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University of Missouri - St. Louis

St. Louis, MO


About This Campus

UMSL Points of Pride: UMSL is ranked 14th nationally in a survey of "Best College and University Civic Partnerships." Five UMSL programs are ranked among the top 20 nationally in the Academic Analytics Faculty Productivity Index. They are: counselor education, information systems, criminology, evolutionary biology and teaching and learning. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is ranked second nationally by the Journal of Criminal Justice for scholarly research, and fourth nationally by U.S. News & World Report for the department's doctoral program. The International Business program at UMSL was ranked 14th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 – its twelfth year in the top 20. http://www.umsl.edu/about/pop.html

Location Information

UMSL is located in a largely residential area between St. Louis City and St. Louis County. The grounds were once a golf course, giving the campus a rolling green appearance. It is near Lambert International Airport. The campus has two Metrolink stops, allowing for easy access to many other parts of St. Louis.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | St. Louis
Population | 2,800,000
Enrollment | 17,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/16
Spring | 01/16-05/12

Campus Diversity

White | 63%
Black | 18%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 5%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 8%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Engineering, Nursing

Some advanced teaching is restricted.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice - Ranked top 10 in the country
  • International Business - Ranked top 20 in the country
  • Criminology - Ranked top 10 in the country

Unique Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Theater Arts/Drama

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics

Economics: Economics

Education: Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), French, German, Japanese, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing, Optometry

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Optometry Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 05/17/17.
  • Estimated cost: $5032.5.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): None.
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($335.50 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/17/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Important Notes: Costs are for AY2017-18. All students, regardless of Plan, are responsible for any additional supplemental course fees. Many courses have course fees or supplemental fees. Some course/supplemental fees are used to support additional costs of instruction or for supplies and materials. Others are used for the development, maintenance or improvement of the course. http://www.umsl.edu/cashiers/tuition-fees/course-fees-supplemental-fees.html

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,499 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002519

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/17/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $5000 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 5 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1700 declining balance plan.
  • $1686 per semester for 6 meals per week.
  • $1888 per semester for 9 meals per week.
  • $1940 per semester for 12 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Costs are for AY2016-17.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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