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University of Central Missouri is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,466, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,561 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Missouri's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 70. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,147 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,435 (2012-13).
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In 1996, the University of Central Missouri was designated Missouri's lead institution for professional technology, an area long recognized as one of the university's greatest strengths. Through this mission, Central integrates the latest technologies into every level of its comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, whether a student majors in computer information systems, biology or music. The university is also a leader in discipline-specific accreditations within Missouri higher education and several Central programs are nationally or internationally known. Students have many opportunities to broaden their horizons intellectually, culturally and socially.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Central Missouri, it's important to note the application deadline is August 19. The application fee at University of Central Missouri is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||79.9%|
|Application deadline||August 19|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Central Missouri is 17:1, and the school has 44.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Central Missouri include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.
University of Central Missouri has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,466, with a gender distribution of 45.4 percent male students and 54.6 percent female students. At this school, 33.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Central Missouri is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of Central Missouri offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Central Missouri also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Central Missouri, 43 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Central Missouri.
|Students who have cars on campus||43%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Central Missouri, 62.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,287.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,147 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,435 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,458 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data