C+
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
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Kansas City Art Institute is ...
Private not-for-profit
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Kansas City Art Institute

Cost

Net Price
$28,098/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,744/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,686/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,192/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,457/ year

Academics

Professors
C
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
644Undergrads
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 11 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    45%
  • Interesting
    36%
  • Hard-working
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
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 Kansas City Art Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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.
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The Kansas City Art Institute is a great private institution for those like me: open-minded, understanding, artsy, fun-loving, caring, and free-spirited individuals. The amount of art courses offered are immense and diverse, including even liberal arts courses like Art History and Creative Writing. The professors are well-experienced, intelligible, and strive to make amazing artists out of their students. The class sizes are typically small, ranging from 15-25 students per class. Depending on your chosen course, classes can be mostly hands-on; usually, liberal arts classes are the only classes that are textbook, notes and lecture-only. Classes span from 2-D arts, such as Illustration and Painting, to 3-D arts, like Ceramics, and media-based arts, such as Animation and Film.
The Kansas City Art Institute of KC, MO is a small private art school dedicated to fulfilling students' artistic achievements. Both students and professors are open-minded individuals and respect each others' personal lifestyle choices. People, on and off campus, can feel free to talk to administration about any issues with financial aid, classes, or personal problems without the feeling of being judged. The "Green", a large, tree encircled field in the center of KCAI, is a popular hangout spot for playing games, studying, picnics, or sunbathing on the cool grass, taking in the nature that surrounds you. All students that typically go to KCAI come with one similar goal in mind: to become successful in the visual and fine arts world. Although KCAI can have expensive tuition, is underfunded, and contains older dorms and older facilities, it continues to be a well-loved institute for art students and art lovers across the United States. This institute is perfect for free spirits, artsy individuals, and open minds of any kind.