University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO, USA
4.06 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 Blind

This school does not 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
31%
90%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,866
Total Number of Undergrads
22,503
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,833
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,094
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,774
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,508
Books and Supplies
$1260

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,108
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,198
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,881

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
44%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,779
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
739
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
Missouri Tigers
School Colors
Yellow/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southeastern Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Louis
Columbia
Kansas City
Chicago
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.06 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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