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University of Missouri-Kansas City Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Missouri Kansas City

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Missouri Kansas City
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into University of Missouri-Kansas City and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,527 out of 5,754 applicants were admitted making University of Missouri-Kansas City a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. University of Missouri Kansas City typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Missouri Kansas City is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Missouri-Kansas City SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Missouri Kansas City?

University of Missouri Kansas City typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Missouri Kansas City admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >73%
1155 to 1330 Avg + 61%-73%
980 to 1155 Avg - 48%-61%
805 to 980 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 805 Low <35%
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University of Missouri-Kansas City ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Missouri-Kansas City?

Admission data indicates that University of Missouri-Kansas City regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Missouri Kansas City.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Missouri Kansas City admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >74%
24 to 28 Avg + 61%-74%
21 to 24 Avg - 50%-61%
18 to 21 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 18 Low <39%
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University of Missouri-Kansas City GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Missouri Kansas City?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Missouri-Kansas City. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Missouri Kansas City was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Missouri-Kansas City accepts 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Missouri Kansas City students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

55% of University of Missouri Kansas City freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Missouri Kansas City students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Missouri Kansas City admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,682 2,072 5,754
Accepted 2,318 1,209 3,527
Acceptance Rate 63% 58% 61%
Enrolled 734 462 1,196
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
161

Applicants have 161 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Missouri Kansas City is $45.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Missouri Kansas City and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Missouri Kansas City Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Missouri Kansas City
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178402 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Kansas City.

FAQs

Does University of Missouri Kansas City prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Missouri-Kansas City. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Missouri Kansas City?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Missouri-Kansas City. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Missouri Kansas City?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1330. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Missouri Kansas City?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.