University of Missouri-Kansas City
United States of America
The University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) is a public research university in Kansas City, Missouri. UMKC is part of the University of Missouri System and is the largest university in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The school has its roots in the Lincoln and Lee University movement first put forth by the Methodist Church and its Bishop Ernest Lynn Waldorf in the 1920s. The proposed university (which was to honor Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee) was to be built on the Missouri–Kansas border at 75th and State Line Road, where the Battle of Westport (the largest battle west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War) took place. The newest Kansas City International Airport which worths 1.5 billion will open on the February 28,2023 and replace the current horseshoe-shaped terminals, which were built back in 1972. The airport takes 30min drive from the UMKC Volker campus. Our 16,000 students come from all 50 states and 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. There are over 4000 employees working at UMKC. We are the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our faculty are leaders in their fields — and they’re within reach. Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors know their students’ names and take mentorship seriously.