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University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, MO
The University of Missouri - Columbia, founded in 1839, is a comprehensive, public institution. Affectionately known as "Mizzou," the university offers a general education core consisting of two nine-hour clusters of coursework outside the major. Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGS) and residence hall-based learning communities bring together students with similar interests. The university's 1,377-acre campus is located in Columbia, 33 miles north of Jefferson City.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 27,812
   Women 14,424 (51.9%)
   Men 13,388 (48.1%)
Graduate Students 7,636
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 21,988 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 582 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 573 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $19,618
Out-of-state: $35,992
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,518
Out-of-state: $25,892
  Room and Board $10,100
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $11,727
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,270
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Columbia Population 115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 21% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Tiger
Sororities 31% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.6% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 46.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported