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University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Life

University of Missouri-Kansas City is on a 150-acre campus in the urban setting of Kansas City, Missouri, not far from Kansas City.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Activities

University of Missouri-Kansas City has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? University of Missouri-Kansas City has fraternities and sororities.

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

Other popular student organizations at University of Missouri-Kansas City include Psychlogy Club, Pride Alliance, American Student Dental Association and The Chocolate Society.

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

University of Missouri-Kansas City Housing

This table offers information on housing at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 6%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 1,137
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 894
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 47%

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers housing for students. 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 2022, 6% of undergrads at University of Missouri-Kansas City lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 47% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Missouri-Kansas City. There are 1,137 spots available in on-campus housing for all 10,709 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 894 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

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 university, funding, and competition 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 Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is University of Missouri-Kansas City Safe?

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 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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