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University of Missouri-Kansas City Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Missouri-Kansas City, the regular decision application deadline is June 15 and the fee for the application costs $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to University of Missouri-Kansas City?

University of Missouri-Kansas City does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Missouri-Kansas City Hard To Get Into?

Getting into University of Missouri-Kansas City is moderately difficult. University of Missouri-Kansas City evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Missouri-Kansas City accepted 63% of all applicants., around 3,574 of the 5,670 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Missouri-Kansas City, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to 6-Year Medical (BLA/MD) program is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Missouri-Kansas City?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Missouri-Kansas City Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Missouri-Kansas City must submit the following items. Double check with University of Missouri-Kansas City's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Auditions for Conservatory applicants
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Missouri-Kansas City?

Students admitted to University of Missouri-Kansas City have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 11% submitted a class rank. At University of Missouri-Kansas City 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Missouri-Kansas City, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 11%
3.75 and 3.99 24.17%
3.50 and 3.74 18.69%
3.25 and 3.49 14.48%
3.00 and 3.24 11.64%
2.50 and 2.9 13.5%
2.00 and 2.49 3.42%
University of Missouri-Kansas City does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has 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.

In 2021, 3.3% of University of Missouri-Kansas City's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Missouri-Kansas City?

To be competitive with other University of Missouri-Kansas City applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Missouri-Kansas City 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Missouri-Kansas City student is 1204.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Missouri-Kansas City students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 495 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Missouri-Kansas City students scored 635 or higher, and 75% scored a 495 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Missouri-Kansas City?

To be most competitive at University of Missouri-Kansas City, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Missouri-Kansas City's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Missouri-Kansas City students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of Missouri-Kansas City

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Missouri-Kansas City.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Missouri-Kansas City during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

University of Missouri-Kansas City Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Missouri-Kansas City?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Does University of Missouri-Kansas City accept transfer credits?

University of Missouri-Kansas City accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Missouri-Kansas City accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Missouri-Kansas City accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Missouri-Kansas City accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Missouri-Kansas City?

No, University of Missouri-Kansas City is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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University of Missouri-Kansas City Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

63%

How hard is it to get into University of Missouri-Kansas City? University of Missouri-Kansas City is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Missouri-Kansas City acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Missouri-Kansas City is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Missouri-Kansas City is Jun 15.

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

University of Missouri-Kansas City ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

20 to 28

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Missouri-Kansas City is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Missouri-Kansas City. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Missouri-Kansas City SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1260

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Math SAT Range

505 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

495 - 635

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above

Good

990 to 1260

Avg

990 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Missouri-Kansas City students is 1204. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Missouri-Kansas City, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.48

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Missouri-Kansas City, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,156

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

63%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,635

Out-of-State

$26,886

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 15
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