Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri at Rolla) was founded in 1870 as the first public technological university west of the Mississippi River. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs infused with a technological perspective. Its 284-acre campus is located in Rolla, 100 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Website: www.mst.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,920
Undergraduate
Students
(23.9%) 1,652 Women
(76.1%) 5,268 Men
1,964
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,876 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
639 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
576 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,976
Out-of-state: $39,838
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,460
Out-of-state: $26,322
Room and Board
$10,094
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Freshman Award
$16,722
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,500
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
373
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 17% of classes
50-99 students: 20% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Rolla Population
19,831
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Joe Miner
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1870 Miner Circle
City, State, Zip
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone
(573) 341-4165
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@mst.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 3,876 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 987 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 2,889 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,774 (55%) of 3,237 admitted students enrolled
Women
424 (53%) of 806 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,350 (56%) of 2,431 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.64
3.75 and Above
59%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
639 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
29%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
576 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
38%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
2%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,976
Out-of-state: $39,838
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,460
Out-of-state: $26,322
Room and Board
$10,094
Books and Supplies
$822
Other Expenses
$2,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfa@mst.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002517
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
854 (58.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
842 (98.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
842 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$16,722
Need-Based Gift
Received by 794 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,079
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 839 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $866
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 251 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
285 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,129

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,567 (57.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,537 (99.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,537 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,065 (30.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$15,065
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,219 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,978
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,530 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,078
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,399 (39.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
696 (11.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,550

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,500
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, ROTC (Army and Air Force) Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Engineering technologies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
373
Part-Time Faculty
80
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
76%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 17% of classes
50-99 students: 20% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
847,646
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
980
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Information Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Water Resources

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Water Resources

Location and Setting


Rolla Population
19,831
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
284 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Rolla
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
70%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Joe Miner
School Colors
Silver and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving     x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, academic organizations, honor society, special interest group, greek organizations, recreational and sports club
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,920
Women
1,652 (23.9%)
Men
5,268 (76.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,128
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.5% from 38 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,964

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Average Starting Salary
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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