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University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

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University of Kansas overview
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Online ku.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Kansas overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Kansas (KU), located in Lawrence, Kansas, approximately 40 miles west of Kansas City, is a large public institution that was established in 1865. The main campus, known for its distinctive Jayhawk mascot and prominent usage of Collegiate Gothic architecture, sprawls across 1,000 acres in a city setting, creating a traditional academic environment within a vibrant college town. KU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with noted strengths in special education, rural medicine, and city management and urban policy. The University is moderately selective in its admissions process. Housing is available on campus, with a range of residence halls and scholarship halls providing accommodation for a substantial sector of its student body. The Jayhawks participate in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference, with the basketball team in particular enjoying a storied reputation and widespread acclaim.

In the most recent statistical year 16,204 prospective students applied, and 14,234 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,457 enrolled in the school.  22,306 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,402 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,092 plus fees of $1,075. KU is ranked 252 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












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


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Admission Standards

University of Kansas overview
SAT 1090/1340
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

University of Kansas overview
Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kansas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,224
Other Fees$1,075
Room and Board $10,136
Budget for Other Expenses$3,246
Total One Year Cost$25,773

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Kansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,224
Other Fees$1,075
Room and Board $10,136
Budget for Other Expenses$3,246
Total One Year Cost$42,641

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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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