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About Park University

Park University is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1875. The institution enrolls around 10,165 students a year, including 8,504 undergrads.

Park University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

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Park University does not offer early decision. Park University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 0%
Tuition $13,200

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Park University.

Financial Aid at Park University

Park University meets 40.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,880 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Does Park University Offer Student Housing?

Most Park University students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for Park University students to join are Park Student Government Association, Pre-Health Club and Park International Club. Harvest Fest, International Talk like a Pirate Day, and and Park Idol Competition are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Park University.

What GPA Do I Need For Park University?

Park University is considered to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays.

Does Park University Require the ACT or SAT?

Park University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, .

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Park University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Park University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Park University

About 63% of students who start at Park University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 141 students who started at Park University as first-time freshman, 16 graduate within four years.

Around 27% of students who started at Park University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Park University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $18,103 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.

Based on this information, how does Park University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Park University a good school for you?

What is Park University's Endowment?

Park University's endowment was valued at $56,812,221 in 2021.

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Where is Park University Located?

Park University is located in the suburban setting of Parkville, Missouri , less than an hour from Kansas City.

If you want to see Park University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 29 to Parkville, 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 Park University and Parkville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8700 Northwest River Park Drive Parkville, MO 64152-3795

Campus Setting: Suburban

Park University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Park University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Park University is Aug 1.

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


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Wondering what life at Park University is like? There are approximately 10,165 students enrolled at Park University, including 8,504 undergraduate students and 1,661 graduate students. 44% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from MO and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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