Kansas City

KU Med Center - Kansas City, KS
KU Med Center - Kansas City, KS

Kansas City is a Mid-West city with a small town feel. Sitting on the boarder of Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City (KC) is composed of several neighborhoods and districts full of life and tradition. Especially known for its long tradition of jazz music, culture, and world famous barbecue, KC provides a wide variety of entertainment and restaurants. Consisting of the Power & Light District, downtown KC provides world-renowned entertainment, classic city living, and a night life for all tastes. The reviving Crossroads Arts District offers culture and artistic flair with unique performances, art, restaurants, and businesses, which are well on prominent display during the First Friday’s events. Being the local and older area of KC, Westport is known for its blend of tasty eateries, trendy boutiques, and popular nighttime hot spots. The Country Club Plaza offers local dining, major fashion houses, and local entertainment all in a historic yet modern plaza. For sports fans, Kansas City is home to the Kansas City Chiefs during football season, the Royals during baseball season, Sporting KC during soccer season, and Nascar races at the Kanas Speedway during racing season.


Cost of Living

Kansas City proves to be an affordable place and a low cost-of-living suitable for graduate students. The approximate monthly expenses for a student who lives with one roommate are:

  • Rent - $450
  • Utilities - $150
  • Groceries - $150
  • KUMC Parking Pass - $30
  • Gas - $75

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times