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Kansas City Art Institute

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Your Chances at KCAI
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# Applicants
211
408
# Admitted
120
278
% Admitted
56.9%
68.1%
% Overall
64.3%

Students who got into KCAI:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (0), Grades (4), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (1)
I applied, my portfolio was really not that strongMay 04 2011Art & Design Department
I applied, my portfolio was really not that strong and the College will lure you in by offering a "large" scholarship (usually more than $15,000). However, almost every single person receives this scholarship or even one bigger than that. Very few students get full ride. You will be captivated and excited about this "big" scholarship until you realize that you still have nearly $20,000 more tuition to somehow cover.

Also if you ever academically screw up in the slightest, they will pull your scholarship instantly and then you are really screwed because if you feel like you would like to transfer the school makes it very difficult to leave.

I would recommend you go somewhere else. A BFA from here really isn't worth the bullshit.
ACT: 34 Female

I had to raise my GPA because I wasMay 16 2009Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I had to raise my GPA because I was somebody who decided that I was never going back to school.
-I returned to school ten years later... (at a JUCO to raise my GPA of .80 proof.) I attended classes at a NEW junior college and maintained a GPA of 4.0 for a year(36 credit hours.) This gave me time to brush up on my chops and re-learn how to draw. It also gave me time to build my art portfolio. I was recruited to KCAI. (Chicago was my goal.) I got into KCAI but I had to work at it.

If you can go through the foundations program, you should definitely go. If you have some dead weight or are not sure of yourself, try the JUCO approach. (At least if you screw JUCO up it only cost you a few hundred dollars.)

If you can see the campus and take a tour, this will give you a nice idea of what you are getting ready to step into.

I recommend seeing the world and maybe working a few odd jobs before attending classes. Maybe wait until you are in your mid twenties to start classes. -I don't think I could have tackled classes at KCAI right out of high school. KCAI is probably one of the most challenging experiences you may ever encounter. (I am a bone fide combat veteran who attended classes at the age of 30.)

Good Luck and give it your best shot!
Male

Take risks-push the limits of what you think artAug 21 2008Unknown
Take risks-push the limits of what you think art is, dedicate yourself to your work. Make lots of work, projects that show commitment and conviction-it doesn't have to be the best art the world has ever seen, you just have to put the time into it. They can tell by looking at it that you care.
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Well- easiest way is to have $$$Apr 16 2008Art & Design Department
Well- easiest way is to have $$$.

Way number 2- put together something and submit it. believe me, this school takes ANYONE. Never drawn before in your life? its Ok, they will take you and your money ANYWAY!!!
. +80% acceptance rate...

(even though about half the freshman leave after a year - why? because this is a dead end school.)
ACT: 28 Female

Well i got in because i was a goodJan 03 2008Video/Media
Well i got in because i was a good illustrator, and i worked hard. i would tell people trying to get into the school is to push your ideas not your techniques. they will be teaching you
techniques your first year.
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