University of Missouri-Kansas City

About: UMKC is a large research university that has the feel of a small liberal arts college. With 14,000 students, the 12:1 student to faculty ratio allows students to get the personal attention needed for success. With over 120 majors and 300 student organizations, UMKC students can explore a variety of interests. The University is home the Bloch School of Business which is ranked in the Top 25 of U.S. entrepreneurial colleges and business schools by the Princeton Review, an internationally recognized Conservatory of Music and Dance, as well as Engineering, Education, Medicine, and Pharmacy. UMKC’s urban location offers students prime internship and career opportunities as well as a variety of entertainment. Also, UMKC is one of the state’s most diverse campuses with the over 21% of the undergraduate population being students of color.

Admission Info: UMKC’s undergraduate freshman admission is determined by the 17 core high school curriculum, class rank, GPA, and ACT/SAT score. The required 17 unit high school core curriculum includes: 4 units of English, 4 units of Math, 3 units of Science, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of the same foreign language, and 1 unit of Fine Arts. Undergraduate transfer students must have a 2.0 GPA and have completed at least 24 transferrable credit hours for admission. Students who do not meet the regular admission requirements will be reviewed individually for possible admission on a trial basis. Once we receive an application and all materials such as official transcripts and test scores, an admission decision will be made within 4 weeks. For more information, visit

Scholarship/Financial Aid: Information about UMKC Scholarships and Financial Aid can be found at Students who wish to receive financial assistance must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC and must enroll at least part-time (some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment). UMKC offers several renewable scholarships ranging from $500 to full-tuition paid. The freshman scholarship deadline is February 1, while transfer student scholarship deadline is March 1. Visit the Scholarships section of our webpage to learn more. To receive financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by UMKC’s priority deadline of March 1. If you're looking to find out how much it costs to attend UMKC, you can view current Tuition and Fee Schedules on the UMKC Cashiers Office website at

Green Programs:  Yes

Green Initiative:  UMKC makes being “green” a priority. We offer a minor in Environmental Sustainability, and there are “green” internships and projects available to students through degree programs such as Computing & Engineering, Geological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. Newly constructed buildings such as the UMKC Student Union is LEED certified, and we are a “paperless” campus meaning that we strongly utilize technology such as online classes, online bill pay, etc.

Programs Offered: Criminal Justice, Education, Business, Art and Design, Health/Human Services, IT/Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing/Allied Health, Science/Engineering, Other Majors


Additional Contact Information: Please visit the UMKC Welcome Center website at to schedule a personalized campus visit or attend a Campus Visit Day.

5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110


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