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Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University

Check whether Southeast Missouri State University is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Cape Girardeau, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 2623
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Postgraduate certificates
  • Programs total 240
  • Acceptance rates 84%
  • Nationalities 65
  • International Students 633

Study abroad at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive, US public university with numerous national and international academic accreditations. It's located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, close to the banks of the Mississippi River.

The University offers more than 145 undergraduate majors, 100 minors, over 75 graduate programs, and focuses on delivering a real-world education that ensures graduates have the skills and knowledge to become leaders in their communities and the global workplace.

Their 328-acre campus is a mix of old and new, with 21 residence halls and 10 dining facilities giving students many choices. They also have a modern recreation center and an aquatic center available to students, along with more than 180 social, recreational and special interest organizations.

Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and track.

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Why study at Southeast Missouri State?

  • Athletics and sports

    The University compete in the NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference

  • Wide range of programs

    Southeast offers more than 200 areas of study

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Life as an international student

Southeast Missouri State University is home to nearly 12,000 students from over 52 countries. There are many resources available to help incoming international students settle into life at Southeast, including orientation and a buddy program.

Orientation is one week before classes start, and is designed to help you get acquainted with the University before term starts. The buddy program is optional, and will pair you with a US student or faculty member who you’ll meet regularly and will help adjust to life at Southeast.

All international students at Southeast will need to live on campus for at least four semesters.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 3
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 6
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 3
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 8
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Centre
  • Transport
    • On-Campus Shuttle

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Southeast Missouri State University programs

Fees and funding

With generous merit-based scholarships for international students, Southeast prides itself on being both affordable and excellent.

You may be eligible for an Academic Scholarship for international students, if you meet certain test/language and GPA requirements. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships with your Application for Admission to Southeast.

Additionally, each year you will be automatically considered for Endowed Scholarships. Through the generosity of alumni and area businesses, Southeast has over 1,100 endowed scholarships. These are a great option for international students too. If you are awarded an endowed scholarship, you will be notified by email.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $13,155 / year.

Postgraduate tuition $9,990 / year.

Freshman students

International Academic Excellence - $8,000 / year GPA 3.7 / TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 / ACT 27 / SAT 1280+

International Achievement Award (IAA) - up to $5,737.50 / year

GPA 3.2 / TOEFL 69 or IELTS 6.0 or ACT 21 or SAT 1060+ (Its the difference between in-state and out-of state tuition - students need to register for 30 credits per year)

International Student Scholarship - $2,000 / year

GPA 2.5

For TRANSFER Students

International Achievement Award (IAA) - $5,737.50 / year International Student Scholarship - $2,000 / year GPA 2.5

Location

Southeast Missouri State University

1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA

Located in Cape Girardeau, the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Southeast is a great place to live and learn in a college-friendly community.

  • To Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

    15 minutes

  • To St. Louis Lambert International Airport

    2 hours

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Visa requirements for Southeast Missouri State University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements