Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) is a top-tier research institution and is one of only 38 public universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

The University offers 300 degree programs and is home to 30,000 students. Mizzou professors employ the Missouri Method, a teaching approach that emphasizes learning through real-world experience. Faculty have been recognized with honors such as election to the National Academy of Sciences and even a Nobel Prize. Mizzou is located in Columbia, Missouri, a vibrant college town that is consistently recognized as a top place to live.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 80%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT range: N/A
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Fisheries, Forestry, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Meteorology, Military Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Palaeontology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology
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  • International students are eligible for:  Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $43,267


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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