Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
About Kansas City Art Institute...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Website
Work Here? Claim Your College

Kansas City Art Institute Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1230
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$29,003/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,541/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,366/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,887/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,569/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Rates starting at 3.97% APR + 1% Cash Back
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
Do You Work at Kansas City Art Institute? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
627Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    45%
  • Interesting
    36%
  • Hard-working
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    67%
  • Small but friendly
    17%
  • Technically and conceptually challenging
    8%
  • Underfunded
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Colleges like Kansas City Art Institute
More

Kansas City Art Institute Reviews

293 reviews
All Categories
If you take your studio courses here seriously you will succeed as an artist and gain an incredible understanding of yourself and the mediums you use. On the other hand, the liberal arts courses made me want to rip my hair out but many who enjoy those subjects enjoyed the classes and did very well in them! It just wasn't for me. Professors here are major hit and miss but you will be well off in the fiber department! Pauline and Kim are incredible and can teach you so much if you apply yourself and show commitment. I found the worst parts of attending KCAI to be the safety aspect and some of the so called "art" people can get away with producing here. I've seen it too many times when students will let food rot on a table for a week and then present it as a successful art piece. Lastly, I had three friends on separate occasions experience aggravated theft just a street away from the campus in daylight. This is NOT a safe area!!
Start Your Review of Kansas City Art Institute
Rate It!
Unlike many private art schools, KCAI is a solid school. They have an actual campus and very generous financial aid opportunities. The freshman foundations program is extremely rigorous. This is both a good thing (you will learn very quickly whether or not a career in the arts is for you) and a bad thing (the freshman studios are not great, the workload can be overwhelming, and KCAI cannot keep up with the demand for mental health services). Some departments have excellent studios, while others seem to hardly exist. The dorms and off-campus housing are bad and limited, though they are building a new dorm. The liberal arts courses are very interesting but also limited. Campus security is EXTREMELY poor; you may as well be fending for yourself. The student body is moderately diverse, but don't expect KCAI to have a diverse staff.
KCAI offers fun events during the later hours, such as PB&J Night (my personal fave), where you can go to the living center and (usually around 9pm) you can make your own PB&J for free! It's a great event to be apart of (especially if you've run out of nighttime snacks in your dorm room). Parties at KCAI usually are fun, hilarious, and a bit weird but overall, they bring people together. The KCAI nighttime events I've been to usually end with a ton of smiling faces and people laughing their heads off, all in good humor and good vibes.