Freshman Admission

It's your journey. Your statement.

Get ready to be a part of something bigger, and make it something better.

Immersive academics

Your statement starts with your academic choice. Immerse yourself in our outstanding academics. Missouri State has dozens of well-established programs — or you may create an individualized major just for you.

After you’ve been admitted, take the next steps.

Find out what you should do, including accepting your offer of admission, paying the $125 confirmation fee, applying for housing and registering for SOAR.

You make your statement. We’ll put the cost within reach.

College is the first step in your future success, and we know it’s a major investment. For more than 100 years, Missouri State’s philosophy has been: A quality college education should be within the financial reach of all students. Our total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average. We invite you to compare.

Be prepared, confident and ready for your career

At Missouri State, we know you live in the real world — and so should your education. You should have the chance to put your classroom learning into practice. That’s why we believe in experiences: Internships. Networking. Educational trips. And so much more.

Parents and family members: it’s your journey, too

Mama Bear. Papa Bear. Grandma Bear. Grandpa Bear. Guardian Bear. Sibling Bear. You all helped your student get to this point, and we won’t forget you as your Bear moves through Missouri State.

You’re in the land of the Bears

Here, you’ll feel like you’re part of something bigger — because you are. Our traditions combine fun, such as Homecoming, with meaning, such as a community engagement service project. We’re friendly — some of the most common words Bears use to describe the student body are passionate, engaged, positive, innovative, welcoming and awesome.

Our community: Springfield

A growing business center. A town known for colleges — but so much more than a college town. A developing city where you can expect great networking as you start a career. Springfield is all this and more. What will it become to you?

Find the places that will enhance your education

We're focused on offering campus resources that will help make you a world-class student. New buildings and amazing renovations have changed the face of Missouri State University in recent years, and more improvements are on the way.

Office location
Carrington Hall 204

Telephone
417-836-5517

Toll-free telephone
800-492-7900

TTY
417-836-4770 (teletypewriter for hearing impaired)

Missouri Relay
800-735-2966

Fax
417-836-5137

Email
info@missouristate.edu

Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
Missouri State University
Freshman Admission
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

Website address
missouristate.edu/admissions

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