|General Information: ||While the Kansas City area might be best known for its smooth jazz, beautiful fountains and superior barbecue, the area has so much to offer Â– from upscale shopping districts and world-class entertainment to ample recreational activities and thrilling professional sporting events, to name a few.
Located at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers, Kansas City sits in the middle of the United States, about 1,900 miles from each coast. Approximately 1.8 million people live in the Kansas City metro area, which includes more than 135 cities in 11 counties on both sides of the state line.
In the historic northeast area of Kansas City, the KCUMB campus is just minutes from the Country Club Plaza, Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Union Station and the River Market.
The city and its surrounding communities offer a combination of urban sophistication and small-town friendliness that is distinctly Kansas City.|