University of Missouri-St. Louis: Narrative Description

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS F-12

One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Tel: (314)516-5000
Admissions: (314)516-5460
Fax: (314)516-5310
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umsl.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Missouri System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 350-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $39.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $6.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3145 per student. Total enrollment: 15,512. Faculty: 739 (358 full-time, 381 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,350 applied, 39% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 5,569 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 7,017 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 60 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 16% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern Illinois University, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Charles Community College, Mineral Area Community College, East Central Community College, Jefferson Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, CBHE Core Requirements, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6276 full-time, $209.20 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,723 full-time, $524.10 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1102 full-time, $42.45 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6194. College room only: $4430. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Associated Black Collegians, Pierre laclede Honors College Student Association, Residence Hall Council, International Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Expo/Campus Picnic, Mirthday, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,000 college housing spaces available; 960 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 2 others with 782,431 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,570 serials, 3,878 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.4 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.