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.

Website: www.missouri.edu/

Public
Co-ed
22,503
Undergraduate
Students
(52.5%) 11,803 Women
(47.5%) 10,700 Men
7,363
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 18,948 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
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
614 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,314
Out-of-state: $43,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,926
Out-of-state: $27,042
Room and Board
$10,380
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$12,455
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,364
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,258
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
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Campus Life

Columbia Population
115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
8.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
80.1% Asian
0.2% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
2.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only Recommended August 1
ACT Only Recommended August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone
(573) 882-7786
Fax
(573) 882-7887
E-mail
mu4u@missouri.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Specific high school curriculum required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 18,948 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 10,935 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 8,013 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,198 (35%) of 14,750 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,991 (35%) of 8,577 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,591 (42%) of 6,173 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
614 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
30%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,314
Out-of-state: $43,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,926
Out-of-state: $27,042
Room and Board
$10,380
Books and Supplies
$1,232
Other Expenses
$4,776
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaidinfo@missouri.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002516
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,400 (83.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,308 (67.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,218 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
367 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$12,455
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,983 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,175
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,386 (62.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,008
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 209 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
957 (23.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,773

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
14,461 (65.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,634 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,300 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,448 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,070
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,641 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,146
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,164 (69.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,150
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 577 (5.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,050 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,338

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,364
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Archeology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Statistics, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Accountancy, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,258
Part-Time Faculty
68
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
86%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,187,006
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Health Sciences, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Accountancy, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathobiology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathobiology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Veterinary Medicine

Location and Setting


Columbia Population
115,276
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,262 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football, sand volleyball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha kappa psi professional business fraternity (academic), pre-medical society (academic), alpha phi omega (service), mizzou global medical training (service), um investment group (academic)
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
22,503
Women
11,803 (52.5%)
Men
10,700 (47.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,720
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
8.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
80.1% Asian
0.2% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
2.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 72 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,363

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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