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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Park University is a private university located in Parkville, Missouri in the Kansas City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,134 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Park University acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Security Services, Business, and Social Psychology. Graduating 23% of students, Park University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,200.
About Park University...
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
69%
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
$16,048/ 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
    $15,611/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,820/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,975/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,400/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,088/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.86 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,134Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
60%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Laid-back
    39%
  • Working hard to finish
    36%
  • Adult
    11%
  • Athlete
    7%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
36%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Good Institution
    56%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Strict, with no respect for privacy
    6%
  • Budget
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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My experience at Park University has been great! Because I work in the daytime, I decided to enroll in online classes. This option has enabled me to work on my Bachelors in Public Administration and also be able to continue to provide for my family at the same time. The instructors are motivational and really encourage students to work hard in class and participate in group study. The instructors are always open to read emails from students and answer any questions that you might have about the reading material, quizzes, and any other assignments.
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My experience at Park University has been great! Because I work in the daytime, I decided to enroll in online classes. This option has enabled me to work on my BS in Social psychology and also be able to continue to provide for my family at the same time. The instructors are motivational and really encourage students to work hard in class and participate in group study. The instructors are always open to read emails from students and answer any questions that you might have about the reading material, quizzes, and any other assignments.
Excellent University for those who really want to graduate and pursue a career. I read the bad reviews on this site and all of them is about not having a greek life so really do you want a degree or be parting all days... if you only want party life then DON'T STUDY, move to Las Vegas and Party every day 24/7. So funny there is even a bad review for not having drugs in campus... really! LOL. From my experience it's a great University and I got assistance and help when ever I needed it. I never had issues with finantial aid.