University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

UMKC School of Law provides academic and professional training to students seeking careers in law. Our faculty are outstanding scholars who have extensive practice experience. Faculty at UMKC are actively engaged with students both inside and outside the classroom. Our classes are relatively small (by law school standards) and many of our substantive courses incorporate simulations and service learning opportunities. Our faculty and students are collegial and the school provides many opportunities for interaction and development of close personal relationships that will last throughout one's career. We like to think of ourselves as the urban, public law school with the small, liberal arts feel. We are a law school that teaches students to become lawyers in the best tradition of the profession and introduces them to the opportunities and obligations of the legal profession and its role in the greater community. We appreciate the work of lawyers and their many contributions, which include educating people and institutions about their rights, helping to design prosperous business and community ventures, and working towards the effective and efficient resolution of disputes. We maintain a faculty devoted both to professional service and to advancing knowledge through the production of excellent academic scholarship.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.umkc.edu/
Address: 500 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Admission Phone: (816) 235-1644
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students462
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $18,647 per year (full-time, in-state)
$35,456 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$11,360 per year (part-time, in-state)
$21,446 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$17,368
Founded In1936
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
kellialbrecht 152 A 3.47

Accepted

Yes - - - 7 months ago
EjayeL 160 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
Umana123 148 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
LindseyRich 155 P 3.36

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
SPECTRUM43 159 P 3.12

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
ashleyellenz 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Deidra.ritchhart 150 P 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
C230a860 151 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

No - - - 12 months ago
marissamallon 150 P 3.92

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
bdunwoody 162 A 3.90

Pending

- - - 10 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants56552731
Number of Offers30629214
Number of Matriculants1221139
75% GPA3.643.640
Median GPA3.393.390
25% GPA3.083.080
75% LSAT1491490
Median LSAT1521520
25% LSAT1541540
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students462
Total Students Receiving Grants180
% of Students Receiving Grants39
75% Grant Amount$16,644
Median Grant Amount$5,000
25% Grants Amount$2,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (25.5)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (5.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (326)
  • Hispanics (36)
  • Black or African American (21)
  • Asian (7)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (25)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (6)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (8)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (11)


  • Total Women% (43.5)
  • Total Men% (56.5)
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 142 84.80% 87.34% -2.54%
2014 140 89.34% 87.59% 1.75%
2013 149 91.67% 90.44% 1.23%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (59)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (4)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (10)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association