Tuition & Fees

$11,252

$27,090

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
50%
500-599
28%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
55%
18-23
30%
12-17
4%
30-36
19%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,787
Declined + 3,586
Total Received 16,373
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Public

23,817

undergraduate students

7,053

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Health Professions/related Sciences
  3. Communication/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 30,870
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)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  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
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
32 fraternities 23% of male students
 
18 sororities 33% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
50%
500-599
28%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
55%
18-23
30%
12-17
4%
30-36
19%
24-29
52%
18-23
29%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 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

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,787
Declined + 3,586
Total Received 16,373

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Charles May
Director of Admissions
P: 800 225-6075 (in-state and in IL and KS)
F: 573 882-7887
mu4u@missouri.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,696

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,252
Room & board $10,786
Books & supplies $1,232
Total $23,270
Average Financial Aid - $11,696
Total with Avg. Aid $11,574

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 573 882-7506
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

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Riflery, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Riflery, Rodeo, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bass Fishing, Boffer, Canoe/kayak, Climbing, Cycling, Flag Football, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Banking/Financial Support
Accounting/Banking/Financial Support Services
Adult/Continuing Education Administration
Advertising
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business/Management
Agricultural Communications/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering/Bioengineering
Agronomy/Crop Science
Agronomy/Soil Science
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Mathematics
Archaeology
Art
Art Education
Art History/Archeology
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology
Audiology
Behavioral Science
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration/Management
Business Education
Business/Commerce
Business/Commerce
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
College Student Counseling/Personnel Services
College Student Personnel
Communication Disorders
Communication/Speech/Rhetoric
Communications
Communications/Speech/Rhetoric
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Science
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Conservation Biology
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/Counseling/Guidance Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Curriculum/Instruction
Developmental Psychology
Developmental/Child Psychology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dietetics
Drama/Theatre
Drama/Theatre Arts
Early Childhood Education
East Asian Languages/Literatures/Linguistics
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education of Individuals With Mental Retardation
Education of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education of Specific Learning Disabled
Education of the Gifted/Talented
Education of the Multiple Handicapped
Educational Evaluation/Research
Educational Leadership/Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Middle School Administration/Principalship
Engineering
English
English Language/Literature
English Literature/Language
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entomology
European Studies
Exercise Physiology
Experimental Psychology
Family Resource Management
Family Resource Management/Consumer Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fishing/Fisheries Science/Management
Fishing/Fisheries Sciences/Management
Food Science
Food/Nutrition/Wellness
Foods/Nutrition/Wellness
Foods/Nutrition/Wellness Studies
Foreign Language Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
Forestry
French Language/Literature
General Agriculture
General Studies
Genetics
Genetics Area Program
Geography
Geology
Geology/Earth Science
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Health Care Administration/Management
Health Sciences/Administration
Higher Education Administration
History
Horticultural Science
Hotel/Motel Administration Management
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Housing/Human Environments
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Environment/Housing
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Junior High Education
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Law
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology/Bacteriology
Medical Radiologic Technology
Medicine
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education
Middle School Education
Military Technologies
Music
Music Teacher Education
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nutrition Area Program
Nutrition Science
Nutrition/Science
Occupational Therapy
Park/Recreation/Leisure Studies
Parks/Recreation/Leisure Studies
Pathobiology
Pathology
Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Photojournalism
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics Teacher Education
Physiology
Physiology Area Program
Plant Pathology
Plant Sciences
Political Science/Government
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Radio/Television
Radiological Technology
Reading Teacher
Reading Teacher Education
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Restaurant/Food Service Management
Romance Languages
Romance Languages/Literatures
Russian
Russian Language/Literature
Russian Languages/Literature
Russian Studies
School Library Media Services
School Psychology
Science Education
Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Studies Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Social/Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Soil Science/Agronomy
South Asian Languages/Literature/Linguistics
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Special Education Administration
Special Education/Administration
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Statistics
Superintendency/Educational System Administration
Technical Education
Theatre
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Management
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Health Professions/related Sciences
  3. Communication/journalism

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

30,870

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

23,817
students

Female
52%
12,366

Male
48%
11,451

23%

7,053
students

Female
58%
4,115

Male
42%
2,938

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

22,197
students

Female
53%
11,563

Male
47%
10,634

7%

1,620
students

Female
50%
803

Male
50%
817

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
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

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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 China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Thailand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Currey
Director of International Student and Scholar Services
573 882-6007
curreyd@missouri.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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