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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.151 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 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 107 responses
Report
  • Diverse students
    32%
  • Average
    24%
  • Upper middle class
    24%
  • Well off
    13%
  • Jayhawk
    5%
  • A lot of diversity in characteristics
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.219 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.261 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
    78%
  • 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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My experience being at the university of kansas has been a good experience. From meeting different people to meeting different teachers. There is something always available to you at every moment during the school year. The atmosphere is a great and unique experience. The class work is what you expect not too hard, but stay ahead!
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I am obsessed with KU! This school has endless opportunities. KU thrives on tradition and basketball. When I had first visited KU, I knew right a way that this was the place where I wanted my future to begin. Not only is the campus absolutely beautiful, everyone is very charismatic. The University of Kansas is my home a way from home, and I could not be happier.
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.