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University of Missouri Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,411 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 85 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $673,691)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $119,150)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 59 48 Yes -
Baseball 45 - Yes -
Basketball 14 15 Yes Yes
Football 132 - - -
Golf 13 12 - Yes
Gymnastics - 17 - -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 33 31 Yes -
Tennis - 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 45 - - -
Archery - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.5%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 79.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 124
Liquor Law Violation 75
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 17

Notable Alumni

  • Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News anchor/correspondent
  • George C. Scott, actor
  • Jon Hamm, actor ("Mad Men")
  • Jonathan Murray, executive producer/co-creator of MTV's "The Real World"
  • Kate Capshaw, actress
  • Richard Matheson, author/screenwriter
  • Samuel M. Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
  • Sheryl Crow, rock musician
  • Tom Berenger, actor
  • Chris Cooper, actor
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Martin
  • 5
  • i absolutely love my hall and floor. they are some of my closest friends. if i could live in the dorms for all four years, i probably would. the leaders…

  • Feb-01-2012 Read More
  • April
  • 4
  • living in a dorm is really nice. several renovations have been made in order to provide a friendly living environment for students who live in a dorm.…

  • Mar-03-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Deja from Columbia, MO
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Most campus cafeterias serve what is served at your high school cafeteria. All of them close around 7pm, however, Rollins@Night serves food until 1am. Rollins@Night is the best campus cafeteria food, so expect a long line if you plan on coming here. Besides the cafeterias, there is a food court beside the Mizzou Store.

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  • 2
  • Helene from Columbia, MO
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Not many different options for vegetarians and vegans. Especially the salad bar in Plaza is disappointing

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  • 4
  • Megan
  • Dec-07-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food in the cafeteria was much better than I expected. There was also a plethora of options of chain food throughout campus.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is decent the only problem is they have like set themes which can get tiring, but occasionally they have special menus like barbecue or just party food so that makes it interesting again.

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  • 5
  • Student
  • Oct-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls have delicious food, and anyone with a meal plan is lucky. After a few months of the dining halls, students will complain they are tired of the food, but as soon as they go home for a break, all they want is to come back and eat in a dining hall.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Columbia, MO
  • Sep-30-2014 I am a current student here

    I miss dining hall food so much--appreciate it when you're a freshman! Plaza is definitely the best, with Dobbs coming in at a close second. Pasta days were always my favorite.

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  • 5
  • J.T. Smith from
  • Aug-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Great food on campus. Even better food around town. Places like Shakespeares and Freebird are a must visit when in Columbia.

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  • 4
  • Townie
  • Jul-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining halls are pretty good, Columbia is full of a variety of restaurants => awesome selection.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Winterville, GA
  • Jun-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is really good, they have options for everyone from international food to the health conscious.

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  • 5
  • Dominic from Florissant, MO
  • Jun-09-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food and dining is of grest value on campus. Having great diversity and variety in dietary options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Deja from Columbia, MO
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    I am not in a sorority, but I live close enough to the sorority houses to say that it seems like a lot of fun. I might join next year.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Oct-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is one of the biggest priorities at the university. Girls throw what they know and wear their letters proudly. Fraternities are not as aggressive, however their rushing system is completely different from sororities.

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  • 0
  • J.T. Smith from
  • Aug-25-2014 I am a current student here

    A lot of it. Not too intimidating from my friend's experiences with it. Other colleges have much more of a problem with initiation and stuff. Mizzou isn't perfect though.

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  • 0
  • Liz from Columbia, MO
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely present at Mizzou but it by no means dominates the campus. I know plenty of people who participate in Greek Life but it really is only like a quarter of the campus. Those that are in it really enjoy it and recommend to others that they should join.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Saint Charles, MO
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in Greek Life, but my roommate is. From what I hear from her it's a lot of fun. You have a whole other family on campus.

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  • 0
  • David from Columbia, MO
  • Dec-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Very prominent part of this university as you usually see them on the way to your next class period doing some sort of pledge or whatnot. Housing for Greek life can vary (as does with every university) but I do not feel like you would miss much if you were not into that sort of thing. This is simply my opinion, in which I am not a part of any sort of Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Whitney from Steelville, MO
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not actually involved in greek life but it seems like everywhere you look, someone is representing their sorority or fraternity. Mizzou has many options when it comes to Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Wildomar, CA
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    It's huge on campus. SO many people get involved with Greek life and they love it. With that said, I never got involved with a sorority and never had any problems. If it's not your thing than don't worry, there's plenty else to do.

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