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5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO

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University of Missouri - Kansas City, a public institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Kansas City, MO, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled per year at University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 960 - 1350 for the SAT exam and between 20 - 27 on the ACT is common among students admitted to this school. 56% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 50% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at UMKC vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $9,900 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $23,000 for the year. University of Missouri - Kansas City may provide financial aid for students that qualify as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The University of Missouri - Kansas City Kangaroos participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students who would like to see more about University of Missouri - Kansas City may check out their website at http://www.umkc.edu/.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates UMKC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 28
ACT ® Math18 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UMKC

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into UMKC.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants4,215
Granted Admissions2,345 (56%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,161 (50%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Missouri - Kansas City is around 15,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 65% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $19,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $8,000-$9,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $21,000-$24,600
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $270-$320 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $680-$820 per unit
  • on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $12,000, the price includes the serving of fifteen meals each week

UMKC contains multiple professional schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Dental School (Tuition: $26,000/yr)
  • Medical School (Tuition: $22,000/yr)
  • Pharmacy School (Tuition: $18,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $16,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$5,562
Receiving Student Loans60%$6,202

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Missouri - Kansas City may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

UMKC has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
  • Endodontics Program
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry Program
  • Periodontics Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

UMKC is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (The Summit League)
  • Track and Field (The Summit League)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Tax Law, Taxation (M)
  • Advanced Legal Research (M)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, M)
  • Pharmacy (D)
  • Medicine (D)
  • Dentistry (D)
  • Dental Hygienist (B, M)
  • Nursing Practice (D)
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration (B)
  • Advanced Dentistry and Oral Sciences (C)
  • Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (M)
  • Orthodontics, Orthodontology (C)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (M)
  • Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery (C)
  • Endodontics, Endodontology (C)
  • Nursing Science (D)
  • Periodontics, Periodontology (C)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)
  • Dental Clinical Sciences (C)

Communications and Journalism

Engineering

Psychology

Computer and Information Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology (B, M)
  • Cell Biology and Anatomical Sciences (M)

Physical Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Security and Protective Services

History

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B, M)
  • Music Performance (B, C, D, M)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (M)
  • Art History (B, M)
  • Dance (B)
  • Drama (B, M)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Directing and Theatrical Production (M)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B, D, M)
  • Conducting (D, M)
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory (M)
  • Art Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (C, D)

Social Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics (B, M)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Architecture

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)

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