B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Missouri - Kansas City is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
1030-1390
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Missouri - Kansas City

Cost

Net Price
$14,197/ 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
    $11,704/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,923/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,784/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,340/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.70 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,636Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    58%
  • Overwhelmed but can manage
    26%
  • Happy
    14%
  • Overwhelmed.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Great programs and professors
    39%
  • Fun, diverse, great professors,welcome environment
    16%
  • Fun atmosphere but professional when it counts
    11%
  • People take it seriously, it is pre-professional
    11%
  • Good professors and classes, a fun school
    7%
  • Great professors and classes, not a fun school
    5%
  • Welcoming to traditional and nontraditional studen
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses
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University of Missouri - Kansas City Reviews

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I am a Junior in the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Nursing and Health Studies program. I appreciate the intimate class sizes and have had several dynamic, passionate professors throughout my courses thus far. The instructors are always willing and available to help explain areas that require extensive clarification. Supplemental instruction, something I benefit from, is offered for several courses and they have concrete plans to expand this program. The School of Nursing and Health Studies is affordable, competitive, and hold high expectations for their students. An area that could use some improvement is organization. For example, there is a deadline for clinical requirements and they were not addressed until mid semester this year. Another area of weakness could be communication between faculty and staff. There was a change in the plan of study that a professor let me know about and my academic advisor wasn't aware of the change until I brought it to her attention.
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I have taken multiple classes via dual credit through UMKC. All of the teachers I have had I have considered to be my favorite teachers. I have learned a tremendous amount of information and I believe I am fully prepared for college life. However, when I did apply for an undergraduate degree at UMKC, the process was difficult. They also would not set up payment plans for a speech class I took over the summer, which caused some of the students to drop out. I still took the class, but those students missed out on a wonderful experience.
The University of Missouri KC is one of the most diverse and pleasurable campuses I have ever been to. There is always a positive energy on the small campus, with clubs always available for fun activities. The LGBTQIA community is very active at UMKC, which is great to see in the Bible Belt. The Student Health center is very helpful for talk therapy, offering free sessions to students who may be depressed or just feeling the stress of taking on college and being away from home for the first time. A great school that I will try to persuade all younger friends to come to.