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Missouri State University-Springfield Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,740 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 30 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $118,108)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $74,351)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 97 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 13 17 - Yes
Field Hockey - 24 - -
Football 94 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Soccer 28 30 - Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 42 - -
Volleyball - 21 - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rodeo - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.0%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 82.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 33
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kristyn from Raymore, MO
  • 4
  • the dorms are a great way to meet people and get involved on campus. there is always something going on in each dorm, regardless of which one you are in.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Kylei from Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I came to the university believing the dining halls were just going to be serving regular cafeteria food but I was pleasantly surprised at how good everything tastes. There is always a few staples that they always serve like pizza, a salad bar, and a burger bar. But they also have a couple different meals to choose from each day. They also have really good desserts. The workers are also all very friendly.

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  • 3
  • Whitney from Kansas City, MO
  • I am a past student here

    The cafeterias on campus are actually pretty good. I recommend getting one meal a day and then a small amount of points that you can use at the student union. The student union isn't the healthiest place, but you can use your points for coffee at Starbucks or on a sandwich at Subway. Just be careful that you get there in time before the lunch crowd, or you'll not make it to class on time from the long waits.

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  • 5
  • Heather from Ward, AR
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is very flexible when it comes to food and dining. There are three different campus dining halls that one may attend, and none of these are restricted to where you simply live. There are also mini-fast food restaurants in the Plaster Student Union that one can go to if one has the knackering for Subway or Chick-Fil-A. They also have a store called Bear Necessities that has plenty of food and drinks that a student can choose from. In order to buy nearly anything, one is required to have a boomer meal and a meal plan so you can take advantage of these facilities as much as possible.

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  • 2
  • Natalie from Springfield, MO
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of great options...outside of campus. The fast food at the PSU is terrible and greasy. You will be sick of the dining hall food by the second week of school.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Whitney from Kansas City, MO
  • I am a past student here

    I tried sorority life for a year, but it wasn't for me. That's not to say it wasn't good, but if you're not a typical Greek life sort of person, don't bother trying it out. If you are sure about wanting to go Greek, there is a wide range of houses to rush, each with their own defining personality.

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  • 0
  • Heather from Ward, AR
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek Life and those who join it are generally volunteer loving and kind people that will help when possible. They give you several connections out into the community and allow you to connect with people inside your specific fraternity/sorority so you will always have sisters/brothers around campus.

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  • 0
  • Alia from O'Fallon, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I am a part of Greek Life here at Missouri State University. Before I joined, as an outsider, I was intrigued by the strong interrelationships the Greek community seemed to have. The standards the Greek Life community holds themselves to are incredibly impressive, and it's an honor to associate myself with them. For the most part, there is no hierarchy.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Union, MO
  • I am a current student here

    It's not as big on this campus as at some schools, but there are lots of options available for anyone who is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority.

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  • 0
  • Bethany from Springfield, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Personally, I mostly only enjoy Phi Sigma Pi because it's not like your normal frat. It's co-ed and you don't have to live in a house. However, the rest of the greek life is good. I hear a lot of good things form the men and women in the sororities and fraternities on campus.

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