Tuition & Fees

$10,477

$28,348

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
7%
30-36
29%
24-29
37%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
5%
30-36
21%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,750
Declined + 4,198
Total Received 18,948
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Public

22,503

undergraduate students

7,363

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professions
  3. Journalism
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Codes

SAT 6875
ACT 2382

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Fun Facts

  • University of Missouri -- Columbia has a statue of former governor David R. Francis on campus, and students rub his nose to ensure they'll get an A on their next exam. However, the practice is so popular that the nose has been worn down to the point it needed to be replaced—several times!
  • The movie Animal House was supposed to be filmed at the University of Missouri -- Columbia, but the school's president declined permission after reading the script. Production moved to the University of Oregon, whose president had previously denied permission to a little film called The Graduate—a mistake he later realized and decided not to repeat.

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Location

School Facts

The University of Missouri in Columbia, founded in 1839, is the state's flagship university, combining the resources of a comprehensive research institution and a state land-grant university. Its 1,262-acre campus is located in central Missouri about two hours from either Kansas City or St. Louis and 30 miles from Jefferson City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,866
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Columbia, MO

1,262-acre campus in Columbia (population: 121,717), 125 miles from Kansas City and St. Louis. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Kansas City and St. Louis; train serves Jefferson City. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Missouri — Columbia
205 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
34 fraternities 24% of male students
 
21 sororities 33% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
7%
30-36
29%
24-29
37%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
12%
24-29
51%
18-23
32%
12-17
5%
30-36
21%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,750
Declined + 4,198
Total Received 18,948

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Charles May
Director of Admissions
P: 573 882-7786
F: 573 882-7887
mu4u@missouri.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,822

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,120
Room $7,858
Board $3,760
Additional fees $1,357
Books & supplies $1,232
Total $23,327
Average Financial Aid - $12,822
Total with Avg. Aid $10,505

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,724,753
State $10,459,758
Institutional $47,567,416
Other external $5,329,331
Total $85,081,258

Non-need-based

Federal $442,897
State $3,236,556
Institutional $22,928,405
Other external $4,974,455
Total $31,582,313

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 225-6075 (in-state and in IL and KS)
F: 573 884-5335
finaidinfo@missouri.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Nicholas Prewett
Director of Financial Aid
finaidinfo@missouri.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, climbing, crew, cycling, dance, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, quidditch, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, running, scuba diving, shotgun, soccer, softball, strength competition, swimming, synchronized ice skating, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, climbing, crew, cycling, dance, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, quidditch, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, running, scuba diving, shotgun, soccer, softball, strength competition, swimming, synchronized ice skating, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, kickball, log rolling, sand volleyball, soccer

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Medicine
Accounting/Banking/Financial Support
Accounting/Banking/Financial Support Services
Agricultural Business/Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Leadership/Communication/Education
Agricultural Systems Management
Agriculture
American Law
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Studies
Art
Art Education
Art History/Archaeology
Art History/Archeology
Art/Art Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Care Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Classics
Clinical/Diagnostic Sciences
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Data Science/Analytics
Dietetics
Digital Storytelling
Dispute Resolution
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/Policy Analysis
Educational/School/Counseling Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English Language/Literature
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Physiology
Film Studies
Finance
Food Science/Nutrition
Food/Hospitality Systems
General Studies
Genetics Area Program
Geography
Geology
Geology/Earth Science
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Health Care Administration/Management
Health Informatics/Bioinformatics
Health Sciences/Administration
Health/Rehabilitation Science
History
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Environmental Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Informatics
Information Science/Learning Technologies
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary
International Studies
Journalism
Law
Learning Technologies/Design
Learning/Teaching/Curriculum
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Medical Pharmacology/Physiology
Medicine
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Natural Resource Science/Management
Natural Resources
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition Area Program
Nutrition/Exercise Physiology
Occupational Therapy
Parks/Recreation/Sport
Pathobiology
Pathobiology Area Program
Pathology/Anatomical Sciences
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Plant/Insect/Microbial Sciences
Political Science/Government
Pre-Professional Physical Therapy
Psychology
Public Affairs
Public Health
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
Rural Sociology
Russian
Russian Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Statistics
Textile/Apparel Management
Theatre
Veterinary Medicine
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professions
  3. Journalism

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

29,866

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

22,503
students

Female
52%
11,803

Male
48%
10,700

25%

7,363
students

Female
59%
4,367

Male
41%
2,996

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

20,720
students

Female
53%
10,965

Male
47%
9,755

8%

1,783
students

Female
47%
838

Male
53%
945

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ryan Griffin
Director, Office of International Admissions
573 882-7786
inter@missouri.edu

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