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University of Missouri - Columbia Overview

Located in Columbia, Missouri, University of Missouri - Columbia is a public institution. Columbia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Missouri - Columbia Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$35,077 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Mizzou have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Mizzou.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Mizzou bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,073 a year. That's about 50% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is University of Missouri - Columbia?


Contact details for Mizzou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-2121

How Do I Get Into Mizzou?

You can apply to Mizzou online at:

Admission Requirements for Mizzou

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mizzou?

77% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
Mizzou has an acceptance rate of 77%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Mizzou submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 680. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 570 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 560 to 670 )
Mizzou received ACT scores from 72% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Missouri - Columbia  ( 23 to 30 )

Can I Afford University of Missouri - Columbia?

$35,077 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mizzou is $35,077. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mizzou, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $8,168 a year. That adds up to $32,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mizzou is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Missouri - Columbia Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,875 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,696 undergraduate students at Mizzou, with 21,875 being full-time and 1,821 being part-time.


There are also 7,705 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,875 full-time undergraduates at Mizzou, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Missouri - Columbia students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 610
Black or African American 1,392
Hispanic or Latino 1,149
White 17,254
International Students 254
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,216

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at University of Missouri - Columbia. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 96 countries are represented at Mizzou. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Missouri - Columbia

4,501 Took All Classes Online
19,662 Took At Least One Class Online
36.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 48 bachelor’s degree and 87 master’s degree programs available online at Mizzou. In 2020-2021, 19,662 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mizzou has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Mizzou

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Missouri - Columbia was 36.8%. This is the #800 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mizzou regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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