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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
UMKC is an above-average public university located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,606 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UMKC acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, UMKC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference

University of Missouri - Kansas City Rankings

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

UMKC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
1030-1340
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,521/ 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
$7,104/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,606Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,713
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    59%
  • Overwhelmed but can manage
    25%
  • Happy
    12%
  • Overwhelmed.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Great programs and professors
    31%
  • Fun, diverse, great professors,welcome environment
    24%
  • Fun atmosphere but professional when it counts
    11%
  • People take it seriously, it is pre-professional
    10%
  • Welcoming to traditional and nontraditional studen
    7%
  • Good professors and classes, a fun school
    6%
  • Great professors and classes, not a fun school
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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Absolutely love UMKC! The professors across all departments are fantastic and knowledgable about what they teach. The campus is beautifully situated in Kansas City. Also, very safe.
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Before COVID-19 I had taken classes online and they went smooth and easy as ever. Switching to all online was a challenge but it worked out! Some online classes are all remote while some have proctored exams that must be taken on campus. As far as lab's online go, it could have gone smoother but nothing is perfect!
UMKC is very diverse! It's a great school that is up-to-date on technology as well as keeping the campuses up to date. They provide transportation for students between the campuses and provide several options for housing. Almost all the professors speak clear english and are easy to understand. It's a wonderful school for commuters but not truly meant to live on campus.