MWSU

Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, United States
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  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    10
  • Previously Enrolled
    30

Overview of Missouri Western State University (MWSU)

About this school

Missouri Western State, founded in 1915, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 740-acre campus is located in St. Joseph, 40 miles north of Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,292
    • Men:2,175 (41.1%)
    • Women:3,117 (58.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (MWSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Missouri Western State University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4525 Downs Drive
City, State, Zip
St. Joseph, MO  64507-2294
Phone
(816) 271-4266
Fax
(816) 271-5833
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 5,390 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 3,309 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 2,081 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
979 (25%) of 3,981 admitted students enrolled
Women
585 (24%) of 2,437 admitted students enrolled
Men
394 (26%) of 1,544 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MWSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,842|Out-of-state: $13,350
  • Room & Board: - $8,102 (70.04409094838765%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (6.916227198063456%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,665 (23.03968185354889%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Missouri Western State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002490
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,428

Academics & Instruction (MWSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


207

Part-Time Faculty


136

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
440,680

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Missouri Western State University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


24.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


29.0%

Programs & Majors (MWSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (54)


  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Applied Arts, Master of Applied Science, Master of Science, Master of Information Management, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (20)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Information Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Rhetoric
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Writing

Campus Life (MWSU)

Location & Geography

Population


77,147

Nearest Metropolitan Area


744 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Kansas City

Weather


Temperature
16.7 average low in January, 83.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in St. Joseph
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Griffon
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Missouri Western State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,498

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,292
Women
3,117
Men
2,175

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 11.0% Black/African-American
  • 1.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.7% White
  • 3.8% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 27 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


241

Student Resources (MWSU)

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