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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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 93%. Popular majors include Journalism, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 63% of students, Kansas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,200.
About University of Kansas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
Address
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
Website
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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
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,365/ 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
$9,205/ 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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.164 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 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 116 responses
Report
  • Diverse students
    33%
  • Average
    26%
  • Upper middle class
    25%
  • 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.232 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.274 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • 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
63%
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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University of Kansas Reviews

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The University of Kansas was the best 4 years of my life. I found the toughest time to be acclimating in the freshman and sophomore years. Required classes tended to be large, the advising staff was generic, and it was easy to be overlooked in a lecture or receive a TA that wasn't quality. However, once you opt into your major and lessen that pool, the quality of education is phenomenal. You are encouraged to meet with professors as mentors which helped me with professional goals and receiving competitive internships. Many majors have great hands on practice or research opportunities if you are interested in that. Classes are smaller and are challenging but in a way that betters you and your education. It is a quality level of education and amazing student atmosphere. Most everyone loves the school! The campus, sporting events, and extracurriculars help people become Jayhawks for life. The school spirit is uplifting. It's a large school but it feels like a family.
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My experience at KU has been everything I hoped for and imagined. The environment feels homey and I feel like I belong. Classes are challenging, but as expected. Students' involvement and school pride is impressive whether at a sporting event, or just walking through campus. The campus is beautiful. I am still satisfied with my choice to attend KU! Rock Chalk!
The University of Kansas is definitely a home away from home. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. Athletics at KU are some of the best in the country. The university offers a wide range of intriguing classes and the professors really care about the students. Overall, it is definitely a school that everyone can enjoy. Rock Chalk!