Our Kansas City location is what sets UMKC apart from other universities. Kansas City has one of the largest concentrations of computing and engineering firms in the United States. It’s been named one of the 12 global cities to watch for innovation by Fast Company magazine. And UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering is at the heart of that pioneering work.
With a population of 2.1 million people, the greater Kansas City area offers hundreds of activities and things to do. It’s home to professional sports teams, including Sporting Kansas City soccer, Royals baseball and Chiefs football. Fine-arts offerings include the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera. There are dozens of art galleries, 40 museums and 400 shopping centers throughout the region. The Kansas City International Airport is 41 kilometers from campus, and it is easy to travel around town on city buses.
Kansas City experiences all four seasons. Expect to see snowflakes fall in winter and to hear thunderstorms rumble across the sky in spring.
Kansas City has earned a reputation for friendly people, jazz music and world-famous barbecue restaurants. Kansas City is nicknamed the “City of Fountains,” and you can find the architectural pieces in just about every nook and cranny of the city.
Find out why the majority of UMKC graduates come for college and end up calling Kansas City home.