B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Park University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152
Website

Park University 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
40%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,510/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,473/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,094/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,895/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,440/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,195/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.86 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,181Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
68%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Laid-back
    46%
  • Working hard to finish
    29%
  • Adult
    13%
  • Athlete
    8%
  • Lazy
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.76 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Good Institution
    57%
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Strict, with no respect for privacy
    7%
  • Budget
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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This is an overall great university! If you are not looking for a party school, but want to be around people with various backgrounds then this is the place for you. Downtown Kansas City is 15 minutes away along with plenty of places to eat, shop, and hang out (on a college students budget). The academics are pretty standard for a 4 year university and the average class size is less than 30 students. We have an awesome, new school President that engages with students and is hoping to expand and make this university greater!
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I am not a traditional student at Park, as I take all of my classes online. So far, my classes have been fairly difficult, but because the instructors have been so willing to help me, I have done well. I like the environment of the college, as I have visited a couple of times. I also love the price (very modestly priced for the value). I would like to see more parking on campus, as it is quite a walk if most of the parking is full. Overall, a very nice school and I would definitely recommend!
I received my bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Park University. I took all of my classes online or at a satellite campus so I have no experience with the brick and mortar campus. The classes are not easy so if you are looking for a degree mill, keep looking. Classes are challenging and Park has a good solid reputation. I recommend!