University of Missouri
#127 Overall Influence#1169 Desirability Rank

University of Missouri

Public research university in Columbia, Missouri, USA

University of Missouri Rankings

The University of Missouri (often referred to as “Mizzou”) was founded in 1839. It was the first public university west of the Mississippi River.

With a student enrollment of more than 30,000 souls, MIzzou offers over 300 degree programs in 13 major academic divisions. It is perhaps best known for the Missouri School of Journalism, founded in 1908 as the world’s first professional school devoted to the field of journalism. The university’s Research Reactor Center is the world’s most powerful university research reactor and is the sole source of isotopes used for nuclear medicine in the US.

Mizzou Online is one of the top public, distance-learning programs in the country, offering more than 1,000 online courses within the framework of 150+ degree and certificate programs.

Mizzou is associated with four Nobel laureates, namely:

Other distinguished Mizzou-associated individuals include the following:

Mizzou is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

18,948

Acceptance

78%

Graduation Rate

68%

Median SAT Score

1190

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,637

Fees (in-state)

$1,335

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$56,600

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

22K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

105 Jesse Hall, Columbia MO 65211-1050

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

8 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

27 per 100k

Violent Crime

4 per 100k

What is University of Missouri known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#60 World Rank #32 USA Rank
Economics
#44 World Rank #39 USA Rank
Communications
#86 World Rank #42 USA Rank
Sociology
#52 World Rank #44 USA Rank
Business
#68 World Rank #52 USA Rank
Nursing
#104 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Psychology
#113 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Engineering
#104 World Rank #69 USA Rank
Political Science
#134 World Rank #73 USA Rank
History
#113 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Education
#135 World Rank #77 USA Rank
Medical
#212 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Chemistry
#197 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Literature
#167 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Biology
#229 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Mathematics
#174 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Law
#272 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Physics
#216 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Anthropology
#216 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Computer Science
#216 World Rank #133 USA Rank
Social Work
#425 World Rank #140 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#408 World Rank #154 USA Rank
Philosophy
#320 World Rank #155 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#249 World Rank #184 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are University of Missouri's Most influential alumni?

University of Missouri's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Business, and Economics. University of Missouri’s most academically influential people include Tennessee Williams, Eugenie Scott, and Barbara McClintock.

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

American playwright

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Eugenie Scott
Eugenie Scott

Anthropologist

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Barbara McClintock
Barbara McClintock

American scientist and cytogeneticist

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Sam Walton
Sam Walton

American businessman

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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

American actor and filmmaker

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Charles Stark Draper

American engineer

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Harlow Shapley
Harlow Shapley

American astronomer

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Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson

American fiction writer

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Edgar Snow
Edgar Snow

American journalist

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William Manchester

American author, journalist and historian

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David McClelland
David McClelland

American psychological theorist

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Marijane Meaker
Marijane Meaker

American writer

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