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 17,000 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 1000 to 1330, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UMKC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. About 30 percent of all students which applied were accepted at UMKC, and from those that were granted acceptance about 75 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMKC acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 48%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMKC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Kansas City was reported as 33.0% in Fall 2013 with over 4,370 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 - 27
  • UMKC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Missouri-Kansas City has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.3%
  • 2010-2011: 68.1%
  • 2011-2012: 55.6%
  • 2012-2013: 51.8%
  • 2013-2014: 33.0%
  • Projected UMKC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.2%

How Does UMKC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Missouri-Kansas City is sixty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Park University96.4%
University of Central Missouri80.8%
Northwest Missouri State University73.2%
Emporia State University60.7%
Pittsburg State University79.0%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMKC (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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