Columbia, MO
Tuition (in-state)
$23,366 ($9,257)
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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity here is okay.... We have a good number of international students but the majority of the school is white. In terms of religion, sexual orientation and political beliefs we actually have a pretty diverse community. I have been able to have good conversations with people from a myriad of backgrounds.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a place for everyone here.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: We have several groups and facilities dedicated to serving minority students of all kinds. Diversity is a huge component of Mizzou life.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a lot of diversity on campus. Mostly rich white kids.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Majority is white and middle to upper class social status. The LGBTQ community is very open and supported by the entire school. People don't really discuss religion and aren't judged when they do. I would say it's somewhat conservative due to the large greek community.

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Alex Kojadinovic
Saint Louis, Missouri
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There is a lot of diversity on campus. People come from all over the country to attend Mizzou's prestigious journalism program, and with that, the University gets a lot of people from different races, economic statuses, and religious backgrounds.

Everyone seems to be treated well on campus. The University has an LGBT group as well as religiously affiliated groups. International students are very prominent, as well. Usually, international students stay on campus and live in the same dorm, but they assimilate well into campus life and the downtown social scene. Overall, students are tolerant and accepting of others' views, religions, races, and sexual preferences.


Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 18%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 11%
Native American: 0%
White: 74%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The Board of Curators recently added sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy. Widespread hate crimes, intimidation, and violence against gays have never been reported.
Political Activity
There are political clubs for any political leaning, but some are more active than others. The College Republicans attract big-name speakers to lecture, while the College Democrats are kind of in a rut. There are also clubs available for Libertarian or Green Party-leaning students (sorry, no Reform Party club yet). Left-of-center groups attract a lot of attention with demonstrations and publicity stunts once in a while, like when a new war breaks out.
Economic Status
Since the majority of students who come to Mizzou is from the state of Missouri, an economically diverse state, there is a rather economically diverse student body. There are a lot of students who come from the St. Louis and Kansas City suburbs, as well as people who have a more modest upbringing in rural parts of the state.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the most prominent religion at Mizzou.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Legion of Black Collegians is the most active club for African Americans on campus. They have a lot of events and activities for black students on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 109 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 17% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 32% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 109 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 14% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 26% Not sure
  • 24% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 109 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 108 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 110 responses

  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 50% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 42% Very accepting.


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