University of Missouri: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

The University of Missouri (MizzouMU, or Missouri) is a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri. It is Missouri‘s largest university and the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System. MU was founded in 1839 and was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1908 and is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. To date, the University of Missouri alumni, faculty, and staff include 18 Rhodes Scholars, 19 Truman Scholars, 141 Fulbright Scholars, 7 Governors of Missouri, and 6 members of the U.S. Congress.

Enrolling 31,401 students in 2021, it offers more than 300 degree programs in thirteen major academic divisions. Its well-known Missouri School of Journalism was founded by Walter Williams in 1908 as the world’s first journalism school; It publishes a daily newspaper, the Columbia Missourian, and operates an NBC affiliate KOMU. The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is the United States’ sole source of isotopes used in nuclear medicine. The university operates University of Missouri Health Care, running a number of hospitals and clinics in Mid-Missouri.

Its NCAA Division I athletic teams are known as the Missouri Tigers, and compete in the Southeastern Conference. The American tradition of homecoming is claimed to have originated at Missouri.

The campus is home to the State Historical Society of Missouri, and the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Its historic center, Francis Quadrangle, is a National Historic District. Jesse Hall and the Missouri Theatre are large performance venues and utilized by the University of Missouri School of Music.


Local tuition 11,475 USD, Domestic tuition 30,450 USD
2020 – 21
University of Missouri admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 77%. Half the applicants admitted to University of Missouri have an SAT score between 1130 and 1350 or an ACT score of 23 and 30.

University of Missouri is ranked #121 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.


in National Universities (tie)


in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)


in Best Value Schools

At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate
Areas of study2021 graduates
Health services/allied health/health sciences7.5%
Speech communication and rhetoric3.5%
Registered nursing/registered nurse3.5%
Biology/biological sciences3.1%
Mechanical engineering2.3%
Parks, recreation and leisure studies1.8%
Political science and government1.7%
General studies1.6%
Elementary education and teaching1.3%
Animal sciences1.3%
Hotel/motel administration/management1.2%
Computer and information sciences1.2%
Area studies1.1%
Information technology1.1%
English language and literature1.1%
Fashion merchandising1%
Multi-/interdisciplinary studies0.9%
Civil engineering0.8%
Foods, nutrition, and wellness studies0.8%
Allied health diagnostic, intervention, and treatment professions0.8%
Natural resources/conservation0.7%
Electrical and electronics engineering0.7%
Agricultural business and management0.7%
Financial planning and services0.7%
Secondary education and teaching0.6%
Chemical engineering0.6%
Audiology/audiologist and speech-language pathology/pathologist0.6%
Housing and human environments0.6%
Digital arts0.6%
Art/art studies0.5%
Plant sciences0.4%
Foreign languages and literatures0.4%
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering0.4%
Industrial engineering0.4%
Human development and family studies0.4%
Social work0.4%
Computer engineering0.3%
Junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching0.3%
Atmospheric sciences and meteorology0.3%
Athletic training/trainer0.3%
Agricultural mechanization0.3%
Agricultural teacher education0.3%
Public health0.3%
Film/cinema/video studies0.3%
Special education and teaching0.2%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.2%
Early childhood education and teaching0.2%
Classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics0.2%
Biological/biosystems engineering0.2%
German language and literature0.2%
Food science0.2%
Religion/religious studies0.1%
Geology/earth science0.1%
Agricultural economics< 0.1%
Forestry< 0.1%
Russian language and literature< 0.1%
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences< 0.1%
American government and politics (united states)< 0.1%
Physical therapy/therapist


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