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University of Missouri - St Louis Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Missouri - St Louis ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Missouri - St Louis Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Missouri - St Louis was awarded 22 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UMSL is ranked #666 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UMSL also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMSL?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Missouri - St Louis is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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

ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 22 to 27 )
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University of Missouri - St Louis Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Missouri - St Louis is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Missouri - St Louis is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Missouri - St Louis

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Missouri - St Louis enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at UMSL, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at UMSL

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,787 undergraduates at UMSL with 5,492 being full-time and 8,295 being part-time.

UMSL Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

UMSL scored 51.88 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.88 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Missouri - St Louis Cost?

The overall average net price of UMSL is $9,930. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMSL

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,758 $7,889 $10,685 $14,015 $16,166

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMSL, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMSL, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $5,117 a year. That adds up to $20,468 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMSL is 7.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UMSL Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMSL make about $42,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Missouri - St Louis

Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, University of Missouri - St Louis is a public institution. Saint Louis is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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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: https://www.umsl.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMSL.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umsl

University of Missouri - St Louis Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from University of Missouri - St Louis. Of these students, 1,988 received undergraduate degrees and 945 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 368 $37,400
Nursing 237 $54,700
General Psychology 156 $29,100
Communication & Media Studies 121 $29,900
Accounting 109 $43,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 109 $30,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 101 $32,900
Social Work 90 $26,800
General Biology 89 $32,000
Criminology 88 $31,800

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Missouri - St Louis along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMSL

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,726 students took at least one online class at University of Missouri - St Louis. This is an increase from the 4,347 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,726 968
2016-2017 4,347 986
2015-2016 4,295 826
2014-2015 5,129 1,224
2013-2014 5,236 1,224

Learn more about online learning at University of Missouri - St Louis.

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