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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
    A-
  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 6,669 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMKC acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, UMKC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
About University of Missouri - Kansas City...
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
62%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
980-1300
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,368/ 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
    $13,543/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,420/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,283/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,637/ year
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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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,669Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    55%
  • Overwhelmed but can manage
    25%
  • Happy
    13%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Overwhelmed.
    4%

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.98 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Great programs and professors
    36%
  • Fun, diverse, great professors,welcome environment
    20%
  • Fun atmosphere but professional when it counts
    13%
  • People take it seriously, it is pre-professional
    10%
  • 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
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
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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I have been at UMKC for a year and have loved every moment! I transferred to this university because of the area and the diversity. The diversity in students and areas of study are amazing. At my previous college, I did not feel as though I belonged; at UMKC I feel a sense of belonging and happy. The amount of majors you can pick from is amazing, not many schools offer a Criminal Justice major. They also have programs such as the 90+ program which is great if you are thinking about law school. Every advisor I have met has assured me with their knowledge on the courses and major audits. I feel good knowing every class helps me meet a requirement. The campus is right in the heart of Kansas City, this makes it so that everything is within reach. I have a shopping center, places to eat, museums, and much more around me. Overall, UMKC is one of the best decisions I have made.
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I majored in Health Sciences. I enjoyed my courses and the professors but my degree is too broad. I recommend specializing from the get-go; major in something specific like Nursing (UMKC has a fantastic nursing program) or Law, Medicine, Dental, etc. However, UMKC is a great school and is very diverse. It's affordable compared to most four year universities. I would definitely reapply for Nursing or a master's degree program in the future!
I've been at this school for over a year now and the professors always bend over backwards to help you in any way, shape or form. I love that because college is extremely stressful, especially when things at home arent ideal. I love the student union and the fact that it seems like your printing allowance never ends. One thing i wish theyd add to the campus is affordable scooters to ride when your classes are on opposite sides of the campus. But hey, im an advocate for exercise! I love this school and the people that are in it. It's a family here.