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Founded in 1885, Kansas City Art Institute. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 635 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Kansas City Art Institute Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 55 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kansas City Art Institute include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at KCAI are considered Selective, with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
67% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 34% were in the top quarter, and 2% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kansas City Art Institute.
44 Students rated on-campus housing 2.8 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
48 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
48 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
48 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated Kansas City Art Institute
The art Institute is an interesting place... The buildings are beautiful but some aren't up to code specifically the residence hall. I would not recommend living on campus, it has everything you need to survive and you share 2 rooms and a bathroom with 4 people which is better than most places! But the building is already in a state of disrepair despite it being brand new. There are very few accommodations for disabled people. The small class sizes are amazing and some classes are intense and intellectual but if you have complaints about a professor or a class they will not be listened to. There are amazing teachers and there are awful teachers, you just gotta hope you get a good one. But I will say the community is wonderful and lively, very accepting, and there to support you if you need it. One thing to consider is the high crime rates around campus, we have had car parts sawed off and stolen (catalytic converters) on and around campus. A friend of mine had their car stolen, it was across the street from the residence hall. It is kansas city afterall, so just keep that in mind. But if you are looking for a fine arts school this is one of the best. Just load up on your scholarships!
Excellent if your looking to become a well rounded artist. All freshman are required to take a foundation course there 1st year its a very broad medium. The school is a good resume builder& its a private school so its priced a little high. Dont care for there indoctrinating approach to pollitricks! BLMOB!!
I have a love hate relationship with my school. I love the community, the professors and instructors, the classes, the campus, but while there are things I love there are also things I don't love. Recently in this past semester there has been some controversial talk around campus involving a BIPOC student having to go on trial to be suspended because they spoke their mind about a chairman donating money to the Police Department while the school shouts BLM. It was a big thing for awhile and it took a couple weeks for the school to even acknowledge it to the public. The last thing that I'm not very fond of is that they raised tuition in the midst of a pandemic despite us not getting the full experience we're paying for.
Kansas city art Institute is an experience to have. With general acceptance of most demographics it's a very kind and inviting place to go. While some teachers in foundations your first year is a hassle most are experienced and willing to help you grow as a creative in any way they can. There's a sense of under appreciation for alternative art styles that aren't the conventional realism but that is to be expected with most art collages. The outside of the college is dangerous as multiple accounts of armed robbery against students has been filed along with a few car break in but the security guards are extremely vigilant and do everything in their power to make sure you are safe and feel safe on campus. The campus is pretty open and there are places within walking distance to go but traveling outside of a group is not suggested just because it is a city and can be dangerous if you travel into the wrong neighbor.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kansas City Art Institute is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
"HEY! Art is great, but you love math, you love science, you love to read and to write, why are you looking at going to a school that only offers you one of these passions? You have a tendency to make up your mind about something and shut every thing else out. When you start looking at colleges, this is the worst possible mind set you can have. Look at some schools you normally wouldn't expect to go to. Look at schools that are not specifcally art oriented. You desire an education in so many different things and yet here you are, looking at only one type of school with only one type of education to offer. Don't limit your possibilities. And as much as it hurts to say this, listen to your mom, she actually has some good input."
Small and friendly--almost like a family or small community. Everyone begins by working together as a Foundation student, so all students really get to know one another before going off into seperate majors. Students engage in studio from very early in the morning until very late at night, so they definitely develop life-long friendships and strong bonds. The campus is beautiful and green with quite a few historical buildings used as classrooms and adminstrative buildings.
A lot (most) of kids here don't have self-discipline and end up screwing around
Many tend to be nice, but there are a few you're never sure about and others that aren't very nice.
KCAI is best known for its dual degree program in a studio art and a liberal art. This program is fairly new, and is a great way to get into a high level graduate school. It is also very well known for its Ceramic department, known to be one of the best in the nation. Overall it is one of the better art schools in the nation.
I beleive the institution I am currently enrolled in is best known for its facilities, and teachers. We learn from working professional artist, and their are actual times when we learn from people who created the programs the school has to offer. It is very often that we have group critiques where actual artist and prfessionals from companies come in and evaluate our bodies of work. The facilities are unlike most for sculpture and ceramics, we offer so many different ways of creating sculptures.
Kansas City is more like a big town rather than a bustling city.
Anyone who is not serious about putting forth all of their efforts into what they love...which at this school should be art.
The school is centered in a rich art and music scene.
The most frustrating thing about my school is the cafeteria. The amount of space for all the students is uncomfortable. There is little seating. We do have a park outside but we are not allowed to take food out there. Also, when the weather is poor there is little space. The food is also poor. They serve the same thing everyday. I would enjoy alittle change.
The first year of school is called foundation year. Rather than jump into a major or take courses we may or may not need, the school requires all freshman to take the same first year, allowing the student to sample a bit of each type of work, like sculpting or painting, before going into it.
Someone who is extremely passionate about art. They must have the ability to go through foundations, (the first year) which is basically art boot camp. It is difficult, but the kind of person they want at the school is someone who can handle all of the pressure of deadlines and trying different medias.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
99% of students
attending Kansas City Art Institute receive some sort of financial aid.
34% were awarded federal grants.
While 82% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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