University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$11,166

$28,034

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
540
75th
670
25th
530
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,678
Declined 1,364
Total Received 15,042
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Public

21,552

undergraduate students

9,431

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 30,983
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

1,000-acre campus in Lawrence (population: 98,000); 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 and town.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
540
75th
670
25th
530
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee (may be waived in specific circumstances)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 19
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,678
Declined 1,364
Total Received 15,042

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

66%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,825

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,092
Housing $6,100
Food $3,800
Additional fees $1,074
Books & supplies $1,212
Total $22,278
Average Financial Aid - $9,825
Total with Avg. Aid $12,453

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Financial Aid Office


P: 785 864-4700
financialaid@ku.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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/diving, tae kwon do, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball, water polo, water skiing

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
African Studies. yes yes
American Indian/Native American Studies. yes
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes yes yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Statistics, General. yes
Architectural Engineering. yes yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Astronomy. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist. yes yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes yes yes
Biochemistry. yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes
Bioinformatics. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biostatistics. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes yes
Cell Biology and Anatomy. yes yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Child Psychology. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy. yes
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other. yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computational Biology. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist. yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
Engineering Science. yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entomology. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Studies. yes yes
Gerontology. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Homeland Security. yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes yes
Human Biology. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Information Technology. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Latin American Studies. yes yes
Latin American and Caribbean Studies. yes yes
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology. yes yes
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Nurse Anesthetist. yes yes
Nursing Science. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Oncology and Cancer Biology. yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Petroleum Engineering. yes yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes yes
Pharmacology and Toxicology. yes yes
Pharmacology. yes
Pharmacy. yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physiology, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Health, Other. yes
Rehabilitation Science. yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
School Psychology. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Toxicology. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes yes yes

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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

30,983

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

21,552
students

Female
52%
11,230

Male
48%
10,322

30%

9,431
students

Female
58%
5,433

Male
42%
3,998

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

17,796
students

Female
52%
9,241

Male
48%
8,555

17%

3,756
students

Female
53%
1,989

Male
47%
1,767

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 12

Summer: May 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 109
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Viet Nam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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