UMKC Admissions

Epperson House at UMKC
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UMKC, the University of Missouri Kansas City, is a public research university located on a 157-acre urban campus in the Rockhill neighborhood of Kansas City. Rockhurst University borders the eastern edge of campus. UMKC awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and students come from 50 states and 80 countries. UMKC students can choose from over 120-degree programs, and professional fields in business, nursing, and communications are among the most popular with undergraduates.

The school has a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, an impressive statistic for a public university. The average class size is 27. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of student-run clubs and activities, ranging from performing arts groups, to academic clubs, to recreational sports clubs. On the athletic front, the UMKC Kangaroos (the "Roos") compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, track and field, and tennis.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • UMKC Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 660
    • SAT Math: 480 / 640
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 21 / 28
    • ACT English: 20 / 27
    • ACT Math: 20 / 29

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 16,936 (11,704 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 57% Full-time

Costs (2016 to 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,846 (in-state); $18,886 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $980
  • Room and Board: $10,616
  • Other Expenses: $4,018
  • Total Cost: $23,460 (in-state); $34,500 (out-of-state)

UMKC Financial Aid (2015 to 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,062
    • Loans: $6,421

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Biology
    • Business Administration
    • Chemistry
    • Communications
    • English
    • Liberal Arts
    • Nursing
    • Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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

UMKC Mission Statement

"UMKC's mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience."