The University of Missouri (“Mizzou”) is a major research university, and one of only 34 public U.S. institutions to be granted membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) which recognizes top-tier universities for outstanding teaching and research endeavors.

The teaching method at Mizzou, the “Missouri Method,” calls for students to learn through research, internship, practicum, and service. Mizzou’s internationally recognized programs in Business, Engineering, and Journalism contribute to the university’s consistent top-tier rankings.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Average ACT score: 26
  • Average SAT range: 1240-1270 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Military Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Veterinary Medicine
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  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $39,948


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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