Kansas City Art Institute

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4415 Warwick Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: (816) 472-4852
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Kansas City Art Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 822, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 19 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $31,992 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
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Setting urban
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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 $45. It has an an acceptance rate of 63.2 percent.

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate 63.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.3 percent.

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4-year graduation rate 43%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Kansas City Art Institute has a total undergraduate enrollment of 822, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 822
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Collegiate athletic association N/A

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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

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Tuition and fees $31,992 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,466 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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