Students Say

Top performers in science and technology will find a home in the school formerly known as University of Missouri—Rolla, because here “students are exposed to just about every different type of engineering,” making it “one of the best universities that prepares engineers for industry.” Unsurprisingly, this does not come without challenge. Classes can be “very tough and intimidating,” where “it's not uncommon to have a 55 percent or less average on a test.” Students ready for the rigorous academics should “not expect to be babied at all” because “the professors are there to challenge you.”

Overview

Applicants
3,577
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
535 - 670
SAT Math
600 - 700
ACT Composite
26 - 31

Deadlines


Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Top performers in science and technology will find a home in the school formerly known as University of Missouri—Rolla, because here “students are exposed to just about every different type of engineering,” making it “one of the best universities that prepares engineers for industry.” Unsurprisingly, this does not come without challenge. Classes can be “very tough and intimidating,” where “it's not uncommon to have a 55 percent or less average on a test.” Students ready for the rigorous academics should “not expect to be babied at all” because “the professors are there to challenge you.” The aim is to “prepare students to find a job in the real world and help us to get the experience to succeed in it.” Students who have run the gauntlet say “the quality of education and availability of resources here is second to none.” That education comes via “hands-on learning, small class sizes, and caring professors” who are “some of the smartest professors in the world.” Though they challenge their students, they don’t leave them out to dry. “All of the professors have office hours, whether open or by appointment,” students note. Indeed, “the accessibility of instructors and other faculty/staff” at this small school is seen as a strength. Yes, “this school definitely is willing to challenge their students,” but numbers-crunching engineers will find value in their education, because S&T “comes in the top three schools in average starting salary for graduates, and won't guarantee a huge debt burden.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
491
with Terminal Degree
386

357
Men
141
Minority
134
Women
60
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Technical and Business Writing

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Statistics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gary Forsee
Former Pres, Univ of Missouri System (former Sprint CEO)

Steve Sullivan
Dir of Res & Dev, Industrial Light & Magic

Ralph Szygenda
Group VP & CIO, General Motors Corporation

Joan Woodard
Ex VP & Dep Dir , Sandia National Laboratories

Sandra Magnus
NASA Astronaut

Janet Kavandi
NASA Astronaut

Tom Akers
NASA Astronaut

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
77
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Missouri residents attending Missouri S&T will receive a tuition bill of $8,082. Undergrads hailing from out-of-state face a higher bill, one priced at $22,398. Additionally, all students must pay another $1,268 in required fees. And undergrads should anticipate spending around $890 for books and supplies. Finally, students can expect to pay $8,900 for on-campus room and board.

Bang For Your Buck

If you’re looking for a school that won’t break the proverbial bank, Missouri S&T just might be the university for you. As one thrilled sophomore explains, “Missouri S&T offers a quality degree at a low price.” And it’s not just a bargain for Missouri residents. A relieved senior shares, “[Missouri S&T is even] affordable for an out-of-state student like myself; [it was actually cheaper] than some [of my] instate institutions.” Beyond just a state school price tag, undergrads often benefit from generous financial aid packages. A lot of that generosity can be attributed to the numerous merit scholarships available. For example, S&T offers the Excellence Scholarship, which provides a minimum of $5,500 for in-state students and $11,000 for out-of-state students. The Trustees Scholarship offers a minimum of $4,000 and $10,000 respectively. There are also many departmental awards to be had. Upon receiving an acceptance letter, students are encouraged to inquire with their intended degree program.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,488

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,460

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,776

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,591

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
46%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,180

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,220
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,385
Required Fees
$1,290
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$896

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Imagine a less stereotypical Big Bang Theory and you’re close to the mark. The typical student may be “a little nerdy,” “those kids that didn’t fit in during high school” but who “now can be themselves.” A typical S&T student “is someone who never really had to study in high school to get good grades, but they are working hard here to maintain that standard.” While most S&T students are smart—“we came here primarily to learn,” one attendee notes—they are not introverted or antisocial. The “very friendly” people on campus “live together in harmony.” Indeed, “everyone can find a place to fit in” thanks to the “over 212 student organizations.” While about half of the students here are from Missouri or nearby states, the others “are from the edges of the nation and even some foreign countries, which is astounding considering our small enrollment size.” Education is the priority for those who attend, so meeting people is simple because “it is really easy just to strike up a conversation with someone.” The like-minded atmosphere makes socializing easy. “We are all nerds, so we adapt to the social environment once we are introduced.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,522
Out of State
19%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

3.11%
Asian
4.08%
African-American
1.63%
Hispanic
86.69%
Caucasian
3.63%
Unknown
8.37%
International

23% female
77% male
19% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Missouri University of Science and Technology may be “a small school in the middle of Missouri,” but “our range of student organizations is mind-boggling.” You name the club and it probably exists, as well as school activities ranging from “scavenger hunts, video game nights, cooking classes, viewing parties, dance lessons, and much more.” Of course, in a school where “all of the students are always worrying about that next exam in calculus or dreading their lab in the afternoon,” it is not surprising that studying is as big a pastime as hanging out. Here, “academics are everyone's top priority.” When not studying, “drinking is pretty big on weekends,” especially among the 30 percent of campus involved in Greek life. Other activities include “playing sports, video games, and working out.” Downtown Rolla isn’t a thriving Mecca of activity because “there's not so much to do in the town,” however, “someone always has something going on.” St. Louis is close enough for day trips, and there are a slew of student organizations to occupy downtime. “Virtually every student is either heavily involved in a diverse group of these student organizations or devotes much of their time to design teams or research.” Generally, if you’re at S&T and are not kept busy, it’s probably because you don’t want to be busy.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
78

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
217
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
16

21% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

32% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Miners)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Miners)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, is a technological research university that is a leader in sustainability research, education, and campus initiatives. The epicenter of this effort is the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engagement, or OSE3, which “develops, leads, and promotes S&T sustainability initiatives.” One of these initiatives, the Solar Village, encompasses both local and national eco-engagement: the Village houses competition entries in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, an intercollegiate, international competition of 20 teams to design and build a solar house. After the competition, the houses return to the university for ongoing sustainable use. S&T similarly exhibits leadership in sustainable transportation, offering students Electric Vehicle charging stations, the Renewable Energy Transit Depot, and a fully electric-powered shuttle bus, the EBus. Overall, as a university populated by 90 percent of students majoring in engineering, the sciences, mathematics, or business, Missouri S&T considers itself particularly well-equipped to respond to the world’s energy and environmental challenges. The school calls this the “E3=C” challenge, or “Energy, Environment, and Education equals Civilization.” Through its innovative sustainability programs, including a campus-wide geothermal energy project that will reduce energy use by 50 percent, the university seems to be matching that principle. In terms of its curricula, Missouri S&T offers undergraduate concentrations in biological sciences, geology and geophysics, and traditional (civil, chemical, electrical) engineering tracks as well as environmental, geological, metallurgical, mining, nuclear, and petroleum engineering. A sustainability minor was established in 2012. Graduate degrees are offered in applied and environmental biology, earth sciences, geotechnics, and all of the engineering tracks.

Green Rating
87
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
37

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP,

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions & Visitor's Center
Admissions & Visitor's Center

Address
300 W. 13th Street; 102 Parker Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-1060

Phone
800-522-0938

Email
admissions@mst.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Havener Student Center
Residential College
Student Design Team Center
Castleman Performing Arts Center
Student Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Missouri Regional Wineries
Mark Twain National Forest
Meramec Caverns
Lake of the Ozarks
Branson Recreational Sites (Table Rock Lake, etc)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 - 5:00
800-522-0938

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle services are available for airports and train station. Bus transportation is available. Closest airports are St. Louis and Springfield, MO.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Southwest on I-44 from St. Louis; Northeast on I-44 from Springfield, Joplin and Tulsa; South on Highway 63 from Jefferson City.

Local Accommodations
http://www.mst.edu/community/