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  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
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  12. Safety
    B-
Kansas is a highly rated public university located in Lawrence, Kansas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,141 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 $37,900.
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
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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
23-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,014/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,760/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,951/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,383/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,530/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,951/ year
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Academics

Professors
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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.155 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,141Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Diverse students
    32%
  • Average
    27%
  • Upper middle class
    25%
  • Well off
    13%
  • A lot of diversity in characteristics
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.223 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.265 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
    80%
  • Everything I could have asked for & expensive
    6%
  • EXPENSIVE
    6%
  • Everything I could have asked for
    5%
  • Family
    3%
  • Harmful
    1%
  • Social&gt;Academics
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 great four year college that I believe exceeds academic standards and has a very active campus life. Starting with academics, all classes I've been in have been highly organized with professors who actually try to help their students. They won't reach out to students, but once you make yourself known to them they are excellent resources who befriend and network the students who come and ask questions. On campus, there is something for everybody. There are tons of diverse clubs and organizations encouraging students to join. If extra curricular activities aren't for you, Lawrence itself is a great place with a lot of little shops and restaurants and businesses. Greek life is very big here, but if you're not in a sorority or fraternity thats okay! You can still have a successful college experience without having to be a part of greek life. Overall, KU is a great place.
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The University of Kansas is highly ranked in multiple fields of academics. Lawrence is very diverse; it is the San Francisco of Kansas. KU's men's basketball is great, but you truly do not understand the love this school has for that team until you have been to a game inside Allen Fieldhouse in the student section-- you will get goosebumps. Even if you are more of a football fan, tailgating is always a good time. Each one of the professors I have had has made me feel like they value whether their students actually understand the material or not. I have yet to have a professor who is unwilling to work with each student's individual schedule to find a time to work with them 1-on-1. Living in the dorms freshman year is more about the experience and meeting new people. KU has newer cafeterias on campus that serve food that is actually fresh. The party scene in LFK is unreal. There is always something to do here. Rock Chalk!
I love the University of Kansas! I come a small town in Illinois, and I never had the chance to visit this campus because I didn't have the money. From just simply looking at the campus online and the opportunities I will get I fell in love. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the administration is so passionate about education. They're always there to help with anything you need. There are so many job opportunities for students that need some money. There are hundreds of different clubs that students can join. It is a great community.