University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

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University of Missouri-Kansas City can be found in Kansas City, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 18,000 students enrolled each year at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Many of the students admitted to UMKC had an SAT score within the range of 980 to 1330, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UMKC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.52. About 60 percent of all students which applied were accepted at UMKC, and from those that were granted acceptance about 34 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMKC acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 56%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMKC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Kansas City was reported as 61.3% in Fall 2020 with over 5,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMKC ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • UMKC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Missouri-Kansas City?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Missouri-Kansas City is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Missouri-Kansas City has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.9%
  • 2017-2018: 64.1%
  • 2018-2019: 56.5%
  • 2019-2020: 61.3%
  • Projected UMKC Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 56.3%

How Does UMKC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Kansas City is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Central Missouri65.0%
Northwest Missouri State University73.2%
Emporia State University84.7%
Pittsburg State University95.6%
Truman State University62.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMKC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 650
Math480 - 680
Total Score980 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 30
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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