Tuition & Fees

$10,824

$26,592

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,576
Declined + 962
Total Received 14,538
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Public

19,338

undergraduate students

8,287

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Journalism
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 6871
ACT 1470

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Location

School Facts

The University of Kansas, founded in 1865, is a major public comprehensive research and teaching university. About 1,000 acres encompass the campuses located in Lawrence-main, KU Medical Center in Kansas City and Wichita, and the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 27,625
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Lawrence, KS

1,000-acre campus in Lawrence (population: 95,358); branch campus in Overland Park; medical centers in Kansas City, Salina, and Wichita. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Kansas City. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Kansas
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
30 fraternities 20% of male students
 
16 sororities 28% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(may be waived in specific circumstances)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
August 13
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,576
Declined + 962
Total Received 14,538

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Director of Admissions
P: 785 864-3911
F: 785 864-5017
adm@ku.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,412

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,818
Room $5,910
Board $4,150
Additional fees $1,006
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $21,964
Average Financial Aid - $15,412
Total with Avg. Aid $6,552
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 785 864-4700
financialaid@ku.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Angela Karlin
Vice Provost and Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
financialaid@ku.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Crew, Cycling, Disc Golf, Extreme Dodgeball, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Jujitsu, Quidditch, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Running, Sailing, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor), Walleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

Sheahon Zenger (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Nicole Corcoran (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Jayhawk
School colors
crimson and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
American Legal Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Behavioral Sciences
Applied Behavioral Studies
Applied Science
Architectural Engineering
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Biophysics/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological/Physical Sciences
Biology
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Botany
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Business Analytics
Business/Organization Leadership
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology/Anatomy
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum Engineering
Chemistry
Child Language
Civil Engineering
Classical Antiquity
Classical Languages
Clinical Child Psychology
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Research
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Health
Computational Biology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design
Dietetics/Nutrition
Digital Content Strategy
Drawing
Early Childhood Education
East Asian Languages/Cultures
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Policy/Leadership
Educational Psychology/Research
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Exercise Science
Expanded Media
Film/Media Studies
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German
German Studies
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Health Policy/Management
Higher Education Administration
History
History of Art
Homeland Security
Hospital Pharmacy
Hospital/Health Services Administration
Human Biology
Human Sexuality
Humanities
Illustration
Indigenous Studies
Industrial Design
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instrumental Performance Music
Interdisciplinary Computing
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Architecture/Design
International Studies
Jazz
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Juridical Science
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Law
Law/Society
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Nutrition Science
Medicinal Chemistry
Medicine
Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Molecular Bioscience
Molecular Biotechnology
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Molecular/Integrative Physiology
Museum Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Music Therapy
Musicology
Neuroscience
Neurosciences
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Occupational Therapy
Painting
Pathology
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacology
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Printmaking
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Rehabilitation Sciences
Religious Studies
Respiratory Care
Russian/Eastern European Studies
School Psychology
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Work
Social/Cultural Studies in Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Sports Management
Sports Science
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Textile Design
Theatre
Theatre Design
Theatre/Voice
Therapeutic Sciences
Toxicology
Urban Planning
Visual Art
Visual Art Education
Visual Arts Education
Voice
Women's Studies
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Journalism
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

27,625

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

19,338
students

Female
51%
9,907

Male
49%
9,431

30%

8,287
students

Female
56%
4,659

Male
44%
3,628

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

17,151
students

Female
52%
8,773

Male
48%
8,378

12%

2,187
students

Female
52%
1,134

Male
48%
1,053

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 13

Spring: January 9

Summer: May 29

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Kuwait
Paraguay
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Somer Chalfant
Director, International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions
785 864-2616
world@ku.edu

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