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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, Journalism, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 69% of students, Mizzou alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,400.
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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About University of Missouri...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

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
1090-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,833/ 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
$10,108/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
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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.201 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,197Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,602
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Very social, yet studious.
    42%
  • Varied, yet divided
    20%
  • White
    13%
  • School Spirited
    8%
  • Too much or no individuality
    6%
  • Unfortunately, majoritally white
    4%
  • Dedicated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.252 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.298 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
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  • MIZ-ZOU
    63%
  • What you make of it
    14%
  • Spirited
    8%
  • 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
    2%
  • Very interesting
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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Columbia is a perfectly sized college town. The campus itself is huge and populated, yet it feels so closely to home (coming from a small town). Mizzou holds endless opportunities for involvement. Too many clubs to count, you are bound to find one that fits your interests and personality perfectly. Fun activities such as flag football and sand volleyball are all year around and I had the opportunity of joining a ministry that helped change my life for the better. Unfortunately, I have walked into some years where the structure was a little chaotic with the program trying out new learning tools. However, most of the faculty truly cares about each individual student and the overall spirit is so prevalent. College is definitely harder than high school but you will make it through!
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My experience at Mizzou has been great. My instructors are always available to help, and there are numerous activities, clubs, and sports to ben involved in. There are also plenty of leadership, mentoring, and internships available for myself and other students to prepare us for careers after graduating! At Mizzou, there is something for each and every student!
This isn't a college that focuses on academics. Grades are more dependent on class attendance than assignments. Nearly every professor acts as if classes and students are a nuisance. Requesting assistance, leniency due to personal crises, or building a connection with them is difficult. Many of them don't possess basic soft skills and will publicly humiliate students in class. If you call or email them, don't expect a response.

Administrative systems (MyZou) are broken and administrators can't answer questions. Professors don't talk to their departments, departments don't talk to administrators, and everyone is conveniently not responsible for mistakes. It's an embarrassment how much of your tuition is spent on this and sports programs.

For the positives, the campus provides a fun college experience. There's plenty to do and a lot of organizations to be a part of. It's easy to make friends. Countless hours can be spent tooling around the campus and aimlessly exploring.