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 local cuisine, most notably barbecue.