Stephens College is a women’s institution established in Columbia, Missouri. Stephens has four schools, including Design, Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies & Performing Arts, and Equestrian Studies, which teach a variety of uncommon majors. Students attending Stephens have the choice to bring along a pet from home, or, if they don’t have one, to join the foster parent program between the school and local no-kill shelters. While Stephens is home to a number of clubs and athletic opportunities, it is also home to the first varsity collegiate women’s esports team.
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This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
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Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
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Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
When I started at Stephen's College, I was trying to choose between them and another school. I chose Stephen's and I have not been disappointed yet. Everyone is so caring and my education is very personal.
Sarah from Columbia, MO
Stephens College is a great institution. With only about 1,000 students, all female, they prepare women for real world day to day experiences with their courses and degree requirements. Stephens' small class size make it easier for each student to get one on one attention to succeed if needed.
Kyla from Kansas City, MO
Stephens College is the perfect fit for any young girl pursuing a career in almost any aspect of art. It has been very beneficial to me as a Graphic Design and Film Major. The students and staff can be considered as one large family, and the atmosphere is one of the most welcoming I have ever seen.
Meredith from Leawood, KS
stephens is an incredible school in all aspects. it is a small campus, with small classes but they all have quality and value. this school makes well-rounded students even more rounded and builds incredible stephens women!
Nae from Kansas City, MO
Stephens is a fantastic place where girls can grow into powerful, well educated young women. It is a place full of opportunities without the need to fight males for a top spot. All of our studies are centered around women's issues making learning both interesting and rewarding.
A lovely school, where we all feel like family. The faculty and staff are wonderful, and can't do enough to ensure your success! The pet friendly rules are quite awesome, and lots of people have animals!
Savannah from Pinellas Park, FL
Stephens is a fantastic college choice for anyone looking for a unique experience, well rounded experience. Stephens surrounds you with competent, strong, eager to learn women. This school also gives you the tools necessary to succeed outside of the realm of the university.