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University of Missouri-Columbia Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,411 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 85 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $673,691)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $119,150)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 59 48 Yes -
Baseball 45 - Yes -
Basketball 14 15 Yes Yes
Football 132 - - -
Golf 13 12 - Yes
Gymnastics - 17 - -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 33 31 Yes -
Tennis - 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 45 - - -
Archery - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.5%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 79.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 124
Liquor Law Violation 75
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 17

Notable Alumni

  • Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News anchor/correspondent
  • George C. Scott, actor
  • Jon Hamm, actor ("Mad Men")
  • Jonathan Murray, executive producer/co-creator of MTV's "The Real World"
  • Kate Capshaw, actress
  • Richard Matheson, author/screenwriter
  • Samuel M. Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
  • Sheryl Crow, rock musician
  • Tom Berenger, actor
  • Chris Cooper, actor
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Martin
  • 5
  • i absolutely love my hall and floor. they are some of my closest friends. if i could live in the dorms for all four years, i probably would. the leaders…

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  • Deja from Columbia, MO
  • 3
  • I love my dorm, which we call residence halls at the University of Missouri. My residence hall is near the football stadium, so a lot of jocks live here. There…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Shannon
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've eaten at three dining halls of many campus has to offer, and all three offered foods I loved. I believe there's truth behind why they call the Freshman 15 the Mizzou 22 here! There's literally a dining hall for everyone. It's a personal goal to try each of the dining halls on campus at least once while I'm here!

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  • 4
  • Andrew from Columbia, MO
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food isn't anything special on campus, but there are unique, quality restaurants scattered all over Columbia.

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  • 5
  • Paige from Saint Peters, MO
  • I am a current student here

    The dining plans are very affordable and the food is delicious. There are many dining halls with a wide variety of options, from Mexican to sandwiches to homestyle food.

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  • 3
  • MaKayla - Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Baja is so discussing to me. Plaza 900 can be good at times but along lines can seem to take forever. Emporium is good when you want get a snack, sandwich, salad and anything else that they have. Subway, Pershing, and Mizzou Student Center does not accept swipes, they only accept Student Charge and any other type of money. Don't even waste your time asking, the answer is still going to be the same. "We don't accept Swipes." I highly recommend the middle food plan because the food can be tiring and your eating habits will change.

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  • 5
  • Nick
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus has all types of options when it comes to food. My favorite would probably be Shakespeare's Pizza. You cannot go wrong with this place. It is a great place to go on game day or to simply hangout with friends.

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  • 5
  • q
  • I am a current student here

    honestly i can say that there food is pretty good. there are tons of options to choose from. mizzou has a ton of dining halls and a couple of them run into the late nights so you can get a quick snack incase you are hungry in the middle of the night. their food is quite pleasant as well almost as if it was a home cooked meal. the best parts are when it is around the holidays and some dining halls go all out and serve top notch meals and the scenery makes everything look fancy. overall you can not go wrong with it as it tastes really good.

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  • 5
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I actually enjoy the food on campus. The best place to eat on campus depends on what you like. It's a little bit of everything to eat on campus. I just wish it was more healthier options. Like the vegetarian options are small and I wish it wasn't.

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  • 3
  • Kania from Saint Paul, MN
  • I am a current student here

    The food is fine just you average dinning hall food. There are also markets you can use swipes at that sell things like Gatorade, cereal, etc.Campus is walking distance to downtown so you have your choice of those restaurants. There's all kinds of food options so you'll never go hungry.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Shannon
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A lot of Greek Life presence on campus. The houses are large and beautiful along Greek Town.

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  • 0
  • MaKayla - Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    They know how to party. The black fraternities host events that are always lit. It can cost so like I said previously, save up all the money you can. Your going to need it. Some fraternities don't like each other and like to come at each other events just to show out. Trust me, your not going to want to miss the action. Just remember to move out the way.

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  • 0
  • Nick
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The many fraternities and sororities will put you in awe.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    It seems like Greek Life is everywhere on campus. They are always hosting something on campus, it ranges from volunteer opportunities to informational opportunities.

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  • 0
  • Deja from Columbia, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in a sorority, but I live close enough to the sorority houses to say that it seems like a lot of fun. I might join next year.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is one of the biggest priorities at the university. Girls throw what they know and wear their letters proudly. Fraternities are not as aggressive, however their rushing system is completely different from sororities.

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  • 0
  • J.T. Smith from
  • I am a current student here

    A lot of it. Not too intimidating from my friend's experiences with it. Other colleges have much more of a problem with initiation and stuff. Mizzou isn't perfect though.

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  • 0
  • Liz from Columbia, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely present at Mizzou but it by no means dominates the campus. I know plenty of people who participate in Greek Life but it really is only like a quarter of the campus. Those that are in it really enjoy it and recommend to others that they should join.

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