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 31,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at University of Missouri-Columbia. A score within the range of 1120 to 1340 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 29 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 3.57 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 34% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Mizzou acceptance rate 2021 will be around 73%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mizzou Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Columbia was reported as 80.7% in Fall 2020 with over 20,000 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 - 29
  • Mizzou Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mizzou has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.7%
  • 2017-2018: 78.1%
  • 2018-2019: 77.8%
  • 2019-2020: 80.7%
  • Projected Mizzou Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 73.1%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Central Missouri65.0%
Maryville University of Saint Louis82.9%
University of Missouri-St Louis73.0%
Washington University in St Louis13.9%
Saint Louis University-Main Campus58.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mizzou (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math560 - 680
Total Score1120 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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