Tuition & Fees

$39,355

$39,355

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
50%
500-599
20%
400-499
13%
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
31%
18-23
42%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 456
Declined + 203
Total Received 659
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Private (nonprofit)

672

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Animation
  3. Painting
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Codes

SAT 6330
ACT 2277

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Location

School Facts

Kansas City Art Institute, founded in 1885, is a private, coeducational institution. Its 16-acre campus is located in Kansas City, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 672
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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Kansas City, MO

16-acre campus in Kansas City (population: 488,943). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111-1820

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
50%
500-599
20%
400-499
13%
700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
31%
18-23
42%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
(may be waived with approved fee waivers)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 456
Declined + 203
Total Received 659

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Karen Townsend
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 522-5224
F: 816 802-3309
admiss@kcai.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,872

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,700
Room $8,200
Board $2,600
Additional fees $655
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $51,655
Average Financial Aid - $26,872
Total with Avg. Aid $24,783

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,624,532
State $288,748
Institutional $10,284,335
Other external $760,644
Total $12,958,259

Non-need-based

Federal
State $16,431
Institutional $2,296,758
Other external $314,364
Total $2,627,553
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 522-5224
F: 816 802-3453
financialaid@kcai.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lori Baer
Director of Financial Aid
lbaer@kcai.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation
Art History
Ceramics
Creative Writing
Fiber
Filmmaking
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interactive Arts
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Animation
  3. Painting

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships

672

total students

43%

in-state

57%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

672
students

Female
71%
478

Male
29%
194

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

664
students

Female
72%
474

Male
28%
190

2%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

63

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
Japan
Mexico
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Julia Welles
Senior Academic Affairs Specialist
816 802-3309
admiss@kcai.edu

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