University of Kansas (KU)

Lawrence, KS

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University of Kansas

University of Kansas

University of Kansas Student Essentials

University of Kansas Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Jayhawk
Nickname: KU
Website: www.ku.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,678
Out-of-State Tuition: $23,748
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 31,617
Year Established: 1866

About KU

University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, is the largest university in the state and a primary source of postsecondary education. University of Kansas, Lawrence offers over 190 degree programs that span a wide range of subjects, research activities across a range of disciplines and numerous performing arts and other campus activities.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs feature such diverse offerings as:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Audiology
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Humanities and Western Civilizations
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Marketing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Urban Planning

Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students also participate in research in a variety of disciplines such as:

  • Biodiversity
  • Bioengineering
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

Student life activities are also diverse and lively. University of Kansas has a 2,000-seat performing arts center where musical, dance and theatre performances are held. There are also several student theatre companies, campus museums, student art galleries and a number of student clubs and organizations.

Admissions requirements differ depending on the degree and program of study. General undergraduate admissions requirements include submission of an application, along with transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.

University of Kansas Lawrence awards eligible students with merit scholarships, which could cover up to 100% of tuition costs. Most of these scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.4. University of Kansas also provides grants, loans and work-study money.

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KU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 184 Reviews

66% of students gave University of Kansas 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I sincerely have enjoyed my time at the University of Kansas so far. The school has incredible spirit and everyone who is apart of this school has so much passion for it. The bus systems for the campus are a great help for anyone trying to get to classes and you can pretty much get on a bus from anywhere in Lawrence.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

As I am a student on the KU Edwards Campus, I have found that the facility there is absolutely amazing! It is very new, and every classroom has new computers and comfortable seats for my 3 hour classes. The teaches I have had so far has been very helpful and friendly, with some having diversified teaching techniques. I love that I can go to school on a Monday night at 7:10pm, with through 3 hours of class, and not be bored one bit. They make it fun, easy, and provide TONS of help. I couldn't be more happier. The location helped me working full time in town while studying for my citizenship exam as well as keeping up with my three siblings who are all in college, not to mention my mother who also works full-time while going to school. They have definitely helped me push through life.


KU Map & Location

University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045


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Getting Around KU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lawrence, KS

Winter
Dec
41
22
Jan
39
18
Feb
45
22
Spring
Mar
55
32
Apr
65
43
May
74
54
Summer
Jun
83
64
Jul
88
69
Aug
88
66
Fall
Sep
79
57
Oct
68
45
Nov
54
33

KU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 21,710
Freshman Class 5,075
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 31,617

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 81%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 6%
African American 4%
Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%
Full-Time 68%
Part-Time 32%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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