A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, KU consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. its faculty and students are supported and strengthened by endowment assets of more than $1.44 billion. It is committed to expanding innovative research and commercialization programs.
KU has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 345 degree programs in 200 fields. Particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare. Students, split almost equally between women and men, come from all 50 states and 105 countries and are about 15 percent multicultural. The University Honors Program is nationally recognized, and KU has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas schools combined.
|Campus Setting:||Small city|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Colors:||Crimson and blue|
I have a lot of friends here, and Lawrence is a very great place to be. The environment is awesome and lax, I don't feel pressured into anything, and I get to spend time with my friends even with working part time and going to school full time.» Read More
The atmosphere of the college is that of learning and enjoyment. The campus has much to offer and more than I would be able to get involved with. My age does factor into part of that as I am much older than the usual student. All there is to do and learn from the campus makes it fun to be there and makes me proud to be a student here.» Read More
The other musicology students are kind, interesting people who are always happy to give me feedback and assistance. The professors, as I already mentioned, have been dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers. The atmosphere of Lawrence as a whole is welcoming to students - perhaps to the exclusion of non-students. However, the general studentry is just as ill-mannered, unmotivated and occasionally drunken as anywhere. I have had a number of discouraging encounters with such students, which have taken something away from my enjoyment of my college experience, and, in one instance, made me afraid for my safety.» Read More