Private 4 Year

Stephens College

Columbia, Missouri

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Stephens College overview
Location Columbia, Missouri
Online stephens.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Stephens College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Stephens College, situated in Columbia, Missouri, is an established private institution founded in 1833, making it one of the oldest women's colleges in the United States. The college presents an urban campus environment notable for its blend of historic and contemporary architecture, with facilities designed to accommodate residential students through on-campus housing. Academically, Stephens College is recognized for its performing arts programs, including theatre and dance, as well as its fashion program and its equestrian studies. While it is not widely known for athletics, the school maintains a selection of sports teams. The college's location in Columbia offers proximity to both Kansas City and St. Louis, providing students with access to the amenities of larger cities while maintaining a close-knit campus atmosphere. Stephens College is characterized by a selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate strong potential and fit for its specialized programs.

In the most recent statistical year 650 prospective students applied, and 417 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 75 enrolled in the school.  538 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 52 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $24,586 plus fees of $1,000.












Stephens College is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1050/1240
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.27

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Nov 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Stephens College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $11,488
Budget for Other Expenses$4,330
Total One Year Cost$42,644

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Stephens College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 36%
Business 24%
Health Professions 11%
Education 6%
English and Literature 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179548 IPEDS survey data for Stephens College.

Current students may use the Stephens College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.