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Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southeast Missouri State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.9%
Admission Difficulty for Southeast Missouri State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Southeast Missouri State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,883 out of 4,682 applicants were admitted making Southeast Missouri State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Southeast Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Southeast Missouri State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southeast Missouri State University?

Southeast Missouri State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southeast Missouri State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >89%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 83%-89%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 74%-83%
925 to 1030 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 925 Low <63%
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Southeast Missouri State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southeast Missouri State University?

Admission data indicates that Southeast Missouri State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southeast Missouri State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southeast Missouri State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >90%
22 to 25 Avg + 83%-90%
20 to 22 Avg - 76%-83%
18 to 20 Reach 68%-76%
Less than 18 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Southeast Missouri State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southeast Missouri State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southeast Missouri State University accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Southeast Missouri State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Southeast Missouri State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southeast Missouri State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Southeast Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,980 1,658 4,682
Accepted 2,501 1,382 3,883
Acceptance Rate 84% 83% 83%
Enrolled 979 594 1,573
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 43% 41%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
163

Applicants have 163 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southeast Missouri State University before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southeast Missouri State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southeast Missouri State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southeast Missouri State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179557 IPEDS survey data for Southeast Missouri State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Southeast Missouri State University. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Southeast Missouri State University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1240. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.