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Kansas City Art Institute Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

822 Students

67% Admitted

  • 663 full time
  • 12 part time
  • 310 men full time
  • 512 women full time
  • 801 applied
  • 507 admitted
  • 247 enrolled

663 Undergraduates

$36,300 Tuition/Year

  • 5 Non-Degree
  • $36,300 in state
  • $150 fees
  • $10,400 room & board
  • $2,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: None
School Colors: Purple and green
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Mittens
  • 0
  • This is a small school, with a tight knit community. Everyone is very accepting. This school is in the middle of a city that loves art, and has many awesome…

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  • Daiana from Miami, FL
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  • kansas city art institute provides an intensive education in the visual and liberal arts. the foundations program is great because you are able to take classes in a variety of different…

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  • Sydney from Kansas City, MO
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  • it is a rigorous and creative environment. it pushes the students to be creative and resourceful while developing their skills. it is a small, bustling community.…

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  • Kitt from Kansas City, MO
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  • As good a school as can be, it blurs the lines between tradition and nontraditional in the realm of art. It opens doors to a variety of opportunity, and the…

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Mission Statement

The mission of Kansas City Art Institute is to be a leader in the visual arts and design education by preparing gifted students for lifelong creativity through intensive interaction with preeminent faculty and facilities, and by stimulating active public awareness, support, and participation in the visual arts and design.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Brent from Kansas City, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I love the atmosphere and student body. Though this obviously doesn't apply to every member of the student body, most people I've encountered on campus have been generally open and friendly. The campus is a bit small but active and is in a prime location that gives students the chance to interact with the surrounding city.

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  • 1
  • Jamie from MD
  • I am a past student here

    Most of my time at KCAI was really awful. The dorms are a terrible place to live, and they take their own sweet time fixing things that need fixing. There was a throbbing noise all of my second semester that kept everyone awake at night and nothing was done about it for the longest time. The food is terrible and many days I would just eat cereal for every meal because the options are just that bad. We would often walk down to QT to get food. My only enjoyment came from the few friends I made, which had nothing to do with the school itself. You need a car to get basically anywhere and overall, my experience was just not something I'd wish upon anyone.

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  • 5
  • Britney from Hannibal, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Great enviornment. Everyone is super nice and they work their hardest to make it feel like home. The staff is very friendly and hardworking. I love the campus and the location, within walking distance of the plaza shopping district and right between the kemper and nelson atkins museum.

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