KU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Kansas
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into KU and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,529 out of 14,752 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 very high 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.
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KU SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
KU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT97%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kansas.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>95%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||92%-95%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||87%-92%|
|20 to 23||Reach||80%-87%|
|Less than 20||Low||<80%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #2 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KU accepts 92% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
59% of University of Kansas freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||32%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Kansas and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
92% of those who apply are granted admission to KU. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.