Students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis are very diverse, as the Student Profile describes. The student body has been changing over the last decade, with a 25% increase in graduate students. The gender proportion has changed slightly because of a recent increase in the number of undergraduate males. UMSL students are also more ethnically diverse so that the population now reflects the ethnicity of the region.UMSL's undergraduates are more likely than our graduate students to study full time. Although only 8% live on campus, the university offers a wide array of extracurricular activities. The College Portrait describes campus life for undergraduates. UMSL undergraduate applicants must attain the same admissions standards required at all UM System universities. The same is true in most of our graduate programs as well.
A recent survey of 221 employers and community representatives reported high satisfaction with the skills and attitudes of UMSL students and alumni. For example, 98 percent rated UMSL students' oral and written skills positively, and 99 percent agreed that UMSL students used critical thinking to make good decisions. No wonder we are proud of our hard-working students.