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90% OF than CLASSES have fewer

30

120

+

students

Unlimited

free tutoring

for all students

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60 minors

28,000+ ALUMNI IN ALL

50 STATES

25+ COUNTRIES

+

5,000

UNDERGRADUATE

STUDENTS STUDENTS

16:1 student

ARE FROM

15 class size average

faculty ratio

When choosing a college, we know you have high expectations – and you should! You’ll be spending the next four years learning, growing and experiencing everything your chosen college has to offer. Missouri Western offers an education tailored to you. As Missouri’s official applied learning university, we offer you student-centered, hands-on learning opportunities. Nearly 100 percent of our students participate in an applied learning opportunity where they gain the experiences they need to succeed. You will experience small classroom sizes, explore extensive research and internship opportunities, as well as make friends from all around the world. With all of this and more, you will quickly discover what we mean when we say

everything is possible OVER

100 YEARS

OF TRADITION

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experience

the possibilities

meet : Brock Ryan ’18 and Alec Guy ’17 Majors: Economics Hometowns: St. Joseph, Missouri Experience: Wrote a research paper and presented in Hawaii Read their story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

Internships

Griffons gain real-world experience:

• Altec • American Family Insurance • Apple • Children’s Mercy Hospital • Disney World • Kansas City Chiefs • Mosaic Life Care

• NASA • National Geographic • TOMS Shoes • U.S. Department of Defense • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • U.S. Senate • Worlds of Fun

Research Projects

Griffons get noticed for their research: • Received a $1.1 million synthetic biology research grant • Worked with the Centers for Disease Control on a newly discovered virus • Presented research at international conferences in Malta, Greece, Croatia and more • Presented research for the National Science Foundation • Created strategic business plans and were awarded franchises 2 #gogriffs

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Study Away

Griffons have taken their adventures off campus to: • Discuss art with painters in France • Explore museums in New York City • Practice nursing in Honduras • Explore the ruins of ancient Greece • Snorkel in Belize • Study in China, England, Germany, Mexico, South Korea and many more countries!

Service Learning

Griffons make an impact in their community by helping: • Big Brothers Big Sisters • Habitat for Humanity • Department of Conservation

• United Way • Youth Alliance

Student Leadership Griffons exhibit their leadership skills through:

• Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge • Honor societies • ROTC • Student Government Association • Student Taught Empowerment Program (S.T.E.P.) • Transition Mentor leadership positions • Western Activities Council

meet : Melissa Cairns ’16 Major: Recreation Sport Management Hometown: Tauranga, New Zealand Experience: Rafting Guide at ACE Adventures in West Virginia Read her story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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experience life

as a Griffon HAPPY HOLI

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organizations See griff.vn/studentorgs for a full list.

#homecoming

meet : Jacob Metzinger ’19 Major: Construction Engineering Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri Experience: Revived a student organization, Associated General Contractors of MWSU Read his story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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Play sports with your friends on open GISC nights

Spring Concert

Swim for free in the newly renovated indoor pool

Work out in the free fitness center

Greek Life Five sororities Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated Alpha Sigma Alpha Sigma Sigma Sigma Zeta Phi Beta

Five fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Sigma Phi Phi Beta Sigma Phi Delta Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon

JUMP -ATHON

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welcome home

Griffons

MOVE-IN DAY

Housing

Dining

• 24/7/365 security • Secure key card entry to each hall • Resident assistants and professional staff on site • In-hall laundry facilities

• All-you-care-to-eat dining hall • Food court • Chick-fil-A • Subway • Zoca – fast-casual fresh Mex • Einstein Bros. Bagels • The Roasterie • Max’s Mart • POD (Provisions on Demand)

Residence Halls suite or apartment style options

Health Center Esry Health Center is located conveniently on campus and is available to all Missouri Western students.

Free resources • Free cable in each room • Free computer lab access in most halls • Free Wi-Fi across campus • Free parking

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Each suite

has its own

bathroom nom nom nom

#gameon #squadgoals

shower

Housing Options

Scanlon Hall

single

closet

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

under counter refrigerator shelves

desk

pantry

Beshears Hall and Juda Hall Sophomores, juniors and seniors Greek housing in Juda

bedroom

single

kitchen

micro

bedroom

living room

chest closet

bedroom single

bath

bath

bedroom

single

Leaverton Hall and Vaselakos Hall

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

Griffon Hall

Sophomores, juniors and seniors everything is possible 7 bedroom

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kitchen

living room

bedroom

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catch the

Griffon Spirit

#TogetherWeFly

#fullhous

e

Cheer on our Griffons Men’s

• Baseball • Basketball • Cheer • Cross Country

• Football • Golf • Indoor Track & Field • Outdoor Track & Field

• Basketball • Cheer • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track & Field

• Outdoor Track & Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Volleyball

Women’s

ATHLETICS

We did it!

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Check out our ginormous scoreboard!

Far from average

• 112 total student athletes named to MIAA honor roll with 3.0 GPA or above • 14 Scholar-Athlete awards for 3.5+ GPA in addition to being named All-MIAA • Two student-athletes named CoSIDA Academic All-America for outstanding achievements on the field and in the classroom

Take advantage of the Max Experience

• Free admission to all home games for you and up to four immediate family members • Free bus trip to one away football and basketball game • Free giveaways at select games • One free concession item and drink at all home football and basketball games • Top five students who attend the most home games in a season win a prize

SCROAR!

Bragging rights • Mike Jordan – L.A. Rams • Leonard Wester – Tampa Bay Buccaneers • Greg Zuerlein – L.A. Rams • Brice Garnett – PGA • David Bass – Seattle Seahawks

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meet : Mike Jordan ’16 Major: Recreation Sport Management Hometown: Hazelwood, Missouri Experience: Undrafted free agent with the L.A. Rams Read his story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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st. joseph: made with

Uncommon Character

Traditional wood-fired pizzeria. Yum!

USA Today’s 7th fastest-growing economy in the nation

Uncommon tastes • Wide selection of flavored teas and coffee at Hazel’s Coffee Company • Gourmet food in a quirky, artistic atmosphere at Bad Art Bistro • Authentic Mediterranean cuisine at Gyro Paradise • Tokyo-style ramen and delicious sides at Komatsu Ramen • Traditional wood-fired pizza at il Lazzarone

Uncommon shops and sights

• 26 beautiful miles of parkway system for driving, hiking, biking and more • 13 different museums • Unique, upcycled items at Nesting Goods • 1,200-seat renovated Missouri Theater, built in 1927 • Vintage clothing, accessories and vinyl at The Lucky Tiger Or shop your favorite brands at American Eagle, Best Buy, Pink and more

Discover why St. Joseph is more than your average college town at uncommoncharacter.com. 10 #gogriffs

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One of Expedia’s 17 places you must visit in 2017 #26miles #biking

#retro #gamerlife

Designated a Missouri Creative Community

meet : Ashley Coats ’17 Major: History Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri Experience: Interned then got a job with St. Joseph Museums Read her story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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Spratt Memorial Stadium

Potter Hall

Griffon Plaza

Preview campus with our virtual tour at griff.vn/tour.

Eder Hall

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Blum Union

Welcome to our campus! Remington Atrium

Scanlon Hall

Remington Hall

Residence Halls

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connect with

Missouri Western

#gradselfie

Look mom no hands!

#bidday #sisters

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missouri western

Cost and tuition Griffon Rate Pay in-state rates if you live in an adjoining state!

griff.vn/griffonrate

Yearly In-State Tuition and Fees $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 Missouri Average Average Western Missouri Missouri State Four-year Four-year University* Public * Private †* These figures were compiled by the Missouri Department of Higher Education for all Missouri public four-year institutions and reflect tuition and fees for fall 2016. † Source: College Tuition Compare - collegetuitioncompare.com

For additional cost comparison information visit missouriwestern.edu/costcomparison.

3rd lowest tuition in the state of Missouri! 16 #gogriffs

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Standard Tuition and Fees (2017-18) 15 Credit Hours/Semester

One Semester

Full Year

IN-STATE

$3,421 $6,842

OUT-OF-STATE

$6,675 $13,350

Housing Costs Hall and Meal Plans

One Semester

Full Year

SCANLON HALL*

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

$4,051 $8,102

Scanlon Hall – 21 meals - All Access†

LEAVERTON HALL and VASELAKOS HALL Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

$4,338 $8,676

Apartments – 21 meals - All Access†

BESHEARS HALL and JUDA HALL

Sophomores, juniors and seniors

$5,020 $10,040

Super Single Suites – 21 meals - All Access†

GRIFFON HALL

Sophomores, juniors and seniors

$5,150 $10,300

Griffon Hall – 21 meals - All Access† *Scanlon Hall – singles, if available $3,077 plus selected meal plan †Additional meal plans (griff.vn/housingfee) 15 meals + $425 flex 12 meals + $225 flex 10 meals + $425 flex

COMMUTER MEAL PLANS

$800 Declining Balance Account available to juniors and seniors only $1,600 Declining Balance Account available to sophomores, juniors and seniors only

Cost for Tuition, Room and Board * 15 Credit Hours/Semester

One Semester

Full Year

IN-STATE

$7,472 $14,944

OUT-OF-STATE

$10,726 $21,452

*Scanlon Hall, 15 credit hours per semester and 21 meals per week - All Access

Additional program fees may apply. Visit griff.vn/fees and click on budget worksheet to calculate your cost to attend.

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missouri western

Scholarships Freshman Scholarships Competitive

ACT GPA Renewable GPA

Golden Griffon *

27 3.50

3.50 $5,000 or $10,218

n/a 3.00

Alumni Legacy †

Amount Per Year

n/a

$500

Automatic ‡

ACT

President’s

Renewable GPA

Deans’

Amount Per Year

26 3.50

3.25

20

3.00 $1,000

23 3.30

Governors’ MWSU A+ †§

GPA

3.00

3.00

n/a 3.00

3.25

$3,600 $2,600

$1,500

* Higher amount covers cost of on-campus housing; not stackable with President’s scholarship

§ Must indicate participation in the A+ program on application for admission. A+ stamp must be present on final high school transcript.

‡ Students can only receive one of the following scholarships: President’s, Governors’, Deans’

Please note: Students must be admitted by July 1 to be considered for scholarships.

† Stackable with all scholarships

Complete the FAFSA and competitive scholarship application by Feb. 1 to be eligible for competitive scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships Competitive Griffon Scholar Phi Theta Kappa MCCA/PTK *

Hours GPA Renewable GPA

Amount Per Year

42 3.50

3.50

$5,000

n/a n/a

3.50

$2,000

24 3.50

3.50

$3,000

Automatic †

Hours

President’s Governors’ Deans’

GPA

Renewable GPA

Amount Per Year

24 3.50

3.50

24

3.00 $1,000

24 3.30 3.00

3.30

$2,500 $1,500

* Must be a member of the MCCA/PTK All-State Academic Team. † Students can only receive one transfer scholarship.

Please note: Students must have fewer than 100 earned credit hours to be eligible for a transfer scholarship.

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Griffon Honors Advantages • Unique scholarship opportunities • Challenging classes and programs

• Priority registration for classes • Dedicated honors staff and faculty • Conference and research opportunities

Admission Requirements • ACT score 26+

• High school GPA 3.5+

Discover more! Apply at missouriwestern.edu/honors.

meet : Tarquin Kellough ’17 Major: Music Technology Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri Experience: First generation student Read his story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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griffon

Majors & Minors Four-Year Degrees Accounting (BSBA) Applied Computer Technology (BS) Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BS) Biology (BS) - Botany, Health Science or Zoology Concentration Biotechnology (BS) Business (see Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management) Chemistry (BS) Civil Engineering dual degree (BS) Computer Science (BS) - Computer Information Systems Concentration Construction Engineering Technology (BS) Convergent Journalism (BS) Criminal Justice (BS) - Administration, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement or Legal Studies Concentration Digital Animation (BFA) Economics (BS) Electrical Engineering Dual Degree (BS) Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology (BS) Electronics Engineering Technology (BS) English (BA) - Creative Writing and Publishing, Literature or Technical Communication Concentration Finance (BSBA) Forensic Science (see Natural Science/Chemistry) French (see Modern Languages) General Studies (BGS) Graphic Design (BFA) Health Information Management (BS) History (BA and BS) Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) International Studies (BA) Journalism (see Convergent Journalism) Management (BSBA) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) - Bio-manufacturing or Design and Technical Graphics Concentration Marketing (BSBA) Mathematics (BS) Mechanical Engineering dual degree (BS) Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Modern Languages (BA) - Spanish, French, Professional Applications or Technical Communication Concentration Music (BA and BM) - Business, Jazz, Music Technology or Piano Pedagogy Concentration Natural Science/Biology (BS) Natural Science/Chemistry (BS) - Chemical Business, Forensic Science or Health Professions Concentration Nursing (BSN)

Philosophy (BA and BS) - Religion Concentration Physical Education (BS) - General, Health Exercise Science or Personal and Commercial Fitness Concentration Political Science (BA and BS) Population Health Management (BS) - Computer Information Systems, General Business, Health Informatics or Human Health Concentration Psychology (BS) - General or Organizational Leadership Concentration Public Relations (BS) Recreation Sport Management (BS) - Recreation Management or Sport Management Concentration Social Work (BSW) Sociology (BS) Spanish (see Modern Languages) Speech Communication (BA and BS) Studio Art (BFA) - Art Therapy Concentration Supply Chain Management (BSBA) Technical Communication (BS) Technology 2+2 (BST) Theatre and Cinema (BA) - Cinema, Musical Theatre or Theatre Concentration Wildlife Conservation and Management (BS)

Four-Year Teaching Degrees Art (BSE) Early Childhood Education (BSE) Elementary Education (BSE) - Early Childhood Education Cert. - Early Childhood-Special Education Cert. - General Concentration - Special Education Cert. - Special Reading Cert. English (BSE) French (BSE) History with Teacher Certification (BA and BS) Mathematics with Teacher Certification (BS) Music (BME) - Instrumental or Vocal Concentration Natural Science/Biology with Teacher Certification (BS) Natural Science/Chemistry/Education Concentration (BS) Physical Education/Health Education Certification (BS) Spanish (BSE) Speech/Theatre (BSE)

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Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Architecture Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Two-Year Degrees Criminal Justice (AS) Legal Assistant (AS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AAS) - Instrumentation and Automation or Precision Machining Concentration Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)

Minors

Applied Computer Technologies Art History Athletic Coaching Biology Ceramics Chemistry Childhood Studies Cinema Computer Science missouriwestern.edu/graduate Computer Technology Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice Dance Digital Animation Drawing Economics English Literature English Studies English Technical Communication Entrepreneurship

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European History Finance French Gender and Power Studies General Business General History Geography German Graphic Design Health Informatics and Information Management Humanities Illustration International Studies Journalism Leadership Legal Studies Manufacturing Technology Mathematics Military Science Music Music Technology Musical Theatre Painting Peace and Conflict Studies Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Printmaking Psychology Recreation Sport Management Religion Sculpture Sociology Spanish Speech and Theatre Speech Communication Theatre U.S. History Wellness

Not sure what to major in? Find your perfect match: griff.vn/focusareas

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meet : Logan Eck Major: Masters in Sport and Fitness Management Hometown: Towanda, Kansas Experience: Minor League Trainer for NY Yankees Read his story: missouriwestern.edu/possibilities

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documents required to

become a Griffon FIRST-TIME STUDENTS DIRECT FROM HIGH SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOLED & HiSET/GED

TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH FEWER THAN 24 HOURS OF CREDIT

• Completed application

• High school transcript (or official HiSET/GED results)*

• High school transcript (or official HiSET/GED results)* with a minimum of six semesters of coursework (a final copy will be required upon graduation)

• Official ACT or SAT results Students age 20 and older are not required to submit ACT scores to complete their admissions file; however, placement tests may be required in some subjects.

• Official college transcripts from ALL dual enrollment/dual credit courses taken in high school

• Completed application

• Official ACT or SAT results Students age 20 and older are not required to submit ACT scores to complete their admissions file; however, placement tests may be required in some subjects.

• Official college transcripts from ALL previous institutions you have attended *For required HiSET/GED scores refer to griff.vn/required

*For required HiSET/GED scores refer to griff.vn/required.

TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH 24 HOURS OF CREDIT OR MORE

STILL NEED TO TAKE THE ACT?

• Completed application

We offer the ACT on campus! For more information, contact our testing center at (816) 271-4100 and ask for testing.

MILITARY STUDENTS

• Official college transcripts from ALL previous institutions you have attended.

• You may be eligible for college credit! Submit a copy of

your DD 214 and any military coursework.

Missouri Western ACT Code: 2344

university admission

standards

Missouri Western’s goal is to enroll students with the potential for academic success. Each applicant’s file will be reviewed using the following standards:

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants who meet one of the following criteria will be granted automatic, regular admission to the University: • 21 ACT (1060 SAT*) or higher OR • 3.5 GPA

Applicants who don’t meet the above automatic criteria may be granted regular admission if they meet the requirements in the following sliding scale: • 20 or 19 ACT (1020-980 SAT*) AND 2.3 GPA or higher • 18 or 17 ACT (940-900 SAT*) AND 2.5 GPA or higher • 16 or 15 ACT (860-810 SAT*) AND 2.7 GPA or higher Applicants who don’t meet these guidelines (but meet our regular application deadline) may be admitted with certain

conditions placed on their enrollment, based on an evaluation of their previous academic record. These conditions may include but are not limited to: limited course selection, part-time enrollment, restrictions on when a student may be allowed to register. Students admitted conditionally may not live on campus.

* SAT scores are based on the sum of math and critical reading scores.

TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students who have completed at least one semester of college coursework after completing high school (or HiSET/GED) are considered transfer students. Missouri Western evaluates transfer students according to the table of academic standards in the University Catalog (catalog.missouriwestern.edu).

Apply now

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mark your

calendar You’re on your way to becoming a Griffon!

Aug. 1 – Missouri Western begins accepting applications

c Submit application c Submit transcripts c Submit test scores

Oct. 1 – Complete the FAFSA

Nov. 1 – Missouri Western begins accepting housing deposits

Missouri Western school code: 002490

Mid-Dec. – Begin accepting your financial aid awards online (if FAFSA is completed early)

Feb. 1 – Competitive scholarship deadline

and FAFSA priority deadline

Feb. 20 – Continue accepting your financial aid awards online (if FAFSA is completed by Feb. 1) June/July – Attend Griffon Orientation

Aug. 27 – Classes begin

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fall in love

with our campus

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2017-2018 Visit Opportunities Showcase Days September 23 November 4 February 24 April 7

Transfer Days October 13 November 10 February 16 March 23

Daily Campus Visits Monday - Friday 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Schedule your visit at missouriwestern.edu/visit

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U N I V E R S I T Y

Center for Student Involvement (816) 271-4159

Missouri Western is an equal opportunity institution. MW4_2017

Office of Admissions • Eder Hall 101 4525 Downs Drive • St. Joseph, MO 64507

S T A T E

Athletics (816) 271-4481

Center for Multicultural Education (816) 271-4538

Center for Academic Support (816) 271-4524

Advising (816) 271-5990

Admissions (816) 271-4266

Business Office (816) 271-5989

Accessibility Resource Center (816) 271-4330

Recreation Services (816) 271-4453

Student Affairs (816) 271-4432

Residential Life (816) 383-7100

griff.vn/applynow

Apply Now

Parking and Security Services (816) 271-5666

Financial Aid (816) 271-4361

Counseling Center (816) 271-4327

Missouri Western State University - 2017 Viewbook  

Missouri Western State University is a medium-sized, public university located in St. Joseph, Missouri with a state-wide mission of applied...