#153, overall score 32.83/100

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Every year, the university’s Tap Day ceremony reveals the identities of seniors who were inducted into Mizzou’s six secret honors societies.

Why should Jewish students attend the University of Missouri? Jewish students at Mizzou have an opportunity to be part of a Jewish community that is active, engaged and connected. Jewish students participate in all aspects of campus life and come together at Hillel, where they have learning, leadership and mentorship opportunities as well as a space to explore their own Jewish identities and connections. — Jeanne Snodgrass, executive director, Mizzou Hillel


  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $9,518
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,892
  • Room & board costs: $10,298
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $8,784


  • Location: Columbia, Mo.
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,812
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 700
  • Jewish population share: 3%
  • Student origin: 75% in-state / 25% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Tigers
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Mutants, TerrorMizzou

ISRAEL Score: 12/20

  • Score: 12/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 41
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: Students Supporting Israel
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.83/40

  • Score: 10.83/40
  • Hillel: Mizzou Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad Mizzou
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: SigAEPi
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 6
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 35
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? All over, with concentrations from St. Louis and the Chicago area.
  • Kosher food details: There is some packaged kosher food available as well as a dedicated vegan food station. Kosher meat is available at Hillel and Chabad for Shabbat and Holiday meals/celebrations.
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