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University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

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Overview

Student Population
27,690
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Location Lawrence, Kansas
Online ku.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 14,752 prospective students applied, and 13,529 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,164 enrolled in the school.  23,027 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,663 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $10,092 plus fees of $1,056. KU is ranked 233 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

KU is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Kansas within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
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ACT 23/29
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
91.7% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kansas Resident Tuition
$10,092
In State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,076
Other Fees$1,056
Room and Board $11,262
Budget for Other Expenses$3,080
Total One Year Cost$26,566
Out of State Resident Tuition
$26,302
Out of State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,076
Other Fees$1,056
Room and Board $11,262
Budget for Other Expenses$3,080
Total One Year Cost$42,776

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Kansas students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Health Professions 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155317 IPEDS survey data for University of Kansas.

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