University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO, USA
4.04 Average Rating

Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri is a 4-year public school in central Missouri and the first university established west of the Mississippi River. MU is home to 13 colleges and schools conferring degrees in 97 academic majors including the first school of Journalism in the United States. For students interested in media studies, MU oversees the nation’s only university-owned TV network, KOMU. Located in the college town of Columbia, Mizzou is a short distance from Rock Bridge State Park and provides access to over a dozen cultural festivals every year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
90%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1244
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,843
Total Number of Undergrads
22,484
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
542
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
black and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southeastern Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Louis
Columbia
Kansas City
Chicago
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,600

What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
the university of missouri is fantastic. i wanted to go to a college that was outside of missouri, perhaps on a coast, but because of financial problems i was not able to do that. however, i consider having gone to university of missouri as one of the best things that has happened to me.
Martin
University of Missouri is a place where every student has the opportunity to thrive. The teachers are ready and willing to help, and with the wide variety of degree options available, many bright students find their homes here. There are over six hundred extracurricular activities, so there is something for everyone
Paige from Saint Peters, MO
Mizzou has a beautiful campus, great tradition, academics, and campus-wide activities. There are so many different things to get involved with and things to do. Of course, attending college in Missouri isn't the most appealing, but MU has been a great choice for me.
Bryndon from KC
It's an exciting place. It's always something to do on campus and a lot of involvement opportunities. I would definitely recommend Mizzou!
Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
The University of Missouri is a seated in Columbia, MO, a practically perfect college town. With the perfect amount of academic rigor and student life opportunities, it has the capabilities to hold up to the strongest qualifications of any family searching for a quality education at a quality location. The campus is beautiful, the professors are incredible, the people are wonderful, and the opportunities are unlimited.
Paige from Phillipsburg, MO

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