University of Missouri Review

The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, with additional campus locations in throughout Missouri. Academic divisions offered at the university include programs in social work, public affairs, music, natural resources and information science.

University of Missouri Overview

Established in 1839, the University of Missouri (MU) is one of the oldest institutions in the state of Missouri. The university established a broader curriculum and added its agricultural, medicine and law schools after 1890. The first journalism school in the world was founded in 1908 on the university's campus.

The University of Missouri gradually grew and currently has the state's largest student population, with over 30,000 students. MU is among only six public universities in country to have a medical, law and veterinary medicine school all housed on the same campus. In addition to the multiple residence halls located across campus, the university also has several dining centers, convenience stores and parking garages. There are over 475 student organizations in a variety of student interests, including century studies, dance, accounting and culture.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Requirements vary for undergraduate, professional, international and continuing education admissions. The university recommends that prospective first-year students visit the campus, complete and submit the paper or online application, submit transcripts and work with their admission representative during the enrollment process. High school class rank and the applicant's highest ACT or SAT score are taken into consideration for admission; students who attend non-ranking schools will not be penalized.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Missouri library is one of the largest in the state, with over 13 million volumes, government documents, microforms, journal subscriptions and print maps. There are also several museums and galleries on campus, including the Museum of Anthropology, Bingham Gallery and the craft studio galleries. Students can utilize the computer sites and workstations located on campus; the library also offers laptop checkout.

Study abroad opportunities are available through the International Center in over 50 countries. Programs are available for a semester, academic year or summer semester; some programs require students have a sophomore or junior standing and a minimum GPA requirement. Students can transfer credit hours and apply for financial aid and scholarships when studying abroad.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Missouri

  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Education
  • School of Journalism
  • College of Business
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Health Professions
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering

Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
  • Phone Number: (573) 882-2121