• UMKC is the only public urban research university in the region where students conduct research that will prepare them for careers.
  • The 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small classes give students a personal education and create a small-college feel.
  • Located in the heart of a thriving metropolis, the campus is surrounded by arts, entertainment, culture and sports.
  • Ninety-five percent of faculty members hold the highest possible degree in their fields.
  • Residents of 11 Kansas counties qualify for in-state tuition, adding credibility to UMKC's third consecutive Best Value College ranking by the Princeton Review.
  • Two Pulitzer Prize winners hail from UMKC, and eight current faculty members have won prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships.
  • Students hail from 79 countries, creating a diverse campus population.
  • UMKC is home to more than 300 student organizations.
  • The university has called Kansas City home for more than 80 years.