Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO, USA
3.58 Average Rating

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private school of fine arts and design based in Kansas City, Missouri. KCAI primarily promotes a learn-by-doing program with their professional, studio-oriented majors, such as Creative Writing, Sculpture, and Animation, but the school also features a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum. All of the faculty are practicing artist, designers, and scholars, and the campus is 200 yards from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
39%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
87%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1073
0
1600
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
663
Total Number of Undergrads
663
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,135
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,900
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,900
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,400
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,130
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,459
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,055

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
82%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,961
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
26%
74%
Student Organizations
17
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
37%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
More Campus Life Info

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
New York
Saint Louis
Los Angeles
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,200
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
The professors are great people and are nothing like high school teachers. The dorms aren't too bad, the RAs are awesome but the food can be iffy sometimes. The campus is beautiful and small so it doesn't take long to get to class.
Nina from Irving, TX
Studio classes are make it or break it; they will redefine your work ethic and build you into a better artist. The people are some of the most friendly, accepting, and interesting individuals you will ever come to know (I've only been here for two months and I've already made lifelong friends). The professors are amazing, not only for their extensive knowledge on subjects not limited to the one's they instruct, but also for their willingness to help pupils develop their interest in art/art history/writing.
Taylor from Kansas City, MO
This is a small school, with a tight knit community. Everyone is very accepting. This school is in the middle of a city that loves art, and has many awesome opportunities!
Mittens