About Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is located in the heart of a thriving urban setting and is surrounded by arts, entertainment, culture and sports. You can experience all the events and American culture here.
- Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
- The city lies in the southern margin of the humid continental climatic zones, with four distinct seasons, and moderate precipitation.
- The city is well known for its contributions to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to cuisine, notably Kansas City-style barbecue.
- In March 2012, downtown Kansas City was selected as one of America's best downtowns by Forbes magazine for its rich culture in arts, numerous fountains, upscale shopping and various local cuisine â€“ most notably barbecue.