Southeast Missouri State University (SE)

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Southeast Missouri State University can be found in Cape Girardeau, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around twelve thousand students enrolled each year at Southeast Missouri State University.

Approximately 90% of all applicant were accepted at Southeast Missouri State University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 37% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Southeast Missouri State University (SE) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southeast Missouri State University (SE) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southeast Missouri State University was reported as 86.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,790 college applications submitted to Southeast Missouri State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southeast Missouri State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.8%
  • 2017-2018: 84.5%
  • 2018-2019: 83.7%
  • 2019-2020: 86.2%
  • Projected SE Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.8%

How Does Southeast Missouri State University (SE) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southeast Missouri State University is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale66.6%
The University of Tennessee-Martin64.5%
Murray State University82.4%
Webster University56.9%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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