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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T was one of the first tech schools west of the Mississippi River, and today it's considered among the top technological research universities in the country. It is located in the small town of Rolla, Missouri, and surrounded by beautiful Ozark scenery. While best known for its engineering programs, S&T (as it is called by most students) also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business. Its about 6,400 undergrads and 1,600 graduate students can participate in more than 200 student organizations and an assortment of varsity and intramural sports. The Miners compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference of the NCAA Division II. A cornerstone of S&T student life is its many design teams, made up of over 1,300 students, who collaborate with industry professionals to build everything from dirt bikes to robots to remote-controlled aircrafts. The biggest school tradition of each year is S&T's famous St. Patrick's Day celebration, in which students, faculty, and local residents get together and literally paint the town green.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: S&T is offering a mix of courses. Some online with in-person testing and some primarily in-person. To give students a feel of the campus experience, all classes, regardless of their instruction method, will integrate some kind of in-person component.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$23,000
% of students who get any grants
79%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$14,600
Average price for low-income students
$10,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
84%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1280/28
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
6,790
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
91%
% of need met
48%
% of students who get merit* grants
11%
Average merit grant
$5,550
student success
Graduation rate
63%
Average time to a degree
4.8 years
Average student debt
$24,750
Average salary within 5 years
$68,100
% earning more than $28,000
84%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: S&T is offering a mix of courses. Some online with in-person testing and some primarily in-person. To give students a feel of the campus experience, all classes, regardless of their instruction method, will integrate some kind of in-person component.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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