Welcome to UMKC! We are excited for your student to join our welcoming and diverse community of UMKC Kangaroos.

Transitioning to college is a big step in your student's journey. And we want you to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to attend UMKC.

Our faculty and staff are focused on your student's success, both inside and outside the classroom. We provide several resources, like Academic Support and Mentoring, to empower students to accomplish their goals. Their success is our success. Partnering together, we hope to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they need to craft the career of their dreams.

As you help your student to prepare for life at college, please don't hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions you may have.

Perks of Being a Roo

There are a lot of reasons our students love UMKC, and we've compiled a list of the perks they mention the most.

Student’s Fellowship with Chiefs an ‘Electric Experience’

Meghan Dohogne, Arrowhead Art Collection Fellow, works with team, artists on community outreach projects  

UMKC Offers Test-Optional Admissions

Standardized test scores no longer required in applications

Celebrating the 30th Annual TAASU Freedom Breakfast

Alumnus Chiluba J. Musonda reflects on his experiences as an immigrant while honoring the legacy of Dr. King

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Ranks in Top 30 for Eighth Year in a Row

U.S. News & World Report ranks online graduate programs

Helix Prize for Architecture Students Shows Dedication to Details

Winner Alexa Radley thrives in challenging program

Satellite Campus Feels Less Remote When You Have a Sense of Home

Third-year pharmacy student Raeann Kilgore discusses her passion for community pharmacy and why she chose to attend the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU in Columbia

"I had a lot of help from my professors. I graduated cum laude. Sometimes, I can’t believe I got through it. I just want to help other people.”

Jason Painter

BSME '12