University of Kansas
Kansas’s flagship university
At the University of Kansas (KU), Jayhawks live every day with an enthusiasm and spirit that spans 14 schools, five campuses, and a community of artists, athletes, and innovators. We proudly embrace our role as the state’s flagship university and as a premier research institution that serves Kansas, the nation, and the world.
Stand out and be outstanding
At KU, you aren’t undecided—you’re exploring. And we have a lot to explore. With more than 400 degree and certificate programs and 5,000 courses, you’re bound to discover a field that ignites your passions and sets you on track to lead in your career. Find your future at ku.edu/academics.
Get involved and stay connected
Life as a Jayhawk is defined by tradition and community—qualities you’ll find through 500+ clubs and organizations, over 40 fraternities and sororities, and myriad campus activism and advocacy opportunities. As roommates, classmates, and teammates, Jayhawks support each other, build connections, and create memories along the way. Explore life at KU at ku.edu/student-life.
Make your mark, save lives, change the world
As one of only 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities, KU conducts more research than all other Kansas universities combined. Our distinguished record of research innovation has produced nearly 40 active start-up companies and over 130 active license agreements for commercial use of KU inventions. Discover the possibilities at ku.edu/research.
Live like a Lawrencian
Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas’s main campus. Students love its eclectic and welcoming nature, and the city of 100,000 has been recognized as a top college town. Lawrence is less than an hour from the state capital of Topeka as well as Kansas City, a metropolitan area of about two million people known for its sports fandom and food scene. Learn more about our home at ku.edu/about-lawrence.
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#121 among National Universities | U.S. News & World Report
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Admission: Learn more about the application process, admission requirements, costs, and scholarships at admissions.ku.edu.
Athletics: The Rock Chalk Chant is the soundtrack to an incredible legacy of athletics. Explore the spirited history of KU fandom at kuathletics.com.
Support: From a network of support offices to specialized assistance with writing projects and career searches, KU offers academic resources because we’re committed to your success. Learn more at uasc.ku.edu.
Housing: In total, we have 24 student housing sites on campus, including residence halls, scholarship halls, and apartments. Find your home at housing.ku.edu.
Visits: Our admission team can personally introduce you to KU with both online information sessions and in-person visits available. Just head over to visit.ku.edu.
“I got an incredible summer internship through KU. Working in the industry helped me realize I know what I’m doing. It prepared me for a successful career after school.”
“First, I fell in love with the campus. Then I met my professors and found that I meshed with them in a way I hadn’t at the other schools I’d visited.”
“Due to my financial situation, I didn’t think going to college was really possible. But after meeting with a KU financial aid officer, I was able to secure scholarships, and it all just came together.”
"Lawrence is unlike any other place in Kansas. Even if you’re not from here, KU immediately feels like home.”