305 Jesse Hall Columbia, MO 65211 573-882-6333
About University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Year of Foundation 1839
  • Size of Campus 1,358 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 21,375
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 7,858 in-state, 16,983 out-of-state
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 45
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one-it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs-including more than 75 online degree options-and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) American Baptist Church-Campus Ministries, Buddhist Association MU, BSU Collegiate Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ (6), Campus Ministries Christian Council, Canterbury College Fellowship, Catholic Student Association,
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 24%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Assoc. , Animeshikanai; Asian Handicraft International Assoc. ; Asian American Assoc. , Assoc. of Malaysian Students; Bangladesh Student Assoc. ; Black Business Students Assoc. ; Black Law Students Assoc. ;
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 29
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 24
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus MU Homecoming; College Music Concerts; Black Programming Events; International Programming Events
  • Number of students in fraternities 29
  • Percent students who are frat members 21%
  • Number of honor societies Arnold Air Society; Kappa Kappa Psi; LSV; Mortar Board; Mystical Seven; National Residence Hall Honorary; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Omicron Delta Kappa (6); Phi Alpha Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Lambda Upsilon; Phi Sigma Pi; QEBH; Si
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 13
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport St. Louis, MO (120), Kansas City, MO (120)
  • Distance to nearest train Jefferson City, MO (30)
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbia, MO (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 39
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 38%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 95%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 6,889,866
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 25,702
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 237
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Engineering Library; Geological Sciences Library; Health Sciences Library; Journalism Library; Law Library; Mathematics Library; Veterinary Medical Library; Archives; Columbia Missourian Collection; Western Historical Manuscripts Collection; State Historic
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 4,902,180
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums Anthropology; Art/Archeology;Entomology; Geology; Natural History Museums, Black Culture Center; NBC-TV affiliate center; Freedom of Information Center; Eldercare Center; Child Development Lab; Herbarium; Agriculture Research Farm; Equine Center; Nuclear R
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 33,487
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 84%