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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
  • Deja from Columbia, MO
  • 3
  • I love my dorm, which we call residence halls at the University of Missouri. My residence hall is near the football stadium, so a lot of jocks live here. There…

  • Jan-12-2015 Read More
  • Kania from Saint Paul, MN
  • 4
  • I stay in Defoe-Graham and I love it. I was in a Freshmen Interest Group(FIG) which allowed me to meet a lot of friends I have now. The dorms are…

  • Dec-28-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • Feb-21-2016 I am a current student here

    I actually enjoy the food on campus. The best place to eat on campus depends on what you like. It's a little bit of everything to eat on campus. I just wish it was more healthier options. Like the vegetarian options are small and I wish it wasn't.

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  • 3
  • Kania from Saint Paul, MN
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is fine just you average dinning hall food. There are also markets you can use swipes at that sell things like Gatorade, cereal, etc.Campus is walking distance to downtown so you have your choice of those restaurants. There's all kinds of food options so you'll never go hungry.

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  • 5
  • Alyssa
  • Sep-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus


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  • 3
  • Sarah from Foley, MO
  • Jun-20-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is good but the same basic thing is served all year, but thankfully places like Sabai,Baja,an Emporium provided some variety.

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  • 5
  • Madison from TX
  • Apr-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Our tour had a complimentary lunch in the mess hall - SO good!

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • Feb-21-2016 I am a current student here

    It seems like Greek Life is everywhere on campus. They are always hosting something on campus, it ranges from volunteer opportunities to informational opportunities.

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  • 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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