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Park University is a private, nonprofit university that is eager to have you as a student. We offer cutting-edge, reputable, valuable degree programs and an educational experience second to none.

Park, founded in 1875, is a four-year, private, nonprofit, coeducational, liberal arts institution. We have a stunning 700-acre campus that is located in Parkville, MO, just 12 miles from downtown Kansas City. We have been nationally and locally recognized for the superior education that we offer and the incredible value of our programs. Park's traditional campus is the host to two-thirds of our more than 500 international students from over 100 countries and our substantial and growing globalization programs. We believe that this diverse student body allows an educational experience that you will not find at any other school and have found that our students enjoy the different life experiences and opinions that can be found in our classrooms due to the variety in our student population's backgrounds.

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Overview

Applicants
778
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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ACT Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 23

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
168
with Terminal Degree
85


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES.

  • Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Hans Brisch
Chancellor, Oklahoma State Board of Regents

Dr. William Perry
Dean of Faculties, Texas AandM

Steve Cox
Author

Dr. R. Lynn Bondurant, Jr.
NASA Educator

Leo H. Janos
Author

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Aug 1
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,582

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,524

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,115

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$10,380
Required Fees
$100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,900
Transportation for Commuters
$1,700

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,674
Foreign Countries Represented
93

Demographics

10.47%
African-American
4.78%
Hispanic
60.94%
Caucasian
19.38%
International

56% female
44% male
20% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
20%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
15
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
13

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Pirates)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Pirates)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: U of Missouri-Kansas City

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Rebekah Holmes
Administrsative Guest Services Coordinat

Address
8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152

Phone
816-741-6213

Email
admissions@park.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gym
Cafeteria
Classrooms (Underground)
Library
Bookstore

Most Popular Places Off Campus
KC Metro Area
Local Shops - antiques and coffee shops
Power Plant Restaurant
Stone Canyon Pizza
Parkville Walking Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Upon Request Mon-Fri

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@park.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Transportation to campus not provided

Driving Instructions to Campus
From KC: I-70 W to US 169 N to Hwy 9 N From KCI Airport: I-29 S to Hwy 45 to Hwy 9 S

Local Accommodations
Drury Inn $65 - $95 Holiday Inn 1215 Wyandotte $95-$130 Ramada/Hyatt/Marriott/Hampton Inn/Adams Mark


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