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Kansas City Art Institute
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  • 4 Year
  • KANSAS CITY, MO

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the KCAI campus in late August. The first day of class will be August 31, 2020, and we are planning for face-to-face instruction and in-person studio access. Our plans will be aligned with the recommendations set forth by the Health Department and the CDC. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

4415 WARWICK BLVD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64111
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From Kansas City Art Institute

Welcome to the Kansas City Art Institute. We’re glad you are here. We’d like to get to know you and work with you to create a personal path for your future.

KCAI provides a rigorous, diverse curriculum and an immersive studio experience for students who are passionate about the realization of their ideas. Of all the schools you’ll explore, we’re confident that none offers more personal guidance, artistic tools and resources, or opportunities for creative stimulation than you’ll find here.

We invite you to schedule a visit soon.

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1020-1280
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$29,566 / 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
$25,159 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
691 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Artsy
    50%
  • Interesting
    29%
  • Hard-working
    14%
  • Bullies
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
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
  • 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
57%
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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