MU offers students unmatched real-world experiences, including managing a bed and breakfast (The Gathering Place) operating a floral shop (Tiger Garden), preparing income taxes for families, representing domestic violence victims in court, providing health care, working at the country’s only university-owned TV network affiliate (KOMU), performing at Carnegie Hall and co-authoring articles in leading scientific journals. Mizzou students also hold patents and help create startup companies.
Eighty percent of MU students participate in campus activities, including more than 700 student organizations and the 1,000 educational, social and cultural programs offered annually. Many of these activities take place in Mizzou’s new $64 million Student Center.
Students at MU centers and institutes analyze and make contributions to state and national public policy. Examples include the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, the Institute of Public Policy, the Rural Policy Research Institute and the Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center.