The University of Missouri is an EO/AAE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 573-884-7278 (e-mail: email@example.com). The University of Missouri, which was founded in 1839 in Columbia, is now a four-campus system with campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis. In fall 1998, 22,723 students were enrolled on the Columbia campus. The University of Missouri-Columbia is a comprehensive university with eighteen schools and colleges including the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, College of Business and Public Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering, Law School, and Medical School. A variety of lectures, concerts, films, plays, exhibits and other cultural and recreational activities are provided by the University.
Columbia is a city of more than 75,000 people located in the center of Missouri. There are two other colleges in Columbia: Stephens College and Columbia College. Kansas City and St. Louis are each about 120 miles from Columbia, which is a two hour drive on Interstate 70. Local recreational opportunities include plays and concerts offered by the University and Stephens and Columbia colleges. The Ozark region is a two-to-four hour drive from Columbia and provides camping, hiking, water sports and float trips.