Park University

2014 Quick Stats
8700 N.W. River Park Drive

Parkville, MO 64152

Phone: (816) 741-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Park University is a private institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,674, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 700 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Park University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $10,600 (2013-14).

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

Park University has a longstanding history of providing access to academic excellence to prepare student learners to think critically and creatively, and to communicate effectively. Today, Park continues that tradition by providing quality degree programs at various locations, times and delivery formats that best serve the students' needs. With 46 undergraduate and 7 graduate degree programs, students have the option of face-to-face or Online courses in the 16-week format or accelerated eight-week format. With over 35,000 Online enrollments during the 2011-2012 academic year, approximately 9,000 students enroll in Online courses each term, and there are five eight-week terms per year. The University also offers two 16-week semesters per year, which primarily include face-to-face courses.

Furthermore, Park University is proud to announce the completion of the Board of Trustees approved strategic plan, Explorations and Transformations 2012: Access to Excellence. Completed in September 2003, the visioning document has helped Park to enhance the image and identity of the University; to ensure academic excellence; to ensure excellence in student services; and to ensure that Park will function as One University.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1875
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Park University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. The application fee at Park University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.3%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Park University is 11:1, and the school has 80 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Park University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 25%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 7%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6%
Social Work 5%

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Student Life

Park University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,674, with a gender distribution of 43.5 percent male students and 56.5 percent female students. Park University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,458
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Park University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Of the students at Park University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Park University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Park University, 60.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,653.

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Tuition and fees $10,600 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,152 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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