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About the University

Jesse Hall and the columns
The Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus has 14 buildings, six columns, 9,500 square feet of gardens, and is one of Columbia’s most beloved icons.

The University of Missouri at Columbia (MU, Mizzou) was established in 1839 and is the state’s oldest and largest public institution. It is often referred to as a “Public Ivy” university, offering top-quality education at a reasonable cost. The campus has over 35,000 students (2,500 of whom are international) from throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in more than 250 accredited academic programs, many of which are recognized world-wide for their academic excellence.

Campus Maps

To see a map of the University of Missouri, visit the following pages. The IEP main office is found in McReynolds Hall, room 208.

Application to Academic Programs at MU

Students who want to apply to both the IEP and an academic program must complete separate application forms. One of the requirements for admission to an academic program at MU is that a student must satisfy MU’s English language requirement. The TOEFL requirement for admission to most undergraduate programs is 61 (IBT) or 500 (paper-based TOEFL). However, one advantage of a student’s studying in the IEP is that for most undergraduate programs a good recommendation from the IEP can substitute for MU’s minimum required TOEFL score. Applicants to graduate programs must contact the individual departments to determine their requirements for admission. (link to list of undergraduate and graduate degree programs)

TOEFL Requirements for Admission to an Academic Program at MU

One of the requirements for admission to an academic program at MU is that a student must satisfy MU’s English language requirement. The TOEFL requirement for admission to most undergraduate programs is 61 (IBT) or 500 (paper-based TOEFL). However, one advantage of a student’s studying in the IEP is that for most undergraduate programs at MU, a good recommendation from the IEP can substitute for MU’s minimum required TOEFL. The TOEFL requirements for graduate students vary. Applicants to graduate programs must contact the individual departments to determine their requirements for admission.

Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs at MU

For a list of undergraduate degree programs at MU visit the university’s course catalog website.

International Admissions Office

For more information on how to apply for admission to a degree program at MU, see International Admissions.