University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

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.

School Profiles: 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

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

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6871
ACT 1470

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 27,552
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)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  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)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAA (The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  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)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  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: 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.

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
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
26 fraternities 18% of male students
 
17 sororities 26% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

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

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(may be waived in specific circumstances)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
August 19
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 14,052
Declined + 1,041
Total Received 15,093

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Assistant Vice Provost
P: 785 864-3911
F: 785 864-5017
adm@ku.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,795

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,092
Room $6,084
Board $4,266
Additional fees $1,074
Books & supplies $1,212
Total $22,728
Average Financial Aid - $16,795
Total with Avg. Aid $5,933
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 785 864-4700
financialaid@ku.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Angela Karlin
Assistant Vice Provost of 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/diving, tae kwon do, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball, water polo, water skiing

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Athletic Directors

Jeff Long (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Nicole Corcoran (women's)
Executive Associate Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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 Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
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 Admissions

90%

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 15

Spring: January 12

Summer: May 31

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 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

International Student Contact

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

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