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The University of Missouri - Kansas City

Total Grad Surveys 7
Females 2
Males 5
Avg years at University 1.7
Research Quality B (7.0)
Research Availability B- (6.4)
Research Funding C (4.8)
Graduate Politics B+ (7.7)
Not Errand Runners B (7.2)
Degree Completion B+ (8.0)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.2)
Sufficient Pay B- (6.4)
Competitiveness B (7.1)
Education Quality B+ (7.9)
Faculty Accessibility A- (8.6)
Useful Research B+ (7.6)
"Individual" treatment B- (6.3)
Friendliness B+ (7.3)
Safety B+ (7.7)
Campus Beauty B- (6.4)
Campus Maintenance A- (8.4)
University Spending B- (6.5)
Extracurriculars C- (4.2)
Scholastic Success B+ (8.0)
Surrounding City B (7.1)
Social Life/ Environment D+ (3.3)
Social Life/ EnvironmentD+
Faculty AccessibilityA-
I was on a grant trying to completeMar 07 2016Education
I was on a grant trying to complete my MS and I was treated like I didn't matter. My grant info was lost each semester making me pay the late enrollment fee. My adviser was unapproachable and refused to help in anything. She was eventually fired but it didn't help me. My last semester she gave me an "F" on a one page paper that was a simple evaluation of one of the tests she was supposed to have in the library for us to check out. She had in her synopsis that we could evaluate if we were unable to use one of her tests. I had an "A" on my mid term and final exam so the "F" made no sense. She dropped me from my MS program. I went to UCM and completed an MS with a 3.8 grade point average. I would have had a straight 4.0 but I was working full time, raising 3 children by myself and still trying to escape my abusive husband. I tried to earn National Board Certification through UMKC but was denied, told it was too hard for me to achieve. I didn't even get to talk to the representative after failing to get in touch with her. I was finally able to track her down and contacted her through email but was told it was too hard. I don't believe it was her place to decide that for me. I had other problems with the university too many to mention.
Teachers here are nice and respectful, and studentsFeb 14 2006Criminal
Teachers here are nice and respectful, and students mostly are friendly. I enjoyed the experience of studying in this program really. However, the school's administration is not so good. Some school officials who are supposed to be helpful aren't really doing good jobs, and they don't care. The resource is meager, especially for international students.
This University is a great place to beSep 10 2002Education
This University is a great place to be. Right now, there are many efforts being implemented to help UMKC progress. The administration in place is friendly, helpful and very, very committed to making this University better and better with each term. It is also placed in a great part of the city near the Plaza and Westport areas in Kansas City. Although in the past the campus has struggled to throw an identity out to prospective students and the public in Kansas City, steps seem to be in place that are going to strengthen UMKC's ability to reach out. The campus life is also taking huge steps to build an identity and establish an enthusiasm behind the identitiy of it's students. I would recommend it to any student serious about studying but also wanting to experiece life in the city.
In the composition department, I had great experiencesApr 18 2002Music - Composition/Theory
In the composition department, I had great experiences until recently. The department is growing too fast and the number of faculty is not. I don't get as much attention as I used to.

Social life is really not exciting here because the way campus is set up. Most people just come to the campus for classes and leave right afterwards.

Party? What party?
I don't make enough friends that will stay here long enough. That's one of the reasons I am leaving for somewhere else. Financial aid tends to be distributed among students but everyone gets just a little. I had to work 3 jobs to pay the bills.But! I must say teachers here are friendly and qualified. They promote themselves and students both very much. It seemed everyone's always busy.

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