University of Missouri-Kansas City Top Questions

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


Parking can be hectic, campus is not safe at night


I wish I had known the true value of an undergraduate education. I would have taken any and all oppuntunities for career advancement. I wish I would have made serious connections in my field to use at a later date as well as taking full advantage of all the resources the university provides.


To not take more than 12 credits, overloading is a terrible idea, specially if you have no idea about the course or of its difficulty!


There is nothing I didn't really know before attending. They had multiple councelors to help and many college visit days to get the lay out of the campus. If you are not affaid to use the resorses provided then you will feel the same.


I wish I had been aware of how many hours I had for my classes. Even though they are good, I just wish I knew so I knew what I was going into and be better prepared.


College isn't easy and you have to do a lot of preparation.


I wish I would have known what campus life was like. I like to be involed, and I wish I would have known how to get involved, and in what ways i could become involved.


I do not start until January, so I have not actually attended class yet. However, I wish I knew about Urban Planning & Design (my intended major) a lot sooner in my college experience. I feel so great knowing I have finally found a major that correlates so well with my interests and different aspects of my personality. I am really excited I found UMKC's program because it is one of the few BA programs for Urban Planning and it is also studio based. I cannot wait to get started!


I would have loved to find my apartment before I went to college so I wouldn't have to live in the dorms.


What career path I really wanted to focus on.


That the student tend to be so focused that meeting enough others to form study groups can be difficult.


I wish I was aware of the lack of security on campus.


I wish I would have known more about financial aid, scholarships, and grants for school. Even knowing about work-study would have been helpful. UMKC can get expensive, especially when you are in a program like pharmacy, nursing, or medicine. It's hard when you know you have school debt that just keeps building because you want to reach your educational goal.


I wish I had known that not everyone is as academically involved or willing to involve themselves as I am.


More about costs


How to look up information on our tool sites and write down everything a teacher says because it could be helpful.


I wish I would have known more about the activities available on campus.


I wish I would have applied for many more scholarships.


The class sizes i perfer smaller class sizes as oppose to large lecture halls. They are impersonal to me.


I wish I had known that it is mostly a commuter school.