University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) places student success at its center by leading in life and health sciences, advancing urban engagement, excelling in the visual and performing arts, embracing diversity, and promoting research and economic development.
We are the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our faculty are leaders in their fields and our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors know their students’ names and take mentorship seriously.
Our students come from all 50 states and 82+ countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have many opportunities to explore on their way to discovering their perfect career.
UMKC offers full-time English Language study through the Applied Language Institute (ALI) and many academic programs, undergraduate and graduate, offer conditional admission based on English proficiency. UMKC’s institutional minimum English proficiency requirements for admission are: Undergraduate 61 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS (with score of 5.5 in all bands) and Graduate 79 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS (with score of 5.5 in all bands).
- The Princeton Review’s list of 2019 Best Colleges considered academically outstanding
- Forbes 2018 ranked top Research University, Public College and top Midwest University
- U.S. News and World Report 2018 ranked Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
- Zagat ranked one of the “30 most exciting food cities in America”
We’re at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us!