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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Kansas City Art Institute is a private college located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 656 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kansas City Art Institute acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Illustration, Painting, and Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects. Graduating 54% of students, Kansas City Art Institute alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.
About Kansas City Art Institute...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Website

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
67%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1020-1280
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,135/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,521/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
656Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    50%
  • Interesting
    29%
  • Hard-working
    14%
  • Bullies
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
88%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    60%
  • Small but friendly
    13%
  • Horrible education
    7%
  • Rigorous
    7%
  • Technically and conceptually challenging
    7%
  • Underfunded
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Kansas City Art Institute Reviews

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Poor rooming conditions. Heating is non existent to the point where it's freezing even in the summer. There is a hole in the wall and occasionally you can hear rustling sounds coming from within it in the night. I was promised a fitness center, but alas my tuition only covers free Zumba lessons from a faculty member. If I had to describe the food as a color, it would be medi'ochre'. Ha! However, I agree... Ric's cous cous is divine! The people are great and some professors will work with you.
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Overall I very much enjoyed my time in the illustration department. Foundation year is a hellish bootcamp but once you get into the major you actually want it is much more fulfilling. The illustration department is great and all the professors are wonderful and very invested and care about the students. The workload can be overwhelming at times. I have seen many classmates drop out or stay back a year from not being able to handle it. It gets more manageable as you go though. The school is super inclusive for LGBT+ students and puts a big emphasis on pronouns and most buildings have gender neutral bathrooms. I’ve heard not great things about the living center but they are building a new one! The school has 2 art museums on either side which is a huge resource for art history. The big downside is the safety of the area. There is a lot of crime in the immediate area and i have heard of many students being the victims of muggings. it can be very scary walking home from night classes.
I felt like 2 of my core teachers at this school were much more interested in their outside professional projects than my education. The head of the department was great and supportive and inspirational, but the other two "working artists" were frustrating to have as professors and didn't seem like they were accountable to anyone. Also, the general focus of my program (Photography and New Media) was on concept and not on improving technique, which I did not personally agree with as a good teaching method.