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Kansas City, Missouri

University of Missouri-Kansas City Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Missouri Kansas City

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Missouri Kansas City
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Missouri-Kansas City and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,249 out of 5,065 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 35 percent. University of Missouri Kansas City typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1330

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

University of Missouri Kansas City typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Missouri Kansas City admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >75%
1325 to 1470 Avg + 64%-75%
1180 to 1325 Avg - 51%-64%
1035 to 1180 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 1035 Low <38%
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University of Missouri-Kansas City ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Missouri Kansas City
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
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 #10 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Missouri Kansas City.

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 >77%
24 to 28 Avg + 64%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 53%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 18 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 #17 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 64% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Missouri Kansas City students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Missouri Kansas City admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,172 1,893 5,065
Accepted 2,070 1,179 3,249
Acceptance Rate 65% 62% 64%
Enrolled 759 485 1,244
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 41% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Missouri Kansas City and what considerations affect 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 Neither required nor recommended
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.