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University of Missouri, Kansas City

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1929
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 9,383
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $155,873,058
Admissions Address

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Website

http://www.umkc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@umkc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer DeHaemers
Admissions office telephone: (816) 235-1111
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.umkc.edu/admissions/decision.asp# Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 3,228
Total acceptances: 2,293
Total freshman enrollment: 955
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,263
Male acceptances: 905
Male freshman enrollment: 396
 
Female applicants: 1,965
Female acceptances: 1,388
Female freshman enrollment: 559
Out-of-state freshmen: 21%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 59%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 4%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 660
Math: 535 – 690
Combined: 1085 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.0% 21.0%
600-699 43.0% 41.0%
500-599 31.0% 26.0%
400-499 14.0% 5.0%
300-399 2.0% 7.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 28
Math: 18 – 27
Composite: 20 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.0% 17.0% 10.0%
24-29 40.0% 34.0% 37.0%
18-23 37.0% 34.0% 33.0%
12-17 10.0% 12.0% 18.0%
6-11 N/A 1.0% N/A
Below 6 N/A 2.0% 2.0%

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