About Mizzou

Push the boundaries of what’s possible

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Mizzou

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Mizzou the #1 Best Value among Midwest and SEC flagships

  • 95% of Mizzou graduates are successful within six months of graduation

  • Mizzou offers all undergraduate students real-life experiences and hands-on learning in their field

  • Mizzou’s graduation rate is 75%

  • Columbia, Missouri, is consistently ranked one of the best college towns in the country

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History & Tradition

Our Story Since 1839

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Since 1839, groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics have defined our story.

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From Homecoming to Tiger Walk, Black and Gold to Truman the Tiger, our traditions unite us through generations.

Our Values

What Makes a Tiger


We commit to acting ethically, welcoming difference and exchanging ideas openly.


We are accountable to ourselves, each other and the public we serve.


We foster the lifelong process of seeking knowledge and greater understanding.


We reach for excellence through diligent effort and collaboration.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is a resource designed to support us in doing all we can to live up to the promise of our mission, vision, and values. Respect for others, responsibility, discovery, and excellence are the values at the heart of our new Code. This foundation has enabled us to do great things for our students, patients, the citizens of Missouri, and beyond. They can also help us evolve to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Learn more about how we work together to uphold the university mission and achieve excellence with our Code of Conduct.

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Strength in Numbers

Show Me the Facts


Students from all 50 states and over 100 countries


Spent on scholarships and gifts during the 2020-21 academic year


Of Mizzou students graduate with no debt

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Life at Mizzou

About Columbia

What to do, where to stay, what to eat — learn what our home in the heart of Missouri has to offer.

Explore Columbia

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Our Dedicated Leaders

Get to know the passionate, innovative leaders of our Mizzou family.

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Meet Mizzou

Looking for a vibrant community offering endless opportunities to learn and grow? It’s always a great time to be a Tiger. Try an online campus tour or schedule a virtual chat with current students to discover why you’ll love MU.