University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou)

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University of Missouri-Columbia can be found in Columbia, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Missouri-Columbia has approximately 33,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at University of Missouri-Columbia. A score within the range of 1040 to 1290 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Mizzou average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 80% of all students which applied were admitted at University of Missouri-Columbia, and from those that were granted acceptance about 38% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Mizzou acceptance rate 2015 will be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mizzou Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Columbia was reported as 78.6% in Fall 2013 with over 21,000 college applications submitted to Mizzou. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mizzou ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Mizzou Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Missouri-Columbia?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Missouri-Columbia is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Missouri-Columbia has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.1%
  • 2010-2011: 81.1%
  • 2011-2012: 81.1%
  • 2012-2013: 81.5%
  • 2013-2014: 78.6%
  • Projected Mizzou Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.4%

How Does Mizzou Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Columbia is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Central Missouri80.8%
Lindenwood University66.3%
Webster University58.9%
University of Missouri-St Louis74.2%
Washington University in St Louis15.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mizzou (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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