University of Missouri


University of Missouri

Known to most simply as "Mizzou," the University of Missouri was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are Missouri's flagship, a land-grant institution and a member of the AAU. With 300-plus degree programs, we have your major. And we are one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Journalism
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


A first year student is one attending college for the first time, even if they took dual-credit courses in high school. First year applicants must provide official ACT or SAT scores to the university, as well as an official high school transcript.


If you have enrolled at a college or university after graduating from high school you may apply to attend the University of Missouri as a transfer student. Please check the full list of transfer requirements and apply directly through the Mizzou application. The University of Missouri does not accept transfer applications through the Common App.

Additional Information

Upon being admitted to the University of Missouri, you will be considered for several automatic scholarships. Apply for additional departmental scholarships with the MU Annual Scholarship Application, due December 1. Don’t forget to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it by our February 1 priority deadline.


Visit us

The University of Missouri has a few options for students and families interested in visiting our campus. One option is our weekday individual visits which include a 45 minute admissions session followed by a 75-minute walking tour including the award winning recreation center and a residence hall. You’ll have the option to schedule academic presentations and appointments either before or after your admissions session and tour. Another visit option is our Meet Mizzou Days. These are day-long open houses scheduled on certain Fridays and Saturdays that allow you a structured format to learn abo

I chose Mizzou because it is the place I want to spend the next years of my life. Through this university, I can explore different organizations and discover new hobbies. I believe Mizzou is the only place I can do those things and get an amazing education.

Mallory Scherer, Dietetics Major, Class of 2020
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211, United States of America

Phone number

(573) 882-7786