Total Enrollment (Fall 2016)

Undergraduate 13,898 81.8%
Graduate 2,923 17.2%
Professional 168 1.0%
Total 16,989 100%
   On Campus 10,848
   Off Campus 6,141
     

Admissions Statistics (Fall 2016)

Freshmen applicants 2,628
     Admits 1,413
     Admission rate 54%
     Enrolled freshmen 451
Transfer applicants 3,257
     Admits 2,221
     Admission rate 68%
     Enrolled transfers 1,580
Freshman Average ACT 24.0
Freshman Average HS GPA 3.37
Percent in top-half of HS graduating class 84%
Transfer Average GPA 2.94
     

Student Ethnicity Breakdown (Fall 2016)

American Indian 56 0.3%
Asian or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 837 5.1%
Black/African American 2,447 15%
Hispanic 483 3.0%
Non-Resident Alien 564 3.5%
Two or more races 282 1.7%
Unspecified 708 4.2%
White 11,612 68.4%
Total 16,989 100%
Men 41.0%
Women                       59.0%
     

Enrollment by College (All Undergraduates, Fall 2016)

College of Arts & Sciences 3,828 44.2%
College of Business Administration 2,110 24.4%
College of Education 737 8.6%
Joint Engineering Program w/ Washington University 362 4.2%
School of Fine and Performing Arts 712 8.2%
College of Nursing 903 10.4%
     

Academics

Undergraduate colleges & schools 8
Graduate & professional schools 2
Total full-time faculty 471
Student-to-faculty ratio 17:1
Minority faculty 19.5%
Faculty with terminal degrees 49%
Degrees awarded (FY2016) 3,344
Undergraduate classes w/ fewer than 30 students 73%
     

Campus Life

Percent of students living on campus 9%
Countries represented by undergraduate student body 70
Student Organizations 120+
Number of fraternities & sororities 14
First-year student retention rate 75%
     

Triton Athletics

NCAA Division/Conference Division II / Great Lakes Valley Conference
Varsity teams 7 Women's & 6 Men's
Women's teams Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Men's teams Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer,
Swimming, Tennis
Intramural sports 29
School Colors Red and Gold
Mascot Louie the Triton
     

Points of Pride

  • Founded in 1963, UMSL has more than 96,000 alumni – of which about 72 percent live and work in the St. Louis region. No university has more alumni in the region.
  • The Undergraduate International Business program has ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report for the last 12 consecutive years.
  • The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is ranked 2nd nationally by the Journal of Criminal Justice for scholarly research.
  • UMSL has been named one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes Magazine.
  • UMSL was ranked the 56th "Best Bang for your Buck"university in the nation by Washington Monthly and was one of only three Missouri universities to make the list.
  • The first-time pass rate for UMSL nursing graduates on the state licensure exam consistently surpasses 90%, which is high above the state and national averages.
  • UMSL is ranked 14th nationally in a survey of "Best College and University Civic Partnerships".
  • UMSL was one of four public Missouri schools that had an annual tuition under $20,000 and an average starting salary of over $40,000.
  • UMSL's Whitney Harris World Ecology Center is one of the nation's largest and most diverse programs in biology conservation.