The University of Missouri - Columbia, founded in 1839, is a comprehensive, public institution. Affectionately known as "Mizzou," the university offers a general education core consisting of two nine-hour clusters of coursework outside the major. Freshmen Interest Groups (FIGS) and residence hall-based learning communities bring together students with similar interests. The university's 1,377-acre campus is located in Columbia, 33 miles north of Jefferson City.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
23,396
Undergraduates
10,856
Men - 46.4%
12,541
Women - 53.6%
7,707
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 20,641 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,923
Out-of-state: $44,794
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,477
Out-of-state: $28,348
Room and Board
$10,310
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$14,179
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,457
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,216
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
27%
20-29
24%
30-39
11%
40-49
4%
50-99
8%
Over 100
7%
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Columbia Population
124,769
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.7%
Black/African-American
7.1%
Hispanic/Latino
5.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
79.4%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
1.4% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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