Southeast Missouri State University Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Cape Girardeau (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,155
93% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Brittany Moleski
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"Southeast MIssouri State University was an excellent school for me to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The professors were go supportive. They were constantly on the lookout for scholarships, internships, and jobs that they thought would be perfect for me. This prepared me for graduate school and future jobs. At SEMO, each student is an individual, and the professors meet you where you are at and push you beyond what you think is possible for yourself. I also loved their facilites. The River Campus is absolutely gorgeous, and it is a great home for their wonderful arts programs."
Brittany Moleski
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"Southeast MIssouri State University was an excellent school for me to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The professors were go supportive. They were constantly on the lookout for scholarships, internships, and jobs that they thought would be perfect for me. This prepared me for graduate school and future jobs. At SEMO, each student is an individual, and the professors meet you where you are at and push you beyond what you think is possible for yourself. I also loved their facilites. The River Campus is absolutely gorgeous, and it is a great home for their wonderful arts programs."
Sylvia Foster
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2019
"Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) was a really interesting experience for me. As I am sure a lot of are, I remember being so nervous to step into this new journey and being on my own for the first time. I also had the pressure of being the first person in my immediate family to attend college so they were unable to provide me any advice or support regarding this matter. SEMO made this transition so easy and seemingly effortless. They organized many activities to keep you moving in the right direction without feeling overwhelmed. Some of these activities included registering for your first semester classes, orientation, obtaining your student ID, and campus resources. The campus is fairly small but mostly everyone is inviting and you can very easily find our own community to be exclusive with. SEMO is a great place to go if you would like a small town with big pride and support."
C.G.
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"This program was taught by instructors who were both knowledgeable and caring. I was fortunate to be a part of the 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN program and would recommend that track to others (if it is still available). The format of the program provided both strong didactic and clinical components covering a variety of content areas and clinical settings. Additionally, I felt well prepared to sit for boards, particularly with the completion of the suggested Hurst Review program. I passed boards on my first attempt. I have since found the faculty very supportive and helpful as I have prepared to pursue my next advanced degree."
Rylyn W Small
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2018
  • Degree: Teaching
"Southeast Missouri State University is a great small town campus that allow for great one-on-one interaction between students and professors. I recommend this university for any potential educators. This University focuses a lot of attention on technology and allows you to unleash your potential as a new teacher!"
Jannis McCollier
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"The business school at SEMO is very average compared to top-tier universities. Because the school is in a rural area, they do not have a lot of partnerships with companies for internships and job opportunities. In addition, the course work is very text-book focused instead of practical with consultant projects and bootcamps. I would highly suggest attending business school in a major city where you are exposed to high-caliber faculty, students, and companies. For example, if you want to work at Google, attend school in the Bay Area, work on projects outside of the classroom, intern every summer, hold a leadership position on campus, and attend every network event."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Southeast has an amazing education program. They work well with the students and keep up with all educational issues."
Schultz
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Although I loved my experience at Southeast Missouri State University, I do not believe this school had an appropriate program for Pre-medicine students. The teachers were amazing and some of the classes were challenging, which is what is necessary for entering medical school. If I could change one thing it would be the healthcare opportunities provided by SEMO. Volunteer and shadowing hours were difficult to obtain here."
Alex Rogers
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The social work program at SEMO was wonderful while I was in it. The staff were friendly and eager to help you in any way that they could. Over the last few years however, there have been several faculty changes and the program isn't what it was when I first was accepted into the department in 2015. There are still a few gems among the faculty, but there are a lot of bad apples as well. I'm grateful to have graduated from the social work department when I did. Social work is a wonderful field and SEMO truly prepared me for what practice out in the field is actually like. My field placement taught me a lot and I wouldn't be able to succeed in my job now (that I landed two weeks after graduation) without the lessons I had learned in field and in classes. If it's something you feel called to do, DO IT. Don't let a professor dissuade you from something you feel passionate about!"
Reggie Jennings
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Southeast is a great institution! The small classes and easy access to different resources on campus makes the transition from high school to college very efficient. The school is growing year by year and they are updating its technology and everything as a whole. Being a former football player here the sports atmosphere is amazing! If you're looking for a close, tight nit experience with students, staff, and faculty Southeast Missouri State is the place to be!"
Alyssa Hall
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: English
"This school is great for a bachelor's degree. The tuition is not that high at all and there are plenty of scholarships out there to apply for. The school is very diverse because there is a huge international student population. The classes are anywhere from small to medium size. The majority of the teachers in the English department are very passionate and interested in their student's success. Classes have an ample amount of workload; English courses require a lot of reading and writing as to be expected. The campus has so many hills so the geography is not the best unless you want a workout every day. Not much to do on the outside of campus but plenty of things to get involved in on campus."
Ruth Ann Hester
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Southeast Missouri State University has an excellent mental health and school counseling program. I am proud to have obtained my BS degree there in 1990 and my MA degree in Psychological Counseling there in 1992. Since that time, they have continued to expand and improve their programming and obtained CACREP accreditation. I have returned to Southeast Missouri State University to take classes to obtain certification in school counseling, and it is nice to be back after all these years!"
Aprilfay
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I think Semo was a great college. I was able to get a high quality degree close to home and for low cost."
Austin Black
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The Parks and Recreation department of Southeast has faculty members that show a personal interest in the success of their students. This department gave the students an opportunity to experience how a degree in Parks and Recreation impacts a community. I saw first-hand how cities create budgets and make decisions that benefit the community. My class was assigned to create a proposal for the best way to revive the downtown sector of Cape Girardeau. The faculty members have prepared me for a full-time job and have shown me the multitude of career paths that can be achieved with this degree."
SEMOathlete
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Awesome supportive school. Great college life as well!"
Lilkatielady
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"Inexpensive. Cape Girardeau doesn't have much of a nightlife. Small class sizes. Free shuttle bus between buildings."
Bfizzle
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Education Administration
"Very easy and flexible sequencing. Limited classes offered each semester but has a decent number of full online classes. Dr. Stader is great!"
Joey B.
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Education
"The university as a whole was great and generally student centered. There are many different resources and opportunities to get connected. Most of my professors were very willing to help when I needed and the education program is very well respected in the region and throughout the state."
Wykeshia Wallace
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2013
  • Degree: Higher Education
"All of the professors that I have come across are very helpful. I can tell they genuinely care about their students. I got my undergraduate degree from Southeast and it is a very affordable school."
Nicole Siman
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Pros- Professors are extremely caring and offer excellent constructive criticism. They are easy to approach and truly have their student's best interest at heart. Professors make learning fun. And really expand upon textbook information with hands-on activities where students can cultivate their counseling skills. It's a CACREP school! Con- Maximum number of credit hours a student is able to take during a semester is 9. For students, like myself, who have come from competitive undergraduate schools or simply like to challenge themselves and increase by increasing their academic workload are not allowed to exceed 9 credit hours (3 classes). This is quite frustrating and upsetting. :("