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University of Missouri - St Louis is a public institution located in Saint Louis, Missouri. The suburban atmosphere of Saint Louis makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$37,510 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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University of Missouri - St Louis Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMSL.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular General Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Missouri - St Louis?


Contact details for UMSL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4400
Phone: 314-516-5000

How Do I Get Into UMSL?

You can apply to UMSL online at:

Admission Requirements for UMSL

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMSL?

58% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
UMSL has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to UMSL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 530 to 615 )
UMSL received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - St Louis  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford University of Missouri - St Louis?

$37,510 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMSL is $37,510. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMSL, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,004 a year. That adds up to $24,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMSL is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Missouri - St Louis Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,889 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,973 undergraduate students at UMSL, with 4,889 being full-time and 6,084 being part-time.


There are also 2,901 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,889 full-time undergraduates at UMSL, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - St Louis students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 250
Black or African American 732
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 3,103
International Students 129
Other Races/Ethnicities 508

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - St Louis. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 79 countries are represented at UMSL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - St Louis

4,464 Took All Classes Online
8,618 Took At Least One Class Online
80.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at UMSL. In 2019-2020, 8,618 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMSL has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of UMSL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - St Louis was 80.9%. This is the #332 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMSL regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMSL ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMSL.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Secondary Education #9
Teaching English or French #11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #11
Elementary Education #16
Teacher Education Grade Specific #68

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Missouri - St Louis Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Community College Education 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
General Education 0
Multicultural Education 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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