University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Columbia, MO

Founded in 1839

Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto" (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law)






Acceptance Rate

$11,252 / $27,090

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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We often say here at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources that what our students get is not just a degree – it’s the entire CAFNR experience. The CAFNR Experience is everything we offer our students, including award-winning advisors and teachers; research opportunities with internationally renowned scientists; study abroad options tailored to degree programs and in more than a dozen countries; career expos bringing nearly 200 employers to campus each year; and hands-on learning experiences, including student-run retail, competitive judging teams, equine center and other agricultural research centers, research labs and policy centers.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Natural Resources
  • Plant Sciences
  • Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism
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Total Enrollment: 22,503

Agricultural Students: 2,270

Male Female Student Ratio: 47.8%/52.5%

Acceptance Rate: 75%


Application Fee: $55

Target GPA: 2.1

Target SAT Score: 1160

Target ACT Score: 24


In-State: $11,252

Out-of-State: $27,090

Room and Board: $10,786

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 17/1

Agricultural Research Centers

CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow. Our 14 Agricultural Research Centers extend CAFNR research to more than 14,000 acres across the state to meet regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. CAFNR is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research. Our innovative research spans the globe, blending traditional and high-tech agricultural science, food and natural resource policy, and directly impacts our future, from animal and human health breakthroughs, to sustainable agriculture techniques to food safety.