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University of Kansas Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,036 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 31 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $2,036,216)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $236,920)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 138 116 - -
Baseball 38 - Yes -
Basketball 17 43 - Yes
Football 126 - - -
Golf 11 8 Yes Yes
Rowing - 76 Yes -
Soccer - 34 Yes Yes
Softball - 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 31 Yes -
Tennis - 12 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.6%
Hispanic 3.5%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 74.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 56
Liquor Law Violation 54
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 51
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Samantha from Villa Park, IL
  • 4
  • dorm life is great at this university. it is close to campus, and in a convenient location to the libraries and recreational center. they are clean, safe, and allow you…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More
  • Zach from Overland Park, KS
  • 4
  • The dorm life at KU is very exciting and offers both social environments and quiet academic study environments. KU offers both public and private dorms, and Daisy Hill is both…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Nick
  • 5
  • Daisy Hill is where most of the dorms are, although there are many other halls across campus. It is a great place to find and interact with other people with…

  • May-31-2012 Read More
  • Natalia from Lawrence, KS
  • 5
  • i live in the scholarship halls which are a billion times better than the dorms. it's like a fraternity/sorority house without the big price tag. best part about ku.…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • P. Sherman from Sydney, Australia
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorm food in Mrs E's is decent depending on what you find is tasteful, which can be from 'Wow this is great!' to 'Oh, why did I think this looked edible?' You've been warned.

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  • 5
  • Nina from Kansas City, MO
  • Jun-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls and restaurants on campus are great. KU is proud to have the ONLY Chic-Fil-A in Douglas County, you can literally never go hungry here.

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  • 5
  • Jordan from Olathe, KS
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Mrs. E's has such a variety of options that you will never go bored. I loved knowing I had delicious food just downstairs and I didn't have to go to the store and buy stuff. Leaving Daisy Hill and having to actually cook my own food sophomore year was a huge challenge.

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  • 3
  • Beth from Lawrence, KS
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The Food and Dining at the University was delicious but mostly unhealthy. It gave options for each meal which accomadated to all types of diets. The facilities could be cleaner. The seating was comfortable and abundant. The dining halls are convient and efficient.

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  • 4
  • Jinju from Shawnee, KS
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Different places around campus to eat. Dorm food is not terrible but can get easily repetitive. Union has many options in their dinning center. Underground is great for a snack or even lunch to-go. Beak-em-bucks are accepted at some places and is handy. Many good restaurants around town, especially on Mass St.

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  • 4
  • Na, Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the dinning halls are not bad. You can also get chick-fil-a on campus with your meal plan or cuisine to go in many of the campus small cafes which some are open till midnight.

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  • 4
  • GB from Lawrence, KS
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The sheer variety of food here in campus is fantastic. Want Indian food? Great. Sushi? Yup, we've got that. Panda Express? Coming soon. Our Mexican place in the Student Union isn't that great--I'd rather have a Chipotle, if we're being honest--and the pricing is kinda absurd, but on the whole, food here is great.

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  • 4
  • Morningstar from Lawrence, KS
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food service is more than available. The schedule fits the times for everyone and its open late. They meal plan also allows you to bring guests so that's a plus. The variety is more than enough, approximately 6 different stations, and it's changed daily.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lexi from Topeka, KS
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I think this college has excellent greek life. I just wish there was housing for the diverse sororities and fraternities. I understand that this request involves money, but not a lot of people know about greek life, so if they knew the benefits I am sure they could help?

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  • 0
  • Jordan from Olathe, KS
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Being in Greek Life totally changed my college experience for the better. Even if you don't think Greek Life is for you, at least go through recruitment. You'll never know if it's right for you unless you give it a shot!

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  • 0
  • Garret from Rapid City, SD
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Big on campus. The houses are very nice and the people are very nice. If you want social and professional benefits to come from your college career, join greek life. Be sure you don't put your education on the back burner though...

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  • 0
  • Shummer from DE Soto, KS
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I have no experience with the Greek life on campus. From my peers I have heard it can take up a lot of hours to be involved with. Also initiation are decently easy-going.

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  • 0
  • Erica from North Hollywood, CA
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not the only thing at KU, but if you want to get involved it is a lot of fun. Rush week can be pretty stressful but you meet a lot of cool and diverse people.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very big here so make sure to look into that if you're interested because it takes a pretty big part in the community and the campus

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