Your Time to Shine

There's no better place than UMKC to write your next chapter, starring you as the main character.

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Enrollment Confirmation Deadline Extended

The UMKC priority confirmation deadline for Fall 2024 has been extended to May 15 to allow for FAFSA processing.

Become a Future Roo

No matter where you are on your path to higher education, UMKC is ready for you.

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Undergraduate students

Whether you're starting college for the first time or transferring from another college, we're here to help you make the most out of your time at UMKC.

Undergraduate admissions

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Graduate students

Ready to master what's next? Take on your future with an advanced degree or certificate from one of our many graduate and professional programs.

Graduate admissions

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More Ways to Become a Roo

Own Your Education

The only decision more important than where you choose to college is how you college. With 125+ academic areas, you can college on your own terms.

Invest in Yourself

By choosing UMKC, you take on learning experiences that continue to make your investment in education pay off throughout your lifetime.


First-time Roos who qualified for financial aid last year

We believe in providing the resources needed for all students to be able to take a brave leap forward.


Undergrads who received a scholarship or grant

More incoming students qualified for awards that they don't have to pay back last year than ever before.


Potential employers in our online jobs board

Our extensive alumni and community networks give recent graduates a leg up in their career.

Costs and Aid

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Kansas City's University

Experiences beyond the classroom are a big part of your education at UMKC. Our connections to top Kansas City organizations open doors to internships and mentoring, as well as once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Community partnerships

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Academic partnerships

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Defining the 21st Century

Student participation in research starts at the undergraduate level and continues through our graduate and professional programs.

Research awards

In 2018, UMKC leaders set a 10-year goal of bringing in $85 million annually in total external awards. Five years ahead of schedule, UMKC has received more than $118 million.

R2 Carnegie status

UMKC is one of only 21 Carnegie R2 urban research universities in the United States. This means we invest in our faculty and student research projects and collaborate with both private and public regional institutions.

Undergraduate research

We provide financial support and faculty mentorship for undergraduate students pursuing research and creative scholarship projects, introducing them to gold-standard research methods.

Explore Campus

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Priority Deadlines

Don't miss a single deadline. Let this handy list tell you when you should apply.

Nov. 15

Spring Semester priority application deadline for all undergraduates

Jan. 15

Fall Semester priority application deadline for first-time college students

May 1

Fall Semester priority application deadline for transfer students



Important dates and deadlines

You Belong at UMKC

The resources you need to have the experiences you want.


Roo Wellness provides the tools and support needed to create an equitable and inclusive educational experience for all students.
  • Accessible parking
  • Transportation
  • Housing accommodations
  • Alternate text formats
  • Testing accommodations
  • Peer notetakers
  • Service animals
  • Dietary accommodations