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Stephens College
Columbia, MO
Stephens, founded in 1833, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 202-acre campus is located in Columbia, west of St. Louis.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 706
   Women 702 (99.4%)
   Men 4 (0.6%)
Graduate Students 185
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 1,153 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.27
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
26-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $43,622
  Tuition and Fees $29,754
  Room and Board $9,668
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $12,000
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 48
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Columbia Population 115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Stars
Sororities 7% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
14.9% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.5% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 0.3% from 2 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported