MU is Missouri’s most comprehensive public university and its premier public research institution.
Designated a land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1862, MU’s four-fold mission encompasses teaching, research, public outreach and economic development.
A member of the American Association of Universities, MU is classified as “research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
The diversity of academic and co-curricular offerings at MU in a predominantly residential student environment promotes collaborative study and research.
The MU Libraries house the 54th largest collection of volumes in North America. The comprehensive nature of the University and the breadth of graduate programs and professional schools are distinctive features of the institution.
The strength of MU in research, creative achievement and advanced graduate education enriches the quality of instruction for both undergraduate and graduate students.