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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  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 4,011 undergraduate students. The Park University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Social Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 33% of students, Park University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference

Park University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Park Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,359/ 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
$6,185/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
39
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
8
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
25
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    23%
  • Online
    57%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,011Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,558
Undergrads Over 25
62%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Laid-back
    38%
  • Working hard to finish
    34%
  • Athlete
    13%
  • Adult
    9%
  • Lazy
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
45%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.85 responses
Poll
39%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Good Institution
    54%
  • Diverse
    36%
  • Strict, with no respect for privacy
    5%
  • Budget
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
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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Park is a great school for those who are really focused on their academics. From my experience (I've been here for 3 years), professors are almost always willing to help and work with their students in order for us to reach our full potential. The activities on campus range from big movie nights to something simpler like a special dinner out on the Chapel Lawn, and going to games with friends is always exciting. However, one major critique I happen to have is the communication aspect. Even before COVID, the school seems to lack a solid foundation for getting important messages/notices out to their students in a timely manner. This also isn't singled out to one department either, as multiple departments have had this same issue before. Other than that, though, Park has been a great fit for me and I'm excited to see what else this university has in store for its students!
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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.
Park University has been great. I am currently in the military so I have not attended the campus and all of my classes that are offered in person are through the military base education center. They do offer Park education counselors and they have been awesome to work with! They are very helpful and have great communication. I take a lot of classes online and the website is very easy to navigate almost dummy proof. I actually recommended this school to a few of my coworkers and they have all attended and have loved this school.