About Park University

Founded in 1875, Park University. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 9,857 full time undergraduate students, and 1,370 full time graduate students.

The Park University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 106 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Park University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate84%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 31% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Park University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
53%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
50%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
53%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
50%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    28 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    38 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    52 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    51 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    50 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    49 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    52 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

Park University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Park University?

23 Students rated Park University

Destinee - 08/06/2020

I'm a sophomore at Park University and I'd recommend this university to everyone. Park is a great school and the staff alone are very supportive and welcoming. It is very diverse here at Park University with plenty of opportunities, whether academically or athletically. Although I am an extrovert, the small class sizes work to my advantage. Communication between my professors and I are amazing and the fact that they not only know me by name, but also know more about me is heart-warming. The school alone has a warm presence. It's more of a family-friendly feeling, rather than just paying money to get my education than leaving. I think Park University would be a great university for anyone due to their diverse courses, teaching/learning techniques, and staff and students. I'll eventually be a proud Park Alumni.

S - 08/06/2020

I am in my third year at Park. I am very glad that I chose this school. I have had access to opportunities that I would never have been able to imagine.

KRYSTLE - 03/04/2020

I love the availability of online classes as well as the accelerated class schedule. It has been a great benefit to me in the timely completion of my degree. I am an active duty Marine and I take classes primarily online. There are faculty professors who will come and teach on base and they do a great job of being available and accessible.

Alexander - 05/31/2019

I think Park is a good school but does have its moments when things should be better but that goes for every college, they always pros and cons in things but it's still a nice school. But it can do better with some class, like for an example I feel like some classes that I took in the past didn't really matter I was just told and forced to take the class and I almost failed and that class I almost failed, really wasn't connected to my major and I feel like I was not really learning anything.

Park University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Park University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Park University is 84%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Entering college is a major, life altering decision. When I entered college at 18, I thought it was utterly important to be as independent as possible. I moved out of my parents' house into an apartment. I purchased a brand new vehicle. I bought the fanciest technology to help me through college. I made a lot of rash, irresponsible decisions. As you can gather, I think I'd have a lot of things to say about the paths to take to my high school senior self. Here's the "Reader's Digest" version: Stay at home. Enter a community college. Save your money. Remember... college is a marathon, not a sprint. Education is one of the only things NO ONE can take away from you. Cherish it. To even have the opportunity to be college educated is a blessing. You don't know everything, let your professors humble you. Be a good friend and be an even better listener. Don't wait until the last minute to write a big paper because your professor can tell. Be honest... even when it's hard. Be true to your word. Be true to your work. And, above all, be true to yourself.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the Dual Bachelor Program. At this time I am currently getting a BS in Healthcare Management and Human Resource Management. The general courses I finish in one degree transfer to the other. The only thing I have to worry about is finish my core requirements for the second degree. Come May 2011 I will have an Associates of Science and TWO Bachelors of Science degrees.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The class advising. Because the reason i'm still in undergrad after 29 years old is because i was advise to take upper division classes while i needed to take the perequisites first

    Read all  14 answers
  5. Describe the students at your school.

    We all help each other and with the small class sizes, we are very close knit.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school has everything that you need, online classes, classes on the campus, military friendly, and even fast track classes. I think that this is the school for everyone.

    Read all  11 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A historical school in the heart of Parkville, Missouri. It has a long standing history of excellent education and an open door to hundreds of exchange students. It's voted one of the best educations for the price in the country.

    Read all  10 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Career student.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Park University is best known for its accessibility to military members as it has campuses nationwide at military bases.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Be prepared for an extremely diverse student body and remember to keep an open mind. You ill have students from all walks of life and over 100 different countries and you may be uncomfortable or you may love it. Also remember that developing study habits is imperative to be successful academically here. Some classes are harder than others of course but you must manage your time efficiently. Dont be afraid to get involved with activities on campus, they will really enhance your ability to make friends and enhance your overall academic experience. This is a dry campus so be prepared.

    Read all  8 answers
  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small classes (no more than 30 people to a class.) Friendly faculty and staff that always have the students in mind (especially the student life and housing staff.) Small campus size so you're not another number, but a person. Also, Park also tends to hire professors that have actually worked in the fields they're teaching. So, your professors didn't just get an advanced degree in your subject, but they've also worked in the area and know their stuff. My broadcasting professor actually worked several years on the radio, for example.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    All of the professors are approachable. They are friendly and helpful beyond what they need to be. I feel as if some are them are friends. I know that I can come to any of them for advice or help. They are honest and have integrity. They are the reason that it is such a wonderful school.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I rarely experienced any frustrating situations whils attending Park University. There were times when I felt the professor wasn't responding to my questions quickly enough or that it was taking them too long to post my grades each week, but things happen in everyone's life - even the professor's. I learned to understand that not everyone carries the Type A personality like me. I am a workaholic and I like to get tasks accomplished as quickly as possible. It was more of myself that was more frustrating than the college's curriculum or it's personnel.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    So far it is a great school and I have not regret going there.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

9,857

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,370

Total Grad Students

74%

Out-Of-State

24%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

36

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

3%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
18%
% Hispanic/Latino
16%
% White or Caucasian
47%

TUITION & AID

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.

82% of students attending Park University receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,130

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,800

Books and Supplies

$8,274

Room and Board

22,204

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,282
$30 - $48K
$13,479
$48 - $75K
$17,103
$75 - $110K
$16,770
$110K & UP
$19,874

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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