Parents & Families

Experience Mizzou firsthand

Campus visits

Our students say their first campus visit was the moment they fell in love with Mizzou. With a world of academic opportunity nestled into a 1,200-acre botanic garden, it’s easy to understand why. Schedule a tour with your family and see for yourself.

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First-rate and within reach

Help your student navigate costs, scholarships and all the available financial aid options for paying for college, including establishing Missouri residency for even more savings during their sophomore, junior and senior years.

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Outstanding student support

Mizzou’s student services and supportive staff are here to ensure your child thrives as an individual as well as a student. We offer resources to help keep students happy, healthy and successful — on campus and beyond.

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Career success starts at Mizzou

95% of Mizzou graduates report successful career outcomes within only six months of graduation.

College Terms to Know

Simplify your family’s college decision. Download our free guide to better understand the application process and get to know Mizzou.

Who chooses Mizzou?


ambitious students from 100+ countries and all 50 states


top-ranked Bright Flight Scholars


average ACT score

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More options for your student

Because every student is different, Mizzou offers both traditional and test-optional application processes.

Tigers love Mizzou

MU retains above 91% of its students for their sophomore year. That’s higher than both the national (79%) and state averages (73%) for four-year public institutions.

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Thriving on campus

Students who live in residence halls achieve greater academic success than those living off campus. Plus, they can easily get involved in clubs and student organizations and make lifelong friends along the way.

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Close to everything they need

We’re located in the heart of one of America’s best college towns — Columbia, Missouri. Your Tiger will enjoy all the shopping, restaurants and entertainment that the city has to offer.

Academic Support

Mizzou’s Student Success Center provides academic resources like advising, writing help, and career guidance for all students.

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Part of the Tiger family

When your student chooses Mizzou, you become a Tiger, too! Mizzou Families is the place for you to stay informed on campus news, family events and connect with other Mizzou parents.

Excellence is the Expectation

Cutting-edge research, rigorous academics and hands-on learning puts the world at their fingertips. Where will Mizzou take your student?

Meet Mizzou's Freshman Class

Download the 2023 Mizzou Class Profile to learn more about the makeup of our freshman class. Find a screen reader compatible version here.