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Southeast Missouri State University Admission Requirements

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Southeast Missouri State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
93%
Admission Difficulty for Southeast Missouri State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Southeast Missouri State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Southeast Missouri State University is 93%.  It ranks #35 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Southeast Missouri State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,546 out of 4,871 applicants were admitted.

Southeast Missouri State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Southeast Missouri State University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Southeast Missouri State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Southeast Missouri State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
15%
SAT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Southeast Missouri State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
95%
ACT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Southeast Missouri State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Southeast Missouri State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.53
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southeast Missouri State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Southeast Missouri State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southeast Missouri State University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southeast Missouri State University accepts 93% 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 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% 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 18%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southeast Missouri State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,143 1,728 4,871
Accepted 2,963 1,583 4,546
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 93%
Enrolled 933 557 1,490
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
176

Applicants have 176 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southeast Missouri State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southeast Missouri State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southeast Missouri State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Southeast Missouri State University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Southeast Missouri State University?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Southeast Missouri State University. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.