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University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Life

University of Missouri-Kansas City is on a 150-acre campus in an urban setting in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from Kansas City. University of Missouri-Kansas City has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Missouri-Kansas City also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Missouri-Kansas City has a thriving UMKC Pre-Medical Society. In fact, more students participate in UMKC Pre-Medical Society than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Missouri-Kansas City include American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, Pride Alliance, American Student Dental Association and School of Computing and Engineering Student Council.

University of Missouri-Kansas City students' favorite campus events are Week of Welcome, Court Warming and Union Programming Board Events.

Does University of Missouri-Kansas City Offer Student Housing?

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

The majority of University of Missouri-Kansas City students live on campus. In 2021, 6% of undergrads at University of Missouri-Kansas City lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 94% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Missouri-Kansas City. There are 1,126 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,036 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 756 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers coed housing and .

University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics

At University of Missouri-Kansas City there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Missouri-Kansas City:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at University of Missouri-Kansas City

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Missouri-Kansas City is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Missouri-Kansas City campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Missouri-Kansas City, take Interstate 70 to Kansas City, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kansas City International (MCI) airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

55%

Full Time

45%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

54%

13%

10%

9%

5%

5%

3%

0.23%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

11,036

Graduate Students

5,120

Non-Resident / International Students

328

University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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