University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$11,166

$28,034

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
21%
24-29
46%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,052
Declined 1,041
Total Received 15,093
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Public

19,667

undergraduate students

7,885

graduate students

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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 27,552
Established in 1866
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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Kansas City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Graduation
  • Home Basketball Games
  • Home Football Games
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • University police department

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
21%
24-29
46%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline August 19
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,052
Declined 1,041
Total Received 15,093

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 83
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Architectural Engineering
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Brass Instruments
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Biology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Illustration
Industrial and Product Design
Information Technology
Interior Architecture
International/Global Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Painting
Percussion Instruments
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Russian Studies
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Stringed Instruments
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

27,552

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

19,667
students

Female
52%
10,273

Male
48%
9,394

29%

7,885
students

Female
57%
4,510

Male
43%
3,375

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

17,257
students

Female
53%
8,983

Male
47%
8,274

13%

2,410
students

Female
54%
1,290

Male
46%
1,120

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 48%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

1,024

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 19

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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