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University of Missouri-Columbia

Nicolee Laird is studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the US in Semester 1, 2013. Visit her blog to see what she is up to while on exchange. 

Name of Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia

Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

Mizzou has a diverse enrolment with 30,200 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 100 countries. The favourite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and twice as many of the state’s Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Nearly one-third of freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

Source: About Mizzou. [2009]. Retrieved October, 2009, from the University of Missouri-Columbia Website:

Areas of Study Not Available/Restrictions for Exchange Students:

All relevant areas of study are open to exchange students as long as the student meets all prerequisites for each course, except for the following:

Postgraduate courses have limited availability and registration may include additional charges.

Postgraduate Business (MBA), Law and Medicine are not open to exchange students.

Journalism courses are not open to exchange students.

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Semester Dates:

Fall Semester: August – December

Spring Semester: January – May

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