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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Kansas is a highly rated public university located in Lawrence, Kansas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,151 undergraduate students. The Kansas acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Journalism, Psychology, and Finance. Graduating 65% of students, Kansas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,200.
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
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About University of Kansas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

University of Kansas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,415/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,096/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.155 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,151Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,187
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Diverse students
    32%
  • Average
    26%
  • Upper middle class
    26%
  • Well off
    12%
  • A lot of diversity in characteristics
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.275 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
    78%
  • EXPENSIVE
    7%
  • Everything I could have asked for & expensive
    6%
  • Everything I could have asked for
    4%
  • Family
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Harmful
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.103 responses
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The University of Kansas is a beautiful campus surrounded by a very liberal and exciting town (Lawrence). The teachers that I have encountered are of great help in finding students passions and showing the various options of work after graduation. Teachers of first year classes aide in the transition into college and provide helpful tips and tricks in doing well in school as well as becoming independent (especially with dorm life). Great school with great educators, amazing environment, with many options in getting involved. KU also has awesome sports teams that further unite the student body. Rock Chalk!
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I very much enjoy the University of Kansas, I have joined a sorority and found some of my closest friends. The academics, especially in the psychology apartment are reasonable challenging, and very entertaining. Some of my favorite people to talk with are my professors, because they are so engaging and knowledgeable which keeps me interested and wanting to learn more. One thing I really am passionate about is climate change, and I would like to see a change of campus food and possible more energy saving tactics to help the earth out, because I believe there would be a chain reaction of universities getting involved to also help the planet. With that, I think there is many resources available to make it happen, but overall I love being a Jayhawk!
The students that are welcoming have school spirit like no other school I have seen! Sports are huge here and everyone loves it! It is no a clique type of school, there is not "groups" everyone mingles with each other. The housing is average, but the food here is amazing! Downtown Lawrence, especially Mass Street, is definitely the place to be. There are so many different restaurants with different types of food anyone can enjoy. The University of Kansas has a great party scene for the students. The Allen Field house gets crazy during basketball games, the student sections goes crazy.