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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Mizzou is a highly rated public university located in Columbia, Missouri. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,197 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mizzou acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Journalism. Graduating 68% of students, Mizzou alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,400.
About University of Missouri...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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University of Missouri Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1120-1350
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,762/ 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
$9,316/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.196 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.196 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,197Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,602
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
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  • Very social, yet studious.
    43%
  • Varied, yet divided
    20%
  • White
    13%
  • School Spirited
    7%
  • Too much or no individuality
    6%
  • Unfortunately, majoritally white
    4%
  • Dedicated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.247 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.293 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
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  • MIZ-ZOU
    65%
  • What you make of it
    13%
  • Spirited
    7%
  • Boring if you aren't a part of greek life
    5%
  • You're just a number unless your a minority
    4%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Very interesting
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.119 responses
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University of Missouri Reviews

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I love the Mizzou experience! I've met so many amazing people (students and faculty). That I know I will cherish forever. There were times where being there was hard for me because I was so stressed out, but it was worth it. Looking back at my first year of college, that was such a great experience. I have friends from other schools who have such negative things to say about their own school and I look back at my experience and it was just minor things. The classes were challenging, but it made me a stronger person I feel like. I feel more confident in myself that I can really do it. I got through my first year so I'll be okay. From the tears to the laughs it was all worth it. I really love it here and I can't wait to go back in August.
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I love the campus environment and the programs, clubs and opportunities here! The only thing keeping me from 5 stars is the fact that most of my teachers are graduate or doctorate students. This has normally not been a personal issue however, it makes it challenging to get help or meet with my teacher when they are worried about their own education. Also, most of these instructors do not know much about the university themselves and it makes me a little upset to know that I am paying a lot of money to be taught by other students. All in all, I value this university and have loved my time here so far!
I graduated in 2019, and I'm now heading to professional school. MU is a tremendous, likely unbeatable, value. Some semesters I paid nearly nothing (<$500) in tuition after the internal scholarships I received. MU will provide you with the knowledge needed to compete at a national level. I started doing undergraduate research in my first semester at MU. Some of MU's unique strengths: top journalism school; medical, law, and veterinary schools on one campus; and the largest (most powerful) nuclear research reactor in the nation. If you're a bright young Missourian, I'd encourage you to look at MU. Also, MU's Honors College will connect you with other high-achieving students; we're not all hard-partyers. Everyone from the honors college dorm I stayed in freshman year graduated in four years and is either heading into a nationally-respected program in their chosen field or full-time employment. Many friends from the honors college also received scholarships for most of the tuition.