Kansas City Art Institute

282 reviews
  1. Kansas City, MO
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Kansas City Art Institute is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Website

Kansas City Art Institute Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$28,098/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,744/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,686/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,192/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,457/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    45%
  • Interesting
    36%
  • Hard-working
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    67%
  • Small but friendly
    17%
  • Technically and conceptually challenging
    8%
  • Underfunded
    8%

After Kansas City Art Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

282 reviews
  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    106
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    12
I loved my education at KCAI! I had great instructors, took amazing classes, and had three awesome internships. My favorite experiences were interning for The Studios Inc and learning about the ins and outs of running a large residency and exhibition space. I also studied abroad in Florence, Italy - where I took art conservation. It was an incredible six weeks that I wish I could re-live every year. I have some amazing life-long friends who are all doing really interesting things. It's fantastic to see how each individual student pursues their goals after graduation. I am excited to see where we will all be 10, 20, 30 years from now.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • May 8 2015
KCAI offers fun events during the later hours, such as PB&J Night (my personal fave), where you can go to the living center and (usually around 9pm) you can make your own PB&J for free! It's a great event to be apart of (especially if you've run out of nighttime snacks in your dorm room). Parties at KCAI usually are fun, hilarious, and a bit weird but overall, they bring people together. The KCAI nighttime events I've been to usually end with a ton of smiling faces and people laughing their heads off, all in good humor and good vibes.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
We only have one computer lab with limited open hours. Sometimes it is a hassle to get things printed out if your like me and wait until the night before something is due! It typically closes at midnight and doesn't open until 8:30am, but sometimes they surprise you by closing early or opening late. Having your own computer is a must and a printer is incredibly helpful! However, the computer lab computers have great programs on them: The entire Adobe Suite and some of the computers have Rhino 3D Modeling. We also receive the Adobe Suite for free to install on our personal computers.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 17 2014