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Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City Art Institute Overview

Kansas City Art Institute is a private, nonprofit school in the urban setting of Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Art Institute was founded in 1885 and enrolls 726 undergrads and no graduate students. Kansas City Art Institute offers housing for up to 229 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 85% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Planning to play sports? Kansas City Art Institute has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kansas City Art Institute on the Student Life page.

2022 Kansas City Art Institute Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%
Tuition $41,174
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,598

Is Kansas City Art Institute a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Kansas City Art Institute offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kansas City Art Institute

Around 60% of applicants get into Kansas City Art Institute each year. Last year, 897 students applied to Kansas City Art Institute and 539 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kansas City Art Institute

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kansas City Art Institute, around 75% return for their sophomore year. 62% of Kansas City Art Institute undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Kansas City Art Institute Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Kansas City Art Institute by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Kansas City Art Institute directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas City Art Institute

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kansas City Art Institute meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Kansas City Art Institute full-time are awarded $28,598 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $39,280 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas City Art Institute.

Based on this information, does Kansas City Art Institute seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Kansas City Art Institute a good school for you?

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Where is Kansas City Art Institute Located?

Kansas City Art Institute is located in the city of Kansas City, Missouri, in the suburbs of Kansas City.

If you are interested in seeing Kansas City Art Institute for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Kansas City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kansas City Art Institute and Kansas City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4415 Warwick Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64111-1874

Campus Setting: Urban

Kansas City Art Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kansas City Art Institute is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kansas City Art Institute ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


17 to 27


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kansas City Art Institute is 21. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Kansas City Art Institute. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kansas City Art Institute SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 580


Reading SAT Range

580 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1080 to 1200


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kansas City Art Institute students is 1126. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kansas City Art Institute, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kansas City Art Institute.

Kansas City Art Institute Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kansas City Art Institute is like? There are approximately 726 students enrolled at Kansas City Art Institute. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from MO and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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