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Blaze New Trails

We offer more than 125 academic areas to ignite your interests. So, go ahead, set the world on fire. We'll light the spark.

You Make the Rules

Whether you’re the first in your family to go to college, haven’t been in school for a while or are working on an advanced degree, UMKC lets you do you. With more than 16,000 students, it’s easy to meet new friends, try new things and explore new places on campus and around Kansas City. We’ve got a lot going on, and when you come here, you get to decide what your experience looks like.

Student Life

Life in Kansas City


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The Future Is in Your Hands

How can you change the world when you're tied down with student debt? You're here to learn to break new ground; not break the bank.


Financial aid and scholarships

More than 95 percent of our first-year students and 87 percent of our transfer students receive financial aid every year they attend UMKC. Plus, all eligible residents of the United States can qualify for in-state tuition and fees under our Roo Nation scholarship.


Pell Grant-eligible students at UMKC

Qualifying Pell Grant-eligible students go to UMKC for free. That’s because our Roo Advantage Scholarship covers the gap between scholarship and grants and any remaining tuition and fees.


First in their family to go to college

First Gen Roo gives first-gen students the support they need to make the most out of their time at UMKC. The Center for First-Generation Student Success recognizes UMKC as a First Gen Forward school.


Potential employers

Our extensive alumni network and central location gives you opportunities to make connections, intern and even work with some of the region’s top organizations. Plus, our Professional Career Escalators can give you a leg up in your career.

There’s huge value in being a student in the city where there are so many opportunities. There are existing relationships with organizations that help a student who might not have those connections be able to branch out.

Meghan Jaben, IPh.D. student in art history

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UMKC students walk through hallway at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for a day of job shadowing and leadership lunches

Roos Get Backstage Pass to the Chiefs

Kansas City's top university is now an official higher education partner of Kansas City's championship team!
Under the five-year partnership, UMKC students are given access to stadium tours, job shadowing opportunities and leadership lunches.

The partnership A day at the stadium

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From center stage to center court, there's always something exciting happening on campus and around Kansas City.

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