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I think UMKC is a great school for general education and preparing you for graduate school. I am a Chemistry, so most of my classes are science-related. In terms of the difficulty of the classes and tests, it is NOT HARD AT ALL. The tests here not that much harder than the tests in high school. However, the classes here (especially science) are fast pace. So if you fall behind, it will be very hard for you to succeed. The trick to getting A's at UMKC is staying ahead of the class and being able to memorize quickly and efficiently. In terms of teaching, the teachers I had are approachable and have office hours. You can contact them easily and they respond fairly quickly. Overall, I have to say an undergraduate education is good here. But, personally, I wouldn't go here for graduate school. One more word of Advice, the police around campus are AGGRESSIVE. They are very picky and it is easy to get tickets around here. My advice to avoiding tickets are 1) Cave in and spend $150 each semester on a parking pass 2) Stop COMPLETELY at stop signs 3) Yield to walkers 4) Follow the speed limit.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Individual Value: F
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I applied to several colleges, one of whichQuite BrightUndecided
I applied to several colleges, one of which was UMKC. I was accepted and tentatively enrolled in classes for the fall term. I elected to go to a different college and never made any payments to UMKC (other than my application fee). I assumed that they would forget about me as I missed the payment deadline for the first tuition payment. Wrong! In late December, after the fall term was over, I started getting phone calls from them saying that I owed them $3,000. They refused to correct the error and told me I would have to fill out a late disenrollment form. I did this (even thought the form explicitly states it has to be filled out by a certain date which had long since passed). Needless to say, my request was ignored and the phone calls kept coming. They upped the $3,000 to $4,500 (late payment fee I guess) and turned the bogus debt over to a collection agency. Suffice it to say, I wouldn't recommend having any thing to do with UMKC.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: C, Education Quality: C
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I transferred to UMKC from Tennessee two decadesBrightCommunications
I transferred to UMKC from Tennessee two decades ago. At that time I lived in a house close to campus and was a single Mom. I can honestly say that in my chosen field I received an excellent education in Communications. I understand that there are some kids today that are having difficulty finding jobs but this may be a reflection of the economy; not so much the education they received.

When I graduated I was committed to working in communications - advertising, marketing and PR. Even though my first job was for a major advertising agency in Nashville, I did have to begin on the bottom floor as a secretary. Today, I own my own business and have consistently worked in my area of focus. I felt that the teachers prepared me for my focus in in advertising and PR. The work was relevant, the teachers were accessible and the homework challenging. I felt prepared for the work world and my career demonstrates that I was given the tools to be successful. Don't judge a school for their ability to get you the job of your dreams. Be realistic. Being successful many times is based on your persistence, character, personality, the economy, luck, degree choice and more. I highly recommend this school for anyone pursuing Communications.

2nd Year Female -- Class 1984
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B
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