The University of Missouri is the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri system and the only public institution in the state to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. With main campuses in Columbia and St. Louis, as well as the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mizzou has built a reputation as one of the nation's top-tier public institutions of academics with a host of student living opportunities.
Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri was the first public university formed west of the Mississippi River and the first university built in the Louisiana Purchase territory. Over the years, the university has expanded its course offerings to more than 280 degree programs, and more than 75 online degree options for part-time students. The school has received top marks for its excellence in journalism, family and community medicine, dispute resolution and campus writing programs. Additionally, the University of Missouri is one of only six public universities to offer medicine, law and veterinary medicine all on one campus. It boasts an incredibly diverse student body, with students from more than 115 countries and every state in the United States.
There's no shortage of fun things to do at the university's beautiful Columbia campus and the surrounding area. Students living in university housing can enjoy a gorgeous community that was ranked by Money magazine, Men's Health and MSN.com as one of America's best places to live. With a thriving arts scene, a rising sports program and countless extracurricular activities, students will have plenty of new experiences to discover while enjoying the benefits of a world-class education.
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