Harris-Stowe State University

St.Louis, MO
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1857
  • Enrollment: 1,084
  • Mascot: The Hornet
  • Colors: Brown & Gold
  • Motto: Inspiring change
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Harris-Stowe State University, located in the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri, boasts a history that traces back to 1857. It began as Harris Teachers College for white students and Stowe Teachers College for black students, reflecting the segregated education system of the time. These two institutions later merged in 1954, symbolizing a significant step towards educational integration and equality.

Today, Harris-Stowe State University is a dynamic public historically black university that serves approximately 1,084 students. The university offers a variety of Bachelor's degree programs, with popular majors including Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology, and Information Sciences and Computer Technology. The university's motto, "Inspiring change," captures its commitment to fostering a transformative educational experience for its students.

In athletics, Harris-Stowe State University competes in the NAIA American Conference, with its teams known as the Hornets and Lady Hornets. The university's colors, brown and gold, are a symbol of its proud heritage and bright future. Harris-Stowe State University continues to be a beacon of higher learning, preparing students to be informed, engaged, and innovative contributors to society.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (314) 340-3541
  • Admissions email: TabbI@hssu.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (314) 340-3500
  • Financial Aid email: FinancialAssistance@hssu.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Biology
  • Information Sciences and Computer Technology

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NAIA - American Conference

Team Name: Hornets and Lady Hornets

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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