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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/.
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 ® English||21 - 28|
|ACT ® Math||19 - 26|
|ACT ® Composite Score||21 - 27|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UMKC
We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into UMKC.
|Granted Admissions||1,441 (33%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,078 (75%)|
Total enrollment at University of Missouri – Kansas City is around 16,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 66% 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 $14,000, the price includes the serving of fifteen meals each week
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$5,562|
|Receiving Student Loans||60%||$6,202|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 10%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
UMKC has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 43%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
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)
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 (Western Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Western Athletic Conference)
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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