Students Say

The “gorgeous campus” at the University of Missouri is filled with “a diverse group of students who are eager to learn and a staff that is eager to teach them.” The school is all about “learning while networking,” and the administration always has an ear to the students. “When we say there is a problem, it gets fixed,” one student says. Mizzou takes pride in tradition, which is to be found “in all aspects that involve the University name,” which makes for “a campus full of pride and spirit.”

Overview

Applicants
21,163
Acceptance Rate
78%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 650
SAT Math
530 - 660
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

The “gorgeous campus” at the University of Missouri is filled with “a diverse group of students who are eager to learn and a staff that is eager to teach them.” The school is all about “learning while networking,” and the administration always has an ear to the students. “When we say there is a problem, it gets fixed,” one student says. Mizzou takes pride in tradition, which is to be found “in all aspects that involve the University name,” which makes for “a campus full of pride and spirit.” There is a “constant focus on beautification, which makes for a great campus,” and “top-of-the-line facilities” are available to all. One of the university’s greatest strengths is its dependability: “From mass e-mails to mass texts, if there is an issue anywhere on campus you will know about it.”

Professors teach “comprehensive courses” and “are always available to answer a question”; “even with large classes they are very attentive to individuals.” “I’ve always had professors who have had a million ways to explain any given theory, problem, or question,” says a student. The school boasts one of the country’s best and most “intense” journalism schools (nursing is also a strong suit), and there are tons of “participation opportunities” for whatever area you choose to study. Classes may be hard, but “good grades are attainable.” In addition to the “quality” academics, the advising system is “great,” and Mizzou sets itself as a real model for its students: “It is always striving to achieve better, and not in just one specific category or area, but all around.” “I came into college undecided and wanted to have plenty of options and opportunities to decide on a major,” says a student of her reasoning for choosing Mizzou.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,505
with Terminal Degree
1,361

925
Men
580
Women
289
Minority
47
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
African-American Studies
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Journalism
Agricultural Mechanization
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Ancient Studies
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Archeology
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Business Administration/Management
Business Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Engineering
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Entomology
Experimental Pathology
Film
Food Science
Forestry
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Health Administration
History
Home Economics
Horticulture
Human Development
Industrial Engineering
International Agriculture
International Studies
Italian
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology
Military Science
Museum Studies
Music History
Natural Resources Conservation
Neurobiology
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Russian
Social Work
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asia Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Sport and Leisure Studies
Statistics
Sustainable Resource Management
Theatre
Women's Studies

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Sheryl Crow
Grammy Award-winning musician

Jon Hamm
Golden Globe-winning actor

Mark Hoffman
president, CNBC

Andrew and Peggy Cherng
founders, Panda Express

David Novak
CEO, Yum! Brands

Lynne Greene
global brand president of Clinique, Origins and Ojon

Brad Pitt
actor and producer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

The cost of a Mizzou education depends on what state you are from. Missouri residents will pay $8,220 and applicants from any other state or country will pay almost triple that at $24,247. For all students, room and board adds $9,386 and the estimated costs of books, supplies, and required fees add $2,100 more. In total, Missouri residents can expect to pay $19,749 for the year while nonMissouri residents will pay $34,776.

Bang For Your Buck

As a public university, the University of Missouri is especially attractive for Missouri residents. The tuition bill for Missouri residents is less than half of what it is for students from anywhere else. That said, four out of five Mizzou students receive financial aid of some kind and the school offers $244 million in aid annually. Students are automatically considered for several Mizzou scholarships when they apply. The scholarships are broken down into three categories: Missouri residents, non-Missouri residents, and international students. There are other merit scholarships that students can apply for as well. The university says “the average aid package (including loans) per Mizzou student is $13,368.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,123

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,263

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,497

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,875

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
54%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,220
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,247
Required Fees
$1,213
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,114

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,530

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
outside

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The school has a giant spectrum of diversity, meaning “everyone is different. Anyone could fit in and find a group here.” If a typical student has to be defined, most here are “friendly, outgoing, social, [and] very involved.” Most of all, they are “proud to be Tiger[s].” “We all fit in because we have this in common,” says a student. “It’s pretty great company.” “Classes have always felt like big families,” and the majority of students find friends “by joining one of our million organizations,” which is a common pastime among this “on-thego” group. As everyone is “pretty easygoing and easy to get along with,” “fitting in is easy; you just act like yourself!”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
27,654
Out of State
25%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
120

Demographics

2.41%
Asian
8.51%
African-American
3.60%
Hispanic
81.84%
Caucasian
3.72%
International

52% female
48% male
25% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“There is never a dull moment to be had” at the University of Missouri. All athletic events are “heavily attended,” especially football and basketball. Everyone walks or bikes everywhere in Columbia “because it’s such a pedestrian friendly place,” and “there are plenty of opportunities to chill out downtown.” It is “the perfect mixture of small town and big city,” and local attractions include a mall, small shops, micro-breweries, and tons of parks and hiking trails. If you’re used to bigger cities, then it also happens to be located between Kansas City and St. Louis. “Best of both worlds!” says a student. The school has “a huge Greek Life,” and “it’s a pretty close community.” “Students enjoy going to off-campus parties or the bars downtown.” “A lot of students spend their time in class, but every night of the week there is a party to go to,” explains a student. Many agree that both the residential life system and the dorms “could use some work,” and “having a car is the key to living off campus.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
21%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
91
First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Sarah Colby Weaver, Ph.D

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Students with LD must provide the most recent documentation indicating both ability, achievement, and I.Q. testing, performed by

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Students with AD/HD must have written documentation from a qualified professional stating client history, tests given, diagnosis

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
700
Number of Honor Societies
33

Number of Social Sororities
23
Number of Religious Organizations
50

24% join a fraternity
31% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Tigers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wheel Chair Basketball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Tigers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wheel Chair Basketball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Mizzou is known for a lot of things: great Division-I athletic teams, one of the nation’s largest Greek systems, and fantastic academics. But now it’s known for something else: being a sustainability rock star. Sustainability infiltrates every aspect of life on MU’s campus. The university has made a major commitment to energy conservation. While campus education and general (E&G) space has grown by 37 percent since 1990, energy use has been reduced by 19 percent and greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 52 percent on a square foot basis. Biomass, solar, and wind energy technologies in MU’s energy portfolio are helping achieve campus sustainability goals and result in over 30 percent of MU’s energy coming from renewable energy resources. Mizzou is #1 among colleges and universities in on-site renewable energy generation. For several years, students have energized campus sustainability efforts. Tiger Tailgate Recycling recycled 200 tons of recyclables at home football games over the last nine years. Tigers for Community Agriculture, a student group, grew nearly 2000 pounds of vegetables in 2014 and donated more than 500 pounds to a local pantry. Food waste collected from campus dining halls was used to make compost that amended the soil in which the veggies were grown. The project is part of ongoing research examining the best ways to close the loop in the campus food system. In each area—research, education and extension—Mizzou’s sustainability indicatives are moving its commitment toward carbon neutrality forward.

Green Rating
91
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
14%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
46

Average Number of PC's per Lab
27

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, HP, Wyse.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions office

Address
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Phone
573-882-2456

Email
mu4u@missouri.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center - expanded & renovated in 2005
Mizzou Arena - home of Tiger Basketball, fastest 40 minutes in basketball
Memorial Stadium - home of Tiger Football
Jesse Hall - administration; concert hall
Life Sciences Center - interdisciplinary research facility
Stankowski outdoor rec complex, Museum of Art & Archaeology, Mizzou Botanic Garden, Craft Studio, Buck's Ice Cream, Speakers' Circle, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Garden, Beetle Bailey Sculpture, Tiger Plaza

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The District (downtown), Columbia Mall
MKT Nature Trail (4.7 miles), Katy Trail (185 mile
Festivals - True/False Film Festival, Art in the Park, many others
Mizzou traditions - Booches, Shakespeare's Pizza
Rock Bridge State Park, Stephens Lake Park
City of Columbia consistently ranked by Money magazine and others as one of the nation's top places to live; over 40 area parks; over 300 restaurants and entertainment venues; numerous theater and art venues; 1 hour from the Lake of the Ozarks, 2 hours from Kansas City or St Louis

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8-5
573-882-2456

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
mu4u@missouri.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Columbia Area Transit buses, taxis, Columbia Regional Airport, various apartment complexes provide shuttles, bike lanes on some streets, bike share on MU campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://visitus.missouri.edu/getting-here.htm
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Key Stats

21,163
Applicants
27,654
Size
78%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

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