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University of Missouri Student Life

University of Missouri is on a 1,262-acre campus in a suburban setting in Columbia, Missouri. University of Missouri has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Missouri also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Missouri has a thriving Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (Academic). In fact, more students participate in Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (Academic) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Missouri include Pre-Medical Society (Academic), Alpha Phi Omega (Service), Mizzou Global Medical Training (Service) and UM Investment Group (Academic).

University of Missouri students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Midnight BBQ and International Welcome Party.

University of Missouri Housing

University of Missouri offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Missouri students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at University of Missouri lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Missouri. There are 6,392 spots available in on-campus housing for all 23,396 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Missouri offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Missouri Athletics

At University of Missouri there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Missouri:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cheerleading Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is University of Missouri Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Missouri is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Missouri campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of Missouri offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of Missouri

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Missouri, take Interstate 70, Highway 63 to Columbia, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Columbia Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Missouri's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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University of Missouri Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

78%

7%

5%

4%

3%

1%

1%

0.20%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

23,396

Graduate Students

7,707

Non-Resident / International Students

321

University of Missouri Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

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Out-of-State

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