Stephens College

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Basic Information

Address: 1200 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215
Phone Number: 573-876-7207
Fax Number: 573-876-7237
President: Dr. Dianne Lynch

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Additional Information

School Type: Private
Degrees Offered:

Acting, BFA
Apparel Studies, BA
Biology, BA
Biology, BS
Communication Design, BS
Creative Writing, BFA
Digital Filmmaking, BFA
Education, BS
English, BA
Equestrian Studies, BS
Event & Convention Management, BS
Fashion Communication, BFA
Fashion Design/Product Development, BFA
Fashion Marketing and Management, BS
Health Information Administration, BS
Health Information Administration, PBCert
Health Science, BS
Human Development, BS
Integrative Human Biology, BS
Musical Theatre, BFA
Nursing, BS
Psychology, BS
Technical Theatre & Stage Management, BFA
Theatrical Costume Design, BFA

TV & Screenwriting, MFA
Counseling, M.Ed
Health Information Management, MS
Physician's Assistant Studies, Masters

School Setting:

Stephens College is a proud women's college located in Columbia, Missouri.

Since our founding in 1833, we've been offering innovative, career-focused programs sound in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework.

We also provide graduate and online programs to both women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

What ties all our programs together is our commitment to helping those with big dreams. We will help you find the knowledge, opportunities and experiences you need to chase down your dreams and go after them with all you've got.

School Size: Small - 576
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1
Housing Availability:

On-campus and Off-campus

Housing Type: Dormitories and rentals
Diversity: 11 percent of undergraduates and 8 percent of graduates identified as Black or African American; • 4 percent of undergrads and 6 percent of graduate students identified as Hispanic of any race; • less than 1 percent of students in either group identified as American Indian/Alaskan or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; • about 9 percent of undergrads and 2 percent of graduate students identified as two or more races; • about 1 percent of undergrads and 3 percent of graduate students identified as Asian; • less than 1 percent of both groups identified as non-resident citizen or undocumented individual; and • 7 percent of undergrads and 3 percent of graduate students identified as unknown
Tuition:

$18,407

Financial Aid:

Available

Disability Services:

Stephens College supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. The Margaret Campbell Student Success Center is committed to offering reasonable ADA/Section 504 accommodations for individuals with accessibility needs and removing barriers to access through modifications to classroom and campus environments. Center staff look forward to serving individuals who wish to register for these services.

Activities:

Campus Traditions

Stephens is steeped in rich campus traditions, some dating back to the school's founding in 1833.

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding students, faculty and alumnae with awards, scholarships and honors each spring.

The Ten Ideals

Inherent in the culture of Stephens College is the tradition of the Ten Ideals (originated in 1921). The Ten Ideals are a set of 10 core values that enrich and inspire the lives of Stephens students. The Ten are also a secret group of 10 students selected by the previous year's Ten for their personification of individual ideals. The Ten are revealed at Honors Convocation each year.

Crossing the Bridge

Each fall, new students cross the bridges at the heart of the Stephens campus to the welcoming cheers of fellow students and the campus community. Each spring, graduating students cross those bridges in the opposite direction, joining the community of 30,000+ alumnae, many of whom are gathered at the base of the bridge to celebrate the newest class of Stephens graduates.

MLK Day

Each year, Stephens College celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A committee of faculty, staff and students creates a program that captures his impact through song, spoken word, dance, and a call to action to inspire and celebrate the journey toward equality.

Midnight Breakfast

Hosted by our Student Programming Council, Midnight Breakfast is an annual tradition that invites students to take a break from studying for finals. Faculty and staff connect with students during the last week of the semester by serving late-night breakfast in Stamper Commons.

Stress Less Fest

Stress Less Fest is a great way for students to relax and unwind before finals. Students enjoy free food, games, crafts and tips on how to de-stress.

Clubs:

Academic

  • Acute Math Club
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Chemistry Club
  • Students Learning About Teacher Education (SLATE)
  • Warehouse Theatre Company

Honorary

  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Tri Beta
  • Mortar Board Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Sigma Eta Rho
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Representative

  • Association of Student Athletes
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

Cultural

  • Black Women Enlightened (BWE)
  • Student Organization for Latina Students (SOLS)

Greek

  • Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority Inc.
  • Kappa Delta
  • Tri Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho

Special Interest

  • Astro Girls
  • Chi Alpha
  • Creative Stars
  • D-Co (Dance Collaborations)
  • The Paranormal Sisters: Stephens Conspiracies Club
  • Stephens College Sticker Club
  • Stephens Cheer Club
  • Student Programming Council (SPC)
Sports:

Basketball
Softball
Soccer
Volleyball
Esports
Competitive Dance

Parking Spaces/Availability:

On-campus

Majors:

Acting, BFA
Apparel Studies, BA
Biology, BA
Biology, BS
Communication Design, BS
Creative Writing, BFA
Digital Filmmaking, BFA
Education, BS
English, BA
Equestrian Studies, BS
Event & Convention Management, BS
Fashion Communication, BFA
Fashion Design/Product Development, BFA
Fashion Marketing and Management, BS
Health Information Administration, BS
Health Information Administration, PBCert
Health Science, BS
Human Development, BS
Integrative Human Biology, BS
Musical Theatre, BFA
Nursing, BS
Psychology, BS
Technical Theatre & Stage Management, BFA
Theatrical Costume Design, BFA

TV & Screenwriting, MFA
Counseling, M.Ed
Health Information Management, MS
Physician's Assistant Studies, Masters

Study Abroad:

Stephens students have many options for an international experience. The major categories are study abroad (for academic credit), internships (may or may not be for academic credit) and volunteer work. Stephens strongly supports an overseas experience for all students.

Computer Capabilities:

All classrooms are computer-enabled and the campus has Wi-Fi access

Admissions Requirements:

Submit all transcripts (high school and college) - 2.0 GPA or Better
ACT/SAT (FTIC-only) - may also apply test optional

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Stephens uses a rolling admissions process, which means it is never too early or late to apply. We also look at deposit date when it's time to make housing and other assignments, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We'll always take the time to thoroughly review your application, and provide a timely response.

International Students:

Welcomed

Mission Statement:

Learn. Grow. Lead.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Inspired by its tradition as an undergraduate women's college, Stephens College engages lifelong learners in an educational experience characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression, and professional practice, supported by accomplished faculty, talented staff, and engaged alumnae/alumni. Graduates of Stephens College are educated in the liberal arts, informed by diverse perspectives, and committed to lives of leadership, integrity and service.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Stephanie Beatriz, actress
Peggy Bolton, civic and community leader in Alexandria, Louisiana
Paddy Bowden, psychotherapist, wife of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson
Nancy Elizabeth Brown, Vice Admiral, United States Navy
Nancy Cozean, former journalist and politician
Joan Crawford, actress (did not complete first year)
Frances Crowe, peace activist
Leslie Easterbrook, actress; best known for her role as Debbie Callahan in the Police Academy series
Shirley Adele Field, Oregon legislator and judge
Susan Flannery, soap actress on CBS The Bold & the Beautiful, retired December 2012 after 25 years
Karith Foster, stand-up comedian and radio personality
Wally Funk, aviator and astronaut candidate
Tammy Grimes, actress and singer
Anne Gwynne, actress
Corky Hale, jazz musician
Joan Robinson Hill, equestrienne and socialite
Jeane Kirkpatrick, first female U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Ashley Litton, former Miss Missouri USA
Ginny McSwain, casting director and voice director
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, businesswoman and former U.S. Ambassador to Finland
Marjie Millar, actress
Leslie Adrienne Miller, poet
Elizabeth Mitchell, actress
Martha Beall Mitchell, wife of former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell
Jean Muir, actress, first performer added to the Hollywood Blacklist[14]
Carrie Nye, actress
Lyndsey Olson, Saint Paul City Attorney
Annie Potts, actress
Emily J. Reynolds, Secretary of the U.S. Senate
Virginia Shehee, first woman to serve in the Louisiana State Senate
Julie Suk, poet
Jennifer Tilly, actress
Dawn Wells, actress
Glad Robinson Youse, composer; Stephens College offers a Glad Robinson Youse Scholarship
Paula Zahn, journalist
Paula Zima, artist