University of Missouri-Kansas City Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Kansas City (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,207
89% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The creative writing program at UMKC is heavily emphasized on literary works and more academic writing (i.e. short stories and poetry). I wrote commercial fiction novels. Sometimes this created tension in a class because I could only submit partial manuscripts and most critiques I received from other students came with the caveat that "since this is only part of a bigger whole, I can't speak to the whole novel." The department also frowns upon genre fiction."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2018
  • Degree: Physics
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I have been to multiple schools and this is the best school that I have attended. The general classes were very well balanced and helped me get a deeper understanding of life. The students and faculty of the Physics department are very enthusiastic, helpful and focused."
Raj Patel
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Missouri-Kansas City does not fit a high school student's perception of a traditional college. There is not a college town dedicated to creating an atmosphere for students to enjoy. Rather, it is located near the heart of Kansas City. For this reason, I highly recommend that incoming students go there for it's resources and networking opportunities. The faculty at the school are very cooperative and will do there best to help you with your career. You should go there if you really want to get ahead in life because it's the college for people "going places"."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This program offered very hands on learning and mentoring of the professors. Very happy to have attended this program. Teachers offered me advising, extra time for out of class assistance, answered emails promptly and went over and above to assist me with Grad School applications."
Brandon K
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Missouri- Kansas City sacrifices none of the qualities of education that you would expect from an institution in its price range. Set in a vibrant city, UMKC allows all of its students to experience both an on-campus and independent life. The student association works closely with the faculty of the university to bring a diverse range of extracurricular activities to the student body, ranging from interest clubs to volunteer opportunities. This passion for student success, and more importantly, willingness to listen to the needs and concerns of students awards UMKC with a priceless education at an affordable price tag."
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"UMKC offers students education with bright faculty. Unfortunately, the conservatory is in a stage of transition to a new campus and experiencing financial difficulties which has not been without effects on faculty/student morale and quality of facilities. All-in-all, I feel that I am moving on well trained."
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"University of Missouri is a great college. They offer variety of programs for students and they really care about their students. Most of the classes are small and the teachers are very helpful and wants students to succeed. If there is something that students are having trouble with, they can get help from tutors and they also have resources were you an go and get help. If you are a chemistry major, you can participate in undergraduate research. There are a lot of classes that are offered online which is also a great way to learn and do the work on your own time. They have great advisors that are ready to help students. If you live close to the college, you can stay home or they have great campus . I would definitely recommend UMKC to anyone looking for a great education with a low tuition cost."
Bethany Woodson
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2017
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I had a very good experience at UMKC and would recommend it to other students. Aside from the fact that is is difficult to attend UMKC as a person working full time I enjoyed my classes and formed great relationships with professors who have helped me a lot in my pursuit of graduate studies, Peace Corps and my future career in International Development."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I thought the geosciences department at UMKC leaves a lot to be desired. It focuses more on geology and geography then environmental science. Other than a small group of teachers, most are too focused on research to offer much career advice or class advice. Offer basic classes in soil, air and water sampling/monitoring and the HAZWOPER should be a required class."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I had a great time and I earned a degree that helped me get into a professional school."