Missouri State University-Springfield

901 S National Avenue, Springfield, MO

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Questions and Answers about Missouri State University-Springfield

Nevaeh J.
1 year ago
What intramural sports are offered at MSU?
Missouri State University-Springfield
We have a ton of intramural sports! From indoor soccer to ultimate frisbee there's a little bit of everything! You can see some more info on those programs here: https://www.missouristate.edu/Recreation/RecSports/default.htm
Nevaeh J.
1 year ago
Where can I find information about campus tours?
Missouri State University-Springfield
Hi Nevaeh! Our campus is open for tours Monday-Saturday and you can book a visit here: https://www.missouristate.edu/admissions/visitcampus.htm
Britney A.
1 year ago
Is there a lot of hands on experience in MSU-Springfield's Wildlife biology and Natural Conservation programs?
Missouri State University-Springfield
Hi Britney! Yes, that program has a lot of field work involved in the major. They take a good number of filed trips for their classes, and also participate in several labs throughout the program. These excursions get students out of the classroom for some great hands on learning experiences.
Tulkinjon O.
1 year ago
Does Missouri State University-Springfield have any scholarships for transfer students?
Missouri State University-Springfield
Hi Tulkinjon! We do offer scholarships for transfer students. Those awards as well as their criterion can be found on our website here: https://www.missouristate.edu/financialaid/scholarships/transfer.htm
James M.
1 year ago
Does MSU Springfield have any intramural sports?
Missouri State University-Springfield
Hi James! We do have a wide range of intramural sports on campus. You can find instructions on registering for these opportunities on our website here: https://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/recsports/
Heidi C.
1 year ago
What does Missouri State University do for Bright Flight?
Missouri State University-Springfield
Hi Heidi! Missouri State does participate in Bright Flight. This award is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools. In order to be eligible a student must meet the following requirements: Be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or permanent resident. Have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in either: the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests, or the top 4th or 5th percentiles of all Missouri students taking those tests.
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Majors offered at Missouri State University-Springfield

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods

Academics at Missouri State University-Springfield

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Least Selective (85% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Missouri State University-Springfield students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)79k
Software Engineer74k
Human Resources (HR) Manager74k
Executive Director73k
Software Developer65k
Marketing Manager64k
Graphic Designer44k
Based on 10,941 student responses
46.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
88.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Missouri State University-Springfield

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Sarah Crain
Hiking And Backpacking



In the psychology department, I was overall pleased with all the professors. All of them are very passionate about their work and invested in their students' holistic experience at MSU. There's lots of opportunity for research and enrichment, you just have to ask and take advantage of offers!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's a large student population -- around 20,000. That can be tricky (or exciting) in developing a social circle.



The faculty was very accessible and genuinely involved in students' academic journeys. The student body was full of social interactions and community betterment groups.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The parking is a nightmare. Plan to arrive on campus at least an hour ahead of schedule to increase the chance of a parking spot within a mile of campus.

Addison McCarty
Music Theory
Music Composition



My Favorite thing about Missouri State is that within my program I am able to have a relationship with every professor because of the size of the program.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only downside to Missouri State is that Greenwood Private School is on campus so there is usually middle school to high school-aged students in the student union.

Malena Hemenway
Horseback Riding
Music + 7 others



I enjoy the sociability of those I go to school with.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't enjoy the dining hall food.

Heather Loucks
Photography and Photo Editing
Graphic Design
Reading + 2 others



I absolutely enjoyed every moment that I had. I was very active in my dorm and campus events. Loved most of my classes and teachers. The only thing that I would do differently is I should have stayed on campus to be more focused on my schoolwork and would have had better relationships with my friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The parking garages were in need of an upgrade. Just because you paid for a parking pass doesn't guarantee you a parking space. Depending on the time of day and what was going on that day you may not find a space on campus. I know the issue was brought up to them before I graduated but I haven't checked to see if they did anything about it.

Micaela Pardue
Hiking And Backpacking



Pretty much every professor I have had has been amazing. I am mainly in the College of Public Affairs within the history department and the anthropology/sociology department and every professor I have had has been understanding, fun, and actively tries to get to know their students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

At times there is a lack of communication by departments to students. This would probably be my only complaint since it can make it hard to know some things, like at times what you need to do for your degree. However, most of the time this can be cleared up after scheduling a meeting with your advisor.

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