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University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,106 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 36 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

The Summit League

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $80,541)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,492)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 30 33 - -
Basketball 14 16 - -
Golf 10 6 - -
Soccer 27 20 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 12 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.3%
Hispanic 3.9%
Non-resident alien 5.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.3%
Two or more races 0.9%
White/non-Hispanic 61.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 15 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 41
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Evelyn from Pleasant Hill, MO
  • 3
  • The dorms are very close to the rest of campus which was nice. My roommate experiences were positive and we are still good friends now.We had two people to a…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Julie from O Fallon, MO
  • 4
  • Oak street is the popular one! It has more of a social feel to it. Granted the bathrooms are not up to par with Johnson's dorm, the bigger rooms make…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Antonio from Saint Louis, MO
  • 3
  • Some of the RAs are nice, while others are rather strict. The wifi sucks. But it's really nice to live around everyone and have al of your classmates so close…

  • Apr-20-2015 Read More
  • MedStudent
  • 2
  • I'd like to quote my father, This place is worse than the barracks. I can only speak for the Oak Street Hall, where I room for now. I do not…

  • Jan-06-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Mary from Wichita, KS
  • Feb-25-2018 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are okay if you eat there once a week however you might develop a food aversion for most of the foods there if you have a meal plan. Dining hall hours are awful (Dinner ends at 7pm) and meals do not roll over. There are a sufficient amount of other food places on campus serving bagels, mexican food, asian food, Chik-Fil-A as well as cafes.

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  • 4
  • UMKC student
  • Mar-25-2017 I am a current student here

    The food is my favorite about the campus! You have so many choices of food to choose from and even if you decide you don't want any of the food from the cafe it only takes 5 minutes to go to the plaza and grab a bite with some friends.

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  • 4
  • adenike
  • Jun-29-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    a good meal plan is affordable

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  • 1
  • chante from columbus, ga
  • Jun-05-2016 I am a current student here

    the food was the worst thing ever. i wouldn't get too excited about that. you might want to invest in learning how to cook if you don't already know.

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  • 4
  • Nat
  • Feb-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food is average, nothing too special. There are a few places on campus to eat, such as Chick-fil-a in the union. Also there are a couple of awesome places just off campus (Pizza 51, Picklemans, Winsteads).

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  • 2
  • Antonio from Saint Louis, MO
  • Apr-20-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is expensive and not very good (except on theme days). However, you only have to deal with it for one year before you move off campus.

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  • 3
  • Kathryn from Lees Summit, MO
  • Nov-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There is only one campus dining hall, and the hours are not flexible. The food is okay but gets worse once you've been eating it for months. The other dining locations on campus also have weird hours. Most everything shuts down after classes are done. During weekends the dining hall only serves brunch and dinner.

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  • 5
  • Claire from Parkville, MO
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the food and the dining hall staff is very friendly. We have a wide variety of options including vegan and gluten-free options.

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  • 5
  • Steve from Liberty, MO
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    In addition to traditional cafeteria fair, UMKC offers several name-brand restaurants and coffee shops for variety.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • chante from columbus, ga
  • Jun-05-2016 I am a current student here

    although i'm not in a sorority, they do bring about long-lasting sisterhood. i always see various greeks on the lawn sponsoring all kinds of charities and they look so close and united. could be a great experience for networking too.

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  • 0
  • Claire from Parkville, MO
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not currently involved in Greek Life, but I have heard amazing things about all of our sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Brentwood, MO
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a Fraternity and Sorority available for every type of person who wants to join! A mixture of nationally recognized and ones who are just starting out are available, and talking to any member of them will be a great help for finding out info about them if you're interesting in joining.

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  • 0
  • Brenda from Blue Springs, MO
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Wonderful! There are several sororities and fraternities on campus, each unique and each wonderful. When I came to UMKC the first thing I did was join a sorority and personally it was the best choice for me. Participating in Greek life gives you the opportunity to become very familiar with the school, community, and future opportunities.

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  • 0
  • Joe
  • Oct-08-2013 I am a current student here

    It's alive, and they throw some parties at the beginning of the year.

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  • 0
  • Mariccia from Platte City, MO
  • Mar-20-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of organizations to choose from, for people of all walks of life. I guarantee you will be able to find the right fit for yourself.

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  • 0
  • Helena from Stilwell, KS
  • Jan-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at UMKC is a fun way to meet people. There are a variety of different sororities and fraternities so there is a great fit for everyone! There are a bunch of fun things going on with greek life on campus.

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  • 0
  • Desiree from Kansas City, MO
  • Dec-17-2012 I am a current student here

    I did not go Greek, but a few of my friends have. They love it. There are always activities going on for the sororities and the fraternities. Also, Greek Life is another way to meet new people and life-long friends.

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  • 0
  • Meghan from Kansas City, MO
  • Oct-30-2012 I am a current student here

    They have 4 national sororities 1 local sorority and 5 fraternities as well as a few different multicultural fraternities and sororities.

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