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Academics

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.

Student Body

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-the-go” group. As everyone is “pretty easygoing and easy to get along with,” “fitting in is easy; you just act like yourself!”

Campus Life

“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.”

Overview

Applicants
18,948
Acceptance Rate
78%

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,326
with Terminal Degree
1,198

771
Men
555
Women
277
Minority
50
International

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General.
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General.
  • Agriculture, General.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Food Science.
  • Plant Sciences, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Area Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Agricultural Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
  • Housing and Human Environments, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Russian Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other.
  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Archeology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,008

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,493

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,506

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,636

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,316

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,120
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$26,991
Required Fees
$1,357
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,232

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,480

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,618
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,503
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

2.54%
Asian
7.65%
African-American
4.45%
Hispanic
77.84%
Caucasian
3.00%
International

52% female
48% male
20% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
600
Number of Honor Societies
31

Number of Social Sororities
23
Number of Religious Organizations
40

24% join a fraternity
33% 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.

94/99
AASHE STARS® rating
GOLD
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
99

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell. HP

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
MU Student Center
Student Recreation Center - expanded & renovated in 2005
Mizzou Arena - home of Tiger Basketball
Memorial Stadium - home of Tiger Football
Jesse Hall - administration; concert hall
Ellis Library, Francis Quadrange, Stankowski outdoor recreation complex, Museum of Art & Archaeology, Mizzou Botanic Garden, Buck's Ice Cream, Speakers' Circle, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Garden, Beetle Bailey Sculpture, Tiger Plaza, Traditions Plaza

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The District (downtown), Columbia Mall
MKT Nature Trail (4.7 miles), Katy Trail (185 mile
Blue Note, Ragtag Cinema
Booches, Shakespeare's Pizza, Sparky's Ice Cream
Rock Bridge State Park, Stephens Lake Park
City of Columbia is consistently ranked 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 either 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 Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
muathmizzouad@missouri.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City and and campus bus system, taxis, Uber, various apartment complexes provide shuttles, bike lanes on some streets, bike share on MU campus, e-scooters. Closets airport: Columbia Regional Airport.

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


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