Park University

1,139 reviews
  1. Parkville, MO
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Park University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152
Website

Park University 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
67%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,326/ 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
    $8,732/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,056/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,364/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,302/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,755/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.86 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Laid-back
    46%
  • Working hard to finish
    29%
  • Adult
    13%
  • Athlete
    8%
  • Lazy
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.76 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Good Institution
    57%
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Strict, with no respect for privacy
    7%
  • Budget
    3%

After Park University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

1,139 reviews
  • Excellent
    303
  • Very Good
    361
  • Average
    361
  • Poor
    70
  • Terrible
    44
On campus parking at the Parkville (main campus) location can be very limited, depending upon arrival time. During popular course times (8am &amp; 5:45pm) in the morning and evening is when this campus is the worst to visit. However, other Park campuses such as Downtown or Independence sites - parking is convenient and always readily available. For the downtown area is more secure and require the use of a student badge, Independence parking is based on a first-come-first serve need. Nonetheless, on-line courses are always open for those who choose to avoid this process overall!
  • College Junior
  • Sep 12 2012
I love this school. Everyone is so friendly, the campus is beautiful, and the class sizes are small enough for professors to be able to help you 1 on 1. Close to downtown, always stuff to do! Not a very social/late night school, which is one downside. The dorms are beautiful! There are events on campus every once and awhile, great way to meet people. It's small so meeting people is not easy, but everyone is so friendly!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
I was told initally that my entire degree program was available online. That was a lie, now that I am about a year from finishing, I am told I have to come to campus to finish the rest. I run two home based business. One during the day with my sister in law (so she can fill in for me on that one during the day). One at night, my husband and I usually do these jobs (computer repair, installs, networking, etc). Large jobs we work together, small ones, we divide and conquer. Now that they are FORCING me to go to the campus, we are losing income on the nights I have class, as those are nights, I could have been seeing clients. Online classes are PERFECT for my lifestyle as I can do them when I can fit them in. Also, we travel a great deal. Some for work, some personal. Now, we can't...due to these stupid campus classes...from 5pm to 11pm in the evening. Plus, I am an early riser (5am). My day clients start around 7am. I purchased tickets to travel overseas before they told me, I had to attend on campus. Now I am stuck with tickets I can't use. Talk about upset!
  • College Junior
  • Sep 7 2013