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Kansas City Art Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 777, its setting is city, and the campus size is 18 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $31,992 (2012-13).
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Kansas City Art Institute is a private and fully accredited four-year college of art and design nestled betweeen two premier art museums in one of Kansas City's most historic and beautiful neighborhoods. KCAI is recognized the world over as an innovator in art education. The 15 acre campus, a mixure of stately mansions and contemporary studios surrounding a central expanse of emerald lawn, is home to an intimate 750 exceptionally talented students who come from 38 states and several foreign countries. The faculty is comprised of 75 dedicated and effective educators, most of whom are also practicing artists and designers, who will challenge students to reach their full artistic potential while guiding and mentoring them as they discover their own authentic voice. The college is focused on the bachelor of fine arts degree and students will work side-by-side with full-time professors, not graduate teaching assistants, beginning on the first day of the much emulated Foundation program. At KCAI students may major in animation, art history, ceramics, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or studio art with an emphasis on creative writing or customize their own curriculum through the major+ program. Regardless of the program that students choose, they will experience an environment that allows their creativity to flourish and find its fullest expression.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Kansas City Art Institute, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Kansas City Art Institute is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 66.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||66.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||53|
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Kansas City Art Institute has a total undergraduate enrollment of 777, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Kansas City Art Institute offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Kansas City Art Institute also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kansas City Art Institute, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Kansas City Art Institute.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Kansas City Art Institute, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,472.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$31,992 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,466 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data