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University of Central Missouri
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  • 4 Year
  • WARRENSBURG, MO

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University of Central Missouri partners with Niche to automatically accept qualified students. No application needed. Learn more about Niche Direct Admissions

Monthly Update

2.6.2024

UCM remains proactive with the recent delays to the FAFSA information. We have pushed our priority FAFSA deadline to April 1, 2024. Submit your 2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 1 to better your chances of securing the financial aid you need. Once FAFSA data is released, we will share information as soon as possible. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

108 W SOUTH ST
WARRENSBURG, MO 64093
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
From University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) is an award-winning four-year public school located in Warrensburg, Missouri. UCM is home to nearly 12,500 students, and we are the proud alma mater of over 100,000 living alumni - which means you can’t go far without running into a fellow Mule! Since 1871, UCM has provided students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to succeed in their careers.

Reasons to #ChooseUCM:

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks UCM among the top regional universities.

97% of graduates land a job or continue their education within six months of graduation.

94% of undergraduates receive financial aid.

With 150+ programs of study, you’re bound to find a program that fulfills your potential.

We provide support services and caring, expert faculty to help you succeed.

Our tuition is lower than many Missouri colleges and well below the national average.

Enjoy the full college experience with 185+ student orgs and 17 D-II athletic teams!

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University of Central Missouri Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,852 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,322 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 77 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 90 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

Pay $0 In Tuition and General Fees With The Mule Grant

academic spotlight

First-time undergraduate degree-seeking students and transfer students with an associate degree who are Missouri residents can now attend UCM with less financial stress. The Mule Grant covers any tuition and general fees remaining after federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships have been applied. Submit your FAFSA before Feb. 1 to see if you qualify!

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,203 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,142
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Involved
    33%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Supportive
    12%
  • Courteous
    10%
  • Drunk
    8%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Mysterious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 100 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Educationally Satisfactory
    35%
  • Ambitious
    18%
  • Tailored to the Student
    12%
  • Hard worker
    9%
  • Party
    9%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Laid back
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 50 responses

University of Central Missouri Reviews

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