University of Missouri – Columbia: Ranking & Review

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Columbia Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 45 64
Top 1%

University of Missouri - Columbia Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate78%77%79%
Applicants16,3676,9309,437
Admissions12,7815,3457,436
Enrolled undergraduates4,1341,8902,244
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,84414,37416,470

8,380 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,451 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores299
Percent of students submitting SAT scores7%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
625
Math
610

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,981
Percent of students submitting ACT scores96%
ACT Composite
26
ACT English
26
ACT Math
24

University of Missouri - Columbia Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,611 $43,330
Off-campus $26,611 $43,330
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,676 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Missouri - Columbia provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,348 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,460 $25,179
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,327 $1,327
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $282 $839
Tuition for Full-time graduates $8,640 $23,659
Fees for full-time graduates $1,188 $1,188
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $360 $986

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 933 230 342 1,505
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,088 241 6 1,335
Education 248 493 104 845
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 722 82 13 817
Engineering 486 136 47 669
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 353 10 28 391
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 336 32 11 379
Social Sciences 304 34 28 366
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 295 30 29 354
Psychology 302 14 15 331
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 32 177 5 214
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 151 25 7 183
Mathematics and Statistics 83 54 16 153
Visual and Performing Arts 114 29 3 146
Physical Sciences 95 15 27 137
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 129 2 131
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 124 7 131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 118 118
English Language and Literature & Letters 90 9 9 108
Legal Professions and Studies 6 101 107
Natural Resources and Conservation 51 39 10 100
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 87 10 2 99
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 97 97
History 70 6 5 81
Philosophy and Religious Studies 23 5 3 31
Grand Total6,3311,6848138,828

A total of 6,331 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Missouri - Columbia.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,497 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%65%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 79%

General info

Alternative namesMU
Founded1839
MottoSalus populi suprema lex esto
Let the Welfare of the People be the Supreme Law
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff9,010
Instructional FTE2,080
Research FTE317
Public Service FTE142
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemissouri.edu
Address105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, Missouri, 65211-1050
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone5738822121
Fax+1 (573) 882 7887

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