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We got rid of the application fee for all new domestic, undergraduate students. Go ahead and apply — it's free!

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The Middle of It All

It's undeniable that Kansas City is having a moment. Not to make a big deal of it or anything — we're Midwesterners, after all. But the reasons to visit Kansas City are virtually endless. Just wait until you find out what it means to go to school here.

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In the ❤ of KC

When you're a Roo, you don't have to choose between having a life on campus and experiencing life in Kansas City. We're 15,000 students strong, so you can easily spend your time here on campus, making friends, learning new things and having new experiences. But we're also in the heart of Kansas City, with its championship sports teams, museums, theaters, live music, coffeeshops, restaurants and bars. 

Student Life

Life in Kansas City

College on Your Terms

You decide what your course of study looks like within our 125-plus programs. Undecided? University College can help you find the best fit. Looking for a challenge? Try the Honors Program.

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Own Your Education

We have our fair share of notable alumni, but a degree from UMKC is more about making the world a better place than making a name for yourself. Whichever academic path you choose, you'll have opportunities to explore your curiosity, experience empathy and make your own choices.


Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

“I feel well prepared. Our faculty teaches us what to expect, what can happen and what to do next.”
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Tatyana Charles

B.H.S. '21

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Launch Your Career With Confidence

Getting a jump-start on your career looks good on you.

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Career connections

Through your program and faculty mentors, you'll have access to experiential learning opportunities, leadership development and connections to local industry leaders and our alumni network for internships, job shadowing and career insight.

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Career paths

Eligible undergraduate students can join the Professional Career Escalators program to receive career development and experience in one of four growing industries, along with scholarships for up to $1,500 tuition assistance or $2,500 on-campus housing.

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Career support

Our Career Services specialists can help you with academic and professional career path decisions, competitive scholarship applications and career and graduate studies preparation, including one-on-one coaching to slay those applications and interviews.

We Can All Use a Little Help

Almost all first-time Roos receive financial aid.

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Get an estimate of the costs associated with a degree from UMKC.

Financial wellness

Learn money management and budgeting skills through personal coaching and educational resources.

Cost of attendance

Learn how affordable UMKC could be for your family.

Costs and Aid

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Reimagining Your Future?

Unlock the power of a nonconventional path to undergraduate education. You may be eligible for benefits and programs, depending on your status.

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First in your family?

First Gen Roos receive an early introduction to campus,  a book stipend, interactive programming, a peer mentor and personalized plans and goals, including career preparation. It's no wonder our first-generation students have a 100% retention rate from Fall to Spring and 81% from the first year to the second.

First Gen Roo

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Already earned college credit?

If you've already completed coursework at another college, your credit may transfer to UMKC. We also welcome students who graduated from high school five or more years ago, whether or not you've completed any college courses.

Center for Transfer Students and Adult Learners

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International students

Every year UMKC welcomes around 1,700 students arriving here from more than 85 countries. Find admissions requirements and support from the International Student Affairs Office.

International Student Affairs Office

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Veterans, active military and their family members

The Office of Student Veteran Support provides programming and services to help military-affiliated students find academic success and connect to resources that support the transition into the workforce. 

Office of Student Veteran Support

The Place to Be You

UMKC is a thriving campus community where you can feel supported and encouraged. Our students consider us their home away from home.

On-campus living

Residential Life

Fitness and recreation

Campus Recreation

Programs and services

Office of Student Involvement