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.

Most of the students getting into SE had an SAT score in the range of 895 - 1150, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 20 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Southeast Missouri State University (SE) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. Approximately 90% of all applicant were accepted at Southeast Missouri State University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 46% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Southeast Missouri State University (SE) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 93%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southeast Missouri State University (SE) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southeast Missouri State University was reported as 85.5% in Fall 2013 with over 4,390 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SE ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • SE Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Southeast Missouri State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SE is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southeast Missouri State University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 92.1%
  • 2010-2011: 97.1%
  • 2011-2012: 97.3%
  • 2012-2013: 97.2%
  • 2013-2014: 85.5%
  • Projected SE Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 92.5%

How Does Southeast Missouri State University (SE) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southeast Missouri State University is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Illinois University Carbondale79.3%
The University of Tennessee-Martin76.7%
Murray State University82.2%
Webster University58.9%
Bethel University51.0%

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 Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southeast Missouri State University (SE) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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