School Spotlight: University of Missouri

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Consider this: the most popular areas of study at the University of Missouri, informally known as Mizzou, include business, engineering, health sciences, communication, and journalism. How many universities can boast of amazing undergraduate research opportunities as well as top-notch journalism and writing programs? At MU, there is an abundance of resources in both disciplines. The university offers robust undergraduate research opportunities, making it easy for all students to immerse themselves in scientific inquiry, whether they are novices or advanced upperclassmen. Perhaps this is why the university confers nearly twice as many Bachelor of Science degrees as Bachelor of Arts degrees. All MU students must take a first-year composition course as well as two writing intensive courses in future semesters. Well-trained writing tutors are available to help students with any phase of the writing process, which can definitely come in handy when tackling one of those rigorous writing intensive classes, such as “Social Appearance in Time and Space” or “American Art and Architecture.” Fun fact: MU’s 1,000+ acre campus (which is a designated botanic garden) is home to nearly 27,000 undergrads, 17 percent of whom are non-MO residents.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.