Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
69%
Acceptance Rate
659
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
53
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2021
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
39%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
87%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1158
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
620
Reading
25th
550
75th
660
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
24%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
33
Top 50%
67

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-522-5224
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
KCAI is very welcoming for new talent. Just make sure you have a good strong portfolio for review and make sure you know exactly that this is what you want to go into. Other than that just be ready for a great college experience in art!
Britney from Hannibal, MO
The Jannes library has two fireplaces that you can request to have turned on for instant warmth, and lots more computers.

I would recommend buying the tool/supplies kit they offer over the summer, because you will use everything in it many times over.
Mittens
Make sure you get as much financial help as possible. This school is going to cost you. My choices for schools with my major were very limited and I'm loving this school overall but I was not prepared for the extra little prices they'd be throwing in. I was able to keep my head a float but just be prepared.
Brent from Kansas City, MO
Be ready to work, the school has a fairly high drop rate because kids don't expect to have to work.
B from Kansas City, MO
The freshman year starts out with foundations and spring semester is when the students declare their major because it may change through out the foundation year. There are also different activities that help the student decide what their major is. After first semester, the students get to pick the schedule they want. It is a lot of work and studying to keep up the grades but that is what art school is. I have learned a lot freshmen year, foundations was a blast and my lessons will help me out in my future major.
Nina from Irving, TX
Prepare a well-rounded application portfolio that exhibits your technical abilities as well as conceptual works. Don't be afraid to contact KCAI's financial aid office for tips on how to save money, earn scholarships, and get student loans before applying, because, let's face it, art school is expensive and you're going to want to leave the school in the least amount of debt as humanly possible.
Taylor from Kansas City, MO