Park University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Park University Admissions Overview:

Park University has an acceptance rate of 85%, so those with good grades and a strong application have a good chance of being accepted to the school. Those interested in applying to Park will need to submit an application and official high school transcripts. SAT and ACT scores are optional; students applying to Park are not required to submit them, although they are welcome to. For more information about admissions, and to schedule a time to visit the campus, prospective students are encouraged to contact the admissions office at Park.

Admissions Data (2015):

Park University Description:

Park University has evolved significantly since its founding in 1875. Originally a Christian liberal arts college, today the university has dozens of campus centers throughout the country, and it has extensive online degree offerings. The majority of students study part-time, and many take both online and face-to-face classes. Park has been a leader in making education accessible to diverse populations including military personnel, working adults, and international students. For residential students, the university's main campus has an attractive location in Parkville, Missouri, overlooking the Missouri River. Kansas City is just a few minutes away, and the 115-acre Parkville Nature Sanctuary is next door. For student athletes, the Park University Pirates compete in the NAIA American Midwest Conference. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams. Popular sports include volleyball, basketball, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,227 (9,857 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 40% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,130
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,274
  • Other Expenses: $3,246
  • Total Cost: $25,450

Park University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,809
    • Loans: $5,333

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Human Resources, Management, Social Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 54%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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