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Park University

Parkville, MO 4-Year Private
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About Park University

Park University Overview

Park University is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Parkville, Missouri. Park University was founded in 1875 and the school currently enrolls around 10,165 students a year, including 8,504 undergrad students. Park University provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Park University!

Love music or performing? At Park University you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Park University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Park University does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 Park University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $8,413
Percent of Need Met 40.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,880

Is Park University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Park University offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Park University

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

Approximately 63% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Park Universityreturn for their sophomore year. Around 27% of students who started at Park University earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 Park University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Park University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Park University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Park University's endowment was $56.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Park University

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

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.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $18,103 in student loans for each student with 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 asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Park University.

Based on this information, does Park University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Park University a good school for you?

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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 are interested in seeing 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

Park University ACT Scores

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Park University SAT Scores

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Park University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,118

In State

$18,118

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,248
$10,248
Fees
$400
$400
Housing
$7,470
$7,470
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

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.

44%

Full Time

56%

Part Time

23%

In State

77%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,165

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,648

Out-of-State

$10,648

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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