Student Stories

During your college years at Mizzou, you’ll create unforgettable memories and form lifelong friendships with people — each with different perspectives and from a variety of backgrounds. Mizzou faculty mentors and staff will be here to guide you every step of the way. And after you graduate, you’ll tap into a network of more than 357,000 Mizzou alumni living around the world.


Watch our episode of The College Tour from Amazon Studios for an inside look at life at Mizzou, presented by our very own students and alumni!

Diversity at Mizzou

Mizzou has more international students and more students from underrepresented groups than ever before. That’s key, because we believe living and interacting with people from different walks of life — who might occasionally challenge your perspective or change your mind — is crucial to your education.

Learn more about our community through our Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Notable Alumni

A lot of universities brag on their famous alumni, and we have those, too — singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, BS Ed ’84; actor Jon Hamm, BA ’93; actor Brad Pitt, Jour ’86; and baseball star Max Scherzer, Bus ’06, to name a few. More important are the alumni connections you’ll make in everyday life. Mizzou’s 357,000+ alumni reside on every continent, lead Fortune 500 companies, correspond at the White House, explore the solar system and perform classical piano across Europe.

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Katie Nolan

Boeing engineer

Max Scherzer throwing baseball

Max Scherzer

Cy Young Award-winning pitcher

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Kam Phillips

Founder of Dream Outside The Box, a nonprofit organization for youth

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Linda Godwin

Former NASA astronaut and physics professor

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Kyle Holtzman

Account strategist at Google