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KU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

93.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Kansas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into KU? The school has a 93% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,576 out of 14,538 applicants were admitted making University of Kansas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. University of Kansas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for University of Kansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Kansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for University of Kansas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Kansas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into KU?

Admission data indicates that KU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kansas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Kansas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >96%
25 to 28 Avg + 93%-96%
23 to 25 Avg - 90%-93%
21 to 23 Reach 85%-90%
Less than 21 Low <85%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Kansas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Kansas was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KU accepts 93% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Kansas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

59% of University of Kansas freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Kansas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Kansas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,938 6,600 14,538
Accepted 7,561 6,015 13,576
Acceptance Rate 95% 91% 93%
Enrolled 2,285 1,868 4,153
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 31% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Kansas and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Kansas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Kansas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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