Tuition & Fees

$38,900

$38,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
3%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
28%
700-800
0
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
36%
18-23
31%
12-17
13%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
33%
18-23
34%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

28%

male

72%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 473
Declined + 231
Total Received 704
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Private (nonprofit)

663

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Animation
  2. Illustration
  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 663
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

Kansas City, MO

16-acre campus in Kansas City (population: 481,420). 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
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
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
33%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
3%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
28%
700-800
0
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
36%
18-23
31%
12-17
13%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
33%
18-23
34%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
38%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
(may be waived with approved fee waivers)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
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

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 473
Declined + 231
Total Received 704

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Julia Welles
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
P: 800 522-5224
F: 816 802-3309
admiss@kcai.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,003

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,900
Room & board $9,300
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $49,700
Average Financial Aid - $27,003
Total with Avg. Aid $22,697

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,529,628
State $249,750
Institutional $9,943,701
Other external $771,089
Total $12,494,168

Non-need-based

Federal
State $9,000
Institutional $2,027,399
Other external $291,952
Total $2,328,351
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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. Animation
  2. Illustration
  3. Painting

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships

663

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

663
students

Female
72%
475

Male
28%
188

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

656
students

Female
72%
471

Male
28%
185

2%

7
students

Female
58%
4

Male
42%
3

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: rolling

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
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
816 802-3309
admiss@kcai.edu

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