A
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
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Kansas is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
Website

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
91%
SAT Range
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Kansas

Cost

Net Price
$17,985/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,089/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,772/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,009/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,604/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,561/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,335Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Diverse students
    31%
  • Average
    25%
  • Upper middle class
    25%
  • Well off
    13%
  • Jayhawk
    5%
  • A lot of diversity in characteristics
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.218 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
    77%
  • EXPENSIVE
    6%
  • Everything I could have asked for
    5%
  • Everything I could have asked for & expensive
    5%
  • Typical state college with stellar basketball.
    4%
  • Family
    3%
  • Social&gt;Academics
    1%

After University of Kansas

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.104 responses
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University of Kansas Reviews

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Choosing to attend the University of Kansas was a decision that I could not be more pleased that I made. If given the opportunity to choose all over again, I would absolutely still pick KU. The classes, in my experience, have been appropriately challenging while still being fun and enjoyable, and the teachers I've had are so supportive to their students and passionate about what they teach. Any advisers I've met with (undergraduate, major-specific, financial, etc.) were so kind and eager to help, as well as available and quick to respond when I had any questions. Overall, my academic experience here at KU has been top-notch.

Then, of course, there's the non-academic aspects of college. KU offers so many opportunities to students, whether it be clubs and events, or jobs and internships. By the second month of school, I had already found a job on campus. Along with that, there was always something fun to do--cultural nights, drag shows, talks by guest speakers, grocery bingo in the residence halls. There's never been a dull moment!

Maybe I was just blessed with an amazing first semester, but I have good feelings about my future here as well. As finals week rolls around and my first semester is coming to an end, I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
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At first I was not interested in paying to much attention to 'college life', especially since it seemed generalized. I just wanted to go to class and spend time with my friends. However, when classes started (this was during the 2016 presidential election) the teachers somehow managed to suck me into organizations that KU offered. I dived into politics and social justice on and off campus. One thing I would like to change would be to make the non traditional classes, such as feminism in Disney movies, more advertised to students instead of the traditional English classes.
Mixed feelings. It's almost depressing how little problems such underage drinking and drug use are monitored. Some kids have told me they come here just because they know it's impossible to monitor 24,000 kids. As someone who came to college really wanting higher education, I'm probably biased in that I had no interest in sports) or a big social life. But if you come here, that’s a highly viable option. And I think that’s what most people want. It’s distracting to more studious students, but such is college nowadays. To be fair, it's pretty impressive what the university has done. It has great social integration (full programs dedicated to colored students and LGBTQ) and that doesn't happen everywhere. They've given a number of ways for all kids to find what they want to do and give a pretty large number of resources to help. Far from what I envision as the ideal college setting, but for what its purpose is, I'm impressed. For my purposes though, it's just not what I want to see.