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Address: Columbia, MO 65211, United States
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The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou) has a diverse enrollment with more than 34,000 students from every state in the nation and over 100 countries. Mizzou is a major research institution in the U.S., offering over 300 program choices through 18 schools and colleges.  The student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 allows Mizzou’s faculty of nationally prominent scholars and scientists to directly involve students in research.

Mizzou is one of only 34 public U.S. institutions to hold membership in the Association of American Universities.  AAU members are top-tier institutions with outstanding teaching and research endeavors.   The University of Missouri’s nationally recognized programs in Business, Engineering, Agriculture, and Journalism contribute to Mizzou’s consistent ranking as one of the best universities in the United States.

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Mizzou Advantage

Mizzou offers students a unique advantage in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. From creating models of extinct dinosaurs in the 3D Prototype Labs to using gold nanoparticles to target and treat cancer, Mizzou gives students the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to address and solve real world problems – and build a dazzling resume long before graduation.

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There’s more to do at Mizzou

With all the activities and organizations at Mizzou, it’s so easy to meet people! From attending NCAA Division I athletic games to intramural sports teams and volunteer clubs, it’s not hard to find your place at Mizzou. We’re so active that President Barack Obama named Mizzou to his Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

600+ student organizations and intramural sports teams

40+club sports

30+musical ensembles

30+cultural groups

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Columbia, MO: College Town, USA

Located halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis in central Missouri, Columbia is in the heart of America’s heartland. Described as “the quintessential college town” by U.S. News and World Report, Mizzou’s hometown offers a small-town feel with big city amenities. With its eclectic mix of festivals, shops, hiking trails and restaurants you will be sure to find your place in one of America’s best places to live.

Mizzou Pride

  • Known for collaborative, interdisciplinary research, MU has incomparable expertise and resources on a global scale in four areas: Food for the Future, One Health/One Medicine, Media of the Future and Sustainable Energy. We call it The Mizzou Advantage
  • MU is one of only six public institutions nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus. Faculty and students also have immediate access to agriculture and engineering colleges along with the largest nuclear research reactor on any American campus.
  • MU educates the workforce, including a large number of STEM graduates. Of the 8,668 degrees awarded during the 2014-15 academic year, 40 percent were in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields.


International applicants with excellent academic records and SAT or ACT scores will be considered for our $5,000 International Merit Scholarship and $10,000 International Honors Scholarship, which includes admission to the MU Honors College. For more specific requirements on these scholarships please visit the admissions website

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