At UMKC, you'll find countless opportunities — both in and out of the classroom — to explore and create alongside others with the same appetite for success.


If you ask our students and alumni that question, you'll get hundreds of answers. Here are some of our favorites.

Get personal attention from faculty

At UMKC, small class sizes mean your professors know you by name. Our faculty members love what they do and put in the extra time to share that passion with students both inside and outside the classroom. If you're looking for professors who double as mentors and friends, you've come to the right place.

Gain real-world experience

In addition to practical, hands-on learning in your classes, we also partner with companies across Kansas City to help you get an internship. Still deciding on your career path? With more than 125 academic areas, we can help you identify which career paths align with your strengths and goals.

Meet people from all walks of life

Another thing we often hear from our students and alumni is that they love our diverse community. Walk across our campuses and you'll find dozens of different races, nationalities, religions and cultures represented. And they have learned and grown exponentially as people by exploring the world through the eyes of their classmates.

Live in the heart of the city

Our students don't take our location in the heart of Kansas City for granted. They spend their weekends eating world-famous barbecue, seeing some of the biggest names in music, exploring urban art galleries and cheering on our Division I sports teams.

“He fostered an environment of concern and care that made it so I did more than survive; I have thrived at UMKC.”

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Exciting Major Programs

With more than 125 academic programs to choose from, there’s really something for everyone at UMKC. Whether you’re interested in science, art, entrepreneurship or health care — we’ll help you find the right fit.

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Paying for College

Figuring out how to pay for college can be overwhelming. That’s why UMKC focuses on affordability. Our team of advisors is here to help you make it work through scholarships, grants and discounted tuition rates.

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Student Life

There are a lot of ways to get involved on campus. Join one of our 300+ campus organizations — ranging from hobbies, academic and athletic clubs to service and volunteer groups — or start your own.