Mizzou

University of Missouri - Columbia

125 Jesse Hall, Columbia, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,093
  • Class Notes
    1,637
  • Textbook Notes
    359
  • Study Guides
    1,097
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,216
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,922

Overview of University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:23,817
    • Men:11,451 Men (48.1%)
    • Women:12,366 Women (51.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Mizzou)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Missouri - Columbia is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone
(573) 882-7786
Fax
(573) 882-7887
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 16,373 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 9,438 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 6,935 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,198 (41%) of 12,787 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,690 (36%) of 7,437 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,508 (47%) of 5,350 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
610 average |550-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
27%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
29%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Mizzou)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,787|Out-of-state: $26,506 (36.78%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,676 (40.12%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,372 (5.16%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,776 (17.95%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Missouri - Columbia accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002516
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,364
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Memberships
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Mizzou)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,246

Part-Time Faculty


68

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


87%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,098,812
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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Missouri - Columbia provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.2%

Programs & Majors (Mizzou)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (115)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Agriculture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Publishing
  • Radio and Television
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Accountancy, occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (138)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Conservation Biology
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • International Health
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Rural Sociology
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering

Campus Life (Mizzou)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Missouri - Columbia offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, academic organizations, greek organizations, religious/spiritual organizations, sports clubs, student governance

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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


22,197

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
23,817
Women
12,366
Men
11,451

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 7.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 81.2% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


3.6% from 67 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7,053

Student Resources (Mizzou)