Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a public research university located in Rolla, Missouri. Established in 1870, the university is a member of the University of Missouri System and is classified as a Carnegie Research University (high research activity).Missouri S&T is known for its strong programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in these fields. The university has a reputation for producing successful graduates who go on to careers in industry, research, and academia. Missouri S&T has a student body of over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and a faculty of over 400. The university is located in the small city of Rolla, about an hour and a half drive from St. Louis, and has a tight-knit campus community.In addition to its academic offerings, Missouri S&T has a strong athletics program, with teams competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. The university also has a variety of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, and offers a range of recreational and cultural activities.