Mizzou - University of Missouri, Columbia Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri
Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri. bk1bennett / Flickr

The University of Missouri at Columbia (often called MU or Mizzou) is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and the largest university in the state. MU has many graduate programs and research centers which, combined with its commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, has earned the school membership in the Association of American Universities. Social life at the university owes much to the 70 or so Greek organizations on campus.

In athletics, the Missouri Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 33,239 (25,877 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,518 (in-state); $25,892 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,344 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,298
  • Other Expenses: $4,756
  • Total Cost: $25,916 (in-state); $42,290 (out-of-state)

    MU Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 68%
      • Loans: 47%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $9,089
      • Loans: $7,573

    Academic Programs

    • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

    Graduation and Retention Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
    • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    MU Mission Statement:

    MU mission statement from http://www.missouri.edu/about/mission.php

    "Our distinct mission, as Missouri's only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, is to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university.

    We are stewards and builders of a priceless state resource, a unique physical infrastructure and scholarly environment in which our tightly interlocked missions of teaching, research and service work together on behalf of all citizens. Students work side by side with some of the world's best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. Scholarship and teaching are daily driven by a sense of public service—the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation and the world."

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