Location: Southeast Missouri State University is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, a college town of about 58,000 residents. Interstate 55 links Cape with St. Louis just two hours to the north and with Memphis three hours to the south. Interstate 57 is just across the river and provides access from Southern Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana.
Enrollment: Approximately 10,500 students attend the University with a student-faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Average freshman class size is 25-30. Students come to Southeast from all 50 states and from countries around the world.
Curriculum: Southeast is a comprehensive University which offers more than 150 areas of study in science, technology, education, the health professions, business and the liberal arts. These programs are arranged among the Harrison College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, the School of University Studies, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the School of Extended Learning and the School of Polytechnic Studies. Southeast also offers many graduate programs including the MBA and a cooperative Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.
Student Activities: More than 150 social and special-interest student organizations, 11 national fraternities and 9 national sororities, more than 12 musical groups (including the internationally recognized Golden Eagles Marching Band), theatre, debate and numerous year-round events and activities keep Southeast students involved.
Residence Halls: The University's 12 residence halls come in many different styles including community-style, suite-style, small group living and apartments. Suite-style living includes a private bath, walk in closet and all necessary furniture. Laundry facilities are located on each floor.
Technology: At Southeast, technology is one of the hallmarks. Across campus, computer labs remain open day and night to allow students access to government documents, educational materials and markets around the world. Over 1,000 computers are available to students. In addition, Southeast is home to over 15 miles of fiber optic cable and to 7,000 e-mail accounts.
Library: Kent Library houses nearly 400,000 books, provides access to nearly 2,500 periodicals through print subscriptions and online databases, is designated an Official Government Document Depository and is home to the Louis Daniel Brodsky William Faulkner Collection. It is the site of the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Writing Center.
Athletics: NCAA Division 1 athletics keep students engaged. Students may participate in or enjoy men's sports that include basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and outdoor track. Women's teams include basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. In addition, Southeast offers over 30 intramural sports and a variety of club sports for all students.
The River Campus: The newest initiative at Southeast is the River Campus, home of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. On a site overlooking the Mississippi River, the River Campus will house Art, Dance, Music and Theatre, as well as the University Museum.
Financial Aid: Southeast offers numerous scholarships, loans, grants and work opportunities.