0 10 3 35
Economics 0 22 0 10 0 32
Mechanical Engineering 0 22 0 0 0 22
Public Administration 0 6 3 11 0 20
Music 0 20 0 0 0 20
Electrical Engineering 0 19 0 0 0 19
Chemistry 0 10 0 5 4 19
Sociology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 17 0 0 0 17
Anthropology 0 16 0 0 0 16
Business Administration & Management 0 0 12 0 3 15
Information Technology 7 0 7 0 0 14
Civil Engineering 0 13 0 0 0 13
Ethnic Studies 11 0 2 0 0 13
Writing Studies 0 0 4 7 0 11
Physics 0 8 0 1 2 11
Other Psychology 11 0 0 0 0 11
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10 0 0 0 0 10
Philosophy 0 6 0 4 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 0 3 0 9
Applied Mathematics 8 0 0 0 1 9
Gerontology 0 0 6 3 0 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Public Policy 0 0 6 0 0 6
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 0 0 5
International Relations & National Security 0 4 0 0 0 4
Marketing 0 0 3 0 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 0 3 0 0 3
Museum Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 0 0 3
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Programming 1 0 0 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Theory 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 68 1,921 145 728 131 2,993

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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