Mizzou Description

University of Missouri (also known as Mizzou) in Columbia, Missouri, is one of the oldest public universities in the region. Today Mizzou has grown to offer more than 280 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including those in medicine and other advanced professional fields.

As a full-fledged university with much in the way of academics, research and college life offerings, Mizzou’s more than 30,000 students come from all over the country. Some of the more popular programs at the school include Journalism and Writing.

Mizzou is also one of a small group of universities that offers Medicine, Law and Veterinary Medicine.

Additional divisions include:
*Agriculture
*Arts and Sciences
*Business
*Education
*Engineering
*Nursing

More than 600 student organizations also make their home at Mizzou, so that whatever a student’s interest is it can be found at Mizzou.

In order to maintain itself as the competitive public university that it is, Mizzou has had to maintain fairly selective standards for admission. A great number of admitted students were valedictorians of their class or graduated in the top 10%.

Mizzou considers grade point average, rigor of high school courses, SAT or ACT scores and other factors such as extracurricular involvement in its undergraduate admissions process. Graduate programs have individual requirements that may include course pre-requisites, undergraduate GPA and test scores.

Students may be considered for academic merit scholarships awarded by the school. There are also federal aid sources such as Pell grants, loans and work-study to help those with a financial need to cover tuition costs. Veteran’s benefits are also offered.

Quick Facts about University of Missouri, Columbia

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Tigers

Nicknames

Mizzou, MU

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$7,848

Out-of-State Tuition

$20,643

Retention Rate

84%

Enrollment

30,494

Year Established

1839

Mizzou Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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75% of students gave University of Missouri, Columbia 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I received an excellent education at MU. The campus has expanded so much since I was there and now there is even more options available for the students.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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Mizzou Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
22,980
Freshman Class
7,243
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
30,494

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
75%
Graduate
25%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
88%
Part-Time
12%

Gender of Students

Women
53%
Men
47%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
2%
African American
6%
Caucasian
84%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
4%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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