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  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 out of 40 people found this review useful. 1 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want a pleasant learning atmosphere while at the same time live an active student life, the University of Kansas is perfect for you. Even for those who are a little bit shy such as I was, the University of Kansas student staff has many activities and events to get rid of that shyness as you meet many people and make new and good friends very quickly. If you are also looking for high-class facilities such as lecture halls, gyms, and pools, the University of Kansas is a perfect candidate. They have a three floor recreation center, including an extravagant rock-climbing wall where students can go to work out. They also have two pools in a different building along with a diving platform. Each dorm also has a lobby generally consisting of a pool table, piano and TV.

    Tips for prospective students

    One real positive of the University of Kansas is that it has one main campus. This is effective in that it is not necessary to take a bus or train from campus to campus to go from class to class. The on-campus buses provide efficient transport to many students, or many times, with the campus being so active and lively, students simply walk from lecture hall to lecture hall.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Kansas is pretty reasonable on their costs. As an added bonus, several times throughout the academic year they have special events that students can go to for free food, t-shirts etc.

    Am enjoying being here

    As with all colleges, the first couple of weeks can be quite nerve wracking. However, once you make a couple friends and get out of the dorms, The University of Kansas can be quite the place to learn as well as to spend time with friends. I actually wish I could head over to Lawrence to spend some time there!

    Am learning a lot

    As with other colleges, freshman year generally means class sizes in the hundreds. However, the professors and teaching assistants do a relatively good job on relaying information to classes of these sizes. Most of my classes used PowerPoint slides which made it easy to follow along while the professor was lecturing.

  • 07/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 23 people found this review useful. 2 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Achievers, Learners, Shy/Timid, Friendly, Open Minded, Excited about life Students

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and a friendly smile and you will go far. And don't bring your entire room from home with you on move in day:)

    Bang for the buck

    The amount of help offered at KU is nothing short of AMAZING!!! they offer outside learning sessions, discussion groups, learning labs, and even tutors for a more one-on-one approach. They even offer this thing called take a teacher to lunch and basically the school buys you and the Professor lunch at a restaurant downtown and you can talk to them and let them get to know you one on one or even with a friend....I haven't heard of any other University doing that!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life is B-E-A-UTIFUL. The trees in Autumn are magnificent and Potters Lake is always a cool spot to hangout, and if you're into working out the Rec Center is above and beyond anything you could ever imagine...including the rock wall;-) The massive amount and backgrounds of students coming everywhere from Russia to Kenya and beyond in overwhelming in a good sense. You have such a vast melting pot of ideas and religions that all you have to do is be open and remember that everyone is connected through the same purpose of getting a better education and you'll make friends in no time...seriously I made like 15 REAL friends whom I still talk to today and half are across the world right now!!!

    Am learning a lot

    In your Freshman year you will be dealing with mainly Teacher Assistants or T.A.'s, now they know a great deal, but they still don't have all the knowledge of a Master or Ph.d Professor.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    12 out of 14 people found this review useful. 3 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Kansas is great for Pre-Med students; their Medical school is one of the best in Kansas. It is also great for students interested in a variety of arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit the campus. While beautiful, it does have numerous large hills that may make getting to class every day difficult for some.

    Bang for the buck

    A little more expensive than Kansas State University, but exceptionally reasonable on the national level. Tuition (not including room and board) is right at the national average presented by the College Board's website. KU provides numerous student services for the tuition fees that make it well worth the cost, including a newly renovated Rec Center, free access to city-wide bus transportation, as well as on-campus transport, and many social opportunities, such as Hawk Week, which includes a free concert.

    Will enjoy being here

    A beautiful campus with a bustling student life. The University of Kansas not only has one of the more solid academic programs in the state, but is settled in a town with an incredible downtown and numerous social opportunities, varying from a strong sports program (especially basketball) to an amazing variety of live music.

    Will learn a lot

    I am excited to begin my education in Political Science at what I understand to be an extremely well-balanced institution. While a common concern of Political Science classes is that a professors bias will directly influence what a student learns, it is my understanding that the University of Kansas' Political Science department prides itself on giving students the information they require for further education and careers in Law and Government rather than personal opinions.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 4 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    KU can be a perfect fit for anyone... they just have to find their place in the Jayhawk family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1: Go to your teachers' office hours. You'll end up being in at least one HUGE class before you matriculate, and if you make yourself known ahead of time, the teacher will be more likely to listen to your troubles and help you out... who knows, maybe that B+ can be changed to an A-. Tip #2: Buy an All-Sports Combo. Unless you plan on attending less than 15 games during the year, this is the way to go... there're around 7 football games and oodles (yes, oodles) of basketball games to attend. I made the mistake of not purchasing the combo this year, and have only attended 3 football games (yeah, no basketball games yet...) thus far. Trust me, it's worth it; the games are a ton of fun, and a huge part of the college experience. Tip #3: Learn the bus routes. I made the mistake first day on campus of climbing onto a bus unaware that it was the wrong route. I ended up being dropped off on the opposite side of campus, no idea where to go (also, I had just picked up my books, so I had to trek all the way back across campus with the things). Fortunately, a very nice young man offered to assist me with carrying my books, but I only had one block left to walk... ugh. I still let him help me though, and he's now one of my close friends at KU. Tip #4: Be prepared to suffer the hills of Lawrence, KS. KU is set on hills, and walking from class to class the first week or two is torturous; I wanted to detach my legs from myself, because they weren't used to walking up such steep inclines. Ever. (On the plus, though, you end up with nice, toned legs.) Tip #5: Make the most of being a Jayhawk. College only lasts for four years, so enjoy it while you can and make as many friends as possible; I'm only a freshman right now, but I know that I've formed friendships with people that will last a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    KU is the most expensive public university in Kansas... and it's beautiful and wonderful and what-not, and I love it... but, honestly, in relation to whether it's worth the money... no. I feel as though I'm going to a $20,000/year school and receiving a $10,000/year education. I was granted a full-ride to KU, and if not for that I would be at another school; I'm having to pay for everything (which I don't mind), but without that scholarship, I couldn't afford to be a student at the University of Kansas.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love KU, no questions asked. When you're at KU, you can tell immediately that there's this sense of family and connectivity; the only person who keeps you from being involved is yourself.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm in the Honors Program at KU, so I have the opportunity to take smaller, more one-on-one classes; it's a huge plus, and it makes learning a lot more fun. However, I'm also in non-honors classes as well... my chemistry class has over 800 students in it, making for a distracting and noisy environment; it's much harder to focus and learn when in an environment like that.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't sure about their major- KU has such a wide variety to choose from and change to Students who want to get a top education Students who want to get the full college experience! So much fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! Lawrence Kansas is a microcosm from the rest of the state. If when you think of Kansas you think farms, cows, and the bible belt you're wrong! Lawrence is incredibly diverse. Live on campus your first year and make the most out of all the incredible opportunities KU provides!

    Bang for the buck

    KU has one of the prettiest campuses out there and the level of academic standards makes it one of the top public colleges in the nation. Kids from out of state come to Kansas because it's cheaper out of state than their own in state schools!

    Am enjoying being here

    KU is known for having a great social scene, and its absolutely true! On any given night there is some event going on whether its a club, sport, or going out with your friends!

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many varieties here at KU! There are around 50 languages, and the variety of majors is astounding! This is a great school if you're not sure what you want to do because you can learn so many different things!

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is extremely important, and this university makes sure of it. there are emergency phones all over the campus, lit up by a blue light, and every student at orientation is given two numbers to contact a safe ride home should they need it. one is literally called safe-ride. safe-ride is comparative to a free taxi service, but their only duty is to take students home. should a student feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the area they are in, safe-ride will pick them up and take them home. there is also safe-bus. this is also a free service provided by the university. there are many bus routes that constantly run in and out of the campus area. they, just like safe-ride, are no questions asked, and will safely drop students off at their desired location.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for practically everything at the university of kansas. there are hundreds to choose from, and definitely one for every type of student. clubs that have to do with a students intended major are very exciting, because they get you out into your desired field before graduation.

    Great for these types of students

    the university of kansas is great for the type of student that wants an amazing, life changing education, and all the college spirit and community to go with it. it is for the type of student that drools over the idea of the college experience rather than just getting it over with. the university of kansas is a place for a student that truly wants to be there, and will immerse him or herself in the culture it comes with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    an unusual tradition the university of kansas has is waving the wheat. at football games, when our team scores a touchdown, the entire crowd of fans raise their arms into the air, and wave them to the left and right. when a field goal is scored, the fans do the same thing again, only faster. this is supposed to represent what wheat would look like blowing in the wind, and since every single fan does it, it truly looks amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    the university of kansas is everything a person could want in a college. it is truly the full package, with the courses, schooling, opportunities and amazing atmosphere at top notch. every penny spent on attending this amazing university is a penny well spent (and the financial aid office will make sure you fully understand exactly what your spending those pennies on).

    What to do for fun

    besides the hundreds of organizations and clubs the university has to offer, there is also other recreational activities students can get involved in. there is a bowling alley in the student union, and a rec center for maintaining physical fitness, and participating in things from rock climbing and fitness classes, to intramural sports and renting camping gear. getting a all football/basketball sports pass is a must, the basketball games especially are a ton of fun, and can get very expensive otherwise.

    Food and Dining

    there is a large variety of types of food that this university offers it's students. there's healthy food and junk food, vegetarian options and a wide array of snacks. you can always find a new meal to try at one of the universities many food courts and restaurants. many food places are open twenty-four hours a day, which is great for our late-night studiers.

    Dorm Life

    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 to meet many new people, especially within your first year. the dorms are all very close together, which makes it easy to gain new friends from all over.

    Academic Rigor

    at the university of kansas, due dates, for assignments or exams, are set. for some courses they vary, but for large ones, missing a due date almost always means zero credit. professors expect that as adults in college, you should be able to handle your own schedule, and plan accordingly.

    Tips for prospective students

    new students to the university of kansas should utilize all the tools the college has to offer. there is always someone who's job is to make sure you fully understand your schooling, inside and out. attend extra help lectures for classes, go above and beyond a professors expectations. college is four years of your life, that could make up what happens with the rest of them. study as much as possible, get ahead. it pays off to put all you've got into your work.

    In three sentences

    the university of kansas offers a quality education while also teaching it's students important life skills. it is a place where one truly has the freedom to explore their interests, and it has all the tools they could possibly need to do so. the university of kansas is a place for growth, community, and spirit.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who are craving a small-town feeling with a big-city appeal, and those who are looking for a great education in a very diverse setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    KU is a great place to learn, but you can't spend all of your time partying and expect a great GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    KU is a great deal (especially for in-state tuition)--it has a highly rated Journalism department, and foreign language departments, and education department, and linguistics department...the list goes on and on.

    Am enjoying being here

    KU is a beautiful campus (especially in the fall!), and there are more extracurricular activities than you can shake a stick at. Diversity is rampant in the KU student population. Basically, there is something for everyone here.

    Am learning a lot

    Although KU has quite the reputation of a party school, it's not impossible to have a lot of fun AND receive a quality education. Also contrary to popular belief, every single class does NOT have a roster of at least 1000 students, and if a class does have a large amount of students, there is usually a personalized discussion section once a week offered for those who would like a smaller class size.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who enjoy being around other people

    Tips for prospective students

    Go through rush. You meet great people who will share some of your goals. Just get involved and I will guarantee that you will have a good time and learn all kinds of new things.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is a little expensive I mean for being out of state you are looking at paying about $27,000.00, which is really only ten grand short of an IVY league school haha

    Am enjoying being here

    KU may have the most beautiful campus. My beliefs of Kansas before going to school here was that there was corn as far as the eye can see, but actually the campus sits on a set of winding hills that make for a great sunset. The nightlife is great there is literally always something for every type of person in Lawrence.

    Am learning a lot

    Being from out of state really makes you learn things you probably never knew before hand, and of course if you go to class you are bound to expand your mind.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Kansas campus is very safe and is continously well-monitored by campus police. There are emergency phones located throughout the campus, and there are many safety services offered by the university that are completely funded by school tution and fees.

    Greek Life

    There are many different fraternity and sorority houses on campus that provide a connection for students of many different identities. Greek Life at KU provides students with scholarship, leadership, community service, philanthropy, and social opportunities and provides students with a network of what will most likely be lifetime friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Extra-curricular activities at KU are plentiful and it has both great student leadership opportunities as well as a top-notch Greek life program.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Kansas is great for students that plan to work hard, are self-motivated, and are self-starters. It is a place to flourish and to find your personal identity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition at the University of Kansas is that you are not supposed to walk under the Campanile (a campus monument) until graduation time. If you do, your academic life is supposedly doomed.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Kansas offers student a top-notch public education at a four year school while at one of the lowest costs in the country for 4-year public undergraduate educations.

    What to do for fun

    If your looking for fun at the University of Kansas, there are many options to suit everyone's taste. From the Rec center, Mass St., the Kansas Union activities, and watching KU sports, there is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    Dining opportunities are plenty at KU and because the campus is so close to Massachusetts St., a popular dining and shopping locale, their are many choices for students to find nourishment.

    Dorm Life

    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 safe and inviting to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    At the University of Kansas, the academic rigor is not proportional to the standards for admittance. Classes are challenging and GPA requirements for professional schools are not for slackers. The University of Kansas has one of the best Journalism, Engineering, and Med schools in the nation, and the academic rigor is higher than some public schools because of that.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an incoming student to the University of Kansas, do not let the low acceptance standard and low cost fool you. KU has one of the most rigorous programs out of Kansas schools, and it is important for incoming students to be motivated, be a self-starter, and learn from their mistakes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has great professional schools with devoted professors who take education beyond the classroom. The campus environment is beautiful and the students population is very active in organizations. The University of Kansas houses one of the best basketball teams in the nation and is a nationally renowned international research school.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    A major factor in choosing a college is the financial part of it. A main reason why many students come to this college is because of the price that it comes with. All around the world, students try to gain entry and it pays because if any other college were to charge for the kinds of things around here, you would need a fortune. Fortunately, KU is not one of those colleges.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is so amazing, the beauty of the scenery and the hill is spectacular if you ever stand on top of it and watch everything. the scene must be the best part around here.

    Will learn a lot

    It seems as though every type of major or minor is here. I am planning to go here and not too many other colleges have the degree I want to earn.

  • 10/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 11 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In-state students definately. Also those who don't mind a mix of big lecture halls and small personal classes. Great for students who like intramurals since KU is a big 12 school and those who want a good education at an affordable price. It is not really necessary to enjoy small towns (Lawrence is a small town) because Kansas City and Topeka are only about thirty minutes away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to KU and walk around to experience what college life is like here. Apply early for financial aid if you are eligible because KU has alot of great scholarship opportunities. Develop a personal relationship with your professors, you will learn more and enjoy your classes a lot more, not to mention you network with people you can use as references down the road. Don't be afraid to go Greek. The greek life here is incredible and you develop a close relationship with equally motivated students who you have access to 24 hours a day.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is relatively cheap compared to other schools you can go to. It is about $263 dollars per credit hour along with some campus fees but you will be surprised how much you get. You get unlimited access to the beautiful student rec center and get discounts to all the Lied Center events, not to mention you can ride the bus to school saving on gas expenses. Also, the community gives lots of discounts to students all you got to do is show them your student ID.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the atmosphere of KU. I like how easy it is to commute and how affordable it is to live in Lawrence. I think it is so great how on a bench in front of the Kansas Union you can see a professor with a coat and tie sitting next to a student who is playing guitar. I feel like it is so easy to make friends and everyone seems friendly and open to tell their story. I love the Jayhawk culture like going to a KU basketball game and love the support from the community. My favorite memory from last year was doing the Axe Undie Run down Jayhawk boulevard.

    Am learning a lot

    I am just starting sophomore year at the University of Kansas. I am taking business courses here as part of my endeavors to receive a business degree. Last year I learned so much about the business field and was impressed by how knowledgeable my professors were. My favorite class last year was Financial Accounting with Tim Shaftel. I very much enjoyed learning how businesses monitor their finances and how cash flows in and out of a business. KU has an amazing business school and it is evident they want you to succeed here.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Be dedicated, hard-working, and have a passion for your field - and willing to ask questions!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for the honors program: as a transfer student I had few general education classes left, but honors program membership can let you exchange a four-hundred-student GTA-taught class for a ten-student professor-taught class. It also gives you access to the kitchens at Nunemaker Hall, which can come in handy. Try to get as much of your homework done in between classes as possible. That will allow you to keep your books on campus instead of hauling them up and down all the hills (as well as keeping your evenings free for long-term projects, or even the occasional non-school-related activity.) Take advantage of all the free art on campus. The music program hosts either a student degree recital or a visiting artist's recital nearly every night, and the campus art galleries and academic club exhibitions are wonderful. Lastly, get used to walking up hills and staircases - my calves were in a continuous cramp my first two weeks!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is ridiculously high, even for in-state residents (some international students with whom I have shared classes are more or less staking their parents' entire livelihood to pay tuition) and books are also expensive. A number of my professors have attempted to lower costs as much as possible by going without textbooks or using non-institutional texts; the musicological colloquium, a required class for musicology graduate students, is run unofficially in order to save the students tuition costs. Local cost of living is not high, but tuition is still prohibitively expensive and, I suspect, keeps many from attending.

    Am enjoying being here

    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.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes have been very informative. I find that some of the more general classes (maybe 400-level and lower) mostly go over information I already know. However, all my instructors have been extremely well-informed about the intricacies of their subjects. All my professors have been willing to take time to look over even my small research projects and papers; this includes instructors outside my field. The library resources are excellent, especially in Spencer Research Library. However, the library hours are rather limited (they only open at 8:00 AM!), and the restrictions on checking out audio recordings can make studying for music history tests difficult.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    KU has there own police department, and call boxes located all around the campus if you are in trouble.

    Bang for the buck

    Rent Your Books! Pizza Shuttle is very cheap

    What to do for fun

    Kansas City is only 30 minutes away, there are endless possibilities in that city. Clinton Lake is only a couple minutes away from the KU campus. Mass Street has many things to eat at and have a good time at.

    Food and Dining

    There is many places to eat at on Mass Street, and there is many fast places to eat also. Pizza Shuttle has good pizza. 3 Spoons good frozen yogurt. Tryyaki has good Asian food. Chipotle always seems to be the cheapest and best Mexican food.

    Dorm Life

    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 similar interest as yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a engineering major, my class are pretty tough. Although, that can be said for any major at respectable levels. Compared to community colleges, KU is a little more work. KU has top notch teachers in many departments that have been doing their work for a long time.

    Tips for prospective students

    #1 - Plan your academics accordingly, do not skip classes that may seem pointless too you. Every class is a piece to the puzzle, they will all come together and fit in the end. #2 - Activities are important; not so much in your college career, but finding and interacting with other new people. #3 - Find Scholarships any way possible, luckily KU tuition is very low compared to other schools. It is always nice to not have a massive debt when you graduate.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful, and well maintained. Basketball seems to be in the blood of every student at KU, everyone seems to enjoy it. It is a great school to attend, and be part of the Jayhawk culture.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Arts students!!! Ku has a great arts program including a music department. Ku law school is in the top ten in the nation, and we also have an incredible engineering program

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus and get as much help as you possibly can and DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Just like any other state school, it will seem pricy in the beginning but once you arrive here and see just how much is offered at the school, it will all make sense to you

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made more friends here than I have ever had. You will meet so many different kinds of people that all have something interesting about them. I am having so much fun here. From the football games to extracurriculars, everything is great. The best part for me is being in the marching band.

    Am learning a lot

    I am taking classes that I never would have seen myself taking before. For example, one of my classes is earthquakes and natural disasters. I never would have imagined taking any class like that before but it is really interesting and I am learning alot

  • 01/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who desire a beautiful campus with lots of events going on, lots of students to meet and great classes to take with lots of major options.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend this college. Its a great town and location with lots of events going on during the week as well as the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student but with scholarship opportunites and federal financial aid, it is afforable

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life is awesome. So many students to meet and interact with, I have met so many new friends. the athletic events are always super fun and enjoyable. We have an awesome athletic program. We have a beautiful campus

    Am learning a lot

    The classes and professors are awesome. I can get help when ever I need it. The students are all willing to learn and participate in class.

  • 02/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    KU is great for students that love to go out and have a good time, but also that are dedicated to their schoolwork. We have a lot of fun here, and there are a lot of late nights, but people care about school too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up!! And prepare in high school. You're definitely going to want to have money saved up, and you definitely want to get ahead and take care of everything you can while in high school. Take some AP classes or dual credit courses to get ahead of the game.

    Bang for the buck

    KU is truly awesome. The teachers are great, the kids are awesome, but it's expensive. Granted, all colleges are expensive, and KU's pretty average in price range. I feel like I pretty much get my money's worth here.

    Am enjoying being here

    The KU campus is great. There are a lot of really nice people, and there is always something to do. I don't even need to leave campus and I can have an amazing time. When I'm here, I feel like I'm at home.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, I've had amazing teachers. It's a much different atmosphere than in high school, but the teachers are just as helpful. None of them are setting you up to fail; they all want you to succeed just as much as you do, and are more than willing to go out of their way to help you. Not to mention the classes are very educational, and I feel like I'm actually learning!

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition goes, KU is pretty affordable. I was able to cover over half of my costs for the first year with scholarships I earned and the other half with loans I applied for. My planned expenses for freshman year look like they are going to be right around $21,000. For a four-year university, this is pretty normal. And from what I've heard about KU (and seen personally) it will be worth the cost.

    Will enjoy being here

    College is what you make of it, and I intend to take the most out of it! There are tons of clubs and activities to get involved in. Personally, I am joining the scholarship hall community and I look forward to all the events that they host.

    Will learn a lot

    I am eager to join this rich academic environment and experience all the university and community events. I have no doubt that I will love my college experience here at KU.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    KU is more liberal than other colleges in Kansas and is very accepting of all kinds of people. I would have no problem attending the school if I were gay, muslim, or any other person.

    Bang for the buck

    They have scholarship halls that are for serious students who work some to pay off housing. KU also has scholarships for students with alumni parents

    Will enjoy being here

    Their campus is so beautiful and the bus system helps out so much. Their historical emphasis on the buildings during college visits is interesting and the traditions are fun.

    Will learn a lot

    The tour guides at college visits are so knowledgeable and are so helpful in sharing how KU can fit for your studies. They have a great medical program and work to help you decide your future decisions.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 199

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    Great for these types of students

    Hopefully me!

    Tips for prospective students

    Like I said in one of my papers, it is okay to be un-optimistic of things, but you must never lose hope. Without hope, nothing will pull you through life.

    Bang for the buck

    I really don't know if this is true, but I'd hope so considering [=

    Will enjoy being here

    The money may make it stressful, but friends that I will acquire will make everything worth it. I've heard of a free exercise building for students..i don't exercise, but i sure do like Rock walls =] KU and everything around it has so much to offer for people.

    Will learn a lot

    KU is known as one of the best schools in kansas..sure thats not saying much to many, but for me it means a lot. Learning will be a challenge in some classes I'm sure, but it will be worth it!

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard but take time to have a little fun and meet great people also. You will make life long friends as well as get a great education.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking for high-class facilities such as lecture halls, gyms, and pools, the University of Kansas is perfect for you. They have a big recreation center, with a real nice rock-climbing wall where students can go to work out. They also have two pools in a different building along with a diving platform. Each dorm has a lobby with things like a pool table, piano and TV. There is also lots of off campus communities that are very secure, have work-out rooms, study rooms, pools, etc. The only thing that I do not like is that I am from Kansas City, MO and still have to pay out of state tuition. I believe there should be some consideration for surrounding states in a certain radius so that they could pay in state tuition. I am closer to KU than any other major Missouri college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus at KU. There are many, many activities and events to keep you busy in between studying. It is a great place to meet new people.

    Am learning a lot

    KU is a very big University with may classes and majors to choose from. Whatever you are looking for, you will more than likely find it at KU. The lectures are big and you do have to study but I am learning a lot.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to try hard and get a good education and want to experience a fun college experience. The campus is easy to understand, classes are challenging, teachers offer lots of outside help, there are a lot of student activities, and everything from tuition to books is reasonably priced for a four year institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off your freshman year. Go to the library to do homework, papers, or projects, it helps a ton. If you need help don't hesitate to ask your professor or the TA.

    Bang for the buck

    Quite reasonably priced.

    Am enjoying being here

    This place has a beautiful campus and the food's great.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot from the courses offered here, but there is effort involved. None of these courses are to be easily overlooked.

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 199

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    Great for these types of students

    *Undecided students *Students interested in many areas of study *Students who want to Study Abroad (I have already found a great program that fits with my french studies.) *Transfer students *Non-traditional students (I've made several acquaintances in classes who are much older than normal college age) *Any students, but make sure you have a 4 year plan if that is when you want to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Learn the fastest way between your classes. Sometimes you can save yourself from climbing tons of stairs as well. *Go to class. Often times professors present information in class that isn't available outside of class. *Try to make a personal connection with your professors (or TAs). by either asking appropriate questions during class or visiting their office hours. *Cuisine-2-Go can save you from ridiculous food prices at the non-meal plan places to eat by classes. You can have 2 a day. *You can use Cuisine-2-Go to also get smoothies from The Sudio, which are delicious. *Dan is the best bus driver. He will definitely brighten your day. You'll know him when his bus gets near. *Make connections with other students through joining clubs or just talking. I promise striking up a conversation with someone you don't know is less awkward than it sounds. *As you probably know, KU is known as a drinking school. However, if you don't want to drink, don't drink. You'll be surprised as to how many people do not drink here (it's higher than you expect). Make some friends with people who don't drink to make it easier to not be tempted.

    Bang for the buck

    As a transfer student, I was not offered scholarships, even though I was offered a lot when I would have been an incoming freshman. I did get some grants and took some loans, but the price is still pretty brutal. On top of that, I have to pay a ridiculous amount just to have access to internet, which is VITAL in college, as most professors use blackboard. The meal plans are also really expensive and inconvenient. The dorm rooms (I have a 4-person suite) are really nice though, and have more than enough room. You really have to watch how you spend money here, but it definitely could be worse.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students here are genuinely friendly. Many times I've been involved in conversations with people I did not know at bus stops, in hallways, in elevators. People are pleasant and welcoming. The campus (though a challenge to walk the hills) is beautiful and the dorms have excellent views. The buses reduce the walking on the hills, but be warned they fill up and often times it's faster to walk to class. As a transfer student I am pleased to say I feel like I truly belong to this university.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a transfer student and was worried about repeat information in classes. I am very surprised thus far as all of my classes are teaching me new concepts. Granted, I am undecided and taking general classes just to see what interests me, but I am still learning quite a bit. The math is more advanced than at my previous university, and even though I'm technically retaking a course, within the first 3 weeks we have almost completely covered what I learned the last semester at my previous university. This class is extremely challenging, but I am learning a lot. I spent quite a bit in the room run by TAs specifically set aside for help with this math class. It is a relaxed environment and it really helps me to understand confusing topics covered in class. All of my professors (or GTAs) are very passionate about their subject, and it is quite evident in their teaching, which in turn excites me. I am enjoying going to class every day (something I did not enjoy at my last university). As a new student here, I feel I am adequately challenged and getting a chance to try various subjects out.

  • 10/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and Everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always one activity or another going on so its easy to keep busy while having fun so be sure to leave yourself notes to finish homework and to study!

    Bang for the buck

    As a student you get free bus passes, membership at the recreational center, cheaper game tickets and more. Plus here at KU you don't enroll in P.E. classes as you get a workout going to classes so its even healthy to be here!

    Am enjoying being here

    KU is awesome! There are so many people but not too many; Its easy to make friends all over the place and will see them just walking to classes on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are what you make them so attend and pay attention and its a breeze!

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can get an education at KU. The straight A student can excel as well as the moderate student. Workshops, mandatory study hours at fraternities and sororities help the fun loving students keep on track. The teachers are there for the students and will help if asked by any student. I have received advice from many of my teachers on ways to help me study and gain the most out of their way of teaching. Help is always there if you ask for it so any type of student can do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip to give any prospective student is to attend all functions provided by the school. It has so many things to offer that you must attend their seminars to understand how many helpful things the college is providing.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for going to this school is somewhat expensive but well worth it. They have a program for freshman which locks in the tuition price of the first year and is the same for four years. This helps for budgeting each year. The education you receive when it is all over is priceless and the respect gained by attending one of the best colleges helps with job prospects. Recruiters come to the college looking professionals.

    Am enjoying being here

    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.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a returning student to KU after an intermission of nineteen years. The courses I have taken thus far to finish my degree have been exciting. I have learned a more about professionalism and management in one semester than I have in my previous career. I can identify artifacts from ancient mesoamerica including Mayan, Olmec, Aztec, and Teotihuacan to name a few. I had a refresher course in Microbiology and critiqued a city government on how transparent their actions were to the public body. All in all I would say my first two semesters back were very educational and well worth the costs.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for the students that need a little one on one help. There is all kinds of tutoring offered around campus. Every library and academic department has all sorts of resources to aid your studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your options. You may not stick to the one major you came in for.

    Bang for the buck

    Seems fairly cheap to me, but my parents are the one struggling to pay for it. I would like to help them out!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the student life and campus at KU!

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely am. The program I am in has allowed me lots of hands on experience that has taken my education to the next level.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Liberals, democrats, political science majors, business majors, science majors, basketball fans, greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are tons of clubs, student groups, sports, and other activities to get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying tuition is probably the most difficult. I only have 24 credit hours left, so as graduation comes around the corner so does the thoughts of all the student loans I will soon be having to pay. I also pay more for being in the School of Business, which exceeds my max yearly student loans, so I've ended up paying about $1000 out of pocket the last few semesters.

    Am enjoying being here

    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.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the School of Business, and I feel like I learn more and more every day. The teachers are great and really help you understand and grasp the material.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    especially for in-state students, the guaranteed scholarships based on act and sat scores, gpa, and class rank really help make ku an affordable option. it also allows in-state tuition for high-achieving out-of-state students.

    What to do for fun

    obviously, you have to watch a basketball game at allen fieldhouse. mass street has lots of fun options, and there are bike trails all across lawrence.

    Food and Dining

    college food. good for a while, but it definitely gets old. there are lots of great food options off-campus that help make up for it, though.

    Dorm Life

    generally good. several of the dorms are fairly old and run down, but you can avoid these by signing the housing contract early.

    Academic Rigor

    highly ranked in several categories. while i understand that freshman year will be primarily taught by grad students, everyone that i have talked to says that as you progress, the classes get better and better.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you apply early to take advatage of ku's guaranteed scholarships.

    In three sentences

    ku has a great overall atmosphere. lawrence is a fantastic college town, and the sports scene is always electric. i love the university of kansas.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe ride. best thing ever!

    Clubs and Activities

    they have it all. if you don't see any thing you like. just make your own. it's simple and easy and fun.

    Great for these types of students

    all. seriously there is something for everybody. even if you are into the weirdest stuff on the planet. i bet you, you can find someone into it here too.

    What to do for fun

    ku basketball game. seriously buy the season tickets. camp out for hours and enjoy one of the greatest experiences of your life. oh and the schol halls always have lots of activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    scholarship hall food is fantastic. it's not the same thing dished out over and over for the masses at the top of the hill. we have menus made by the girls in the house, so we all actually like what's going to be made.

    Dorm Life

    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.

    Academic Rigor

    while the classes are sometimes fun, you will always be studying for that next quiz or test. this isn't high school anymore where doing everything last minute is okay. your reports aren't 5 pages they are 50 so don't think about waiting to do it the night before.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know the staff. they will be the ones who teach you and help you out when you need it. ku's engineering staff is always there to help you when you can, you just have to ask.

    In three sentences

    a great place for some hands on engineering classes. it's not just your everyday lectures, but major projects are included like building a plane in freshman ae 245. it's a great place for engineers.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 199

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    great sports teams and clubs, there's a bowling alley on campus, the school theater puts on great performances, and there are always various activities. you just can't be afraid to look.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeterias are not like high school cafeterias. they are usually pretty good. if they're not your style then there's always pizza, chik-fil-a, or many other choices in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms at ku.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses are challenging, however that depends on the degree program chosen. put in the time and you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    you'll love it!

    In three sentences

    sitting atop the hill in lawrence, kansas, the university of kansas is one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. the school has great tradition in both academics and sports. there's something for everyone whether it be a school club, greek life, or a specific academic degree.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe bus, safe ride will get you no matter where you are

    Greek Life

    awesome

    Dorm Life

    great dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    pretty easy actually, although it differs with the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely apply. ku is rated the most affordable school.

    In three sentences

    ku is a great school. it has great professors who are willing to help even if it is a lecture class. academics are great with so many resources and people eager to assist you.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The KU police are a visible force on campus. Even in the wee hours of the night they can be seen keeping the students safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is abundant at KU. They really have an appearance and make a difference on campus. Most of the clubs are run by the greeks, but that is not saying that a non-greek can't get equally involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    KU has a club for everyone. Choose from anything political to the ugly sweater and kite flying clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to put in the effort to succeed. It is a really fun university but to do well academically you must work hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waving the wheat at the football and basketball games is by far the best tradition. Nothing beats the nationally ranked basketball team and the crowd cheering at a home game.

    Bang for the buck

    As a public institution KU is quite affordable for the exceptional quality of the degree you receive.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around Massachusetts St. and visit all of the unique boutiques and shops.

    Food and Dining

    KU has many options for dining all around campus. There is sure to be something to suit even the pickiest eaters taste. The Underground is a popular eatery located right under Wescoe Hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a fun place to meet new people and change your perspectives on others way of life.

    Academic Rigor

    The sciences are very difficult here and many pre-medical students are around. The business and education schools are very popular choices as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a advising counselor who fits your personality. Don't be afraid to try a club or activity you wouldn't have previously thought of.

    In three sentences

    KU is a great place to find yourself and challenge your ideas in an academic setting. The people here are open, welcoming, and some of the friendliest you will find; a true Midwestern hospitality. As a top-rated research institution you will find plenty of opportunities to get involved and truly make a difference.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    KU basketball fans are some of the biggest fanatics in the country. Everyone on campus knows at least the starting lineup of the basketball team and many students camp out for weeks before major games in order to get good seats. Some other traditions include walking through the Campanile during graduation, the Rock Chalk chant, waving the wheat at the end of a Jayhawk victory, storming Massachusetts Street after a major Jayhawk victory, and throwing people into the Chi Omega fountain on their birthdays.

    Bang for the buck

    KU is a great university financially, especially if you are from Kansas or are from a state that is part of the Midwest Student Exchange.

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is a traditional college town. KU is home to one of the greatest basketball teams in the country and camping out for basketball games is a must. There are also concerts, plays, and museums to go to. Lawrence is about 30 minutes away from Kansas City, where there are some other diversions such as an amusement park (Worlds of Fun), a zoo, shopping, among other activities.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's isn't the greatest. If there hadn't been a salad bar, I probably would have starved. The service is poor and the food is often overcooked, undercooked, or incredibly greasy. Nevertheless, the dining hall food is convenient and open from 7-7:30 Mon-Fri. One thing that was annoying is that they didn't serve breakfast on the weekends, which for early risers is a nuisance.

    Dorm Life

    My experience in the KU dorms was absolutely wonderful, however I'm not sure that feeling is universal. I stayed in a building (Templin) where students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, so one could say I was a little cloistered. However, the students I met in the dorms were diverse and for the most part, incredibly friendly and accepting of new people. The added convenience of on-campus living is hard to pass up. The WiFi during the Fall semester was nonexistent and was still slow during the second semester, but other than that, my experience was phenomenal.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a caveat to my rating. I give the University of Kansas a rating of 3 in academic rigor because, if you simply take the normal general education courses, the classes are not particularly difficult. However, there are approximately 100 honors courses offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Many of these courses have an intense amount of coursework and grades are generally more discussion based instead of test based and one does not need to be a member of the Honors Program to take these courses. Academics at KU can be as challenging as you, the student, chooses to make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know an admissions representative who can help you navigate the messy admissions process. Also, get to know an academic adviser who has experience advising students within your intended major. Enrollment and deciding which classes to take can be tricky at first without the help of someone with experience. Finally, make sure to keep an open mind and be sure to listen to multiple ideas and pieces of advice from different people before making decisions.

    In three sentences

    A large, public university that can easily have a small university feel. There are many opportunities for research, work, and leadership due to the sheer size of the university. The academic rigor can also be high if you want it to be; the University of Kansas offers many honors and upper level courses to cater to high-achieving students.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No campus is 100% safe no matter what they say. But KU does offer assistance to help you anytime you need it to feel safe.

    Greek Life

    There is a very active Greek Life community but I did not participate, maybe next year.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive campus. There are certainly cheaper ways to do this. But they gave me full tuition so that is why I chose KU over other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or organization and make sure you attend the football and especially the basketball games. The students are insane fans. It is so much fun.

    Dorm Life

    Enjoy the community and get involved with the activities. It will make you feel more connected.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but Interesting. Get to know your teachers. That is the key to getting help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend you visit the campus but don't attend the tour with the guides. I almost didn't attend because I hated the tour. Visit on your own terms.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has amazing traditions that will last with you all of your life. ROCK CHALK!

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    KU has some of the best traditions in the country. One of the big ones is walking through the Campanile on graduation day. The superstition is that if you walk all the way through it before graduation day you won't graduate on time. I don't plan on testing it out anytime soon, I will just wait until graduation to walk through it. Many of our other Traditions have to do with Basketball. This past year we went to the National Championship in New Orleans! From camping out before the games, to newspaper confetti during the pre-game, and to waving the wheat after a win it is just something that everyone should experience. The feeling of being in Allen Field House on game day is unlike any other. I can't even describe it to you! If you are having trouble deciding on where to attend school, go to a basketball game here at KU and you will instantly be hooked. And even if you don't like basketball (like me, unless its KU, I can't watch it on TV, or really watch any other team because it bores me so much) just try it. The sense of community and the fun traditions will hook you just like it did me.

    Food and Dining

    Lawrence has the best food of any town I have been too. There are places that deliver until 3am, fancy restaurants, chill restaurants, and just about any type of food you can think of. There are so many that I am always trying to go to different ones, and I have yet to go somewhere that I didn't like. On campus has good food too! If you live on Daisy Hill you will eat at the dining hall called Mrs. E's. The food isn't too awful for mass production standards but it does get old really fast. To make up for it on campus has a place called the Underground where they have a coffee bar called Pulse, Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-a, a chinese fast food place, salad bar, and a healthy wrap, deli bar. All these are really delicious but can be a little pricey. At Naismith we also have our own Dining Hall but our food is a ton better than Mrs. E's its almost like eating a home cooked meal! This is where I eat most of the time and they normally have a good variety of different foods. Lawrence is also under an hour away from Kansas City so if you a looking for something we don't have but you have at home, will probably find it there!

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life at KU. I spent my freshman year living in McCollum Hall up on Daisy Hill. It is definitely not the nicest hall to live in but it is one of the friendliest. I met a ton of people that I am still friends with today because I lived there. All the other dorms at KU have been renovated more recently than McCollum and have much nicer rooms, but you can't go wrong with the people you will meet there. Daisy Hill is a little bit of a walk away from Campus, about 10 - 15 mins, but there is a bus system that runs all day that you can use that goes from DH to Campus and back again. I loved walking because it's beautiful but the bus is definitely convenient when it is snowing or raining. I enjoyed living in the dorm so much that I have become a CA aka an RA (a Community Assistant aka a Resident Assistant) for Naismith Hall. Naismith is a private dorm that is not located on Daisy Hill but is basically on campus. Its about a 10 min walk but there is a bus that goes to campus and back from here as well. Its also across the parking lot from our Rec Center, which is awesome. Living in Naismith has been an awesome experience and I have met so many great people. I encourage you to check it out along with the KU dorms when you come to Lawrence for a visit.

    Academic Rigor

    KU has some great academic programs. Some classes are a lot tougher than others, but every teacher I have had has been willing to work with me and has helped me a lot when I didn't understand something. The lecture classes are always large but don't be afraid to go and talk to your teacher during their office hours. They love it when students come in and are invested in doing well in their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    My big tip that I tell people who are applying here is to apply for the honors program when you apply to the school. I am in the Honors Program and I love it. Each honors course you take has really small class sizes for college classes (40-45 people) and the teachers are always willing to help you. The teachers are always highly qualified and they have real life experience in their subjects. They push you to work hard but it's not in a take over your life over whelming way. I encourage you to look into it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is full of great traditions, awesome teachers,great classes, and some really fantastic people live here. It's located in the beautiful town of Lawrence, KS. There is a place for everyone, and I am so happy to be able to call this perfect college town home.

  • 06/05/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 17 people found this review useful. 4 people found this inaccurate. 35 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    good do anything u tell good grades

    Tips for prospective students

    my name is anthony i world like to play footbball or basketball

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Students that are undecided in what they want to do and students who change their minds often -Students looking to experience an awesome Greek life -Sports fans (especially basketball fans) -Those looking to have fun while getting a great education

    Tips for prospective students

    -Apply early, investigate various living options -Get the student ticket package! -Come hangout at KU on the weekends to get a feel for life in Lawrence

    Bang for the buck

    KU is a moderately priced school, but you do get bang for your buck. Several services such as the bus routes, the rec center, and libraries are very useful and allow you to get the most of your money. One setback is the scholarship money; KU seems to give out much less scholarship money in comparison to other Kansas schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    KU has an amazing college life/campus scene. Nothing beats going to the football and basketball games. I am in a fraternity and the Greek life provides you endless social, service, and academic opportunities. There is always something to do, and with 20,000+ students your sure to find plenty of friends or even that special someone.

    Am learning a lot

    KU provides students with top professors and programs for you to maximize your learning experience. I took Chemistry and Biology classes this semester which provided extra sessions outside of class to go over material discussed in lectures. Professors relate homework to what is discussed in class and often give you extra resources to learn more in a class.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 199

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    Great for these types of students

    You have to be willing to seek a group out that you can be close with. Once you find that group, you will have a good support system, whether it be a club, your dorm family or a group of friends in one or two of your classes. You also need to be willing to take initiative speaking up for yourself and talking to your professors. KU is ideal for those who want a larger campus and student body.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. If KU is your top choice, go ahead and apply for housing as soon as you can, you don't have to be admitted to the University to do so. Since it is too difficult to get admitted to the university, be sure to spend your extra time applying for scholarships within and outside of the university. If you like sports - be sure to buy the sports pass and keep your eye out for the many deals throughout the university and Lawrence!

    Bang for the buck

    On-campus housing through the university is expensive and the meal plan is expensive. In-state tuition is not bad. I actually have lots of friends from out of state who come because out-of-state tuition here is cheaper than in-state tuition where they are from. Textbooks from the university are expensive, but they do provide the book information in advance so you have time to find good deals online.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lawrence is a great college town. The public transportation makes it easier to get around, and I enjoy the spirit of KU. The whole town supports the university, which is helpful to students. There are great deals, and I enjoy the partnerships between local restaurants and teams. A lot of KU's programs help personalize the college experience at a large university. Rock Chalk Rewards promotes student involvement in non-revenue sports. Hundreds of other campus groups offer close-knit communities for people with related interests.

    Am learning a lot

    Being in a specific school with a specific major, I find that most of my classes are right-on-topic, providing information that will be helpful in my profession. All my professors and teaching assistants are knowledgeable and generally make themselves available to help anyone who seeks assistance.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ku is perfect for students who are social and enjoy meeting new people everywhere they go. also, students should probably be able to concentrate on the lecture with 1,000 other possible distractions (aka other students). students should also get used to walking to class. trust me, it's worth the walk. the campus is beautiful, especially in the fall when the leaves change colors. students should be able to manage their own time wisely; however, that goes to any college student. it's great for students who are looking for an in-state university, but it has lots of opportunites for foreign and out-of-state students. it's also a great college for those who love basketball.

    Tips for prospective students

    parking passes are cheaper if you don't mind parking accross 23rd street at the leid center. they do have park and ride busses over to campus. or you could just be healthier and walk whenever you plan on driving. a relatively cheap, healthy, and convenient snack is the hummus and pita bread that you can find in the studio (under hashinger hall). the rec center is free! and they have an awesome rock wall! i motivate myself to go work out by going rock climbing before running. no freshman 15 for me! want to avoid the huge hills going to campus? walk down engel road, around the st. lawrence center. you come out of the neighborhood by the jayhawk bookstore. bring lamps for your dorms. they get really dark at night. and bring plenty of rugs. the tile floors are cold!

    Bang for the buck

    ku's tuition is much more affordable than going out of state or to a private school. additionally, high acheiving students can apply for scholarships. the price was a big deciding factor for me. as the oldest of five kids, i know i can't solely rely on my parents to pay for my college and to prevent having to take out lots of loans, i needed a college with a decent price tag. also, you can find employment on campus to help pay your way. unfortunately, you have to pay seperately for access to internet in the dorms and parking can be expensive (especially if ticketed!).

    Am enjoying being here

    Going to a new city without any close friends can be tough. It took me a few weeks to aclimate to the new surroundings, but I'm meeting lots of people. That's one of the cool things about a large school, there's never a shortage of new people! My advice is to go potluck on your roommate (it's an instant way to meet someone!) and get involved in a group. KU has thousands of student organizations. By joining a group with similar religious, academic, or extra-curricual interests gives you something to do as well as helping connect one with the community.

    Academic Rigor

    as one might expect from a large university, many of the 100 (freshman) level classes are rather large, especially biology (it's a 1,000 person lecture). however, i don't find this an inconvenience. the professors use microphones and large powerpoint slides to ensure that every student can get the material. also many large lectures have small discussion classes where teaching assistants will go over the material again and are open to answering questions over confusing material. i also think the professors and t.a.s here are very knowledgeable and excited to teach their material.

  • 10/27/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    When I went up to the campus for my visit. The Campus it's self took my breath away. It was so massive and beautiful at the same time.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, KU is great for any type of student. There is a very diverse group of students here--students who live on campus or nearby, students who commute to KU, foreign students, students from out of state, students from in-state, etc. Just about any type of student that you can think of, KU has. With such a large number of students at KU, it is very easy to find people that you can relate to.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only tips are to go to class and get involved. There are tons of clubs and groups on campus--check them out! Even if you aren't completely sure you want to join one, just attend a meeting or two to figure out if it is something that you are really interested in. Clubs and other on campus activities are a great way to meet people. You also meet a lot of people in your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but KU is totally worth it. You get a great education, great professors, a beautiful campus, and a diverse group of students. What more could you want?

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a ton to do in Lawrence, on campus or in the town itself. Also, Kansas City is just a short drive away which is very convenient. There is always something going on in Lawrence and always new people to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    KU is great, there is a huge selection of classes, each varying in size, so no matter what you are interested in, you are able to find a class that fits your interests. There are also a lot of great professors here. For the most part, going to class everyday is an enjoyable experience which can't be said for all other colleges.

  • 12/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    KU is a big school, so if you want a big school it's great here. If you want to be involved in clubs, or Greek life, performing arts or sports there are many options on and off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! If you apply early you can get 1st pick of scholarships, student housing, and enrollment dates. Also be prepared for the hills and the weather! The best thing I could have brought to KU was a good pair of tennis shoes (because you can't drive on campus), a pair of rain boots, and a nice winter coat (it gets pretty cold in the winter). Come visit our campus, it's very beautiful here.

    Bang for the buck

    Although college is expensive, The University of Kansas will give you a quality education. You'll pay a fixed rate for four years. The Freshman Four-year Tuition Compact protects you from spikes in tuition and gives you the ability to estimate costs accurately and prepare a budget. KU is among the top 100 of best valued colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much tradition at KU. From the fight songs and marching band to basketball games and the Rock Chalk Chant. Getting involved here is not a problem. There are almost 600 registered groups on campus and you can even start your own group! Lawrence is also one of the best college towns to live in. Mass Street provides a lot of the entertainment and food and it's very close to campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I am taking this semester are engaging, challenging, and fun. My professors try and engage the class as much as they can. I'm in large lecture halls for most of my classes but it's not as scary as it sounds, sit in the front and you'll never notice how many people are in there.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in Greek life, a strong athletic tradition, who are social or who just want a great college experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    -If interested in living on campus, apply for housing early to give yourself a good chance of getting your first choice in residence hall. -Don't skip class, it's easy to get behind and overwhelmed that way. -Get involved in something: Greek life, intermurals, a club, anything!

    Bang for the buck

    More expensive than KSU, but still reasonable. The rec center is free to use as it is paid for with some of the tuition fees, there are several libraries to choose from, and free bus transportation is provided.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lawrence is by far one of the best college towns as there really is something for everyone. Mass street provides different shopping, dining, and entertainment options for everyone. The campus is beautiful and Greek life is huge here too.

    Am learning a lot

    As expected from a large university, many of the general education and prerequisite classes are anywhere in range from 100-1000. The large classes aren't difficult to succeed in as long as you're willing to work hard.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Keep hard on the books in high school. Although you may not receive many campus scholarships as a freshman, you will earn more in the years to come.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    you name it, ku's got it.

    Great for these types of students

    those looking for a traditional college experience to make friends and memories that last a lifetime.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you'll find a different tradition/legend around every corner on campus.

    What to do for fun

    dowtown is the place to be. within walking distance of campus when the weather's nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class!

    In three sentences

    the tradition and atmosphere of the university is amazing! if you're looking for a college experience you will always remember, this is the university for you, especially if you like basketball.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    *1. Campus safety : In 1991 the US Congress passed the student right to know and campus security act; it requires colleges to report the three previous years of crime statistics and campus security information and policies. *2. The University of Kansas recognizes the importance for an Institution of Higher Learning to develop and maintain a safe and secure enviroment in which the academic and social pursuits of its members can be fully realized. *3. The University of Kansas is concerned for the success of each student and their freedom to live his/her life free from interference; the following are names of the University of Kansas support: Ralph V. Oliver; Chris Keary; Elizabeth Phillips; Mark D. Witt; Rhonda Birdsong; Schulyer Bailey. JLF.

    Greek Life

    *1. Greek life address: 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.; room 400 Kansas Union; Lawrence, Kansas 66045; (785) 864.4861. FAX: (785) 864.4959; several of the fraternities are as follows: Interfraternity Council (IFC); Multicultural Greek Council (MGC); National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC); and the Panhellenic Associatin (PHA). *2. Eventhough the decision to go Greek is entirely up to the student it is important that the parent(s) be involved in the decision of their child by having recourse to : The University of Kansas code of Student Rights and Responsibilities; The University of Kansas Alcohol Policy; and the Anti-Hazing Policy Statements; and the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Agreement. *3. The KU Parent Association has responded to the need of parent(s) to provide insight through Sorority Parents; 03/01/12 - 06/08/12 Registration, cost per person: $150.00 US Dollars. JLF.

    Clubs and Activities

    *1. LIFELINE objective is to deliver educational needs of students within Lawrence through mentoring, tutoring, and one-to-one interaction : Kellen Bolt (785) 864.4073. *2. Other club involvement includes the following: KU Robotics, KU Running Club, The National Association of Women MBA at KU; fencing club. *3. Fraternity and Sorority Check in. JLF.

    Great for these types of students

    *1. Available: Tat Wai Chu (785) 727.9992 - Table Tennis; tailgating parties; KU SPIRIT SQUAD tryouts May 5-6; 2012. *2. Buying tickets and attending the 2012 NYC Nissan Launch NV200 Auto Expo. *3. Attending The Serigraphy Club : President Joshua Meier (785) 249.0520 or attending flight with The Hawk RC : President Richard Brandere. JLF.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    *1. The FINAL FOUR-DENVER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL; cycling club: Andy White; Social rides @ 5:00 pm from Jayhawk in front of Strong Hall; *2. Some famous locations: Allen Field House-Kwan Wu; Adams Alumni Center- 13th & Oread - Jayhawk Statue; and the Spooner Hall- 'trees & other ramifications: branches in nature and culture. *3. Swedish Club and Sophmore Leadership Club. JLF.

    Bang for the buck

    *1. KU TUITION! = $26,000.00 US dollars = 2012 Shelby GT 500! Super Snake! *2. KU BOOKSTORE; TRAFFIC COURT! George Lewis: (913) 620.4588; and ENDOWMENTS. *3. The TR Smith Map Collection with 440,000 paper maps and air photographs! JLF.

    What to do for fun

    *1. Visiting CHASE COUNTY! and attending HOME GAMES! (KUtickets.com) *2. Riding through Kansas; especially, through Ghost Towns. *3. Traveling to other States in a vehicle; Debate Team-Scott Harris; Coach, (785) 864.9878. JLF.

    Food and Dining

    *1. Dorm Housing Dining: The Studio, Mrs. E's, and GSP Dining. *2. Shirt and shoes are required to being admitted to dining center and personal cups and mugs are to be left in the room. *3. Other available food stuffs: Hibachi Grill (785) 838.3238; Chipolte (785) 843. 8800; Starbucks (785) 832.0300; Papa Murphy's take & bake (785) 840.0123; and MCDONALDS'. JLF.

    Dorm Life

    *1. KU's Department of Student Housing (785) 864.4560; constructs 3,200 Students into on campus dorms. *2. The Department of Psychology (785) 864.4131 and Murphy's Box Office (785) 864. 3982 available numbers. *3. Complaint(s) regarding your RA at the Dorm are logged at http://housing.ku.edu/You-Belong-Here/residencehalls/ /by hall. JLF.

    Academic Rigor

    *1. Check Accreditation! Academic Rigor is an involved conceptual: encompassing; curricular, contextual, institutional, student and faculty behaviors -reflecting the core belief of the Institution of Higher Learning. *2. Undergraduate studies: Audiology, Molecular Biotechnology, Aerospace Engineering, Gerontology and Architectual Engineering; at the University of Kansas are several of the 190 Majors and Graduate Studies 42 Nationally ranked graduate programs constituting Institutional effectiveness. *3. Libraries, available at the University of Kansas-Lawrence: Library Annex, Spahr Engineering, Anschutz Library, Music & Dance, Digital Commons, Art & Architecture, Spencer Library, Wheat Law Library, and Watson Library. JLF.

    Tips for prospective students

    *1. View whether or not the University of Kansas is accredited through the ncahlc.org; or any other Institution of Higher Learning. *2. It is smiled upon to file your student FAFSA early in the year. *3. The best tip ever; is to pay your student bills: on time. JLF.

    In three sentences

    *1. On Tuesday, August 18, 2009; The University of Kansas noted that 20% of freshmen drop out after their first year; KU freshmen are not ready for the rigors of campus life; the University of Kansas continued to state that the current standard adopted in 1996 were too lenient. * 2. The importance of an Institution of Higher Learning is to view its accreditation; The University of Kansas through the ncahlc.org; is listed as an accredited Institution of Higher Learning. *3. The University of Kansas finialized the ten steps: 1. Letter of Inquiry; 2. Pre-Application Interview; 3. Post-Interview Commission Letter; 4. Letter of Intent to submit the preliminary information form (PIF); 5. Preliminary information form (PIF): Institutional Submissions; 6. Preliminary Information Form (PIF): review; 7. Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy; 8. completion of the self-study and compre- hensive site visit for candidacy; 9. Award and duration of candidacy; 10. Initial Accreditation; with attenui of the FIVE CRITERIA: 1. Mission and Integrity; 2. Preparing for the future; 3. Student learning and effective teaching; 4. Acquisition, discovery, and application of knowledge; 5. Engagement and service; (HLC) The Higher Learning Institution accredits the entire institution of the University of Kansas; and not partial accreditation; finally, there is a mark of affiliation for an institution to facilitate the web sites; the mark is attainable in two versions; the mark is a key component of the commission's statement to strengthen the provision to the public of information referencing accreditation relationship : the commission and the institution. JLF.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 199

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    Campus Safety

    All throughout campus there our lamp post with box with a red emergency button. This connects directly to the police. You can talk through them to report an incidence, or if you think you are being follow just press everyone you pass in your walking and they can track where you are. The campus police are constantly patrolling the campus in their brand new charger and are all very friendly and willing to help

    Greek Life

    I love the greek life at KU. All the fraternities and sororities really come together and support each other by coming to each other charity events. Being in a house at KU allowed this huge campus to become small and let me meet similar people with similar interest. Go greek!

    Great for these types of students

    Independent free thinking students. There are so many clubs and organizations to join. You could also start your own all you new is an idea, approval from the university, and a professor to sponsor you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Moving into all girls dorms is always a hassle. Us women have some much stuff, we could use a little help right? Well on move in day at Corbin Hall all the freshman fraternity boys come by and help carry stuff to your room. All I brought down to my room was my purse. I really do miss those boys whenever I leave or return from a break!

    What to do for fun

    Experience a Jayhawk's Basketball game! You have to go through the whole process of the lottery and camping, which may seems a little overboard, but nothing compares to a game in Allen Field House.

    Food and Dining

    The food in my door was not so good. However if you do choose to live on daisy hill, you can always head over to Ms. E. Its the largest dinning center on campus and is full of several options. It is available on all meal plans as well, not just for those who live on the hill. Plus is has an ice cream machine!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at KU is a great experience. If you choose to room on a dorm in daisy hill, you are surrounded by a vary of people. I choose to live in an all girl dorm. I love it and have become really close with lots of the girls on my floor. The RA are usually reasonable, just be nice and make friends because it benefit you in the future.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends what kind of classes your were taking. The classes in smaller classroom allow more one on one with your teachers and the options to ask questions. In bigger classes your often can not ask questions and the professors does not even know your name or face. However you can always go into office hours and ask questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Just because you in a 1,000 person lecture hall and the teacher will not noticed you were there, GO! Most don't post notes and then your at the mercy of your peers for help.

    In three sentences

    University of Kansas is all about tradition and school spirit. From the famous rock chalk in the last minute of basketball game to walking through the campanella of graduation.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. There are phones around campus to use at night if you feel unsafe. There is also a thing called Safe Ride and Safe Bus that runs on weekends and brings you back to your dorm so you do not have to walk alone in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing! I joined this year and it is my home away from home. I have met great friends and love all of my sisters. It definitely provides you with a family that you can talk to all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many club and activity opportunities. Play intramurals and join as many clubs as possible. There are hundreds of clubs to join!

    Great for these types of students

    No matter what type of student you are, you can find a niche or group here at KU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go hang out near Potter Lake on a nice day. Bring a blanket and relax and read a book. Nice place to relax and study!

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive if you are out of state or don't have scholarships/grants to help pay for school. My opinion is to apply for as many scholarships as you can and keep your grades up to pay for school.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do, the Hawk, Bull, and Ranch are great places to socialize. I love going to all of the athletic events and watching the games. There is always something going on!

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's is decent food. Go there for chicken strips on Thursday's. You can never go wrong with dessert! The Underground in Wescoe is awesome, it has Chick-Fil-a, Pizza Hut, and many more options.

    Dorm Life

    Daisy Hill is the best place to live. Ellsworth is nice and was renovated in the last 10 years. The dorms are al great, and I have met some of my best friends by living in them.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging courses, do not take multiple science courses together your first semester. They are very challenging to try and do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved right away. It will help you find a great support system of friends and people that share common interests with you.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. Many opportunities for a variety of students. If you attend here become involved!

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police driving around and patrolling the areas so just seeing that makes you feel safe. The Lawrence police department is very efficient as well because they come right away if there is a problem and they are very nice and cordial to everyone. another means of making us feel safe. There are light poles on campus with a red telephone that connects directly to the polic if there is someone in need.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in BSU, Black Student Union that not only brings unity to the African Americans on campuses but also students of the Latino, Indian, and Asian cultures. I recently joined the Break Free for Women America group which help girls in relationships cope with abuse. Hopefully more groups come along that fit my personality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kansas is full of traditions all the way from chants at a sporting event to Rock Chalk saying that comes from the limestone rock that is under the Allen Fieldhouse. Traditions are built everyday and the ones we have will continue to live on.

    What to do for fun

    FUN! when I think of this word I think of Mass street. On Mass street there are restaurants, ice cream parlors, spoken word citing's, and sports bars. This of many is a great place to just hang out with friends. The University of Kansas is known for great parties so that is never an issue. Just going back to keeping and open mind and meeting people your bound to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Here at KU, we have so many on- campus restaurants that are centrally located and very convenient. The dining halls re also great because its big and holds a lot of people and has great variety of food. All the workers are friendly and helpful which also puts KU above a lot of other schools in my opinion .

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. Living in the dorms is a great way again to meet people and just experience fun activities. College is supposed to be the best years of your life so I recommend everyone to make the best of it. Even though the public showers and sometimes loud noises, doesn't overthrow the greatness of having study buddy access and great memories.

    Academic Rigor

    Another tip is to get close with their advisers because they are here to help and see you succeed. I would say have good time management skills to try to stay on top of your studies because there are times when all your classes will have something due at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I can truly say is for future students is to come in with an open mind. Simply because of the different cultures that are here. Another tip is to get involved with as many activities as possible. Be active because you never know who you can meet and the connections you can make to further in your future.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas in my opinion is a big melting pot for students of every ethnicity and every different culture of life. The University of Kansas has great courses as well as great social activities outside of learning. The University is just great all around to become a great citizen.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 199

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    Bang for the buck

    Schools everywhere are raising their prices, but graduating from KU looks great on your resume.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, movies, close to places to do things outdoors. A little bit for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Lawrence has so many places to eat!! So much diversity, if you want it, they have it.

    Dorm Life

    Great place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will challenge and support you throughout your program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. Absences really hurt your overall growth...Go to class!

    In three sentences

    Great teachers, awesome atmosphere, a wonderful place to be challenged and grow as an adult.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    anybody who attends the University of Kansas and is under the age of 22 is require to Alcohol edu. This is required because a few students died because they drank too much at a party.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities you can join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Usually if the men's basketball team wins the NCAA you would get he Tuesday after off but the rule changed.

    Bang for the buck

    The KU bookstore is always having sales on clothes so you can get really great deal. They also give out coupon books for the Lawrence area to discount on food and other great things.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus because it saves me money by cooking

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm. I live with my boyfriend in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough especially when you have upper level courses that require you to write a lot of essays and read a lot of pages for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. It is not easy. Take classes seriously and attending class is key.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with great teachers. The teachers are always available to help if you need it. They are always encouraging you to do better and help you in figuring out your future.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some places aren't the best lit, but it's easy to plan for that. Over 80 emergency phones campus-wide, which call for a police officer that will arrive in 90 seconds or less. A campus alert system sends out important messages via text and email and displays messages on the website.

    Greek Life

    I don't have a personal opinion. About 15% of students participate, so it's definitely here but you shouldn't feel pressured. Get into recruitment (fall for women, spring/summer for men) if you're interested. You don't have to commit and it'll be good to look around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 600 student organizations. Surely you can find something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, really. There is something for everyone. Social people will thrive here. Academically, the honors program is fantastic, and research opportunities abound. The Lawrence community also has many organizations and businesses to get involved in. More reserved students can be comfortable as well, but I strongly encourage everyone to find at least one way to connect with others. It just makes the experience that much better.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk through the campanile (bell tower) before your graduation ceremony - or else you won't graduate on time. Enter and leave through the same doorway. If you want to attend men's basketball games, get into a camping group, preferably with some upperclassmen. Make sure your group is reliable and you'll always have a good seat. I mean, there isn't a bad seat in the loudest college arena in the nation.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an in-state student so it's quite a good price in my opinion. I think it's pretty fair for out-of-staters as well. The great thing is the locked-in four-year tuition rate - what you pay as a freshman (cost per credit hour) will remain the same all four years of your attendance.

    What to do for fun

    Mass St. is the downtown area with tons of affordable (and ritzier) dining and shopping options, and lots of fantastic local coffee shops. Venture away from Chipotle and Starbucks - try La Familia and Java Break! On-campus, there's Jaybowl which has free cosmic bowling on weekends. The theater department has numerous productions throughout the year available to students. The Lied Center draws comedians and musical acts, usually with discounted student ticket prices. And of course, there are sporting events to attend year round. You could always take a stroll around Potter Lake, visit the art and natural history museums, or see the basketball history museum inside Allen Fieldhouse.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's on the hill (for most res halls) isn't bad at all. The Underground and the Market are retail dining options (not your X meals per week), both very popular. Scholarship hall kids make their own meals and have kitchen access in their halls.

    Dorm Life

    Again, it's what you make it. Residence halls vary in niceness and newness, but there is something to love about each. Check out the Scholarship halls if you're interested in a more academic-friendly, close-knit environment.

    Academic Rigor

    It's what you make it. There are super easy classes and there are super difficult classes. Apply to the Honors Program if you're interested - great professors, smaller class sizes, and often a more innovative approach to the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is probably a comfortable size if you went to a school with 800 students or more. Buy the $150 sports combo and go to as many home football and basketball games as you can. Find an organization or two to get involved with ASAP - it's the easiest way to find like-minded people and start growing as a student.

    In three sentences

    A midwestern university with some 25,000 students, a beautiful campus, and a strong hold on tradition. Excellence in academics and extracurricular opportunities. The basketball is pretty neat, too.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am never nervous when walking around campus, even at night. There are security measures taken to ensure the utmost safety of students.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't huge, but it has a big impact on campus. The chapters live near each other and support each other and the KU community as well as the Lawrence community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone is involved in so many different clubs and activities. There's truly something for everyone, and it's possible to be involved in many activities or clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Those with tons of spirit and enthusiasm! But also great if you're not sure what you want to do because there are so many opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't walk through campanile until you graduate! And we wave the wheat when we win in any sporting event. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth everything!

    What to do for fun

    We go to basketball games! The support of the athletic department is phenomenal, but additionally, the town is perfect for going out and doing things. You can go out at night to one of the many bars or clubs, or you can stroll down Mass St. during the day.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat and so many options to choose from. There's something for everyone! And most people eat on campus so there's a great social aspect to dining as well.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was so much fun because of the atmosphere and the people. You become friends with everyone on your floor and a lot of people in your buildings. The dorms become little communities!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, but in general I feel as though all of the curriculum is appropriate, and that I always have a chance to succeed within a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get your general education requirements out of the way freshman and sophomore year! Most majors have overlap, so if you aren't sure what you want to do, take classes that apply to most!

    In three sentences

    I love being a Jayhawk because of the school pride and tradition. I feel as though the Kansas curriculum is interesting and is preparing me for success after college. I couldn't ask for more in a University.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Generally a good campus and college!

    What to do for fun

    There's a good nightlife in Lawrence, plenty to do during the day and KU is always offering something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Generally good food but it's overpriced! I would recommend you to brown bag your lunch as often as possible!

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in a dorm so I won't know.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are harder then those at a community college but they're not all that difficult. It's hard to generalize classes like this though because it all depends on what kind of major you have whether your classes will be tough or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't need a car! KU has a perfect good bus system when you're trying to cross campus for classes and Lawrence also has a good bus system that's free for KU students!

    In three sentences

    The transportation for students across campus, the dining options and the cost of books.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great part of KU. It offers students an opportunity to excel in scholarship, be active socially, or participate in interesting traditions they otherwise would not be able to take part in. There are definitely good and bad fraternities and sororities on campus, but some Greek organizations have some of the best and brightest students at KU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Steam Horn on campus rings 10-15 minutes before every class. The Campanile is a bell tower that overlooks campus that plays every hour on the hour.

    Bang for the buck

    Fuzzy's Tacos on Mass Street is a new restaurant to the area with fairly low prices for exceptionally good food.

    What to do for fun

    KU has many different school-sponsored clubs that can satisfy the interests of any student, and if their adventure is tough to assuage, it is easy to start a club of your own. There are a few great bars in Lawrence, and programs, called SafeRide and SafeBus, to protect students and get them home safely. There are also many concerts and other fun activities downtown.

    Food and Dining

    KU has multiple dining facilities that offer a variety of choices for the picky eater or the adventurous palate. There are often biweekly specials in the dining areas with fresh new meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at KU are very large, so there are a lot of opportunities to make friends in a variety of areas of study and with many different interests.

    Academic Rigor

    KU does a great job of offering challenging courses without consuming the lives of its students. At many schools, students do not have a chance to enjoy themselves, because their classes are too difficult. At KU, it is possible to succeed as well as have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    The more credit you have coming into college, the more opportunities you are able to explore; however, if you do not have a chance to get college credit in high school, the core curriculum is very flexible in exploring options. Also, you do not have to decide on a major before school starts; there is a lot of time to decide or change even after you have started.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great place to discover what you enjoy and want to do with your life. It has an eclectic student body and is welcoming to everyone. The teachers, faculty, and other students share a common goal in improving education in an enjoyable environment.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Girls have to be careful when they party but that's true for most schools.

    Greek Life

    I guess if you're into that thing there are a lot of options at KU.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's a big school so there is a lot to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who like to party.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We walk down the main hill on campus for graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is pretty fair, especially if you're a good student. There are a lot of stupid fees though, like the New Student fee and the Campus fee.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Lawrence is adorable. Like I said KU is a bit of a party school so if you like to drink you will like KU. It's also fun to go to the basketball games because we have a really good team.

    Food and Dining

    Not good.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has its own personality. The rooms are decent. Templin is the quiet dorm. Oliver and Mcchollum are the party ones.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't that difficult. Your grades mostly depend on if you put in effort or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't park where you're not supposed to because they'll get you every time.

    In three sentences

    Lawrence is a really cute town. KU has a great basketball team. It's kind of a party school, but it's also a place where you can be serious about academics if you want.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    KU takes a proactive role in student safety. There are emergency phones stationed at regular intervals across campus, and each individual dorm room must be activated by KU card (or the entire building, in the case of the Scholarship Halls. They are not naive, however, and sometimes things happen (alcohol, theft, et cetera). The entire campus is dry.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless student organizations, from volunteer to political to silly.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student should find a fit at KU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each Scholarship Hall has annual events - the Lawn Rock-a-Thon or K.K. Amini Hall Weenie Roast. The pavement attracts the chalk artists in all of us, from silly messages to political statements.

    Bang for the buck

    It's held in high regard as being a great school for the price.

    What to do for fun

    The basketball stadium is notorious for volume - both decibels and people. Massachusetts Street has two live music venues - the Granada and Liberty Hall (the latter also shows indie films). The student body is well-known for being fun-loving in general. On the weekends street musicians compete for coin on Massachusetts Street.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Unions house dining halls and restaurants, but I've yet to sample their wares, hence the 3 stars. I simply don't know.

    Dorm Life

    There is a myriad of living options, from Stouffer Place (for families) to the Jayhawker Apartments to the Scholarship Halls for single students wanting a smaller, more academic-minded experience.

    Academic Rigor

    KU has a reputation for top-tier academics and countless major fields of study, from more well known (Business, Education, etc.) to less (Kinesics, for example - the study of body language). There are professors not only from all around the world, but from local areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to live in the Scholarship Halls for a smaller, more home-like and cooperative (and not to mention less expensive) living environment, if you wish to live on campus. Visit the campus multiple times to get the lay of it - and prepare to walk plenty of steep hills!

    In three sentences

    The campus architecture and scenery are breathtaking. KU has a large, diverse student body. New students will find their niche immediately.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    KU offers every club you could ever imagine!!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to have a balance of school spirit and education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A big focus at KU is traditions! Getting thrown in the fountain on your birthday, celebrating March Madness on Mass. Street, and camping out for seats for basketball games are just a few of the many traditions at KU.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student at KU is hard on my wallet. I feel like if I am paying so much I would be getting more amenities.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do for fun is to go support the Jayhawks at a basketball or football game. Massachusetts Street is also full of great shops and restaurants that provide hours of fun.

    In three sentences

    I am the happiest when I am at school being an active member of the Jayhawk community. KU provides a great education while putting an emphasis on tradition. Although it is such a large school their traditions make me feel close to the campus, students, and faculty.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are numerous emergency phone boxes around campus and no one has ever been hurt to my knowledge.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe there are a few downfalls to KU but for the most part you are getting what you pay for! There are a lot of resources available to you like Math Centers and Writing Centers, and professors are always helpful and interesting.

    What to do for fun

    Walking around campus you will see people playing hacky-sack, listening to music, and chatting with friends. If you do get a chance to venture off campus Mass Street is a great place to hang out with friends. There are tons of shops and restaurants to stop and see. Or just sitting on a bench and watching people walk by can be fun too!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus at KU is amazing. There a number of different cafeterias and dining halls around.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really give an opinion on dorm life because I never stayed in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most KU students are dedicated to getting the most out of their education and what they are paying for, and it shows in class participation, out-of-class discussions and study groups, and test scores.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't cheat yourself out of the fun activities you can get involved in! Don't be afraid to talk to people, join clubs, and have a good time!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great learning environment for all ages. There are a very diverse group of people on campus and there is always something for everyone to do. The campus is a safe and beautiful environment.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call buttons every certain number of feet if youre in trouble on campus. Safe Ride and Safe Bus take you wherever you need to go when you go out.

    Greek Life

    Rush if youre thinking about it! Its a great experience and the friends you make last a lifetime. Sticking with it is also the key. The activites and service you do with your house is very fun and rewarding and you become more involved on campus and make many connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 600 clubs on campus! Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Theres something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Mass to shop/eat/catch a concert at the Granada/watch a game at Buffalo Wild Wings/go to the club! There's always frat/house parties. Rec Center is great for working out and playing different sports/intramurals with friends. Theres a movie theater in Lawrence along with clubs. Theres always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's dining hall is where you eat if you live on Daisy Hill. Decent food. Not bad at all but it can get boring after first semester. They provide a lot of options though and its really nothing to complain about.

    Dorm Life

    Many different housing options. I stayed in Templin on Daisy Hill and it was clean, safe, and nice to live in. You also make many friends in your hall; all of my best friends I made on my floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors classes provided. Specialized courses for majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and study from the beginning! You'll make friends fast when you first start school. Studying hard from the start is also imperative to setting a solid GPA for the rest of your time here.

    In three sentences

    KU is a large school with so many different people from different cultures and backgrounds, but you meet so many new people so when walking to class you always see someone you know. Th campus is beautiful and Lawrence is the perfect college town with all the shops and dining on Mass St. along with mainstream stores on Iowa. There are so many activities and clubs on campus as well; everyone is a part of something on campus.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well lit, and safety phones are available in various locations throughout the campus. Another positive thing is that there are always people on campus, no matter what time of day or night, which makes you feel safe that people are watching.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at KU is fairly small compared to other schools but I would consider its size about average. It it continuously growing and becoming more positive on our campus. There are 13 sororities and even more fraternities. All of the houses are different, insuring that there is a warm and welcome place for EVERYONE!

    Bang for the buck

    It's simple, the academics are superb, the atmosphere is unmatched, and the campus is a gorgeous one of a kind. The University of Kansas is a great choice for anyone.

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is such a fun town so take advantage of it! Downtown Mass St. is the best way to spend an afternoon shopping, eating, and discovering really unique things and people. Sports at KU is another fun thing that really tops of the college experience here!

    Food and Dining

    The University of Kansas does provide many options for food such as the Underground, Mrs. E's, The Studio, and the cafe in the Union. There are so many choices but healthy choices may not be the first concern, so keep a mini fridge with healthier snack to avoid the freshman fifteen.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms no matter where you go, they are not the best place to live but as a college freshman, it is definitely an experience. It is the best way to meet people and you are guaranteed to have fifty immediate friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty tough compared to other schools, especially in areas of science. However, it can be done just make sure to keep in touch with your professors and do not let anything fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work, it is very tough but the more you let yourself fall behind, the more you are setting yourself up for failure. Another tip is to go to EVERY SINGLE basketball game! The thrill and the atmosphere of Jayhawk basketball is indescribable, do not miss out on this opportunity.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a phenomenal school with ample opportunities to get involved and succeed. The classes are rigorous, yet rewarding, the people are friendly, and the sports come second to none. Whether you are from Kansas or from out of state, there are so many ways to get involved and feel welcome which is why KU becomes more of a home.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They really make a effort

    Greek Life

    they do their own thing

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally something for everyone, if not its really easy to create your own club that others like you will love to join

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, average joes, quiet people that want to break out of your shell, party people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This place near Buding where you can tight rope walk and play with hula hoops. Ripping your news paper up at games, then making it rain, Condom Olympics to for sex education

    Bang for the buck

    they have A LOT of hidden fees

    What to do for fun

    Walk down Jayhawk Boulevard and you will find something

    Food and Dining

    Best place is Mrs. E's

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't a big fan, even though they did have a lot of interesting activities

    Academic Rigor

    It can be pretty tough

    Tips for prospective students

    It may sound silly, but don't forget you went there for the academics and not just the experience

    In three sentences

    A socially exciting place to be, with lots of activities on and off campus. However a great deal of attention is expected when dealing with the academics. There is always something new to discover

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Nothing too impressive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch out for hidden fees. KU does not have a policy to actively reduce your costs in any way. Be prepared for professors to ask for the newest edition of a textbook even if it hasn't changed from the old one.

    In three sentences

    The school of business at KU is spectacular. It is far and away a different experience from going to KU as a regular liberal arts student.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus cops and security all through the night because there is a 24 hour Library open so there are usually students walking on campus late into the night. Also there are poles with emergency buttons on there all over campus, that if you press the button help comes fast. There are lights all along the sides walks, main and small trails.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, that it why i love this campus and city. There is a huge variety of people and everyone comes together and becomes one when it involves the city of Lawrence or the University of Kansas. It is like another family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tradition of rushing Mass Street when we win a major basketball game is the most epic of all traditions. The entire street is full and they block it off to all traffic because it is not only full with people, but people are getting up on street signs, light poles, and cars.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are immaculate, their are hundreds of options for classes, and there are a ton of student groups on campus. Not to mention the campus is always handing out free things.

    What to do for fun

    The campus and the city of Lawrence is full of fun things to do. The campus is always trying to get students involved by writing on the side walks with chalk mentioning academic events, events at bars, Greek events, etc. The bars in Lawrence are a blast and most are walking distance from the main student housing. There is a range of bars for every style of person; Karaoke, Sand bar, Jazz house, clubs, bar and grills, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Has the best and strongest coffee drinks i have ever had, economically friendly for poor college students, and provides options for everyone (even vegetarians).

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm, but my current roommate did and she loved it. She met all of her closest friends in the dorm (other than me), the food was delicious, and comparing the pricing of dorm living to apartment living the dorms tend to be cheaper!

    Academic Rigor

    It is extremely challenging, but the school provides many helpful factors like writing centers, tutors, online librarian assistance, etc. The challenge makes it interesting and worth your money. The University is full of intelligent teachers with academic tenure.

    In three sentences

    The University has the strongest athletic pride from their students i have ever experienced. The student population is driven and outspoken, you will always see protests going on and new groups to join. The teachers are passionate, intelligent, and helpful.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus seems easy and comfortable. The dorms seem a little small but some of the campus apartments are big enough.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses KU has to offer are strictly business. I don't mean the courses aren't fun, it's just that your getting what you paid for! When you leave, you'll be ready for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Embrace the fact that not everyone gets to attend such a prestigious school. The University of Kansas will stay with you for life.

    In three sentences

    There is a spirit of excellence at KU. The campus is beautiful and spacious. Absolutely cannot describe why I want to go here in three sentences.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, and sometimes it may not actually be worth it. Especially for out of staters.

    What to do for fun

    Activities for under 21 year olds are slim, but 21+ lots of decent bars and clubs. Mass Street is the main place for shopping and hanging. The union holds movies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of new releases that are not out on video yet. The basketball games... enough said. They are amazing.

    Food and Dining

    Various places available on campus. Delivery and off campus options are great, and open late. The Underground is the most popular on campus/between class cafeteria. Prices are a bit up there, but you can use the campus card with Beak'em Bucks, that can be bought at the beginning of the year and recharged thru out the year.

    Dorm Life

    Students protect students in the dorms, and the training of those students is inconsistent and varied. There is an all girls dorm, but mostly freshman sorority pledges live there. There really isn't a sense of community in the dorms, every student for them self.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the class, department, and professor. I have had really easy classes and classes that were really tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as possible for classes for the best classes. Anytime there is a problem, go talk to someone in the prospective office, and don't be afraid to appeal. Most teachers will work with you if you are sick or miss class, just don't do it often, and be prepared when you go to office hours.

    In three sentences

    Great traditions are everywhere on campus. The campus is easy to navigate, everything in one location. But communication between offices and students is lacking.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are telephones on every corner of the campus that are available when in need. There is a bus that runs through campus and is available at any hour. Public Safety officers, fire department, and Ambulatory Services are all near by as well.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is a once in a life time opportunity that I encourage you to become a part of. There are several different houses that are right for many different people.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs for EVERYTHING! From Intra-mural sports to a tree climbing club to bird watching to martial arts, you are sure to find something you will enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for everyone. It is one of the most diverse colleges in the Nation. Not only is diversity accepted but it is also encouraged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As always, the Allen Fieldhouse is a memorable place to attend. Watching the Jayhawks win a National Championship in Men's Basketball is very exciting.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are going to be expensive, especially if you are looking at a four year university. After visiting other colleges, I have decided you get what you pay for. At KU you really are getting so much more than other schools have to offer.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 600 clubs and organizations at the campus. The best thing to do is find one that best fits you and your personality. As they say, if there is not a club for you, create one!

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dining options. They have flexible meal plans and cater to the needs of your life. The hours and availability of a good meal is never hard to access.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at KU are safe, clean, and affordable. They are well worth the money and it is a good experience to meet people and interact.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at KU are very important. Professors will push you to success and accomplishment. Many of the programs have the highest employment and graduation rates over any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are seriously considering the University of Kansas, my biggest suggestion is to visit the campus and speak with other students and instructors. Not only will they be able to answer any questions you may have, but they will also be able to give you a feel of what life on campus will be like.

    In three sentences

    The University sits on a beautiful campus where it is very easy for students to get involved. The educators, along with other students, encourage and welcome diversity among others. At the University of Kansas, others will do their best to make you feel welcome and excited about your decision to become a Jayhawk!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Serious students and fans of basketball. Also Hipsters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Legend of the Phog! All the best basketball players from the past come back to face off against the current team. It is awesome. Also the Phog! Scares all the freshmen everytime the steam horn goes off!

    Bang for the buck

    You pay A LOT for what you get. It could be cheaper and it could do more for the students, but you know that going in.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Clinton Lake and the basketball games! Camping is so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    It's okay. It's not necessarily the best or the healthiest. There aren't as many options as I would like but still a decent range.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I have heard that it's a fun and crazy place. Beware of no air conditioning.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, but good for you. If you are serious about school, KU will be good for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sweat it. Nothing is ever as intense as they tell you it will be. Remember to have fun and pursue life and you'll be okay. But don't come to class hung over or drunk. That's just dumb.

    In three sentences

    KU is a fun school, with professors who really know their stuff. The students are kind of cliquey but they love their school wholeheartedly. KU is the place to be!

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 199

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have safety posts everywhere on campus. Once one pushes the button on one of these police will come in a matter of minutes. We have our own campus police station and several police officers patrolling at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of different fraternities and sororities here on campus. They are all very welcoming of new comers and encourage people to join them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several different clubs and activities to meet any one person's needs. There are several athletic teams, drama clubs, black student union organizations, anything you may want to take part in KU generally has it.

    Great for these types of students

    This establishment would be great for those students that want to make the most out of their college experience. Those that want to look back on their college career and know that they not only were academically challenged but had a great time as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is tradition that every time our basketball team has an important away game such as a final four championship, the students and staff will wait for their arrival at Allen Fieldhouse, our basketball arena. This shows our team members that no matter the outcome we support you all and have your back. That is truly team loyalty.

    Bang for the buck

    People always say how expensive college life is, but at KU we do get the most bang for our bucks. The faculty there really wants to make sure you are doing your best and will go the extra mile to do so. I was not excited at first to go to a larger school, but now I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. There are many libraries on campus where I can do research, the students are friendly and helpful, and the teachers try to make classes fun and not so dull.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of events on campus to partake in. There is always some guest speaker speaking somewhere on campus. There are times my friends and I will have movie night. There are a ton of campus sponsored events. There is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of places to eat at to meet any one's taste. I can be a picky eater, but I am always able to find something. On the rare occasion that you can't find what you like on campus there are plenty of places off campus to eat as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people. They can be a little outdated, but for the most part they are awesome. There are always great events held at the dorms to help people socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    We are passionate about our studies. There are always study groups going on and many tutors available. Professors generally do not like late work, but they can be flexible depending on the circumstances. I threw my back out just before finals week and I was on bed rest for at least three weeks one year. My teachers were very understanding, some of them would not even accept me leaving the house to come take finals before the doctor said it was fine for me to do so. They all worked with me and helped me through that time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do as much as you possibly can at this school. Make the most out of your experience. Join as many clubs or organizations that you have time for because you will only get this experience once. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, because chances are you won't regret it.

    In three sentences

    At the University of Kansas I have found some of the most helpful faculty and staff. I am extremely shy in large groups of people, but I have never found it difficult to ask for help when I need it no matter the class size. The students there are friendly and you can really tell they have a since of pride attending this school.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Kansas is all about tradition. There are hundreds of traditions around campus but a couple of the most famous are: walking down the hill through the campanile and waving the wheat at sporting events. Every year graduation is held at the Memorial Stadium and all the graduates file through the campanile for the first time (it is bad luck to walk through it at any other time). At football and basketball games, in celebration all the KU fans wave their arms and it looks like the wheat is waving all across the stadium.

    What to do for fun

    I am on the track team at KU, so I spend my free time traing and traveling with the team. I am not the best on the team so I am not a full scholarship student/athlete and still need to find ways to pay for school on my own with out being able to work.

    In three sentences

    KU is challenging and is a great in-state Univesity to get to know many people from all over the world. The academics are difficult so all the students there are hard workers and really wanting to succeed in life. By being in a such diverce place, students get the opprotunity to meet friends from all over the world.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are SO MANY TRADITIONS. If you want school spirit, this is the place to go.

    What to do for fun

    I wouldn't know. I am not considered a fun person. A lot of people go out dancing Thursday. Some bowl, or see movies, or exercise at the rec.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices, and Mrs. E's is great!

    Dorm Life

    It really is fantastic. =)

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your schedule and major. You can make your life super easy (and get very little out of GOING to college) or can make it difficult and really learn something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to learn, avoid Thursday night parties if you have a class to attend Friday, and never go to Abe and Jake's. Talk to your teachers as much as possible and really make connections. Even just introducing yourself once could make you a friend or ally for a lifetime!

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful university with a real dedication to promoting school unity and pride. There is very little handholding, and what effort you put into your college life is what you'll get out of it. Overall a really unique, diverse experience for a fourth of the cost of a private college.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Parking is very strict and very secured.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with my classmates and help each other

    Food and Dining

    Food at Student Union is good. Workers are friendly, and willing to learn some signs.

    Academic Rigor

    Have not had any experience with it yet

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to study endangered languages, language documentation and preservation, this university has an excellent program

    In three sentences

    great professors at linguistic anthropology department

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 72 of 199

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take care of your studies first before partying cause you can fall behind.

    In three sentences

    KU is a wonderful college. I love the people that are here and they are willing to help you out with any problems you are having. I have learned how to truly study for each class with the help of an upper class man.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 73 of 199

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    Dorm Life

    While living in Oliver hall, I see many party people living there also, but most students are really athletic and nice. The rooms are bigger than expected and the food isn't that bad. The best part of this dorm is how easy it is to get anywhere on campus, although it is far from other dorms, its really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are organized so many students will succeed easily, yet other classes may require a lot of studying since there are many classes that only have 4 tests that determine your whole grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP classes and try to have them transfer to KU. Also, take the ACT as any times possible since even if you get a low score, they may give you nice scholarships.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful school and it offers many wonderful scholarships. The professors are okay, not the best. The sports life is huge at this school especially when basketball season comes around.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    SAFE

    Greek Life

    EPIC

    Clubs and Activities

    EPIC

    Great for these types of students

    AWESOME

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FRATERNITIES

    Bang for the buck

    SO WORTH IT

    What to do for fun

    PARK TIME

    Dorm Life

    COMFY

    Academic Rigor

    SMART

    Tips for prospective students

    DONT GET RAPED

    In three sentences

    The Campus life is increadible, and its affordable! My parents are so proud. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!!!

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 199

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    Campus Safety

    The police seemed to be on top of everything, so yeah.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large number of clubs and activities around campus. You will not have a hard time finding a group you will be comfortable with, which is a plus. This, of course, would not apply to anyone asocial but I assume that that would already be acknowledged.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm paying out of state tuition which is ridiculous, but I was accepted, so that is a big factor in my being here. In state is not too bad compared to in state tuition on the east or west coast depending on what school you look at, or what major you are planning on pursuing for your studies.

    What to do for fun

    Try not to do anything you will regret/ don't get arrested.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    It is perfect if you are looking for possible drunken dorm mates in the early hours. They seemed to relate almost soundly with the incredible Hulk, for they loved extracting the bathroom toilet paper and soap dispensers and dispensing them conveniently out the open window (off an upper floor I might add). Along with my earlier statement I also think they were avid wrestlers or boxers because they loved yelling and punching and kicking the walls along with whatever else they did in there. I don't really mind because I can sleep in almost any conditions. All jokes aside, I just happened to be situated in the rowdy wing of one of the dorms and I'm sure your experience will be quieter, or at least as interesting as mine was.

    Academic Rigor

    I spent quite a few school nights up until the single digits finalizing essays, or speeches, or homework. I was simultaneously pleased and irritated that this kind of time spent on homework was the norm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Under pack if you live within a hundred miles. You can always get missing things or have them delivered to you. If you live out of state (other than KC) I would very carefully check to see what you really need. Over pack because it is easier to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. When you get a room mate make sure you agree with each other and can get along. Understand each others schedules and accept that they may have their own ways of doing things. It would be in your best interest to email them to see what to bring also, so you don't end up with two TV's, microwaves, and refrigerators. Set up rules, like quiet hours, or rules on visitors, or trash, etc. Swap, don't ever drop classes unless that is your intention.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Play volleyball with friend and spend time with friend.

    In three sentences

    It a good school so I will give them a rate of 10 that mean to best school in KS. I love to go to this school to earn a doctor degree. This school is the best so i give me a 10.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I plan togo here after completeing four years at washburn university

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    The dorms are sooooo nice!

    In three sentences

    This school seems to really have it all. I've grown up hating Jayhawks, but... I'm considering this school!

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    About 100 different frats and sororities on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Must work hard, KU is an underrated academic university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rock Chalk Chant!

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is a great town to live in as a student. There are many restaurants to go to and sporting events to see. The community always has many things to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only worry you should have is finding the right building to go to.

    In three sentences

    KU is a beautiful school with every resource a student needs to excel. KU has many different degree types and it would be difficult to find something you're not interested in. KU is a fun school to attend due to sports teams and a high level of team spirit within the student body.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    KU puts on a movie showing every weekend during the semester. There are a lot of fun classes and activities with the student recreation center. Always sled down campinille hill and play in the Chi Omega fountain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not panic about the size of your classes. Go ask for help whenever you need it. Ask your own department for advising, they know more about your program than the school advisers do.

    In three sentences

    KU professors are very helpful when you need advice or tips for homework or anything in general. The campus is very easy to navigate. There are lots of opportunities for jobs on campus.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports oriented students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When KU wins the Elite 8, Final 4 or National championship it is tradition to storm Mass. The street is blocked off from cars and a flood of people occupy the whole length of the street cheering and partying.

    What to do for fun

    Numerous basketball games to attend, Lawrence parades and festivals, unique stores and museums along Mass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know businesses and social opportunities throughout the area, particularly businesses on Mass Street.

    In three sentences

    KU has a very strong school spirit environment. There are a lot of events throughout campus and Lawrence to attend. KU is also known for the home of the Jayhawks, one of the top basketball teams in the country.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When you think of University of Kansas you think of basketball. As well as the atmosphere of game day can be compared to nothing in this world. But if your not to big on sports don't be deterred because the college is also well know for the art's. There theater company puts on the greatest but also keeps up to date with new and upcoming plays. Lastly they offer a range of activities to do on the campus and in town. They show movies just released, they proved bowling, clubs, student body events, fair's. You name it and someone will probably be host it in the near future.

    Food and Dining

    As a freshman at one point an time at Kansas i was not looking forward to school dining. As anyone with experience in high school cafeterias would know that they are not up to par with even the fast food chains. But i was quickly corrected when i walked in to the dining hall where they offered an assorted range of food. from pizza to salad, one could pick there lunch or dinner option to there liking. Also one would not be distort that they could not find a quiet place to sit because of the size and luxury of the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    In my mind KU freshman life style's are one of the best with the installment of newly renovated dorm buildings. Most of the room's are well sized and give's you comfort after long day's on campus. Also you will never be bored on a Friday or Saturday night, with upper class man student body setting up a multitude of unique events and outings so that one can be entertained as well as find new acquaintances. University of Kansas has one of the most diverse college student body in the nation and would be pretty hard for some one to not fit in some where.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas has been known for its great program's for law and medicine but it has also come up to be a top contender for other program's. Such as Geology, Art, and Engineering. Even though some might think that all of this major's are almost impossible to finish for an average person. One should not fret because KU has a wonderful and helpful tutor center as well as most all teachers on campus are willing to stay after lecture to help you under the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip i would give to future KU students before stepping on campus is to get familiar with the town that surrounds it. In my opinion has one of the best college town main streets with unique local shops and restaurants. Another tip for the future Jayhawker's is to become more aware of your benefits while on the University's campus, with great deals on indoor and outdoor sports games as well as a bus routes that can take you virtually anywhere in the town of Lawrence. You don't even need a car to get around town because of how small it is but I guarantee that you will never become dull once you attend.

    In three sentences

    University of Kansas is been a dream college destination for me since i was a child. When i finally attend the college i felt really at home. You cannot beat a campus that has a beautiful Midwest backdrop with a small college town feel.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Lights are always on and there are alarms every hundred feet if something were to happen.

    Greek Life

    Being in a fraternity for the past two years, I would say Greek Life is very big at KU. Most girls rush a sorority at some point, but not nearly as many guys do. Greek Life at KU is currently undergoing a huge change, they recently hired two people whose job is just to make sure no hazing is going on

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taking a swim in the Chi Omega fountain is a must. I started my freshman year there and I plan to end my senior year there. Also, don't walk under the campanile until graduation. There's a myth that if you do, you won't graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Tad's Frozen Ice is amazing. It's $2 for a big cup of shaved ice that is absolutely delicious and they have a hundred flavors to choose from. You can always find something to do or someone to hang out with. If you can't really find anything to do, the Jaybowl is always great and a fun place to go.

    What to do for fun

    Mass street is always fun to go to. The stores are all different and have some crazy stuff, especially the general store with the costume shop above it. If shopping isn't your thing, you could go out to Clinton lake or go camping out at Lone Star lake. Of course there's always going to apartment's pools with friends

    Food and Dining

    The Underground and the food court at the Union are life savers for those of us who are on campus all day. The food is very good and is priced decently. I hear Mrs. E's is pretty good food but gets old after eating there every day. It is good for getting milk and cereal for your room/fridge though. Tip: Take a water bottle in and fill it with milk. You've got free milk for a couple days.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in a fraternity for the past two years, but I have seen most of the dorms. Half are in fairly bad shape and they all have problems with people pulling the fire alarms at odd hours of the night. I would hate having to get out of bed at 3 am because someone decided they wanted to be funny and pull the alarm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most gen ed classes and humanities I have taken are fairly easy. I cannot speak for higher level classes, but any chigher level class is extremely difficult if you don't go to class. So don't skip or you'll fall behind

    Tips for prospective students

    Actually go to your professors office hours. They are paid to be there and help students. It also comes in handy towards the end of the semester if you are right on the edge of a letter grade you want. The more the know you, the more likely they are to give you the grade you are looking for

    In three sentences

    The courses can be difficult and it doesn't help that most of the teachers don't speak English as a first language. The campus is amazing, especially during the fall. Great for anyone

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is well thought out - I personally like the telephones placed all throughout campus. If you were alone, or not, there are telephones that connect to the police so if you feel at any moment that you are unsafe, you can pick up and phone OR press the button at each one and they can track where you are and meet up with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    SOOOO MANY CLUBS!!! I believe there are 600+ clubs that appeal to any group, activity, or desire you can think of! I personally am involved in the KU CollegeLife, which is a Christian outreach program - this is the best place, I think, to meet good friends for the rest of life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    KU is notorious for the traditions at sporting events and on campus. To name a few, there are; Waving the Wheat, the Rock Chalk Chant, and not passing through Campinilie. Campinilie is an especially odd but important tradition. The thought is that until the day you graduate, you cannot walk under and through the beautiful bell tower on campus. If you do so, you will not graduate on time! :(

    What to do for fun

    If you are on campus, there were always buses that drove around to popular party spots at night, and also there were movies every month, and a bowling alley in the Union. The University is placed in such a strategic spot - it is located right at the beginning of town, and near many popular shopping and active spots in town. The most popular destination is Mass. Street, where there is tons of food, shopping, and gathering areas for not only college students, but also families from the town as well.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's is the most common and popular dining area on campus. Well, actually it is on Daisy Hill, where all of the dorms are. The dining hall always had many different dishes, and often hosted themed nights. There were always endless choices for food, snacks, and drinks, and the staff there was always helpful and kind.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a wonderful experience, especially for out of town or out of state students. The dorms automatically immerse you in the student culture. It is actually quite a shock meeting all different kinds of students, some you get along with and some that you don't. But this is a great thing because students learn to pick and choose their friends. Because we are all away from home, mom and dad, we all have the chance to start over, and choose the University life we want to have!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Kansas is by no means an easy education, but that doesn't mean that it is impossible. In the engineering department, I have many difficult classes, but the professors and TAs are more than happy to help, and there are many tutoring opportunities and study places for all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    As I had a difficult time jumping in my first year, I highly recommend that students jump into organizations and clubs that interest them. Not only will this help with social aspects, but professors and employers look for the communication and cooperation with others.

    In three sentences

    This University is a great place to indulge in all of the opportunities. There are many organizations to become involved in, and the opportunity for a successful career is inevitable. I absolutely love the community that has been created on the beautiful campus.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a reasonably safe campus. Though there were a couple incidents, be aware not to walk alone at night and to use your best judgement.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the University Marching Band if you are interested in music or even join organizations such as Queers and Allies. There's organizations for practically anything you want to do. Literally. There's even a quidditch team, which not to brag, but we won the world cup last year!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hang out on Wescoe Beach. No, it's not an actual beach, but it's where everyone hangs out between classes!

    Bang for the buck

    There are many opportunities for free stuff. During Hawk Week, go to every event, since they give out free food and shirts all the time.

    What to do for fun

    Join extra-curriculars! It's great to get involved and meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's has the largest food options compared to any other dining halls, but they are repetitive in what they feed. Be prepared to eat lots of mashed potatoes and fish.

    Dorm Life

    If you stay in McCollum, expect it to never be quiet. It is considered the party dorm and it is also where all the foreign kids stay. Templin is for all the brains and Hashinger is known to be where all the pot heads are, though it is probably the coolest dorm. The best dorms to stay in would either be Oliver, on the cheaper side, or Ellsworth on the more expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to other colleges, the general education courses here are not easy. It does take effort and they expect much out of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how much you can handle and attend every lecture. Though it may seem easier to skip, if you attend the classes will be better and you will do better.

    In three sentences

    KU is a great university for any time of student. It has a diverse student body and great academic programs. Not only this, but the basketball team is incredible.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lawrence has a vibrant downtown. There are shops, great places to eat, and plenty of places to get a beverage. Massachusetts street has the best night life for college students.

    Food and Dining

    The student union has many diverse choices for food. Whether it's a cup of coffee of a sandwich in between classes there is something for any appetite. You can also find places to eat in lecture halls. This is convenient when your classes are in the same building, or you don't have time to go to the student union.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm on the University of Kansas campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Kansas sets high standards for their students. The Museum Studies program expects students to take the initiative to further their education. With high expectations comes high rewards. Students receive quality educations and have a higher probability of getting the job they want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend time navigating the universities website. Make sure you dont have any holds on your account and have gone through the new student process. Take an afternoon to walk through the campus and find where your classes will be held.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a great collegiate feel, and is rich in tradition.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    A beautiful campus with a bustling student life. The University of Kansas not only has one of the more solid academic programs in the state, but is settled in a town with an incredible downtown and numerous social opportunities, varying from a strong sports program (especially basketball) to an amazing variety of live musi

    Tips for prospective students

    A little more expensive than Kansas State University, but exceptionally reasonable on the national level. Tuition (not including room and board) is right at the national average presented by the College Board's website. KU provides numerous student services for the tuition fees that make it well worth the cost, including a newly renovated Rec Center, free access to city-wide bus transportation, as well as on-campus transport, and many social opportunities, such as Hawk Week, which includes a free concert. Will enjoy being here c.

    In three sentences

    Make sure to visit the campus. While beautiful, it does have numerous large hills that may make getting to class every day difficult for some. Bang for the buck

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Had a late night out and can't walk home? Just call Safe Bus. It is a service that picks you up from wherever your location is and drops you off at your dorm or apartment and its free!

    Clubs and Activities

    KU has over 600 clubs and organizations. Whatever you can think of. Harry Potter fans? There's a club for that!

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone! Its easy to find your niche!

    What to do for fun

    There is something to do every day at this school. Things range from movie nights to tailgates to parties in the dorm. Don't expect to be bored while at KU. There is something for everyone with over 600 clubs and organizations. Almost forgot to mention that there is plenty to do on Massachusetts Street in Downtown Lawrence.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone loves to eat at Mrs.E's it has some of the best food. If your looking for something different check out the Underground located at Wescoe. It has a Chic-Fil-A, Pizza Hut and much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. That's the number one rule. On the first day be ready for the teachers to jump right into the material. And be early to class before the good ones get snagged!

    In three sentences

    KU Is the place for you if you love to be around thousands of people! No other school can beat us in the school spirit section. The teachers are hilarious and they show that they care.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Want to party safely on the weekends? KU offers a free bus service (SafeBus) that commutes around hot-spots around Lawrence. SafeRide offers a taxi-esque experience where a campus driver will pick you up at a location and make sure you make it safely into your home. This service also runs during the week to transfer late night studiers from the library to their homes.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for anyone. Sports fanatics, environmental activists, Greeks, and nerds alike.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are all familiar with Black Friday campers and shopaholics? But have you ever heard of a basketball program so exciting that it has students camping out for days, just to witness the action at the historic Allen Fieldhouse? Beware of the Phog

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the University programs are among the best in the country and at state prices are a great bang for the buck deal. Those who enjoy in-state tuition are looking at about 9K a year, that's less than some private high-schools!

    Food and Dining

    There are great dinning options on the beloved Mass street, located in downtown Lawrence. Shops, restaurants, pubs and bars line Mass street and is a frequent weekend location for students looking to relax during free time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great place to meet the friends you will have for the rest of your college career (and maybe beyond). University dorms offer great options like tutoring, peer to peer mentoring and Residents Assistants that acclimate you to the college experience. Watch out for food at the dorm cafeteria!

    Academic Rigor

    As in all colleges you will soon realize, its no joke. Even those lucky few who went through high school without studying and did well will realize that college is not the place for such luxuries. Expect long nights of study, all-nighters and choosing academics over social life if you are reaching for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early. Keep up with lectures and don't get in the habit of missing classes. Talk to professors, they can do wonders for your grades.

    In three sentences

    KU offers a traditional college experiences. Great sports and academics, and big school population that lets you find your own place. Traditions are endless on campus, and there is no better place to be for a basketball fan. Rock Chalk Jayhawk

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every student is required a take a variety of campus safety tests, such as sexual harrassment and fire safety in order to keep KU campus a safe place.

    Clubs and Activities

    KU offers so many opportunities to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    All types! KU has a large diverse population.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to get involved on the KU campus. A couple of things I do for fun involve, attending campus movie nights, grocery bingo, bowling in the union, dance lessons, KU alternative weekends, intramural bowling, and open mic night.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The dining halls offer a variety of options so you always find something you want. I also like that they always offer a more nutritional option.

    Dorm Life

    Living arrangements and food in the dorms is great. The monitors on each floor do a great job making sure everyone follows the rules.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered are always suited to the students needs. The advisors do a great job helping the students plan a schedule of classes that are right for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk to class when you have time because if not, you'll miss all the natural beauty of the campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has a great learning environment. It also has great faculty and a gorgeous campus. Along with the campus and faculty, the University of Kansas offers many opportunities to get involved and meet new people.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love sports and love to meet new people and get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the greatest chant ever...ROCK CHALK!

    What to do for fun

    I workout at the state of the art Recreational Center on Campus! Working out is my life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Pay attention and take good notes. And don't be afraid to talk to your professors if you don't understand something. And don't procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    KU is a great institution full of life and true tradition. The environment is unbelievable. The campus itself is breath-taking.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several police officers and campus is well lit. I always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    GREAT!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    A club for literally ANYTHING you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    KU is very diverse. I do think you need to have your head on somewhat straight so you do not get caught up in the partying, but overall anyone would feel welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not think there are any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Kansas is one of the top ranked colleges in the nation. It is very comparable in price to other prestigious universities and I believe well worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    I love the student activities. Going to sporting events is a blast and an experience everyone should have at least once. I just wish I would of been smart enough to do this when I was young, right out of high school.

    Food and Dining

    They have any and everything you can imagine. There are also several restaurants within walking distance. Another perk is that as KU students you get several coupons for those area restaurants at really low prices

    Dorm Life

    I am a non-traditional student so I have not been able to experience dorm life, however, my classmates that live in the dorms love it! The student organizations put on many functions to keep everyone active.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to stay on top of your school work. KU has several fun activities to meet anyone's taste, but do not get off track. It is college after all. Do not party your life away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early (by November 1st) so you can quality for multiple scholarships. They give away thousands of scholarships every year. You do not want to miss out.

    In three sentences

    I give KU an excellent rating. There are many activities and groups to help new and transfer students get acclimated to being at a university. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. I don't think I've every heard of someone coming to harm on campus. But if it does happen, there is an emergency alert system set up with stations every 50ft or so that allow you to call for help from campus security and police. All you do is push a button and the police are on their way to your location. On top of that, there's a campus alert messaging system you can sign up for that will send emergency alerts straight to your phone with a text message.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many choices, I hardly know where to start! There's a very long list of student clubs listed on KUs webpage. On top of that, there are so many different activities going on that you'll find yourself struggling to decide which ones you want to do. Just yesterday, I saw a giant inflatable race course on the lawn of one of the buildings! That was fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that loves to learn in a fun, casual environment will enjoy KU. Also, students looking to do a lot of hands-on work with research and intern opportunities will find plenty of programs to satisfy them. There's really something here for every prospective college student!

    Bang for the buck

    The price tag for out-of-state students might be a little high, but I'm not sure. I do know that there are tons of scholarship and grant opportunities available for nearly every student. Speaking with a Financial Aid adviser can help you to find, and take advantage of, as many of these opportunities as possible.

    What to do for fun

    Where to start? We have tons of student organizations and clubs, there's bound to be something of interest for everyone. On top of that, we have a great local music scene, lots of stuff to do in downtown Lawrence, and of course, BASKETBALL!

    Food and Dining

    I've never wanted for dining options on KUs campus. There are so many great places to grab a bite to eat. There are dining options in three different places, as well as vending machines, cafes, and even food vendors located all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, so I don't have much to say here. I have heard from others that they're a good place to begin your first year, if you can't afford living elsewhere.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can get challenging. The teachers will make sure they teach you to the best of their ability, but you must be prepared to meet their efforts with equal or greater effort of your own. If you DO struggle with a class, there are plenty of tutoring options available to make sure you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    You definitely want to speak with an academic adviser before enrolling. There are a lot of classes available, and making sure you choose the right ones for you Major can get be a bit tricky. Also, make sure you walk around campus before your first semester starts, that way you can have a feel for the place before you begin your classes.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with lots of nice lecture halls, buildings, and student facilities. Great teachers and teaching assistants that care about their students and are willing to provide help. Lots of tutoring, study groups, student organizations, and clubs available to students.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every 50 feet or so on campus you'll find a phone with a big blue light on top. Use it to be connected to campus police. You can also take SafeRide or SafeBus if it's late and you're drunk or don't want to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    We have about 45 fraternities and sororities. There are racially-identifying, honors, and traditional chapters. They come up with some great ways to improve campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find a club at KU that you want to join, you are very picky. Also, you can just find two more people and start a new one.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a typical college experience: great academics, great parties, and a great team to get behind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The famous Rock Chalk chant (look it up!) will give you chills every single time.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a relatively cheap school, but there are some great professors and programs if you know where to look.

    What to do for fun

    Head to Mass street for the nightlife, check out a lecture at the union, or, my favorite, go cheer on the championship-winning basketball team.

    Food and Dining

    Forget everything that everyone has ever told you about dorm food, because KU's food is way better. Everything from Boca burgers to margherita pizza.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the new dorm, so I got lucky. It's spacious and functioning.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll have to write a few papers and memorize a few vocabulary words. There are tons of resources available to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always give yourself 30 extra minutes if you're taking the bus. Go find where your classes are before the first day. Eat a Crunchy Chicken Cheese Wrap.

    In three sentences

    KU has everything. Basketball games are fantastic. Hills really suck, though.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Choir and Chem club

    Great for these types of students

    Ones who know how to work hard.

    Bang for the buck

    Free newspapers, games, homecoming, etc.

    What to do for fun

    Read.

    Food and Dining

    Always food somewhere on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Sucks, dont do it.

    Academic Rigor

    Fun, but lots of hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study.

    In three sentences

    Lovely campus. I just absolutely love it here. Hard teachers.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    KU basketball games!

    Food and Dining

    A small town feel in a large city.

    Dorm Life

    Numerous activities to get involved in.

    Academic Rigor

    Several courses are offered along with an honors college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the college as much as possible. Make sure they offer the courses that you need.

    In three sentences

    A vibrant academic and athletic atmosphere. The students and staff are very welcoming and eager to meet you. The college is absolutely beautiful.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had trouble on campus, and know of no one personally who has, crime records are available if you search.

    Greek Life

    If you're not part of the Greek life then most students make fun of the awkward way in which they run around in packs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Diverse range of opportunities you just have to put yourself out there and join one, or two.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a very diverse student population for being in the mid west.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball, we're fanatics about it here and even if you aren't now you will be if you go here. It's infectious.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very expensive school, but if you are wanting to get away from home it sure is an experience.

    What to do for fun

    KU night life is intense and sadly easy to get into even if you're under 21.

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus dining is with students in mind, it's hard not to find something you like here.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in a dorm but from visiting with friends I'm glad I decided the quieter life of an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard but teachers will be willing to work with you if you just set up a meeting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your ducks in a row as soon as possible. The sooner the better and the easier life will be all semester long.

    In three sentences

    I'm a transfer student from a Community College currently attending here. It saved me alot of money but I'm treated as a Second Rate student it seems by KU standards and I wasn't given the amazing service and help initially that I saw freshman receiving.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own cops. Can you say official?

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome and diverse, but not imperative. You will have a blast regardless.

    Clubs and Activities

    300+ student organizations, plus you can make your own. What more can you ask for?

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking to get involved, make a difference, and have a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chalking on the sidewalks to promote for events Dumping friends in the Chi Omega fountain for their birthdays

    Bang for the buck

    KU is a great experience that is worth the investment.

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is a great college town. There are so many things to do ALL THE TIME. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat on and off campus it's ridiculous! There are lots of choices, so enjoy!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. It is the easiest and fastest way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    KU is as challenging as you make it. Take classes that will make you think and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as soon as you set foot on campus.

    In three sentences

    KU challenges you. KU gives you a chance to grow. KU gives you a chance to be a part of and make history.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. We have a security system with these blue light poles. If you need to get ahold of 9-11 quickly, go to one of these poles and press the button; the police will be there quickly. Also, Lawrence is a really safe town. It's just rural enough to where it feels safe but it definitely is urban is certain parts too. It's the perfect blend of both.

    Greek Life

    I actually am Greek and I think we have a wonderful Greek community. You can be as involved as you want to be; it's not extremely intense you make it intense. There aren't big rivalries between sororities; we all support each other in our endeavors.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is something you are interested in, there is a club for it!

    Great for these types of students

    You will find every type of student at KU. There are a lot of hipsters but there are also a lot of preppy Greeks, and even more students that are somewhere in between the two. The Multicultural Student Union is small but has some really awesome resources; there is always something going on over there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kansas basketball is definitely a strong tradition here. The man who created basketball, James Naismith, is from Kansas.

    What to do for fun

    Massachusetts Street is full of cool restaurants and stores. A lot of students spend time there. Basketball games are another favorite past time of the students at KU; we have a strong tradition of excellent basketball teams here.

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food isn't good anywhere you go.

    Dorm Life

    So much fun! I wish I was a freshman again just so I can live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College is difficult no matter what major you are in. Try your hardest and don't procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out Massachusetts Street; it's not far from campus but that's where a lot of college students like to hang out; there are some really good restaurants and a lot of neat shops. Don't be afraid to ask questions whether it be when you take a visit here or once you're a student; professors and advisors are here to help you.

    In three sentences

    KU has become my home away from home; it meets everything that was on my list when I was applying for college. I have some amazing professors that inspire me to learn more and ask questions. I also have made some amazing friendships that I plan to carry with me throughout my life.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great campus with great eats for every cuisine. Local produce from vendors and great variety for health conscious and craving great food. Multiple areas to eat outside and eat often!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but always visited many. There multiple events always going on, they keep you involved in many events and make it fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join extra-curricular activities, get involved and join the early. Find your passion and hobby and take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    An amazing university with historic traditions and culture. KU and it's community is a university I would recommend for any prospective student that may be considering. You will not enjoy college as much anywhere else.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    What to do for fun

    KU basketball or football games, and clubs for everything you could think of

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun! Its really a great place to be and you wont regret the decision to come here!!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a school rich in history, knowledge and fun. Although it is a very large school, it is a close-knit community between all the students and professors. It offers a great place to make friends, enjoy sports and most importantly, learn.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    safe bus, safe ride

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    wave the wheat

    Bang for the buck

    great price, especially for in state students!

    Food and Dining

    mrs. e's has the best food at any food court i've ever been to!

    Dorm Life

    beautiful dorms...especially Lewis!

    Academic Rigor

    great school and also GREAT medical program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look around campus, it's amazing all the services they offer for students!

    In three sentences

    beautiful campus! great atmosphere and a great area. Lawrence is an amazing town with tons to do and lots of great people to do it with!

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a rec center that is great! Basketball and football games are always a fun time. Sororities and frats are a lot of fun and a great way to know people!

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten in their cafeteria and it is incredible!! So many choices that are healthy and really tasty.

    Dorm Life

    Although the rooms are small, you get a lot of your socializing done in the dorms and it is always a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    My boyfriend goes to school there and he says that the amount of knowledge he is receiving and the education that they provide is incredible.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would give students is work out a weekly planner so you know where you have to be at what time and everything that is due that week. You can get really busy and this is an easy way to stay on top of things.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is very beautiful! It is a very long walk to classes but its a nice view. Along with the large campus, you get a lot of teachers that are willing to help.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    When I visited KU over spring break last year, it had such a great atmosphere to it, I felt right at home. Everyone was wearing KU gear, and had such school pride. When we were walking by a group of students on their way to class, one yelled out Come to KU! A home-y feeling led me to know, I needed to go here.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    IT looks tight. Hella sick bro. Tots gonna go

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have a been a lot of attacks around my dorm, as well as burglaries within my dorm building. At times walking from class at night can be unsettling but there are buses that run late at night, as well as an organization called Safe Ride who will pick you up and help you to get home safely

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underground, in the basement of Wescoe Hall, has great food and is a good spot to kill time between classes. Massachusetts Street is also a great place to go shopping and grab a bite to eat with friends. Basketball games and other athletic events are filled with many traditions, that can only be explained through experiencing them.

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to the University as a whole it is rather expensive for the experience. The food is not worth the money that is spent on it. The athletic passes are rather expensive too, but are well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Athletics are a huge part of what makes KU the school that it is. Attending the games, not just basketball, is a great way to fully see what makes the school so special. There is also great shopping and food on Massachusetts Street and is a popular hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food has been rather unsatisfactory. The meal plans are required and rather pricey, and the food is far less than mediocre. Many times students turn to salad bars and sandwiches or cereal for food. There are not many options for those who are picky or have food allergies. The food that is good is found at the Underground but is not included on the meal plan, and can therefore be kind of expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on which dorm you live in. Some of the newer dorms are very nice and spacious. Others are older and could use some renovations. The enjoyability of dorm life also depends on which type of dorm one chooses, suite style or traditional, because they both provide very different experiences. The newer and nicer dorms tend to be the suite style rooms, and also more expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, of course it depends on the type of classes that one chooses to take. Classes sizes vary greatly depending on the level of the course. Some professors are much more interactive and willing to help than others, and therefore can be seen as more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to buckle down and work hard, academics are trying here. There are a variety of classes some of which are larger and can be difficult to connect to. A lot of thought should go into choosing your living situation, both in roommate and where you live.

    In three sentences

    Kansas is a very proud college community. The people are friendly and the teachers typically try to challenge their students. Sometimes dorm life can be distracting but overall it offers a great college experience.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Amazing! ROCK CHALK!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of bars, shopping centers, and cool historic music venues to check out! Always good concerts to attend, and when all else fails you can check out the sports events going on year round!

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's is hard to beat! So may options when it comes to any meal! Plus having a variety of choices to eat on campus is convenient!!

    Dorm Life

    There is a variety of options when living on campus and they range from an all girls hall, to co-ed living! All are fun, clean and safe environments.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are amazing and the different choices you have on degrees is fabulous!

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Kansas is a school that is hard to beat. You will not be dissapointed if you attend school in Lawrence, KS.

    In three sentences

    I love the University. The traditions are amazing and the campus is beautiful. The School of Social Welfare is incredible!

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Awesome Greek system

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of fun traditions you'll learn to love.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive for out of state, but worth it

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, house parties, Greek parties, bars.

    Food and Dining

    Food all over campus, good food.

    Dorm Life

    Naismith Hall is where I lived, great place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the school. Find your classes before first day. Use a calendar.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus! Great people. Even better night life.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    KU public safety is one its is prime and many features. KU is committed to the safety of their students by providing the students with the options of SafeBus and KU SafeRide. These services provide students with the option of arriving to any event during the weekend safely to prevent drunk driving and better responsibility.

    Clubs and Activities

    KU has an exceptional amount of student activities and clubs. Each organization has its own mission to make KU better. With clubs ranging from ethnicity to sports, you'll find just about any club that will suit your enjoyment.

    Great for these types of students

    For the art-savy student, Lawrence is rich with galleries that are all throughout town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You'll be welcomed into a very basketball religious university. If you enjoy dunks and clutch preformances in the historic Allen Fieldhouse, then you'll enjoy KU.

    What to do for fun

    KU is in Lawrence, KS which has many things to do. Downtown Lawrence is a great place to shop along with being only 30 minutes from both Topeka, KS and Kansas City

    Food and Dining

    KU offers many dining options whether you're in the dorms or in the student union. The only thing that is not appealing is the pricing of the food throughout campus. I'd make sure to try the Crunchy Chicken Snack Wrap at Brellas.

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make it. KU offers many residence halls all across campus. They are on the iconic daisy hill and can be seen from all throughout Lawrence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look forward to coming to KU. The environment is great along with the people. KU will make you feel welcomed even on the coldest day.

    In three sentences

    University of Kansas is an exceptional place to study. The environment is great for out of state students and Lawrence, KS is one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Overall, KU is great because of its tradition through sports along with its academics.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go out and have fun on Massachusetts street, visit bars (if you so desire), visit sports games, play video games, and more! Essentially, anything that one would seek elsewhere.

    Food and Dining

    Typical cafeteria food, unless you live in the Scholarship Halls.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful! The dorms can be a bit loud at times, but living on campus is overall a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor strongly depends upon what classes you take: Engineering degrees are significantly more difficult than Psychology, for example. Particular classes to dread or prepare for: Thermodynamics, Calculus (all types), Chemistry, and Spanish.

    In three sentences

    Foremost, the University of Kansas is a well-rounded school in all regards: Science and Technology, Liberal arts, Humanities, and more. On top of that as many know, it is strongly a Basketball school- the sport is popular here, and fans of KU basketball will have a blast. Aside from that, life and entertainment here is simply good.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Definitely a big thing, more so predominant in white fraternities & sororities than others but there's Greek life for everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    there's something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Basketball fans... its a religion

    Bang for the buck

    PIZZA SHUTTLE open till 3am very cheap and delivery accessible.

    What to do for fun

    Every weekend the school holds free bowling down at the union, and every Thursday they show decently new movies at the auditorium.(also occasional Carnivals, night clubs etc.)

    Food and Dining

    Your average dining hall inst the best after while but it does the trick to keep the hunger away but sadly dining halls only are open 7am-7pm, after that don't be surprised if you'll be spending some cash. The upside is the places where you will spend cash on campus have delicious food with great variety from pizza hut to chick-fil-a etc.

    Dorm Life

    Housing can be the best of times and the worst of times. You'll meet some of the best friends you'll have in your wing/room but as you guys are having fun don't be surprised if housing contacts you. In lame terms they can be a little strict, but the plus side is on campus housing allows you to meet tons of people building connections.

    Academic Rigor

    You know when teachers might say for every hour your in class you should study 2-3 hours outside of class, well here for the most part that's true. Most classes here require you to actually read the required text to past the course that and actually show up. For those not sure yet with what you want to do in college the school also offers plenty career helping classes and for those looking just to pick up an extra

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking forward to attending KU, the academics are actually challenging so don't fall behind. If your a big sports fan, well welcome to the school where basketball is a religion. Before you leave the school whether you were or not you'll be a basketball fan, so Rock Chalk! The dining on campus has its ups and downs in

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas truly is a great place to be for students looking for the college experience along with its education.Despite those accustomed to the Kansas weather the weather can get pretty crazy to say the least not to mention the out of state tuition, but hey that's college. Sports fan, social butterflies, and even those more reserved will find something that they can call their own here.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus always feels super safe. KU does a good job of providing night transportation if you feel uncomfortable walking back to the dorms and most places are well lit. There are a reassuring number of patrol cars and emergency phones.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are self-motivated in schoolwork and outgoing enough to leave the room the first week to meet people.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved in a club is my biggest recommendation. Otherwise, there are plenty of places to go out to for dancing. The Union shows discount movies and SUA organizes tons of events for cheap or free. Keep your eyes peeled for fliers and your ears open to find out about interesting things happening.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's is gourmet by cafeteria standards, but nothing changes the fact that it is cafeteria food. It'll always be edible, but the dishes grow old after awhile. Lawrence has a plethora of restaurants to make up for this.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Templin and the first year, the girls on my floor weren't terribly friendly, so I spent a lot of time away from the building. This year, I adore my floor. The people are nice and the lobbies are great for socializing. Most of the dorms on Daisy Hill are in good condition.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had to put in a decent amount of hard work to maintain my grades, but it's possible to skate by in 100 level lectures by doing the minimal amount.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best experiences at KU will happen if you are motivated enough to go to class, get your work done, and get out of your room to meet people. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a wonderful environment to work in for a state school. There are plenty of academic resources to take advantage of and the people are generally friendly. The campus is beautiful and makes it an enjoyable walk to class.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports loving. Social. Outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming Parade in which 100 countries participate every year. Basketball fans have a real treat here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and if you are good enough, you will get admission. Make most of your time here.

    In three sentences

    The University is amazing. Sound academics, student-friendly system, well organized career fairs, great campus, college town atmosphere. One falls in love with KU being a part of it. Rock Chalk Jayhawk !

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you ever have some down time, student rec. center is a great place to go. Whether you want to work out, play basketball, climb the rock wall, or even play some air hockey, this is the place to go. Plus, its all free.

    Food and Dining

    There are places to get food located all across campus, best of all being the dorm dining halls. Unlimited food with a wide variety, what more could you want?

    Dorm Life

    There is are various dorms located on campus, all of which have their own unique character.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and get you thinking, but the professors work hard to help you understand and are always trying to help with any questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have a good pair of walking shoes, as the campus is pretty hilly.

    In three sentences

    KU has a beautiful campus with strong traditions. The students are very friendly and the staff is ready to help you learn. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, there is a strong sense of community pride in the university wherever you go.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throughout your time at KU, you definitely need to go to at least one basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. It more than deserves its title as the greatest venue in college basketball. Even if sports aren't your thing, the atmosphere and ambiance of the Fieldhouse will give you chills.

    What to do for fun

    Student Union Activities provides tons of free activities for students to attend on campus. They provide everything from lectures to chili cook-offs, so there's something for everyone. They also do Campus Movie Nights almost every weekend, where they show a recent movie in the Union and students can get in for $2 with a KU I.D. Definitely check out Massachusetts Street - there are tons of places to eat and shop that are unique to Lawrence.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dining options on campus at KU. The main cafeteria, Mrs. E's, is located on Daisy Hill. This is where most students living in the dorms eat on a daily basis. While there are a variety of options, the food is sub-par. Students can buy different types of dining plans to suit their specific needs, which can ultimately save money. There are also other convenient locations to eat on campus - notably The Underground and The Market - but these require some form of cash. These options are diverse and higher quality than the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    As a student who has both lived and worked in the residence halls, I can say with confidence that KU works hard to provide residents with a safe, studious, and inclusive living experience. Staff creates opportunities for residents to get involved, both with other people on their floor and with everyone in the building as a whole. The dorms are centrally located, and each building has it's own perks and benefits (ex: music practice rooms, student kitchen, laundry rooms, computer labs, etc.). Policies regarding alcohol, illegal drugs and evening quiet hours are enforced to ensure the dorms remain an ideal area for studying and schoolwork. Unfortunately, dorms can get loud during weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Journalism student, and there's a reason the Journalism program at KU is accredited. The higher-level classes are appropriately challenging and have taught me a lot about streamlining my news writing. Unfortunately, the lower-level classes are not very useful or stimulating, which can be frustrating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard for your grades; classes are more independent in college, which means it's easier to put off studying and do poorer in school. Also, Mass Street is the popular hangout place for most college students. Definitely check out Sylas and Maddy's on Massachusetts Street - their homemade ice cream is legendary.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas provides students with both an academic education and the true college experience. There are tons of clubs and activities for students to get involved on campus, and there are a variety of majors for all types of students. The Lawrence community is incredibly supportive of the university, and there's plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is very safe and the University has taken precautions to ensure the safety of students on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active here are KU, they are very involved and integrated into the KU experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that it is almost impossible to not find a group of people to belong to and befriend.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in joining a sorority of fraternity. Students who like being a part of a large community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People write in chalk on the sidewalks of campus to promote groups or events. Free give aways occur almost weekly on Wescoe Beach. Allen Fieldhouse is one of the best places to be during a basketball game, the energy in there is amazing!

    What to do for fun

    Go to concerts, see movies, go out to one of the many bars and dance clubs, visit the art museum or just go shopping down Mass. St.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's (the main dining hall) has a pretty decent selection most nights. On campus eating is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I live in McCollum and even though its the biggest dorm, the people are nice. It gets loud sometimes but not unreasonably.

    Academic Rigor

    I and in the 5 year masters program which is one of the hardest programs KU has to offer and even though its stressful, I still have a social life and good friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a group or two. If you want to go to the basketball games, find a camping group. If you live on Daisy Hill and the weather is not ideal for walking, get on the bus at Baily Hall instead of Snow Hall.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great place to be if you want to meet new people from many diverse cultures and still be a part of tradition. It's very easy to get involved in groups around campus and meet new people and faculty and staff truly are engaged in helping students achieve academic success. I personally could not imagine going to college anywhere else; Lawrence is the perfect college town with more than enough to do!

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Looks like its worth the price!

    What to do for fun

    The rec center and a bunch of clubs are offered.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's had amazing food and a lot of seating.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and big. RA's are nice and understanding.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes will be hard but worth it. I'm really excited!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. Its a tad spread out but lovely. The staff is so helpful.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on Mass street is great!

    Dorm Life

    KU gives you the opportunity to stay in a scholarship hall for a reduced cost. All you have to do is a few more chores!

    Academic Rigor

    I plan to major in pharmacy and I can't wait!

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Drink, go to live music shows, house parties, watch independent movies.

    Food and Dining

    If you are hungry and on campus you definitely always have options at every corner. Sushi, snacks, sodas, coffee, snack wraps, fast food, pizza, pretty much anything you might crave while studying.

    Dorm Life

    I opted out of the dorm life, very fortunately.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your area of study. Humanities are a piece of cake but if you are taking hard sciences then this is the place to be! KU rocks at developing future scientists.

    Tips for prospective students

    If this is what you want out of college then KU is a wonderful environment for students to thrive in; you will find the resources you need here to launch yourself into the next stage of your life.

    In three sentences

    In my 4 years here I have really broadened my horizons. KU has really helped me find who I am as a person and also where I want to go in life. It has been everything I have wanted and needed to thrive as a future contributor to society and I am very thankful for having been allowed this kind of opportunity.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My grandfather, mother, and sister, and soon to be other sibling are all going to be graduates of KU.

    What to do for fun

    There is Mass Street and Kansas City is only 30 minutes away and the campus and university have tons of clubs and orginizations to sign up for.

    Food and Dining

    They have many meal plans available at various prices and they food is good.

    Dorm Life

    A few of the dorms are newly renovated and are reasonably priced to students.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the highest medical schools to go to in the midwest. The university has tons of classes that I would love to take and the study centers and tutors are easy to find and eager to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your studying style Study a lot but study smart Know how to balance your schedule

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous and I always love going there. Their academics are amazing and have exactly what I need and want to major in. The university has always been a favorite of mine and I cant wait to go there.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The students camp out for the whole week before a basketball game taking shifts in groups. We are hardcore Jayhawk basketball fans and we get to the fieldhouse at 6am to camp out for good seats.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting a great education for much less than other schools I was looking at attending.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. You will never be bored if you make any effort to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's dorm food so it's not going to be great. There are lots of options though and there are lots of different places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms has helped me meet people. I'm from out of state so I didn't know a single person when I came here but now my floor is like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what classes and what major you are. Some classes take a lot more work than others and it depends on the person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take advantage of all of the help available. Also become involved in clubs and other activites to meet others and build relationships.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has so many opportunities for any major that one wants to persue. The professors and TA's are very willing to help you succeed. I feel that attending this school will help me succeed in my career after college.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of fun activities and clubs to get involved with on campus. I love going to see movies with friends or attending the awesome free events.

    Food and Dining

    The food in my scholarship hall has been great. I appreciate how there are meals made for you, but if you want something different then you are free to cook your own food. Also the meals that are made are super yummy!!

    Dorm Life

    I am so happy that I chose to live in the scholarship halls. The girls I live with have all been so nice and so is everyone in the halls. There are also amazing perks like free printing, computer access for those who don't have laptops, and fully stocked kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I have taken for my major have been both challenging and interesting. They have exposed to a lot of new information that I would not have normally been able to access. The teachers have also been very supportive and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to explore all the resources at KU. If you need tutoring or help with assignments there's always somewhere that you can go. There is absolutely nothing wrong with reaching out for help.

    In three sentences

    KU has been an incredibly fun environment. The people I have met have been so kind and accepting. I feel that there is definitely a place for everybody at this school!

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel that I could walk on campus any time of the day and be perfectly safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is a major part of the school. I think that anyone attending the school should take a look at the Greek life. They will meet friends who they will stay in touch with for the rest of their lives.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities and clubs are very numerous. There is a club or activity for every type of major or interest. If there is not one for a unique activity then it is very easy to start one up.

    Great for these types of students

    This school offers things for every type of student. It is the whole package that has something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In my opinion there are no unusual traditions or locations on campus. Attending school here has shown me there are no unusual locations.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that you get your moneys worth and more attending KU.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Kansas offers a lot of fun things for students to do outside of school. The basketball and football games are the two most fun things to do at school. You meet so many people tailgating and camping for both games. The SUA (student union association) offers a lot of fun activities ranging from bowling to concerts to movies for students to partake in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard your first semester here and do not get to wrapped up in all the in-dependency.

    In three sentences

    Being a student at the University of Kansas has been the best experience of my life. It has made me the person I am today and I would not change a thing about my time at KU.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations that you can get into. To name a few, there is the Quidditch team, ultimate frisbee, church groups, sororities and fraternities, rec teams etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food is okay but they have plenty of other places to eat on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    You meet so many interesting people in your dorms and find friends for life living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most colleges, you need to apply yourself if you hope to do well, don't think it's just going to be an easy A because you go to class, you have to work for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend classes, they say it at orientation but you will have times when you just don't feel like going and that's okay... once in a while. Going to class is the best way to keep your grades in check.

    In three sentences

    KU is a great school filled with amazing professors and students. There are more than enough opportunities to get involved and meet new people. You can't go wrong with choosing the University of Kansas as your school.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone here! Athletics, academics, multicultural, religious, gender, and about any other club you can imagine!

    Great for these types of students

    All! But seriously, come here to have fun, but also to be an adult and actually work to get your grades!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like the lake near the stadium....hidden behind strong hall. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively low cost for a great education and college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, speakers, parties, student groups, movies, concerts, a different fun event almost every day!

    Food and Dining

    Great choices at both the underground and the union! Brella's is yummy and the salad bar is great. They also have guides to work with those that have food allergies!

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm....some students choose off campus housing and there are many great options there as well!

    Academic Rigor

    Study....this is not a breeze-through university. Professors are wonderfully understanding and accommodating, but do expect to actually read and come to class to get a good grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up professors on ratemyprofessor.com! Avoid the Underground at noon, it is a madhouse! Bring ice water during the summer for classes as some older buildings don't have AC!

    In three sentences

    A historically beautiful campus. The bus system is amazing! Great student amenities!

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wish the campus would reach out to Lawrence and work on lighting and such for Mass St. On the Med Center campus, parking lots are often congested and full and individuals park on the streets, where some residents are more hostile than others about students parking.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek organizations, from the hardcore party-oriented to academic / community service oriented.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find a club, you can start one easily. Lots to pick from.

    Great for these types of students

    Social people, advocates, artsy people, science-oriented people, health care students as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't ever walk under the Campanile before you graduate - rumor has it that if you do, you won't graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value (in-state, anyway) - the only objection here is that tuition has been increasing as of late due to an unsupportive legislature in Kansas, and I feel like some of the introductory / gen-ed classes are a waste of money compared to taking at a 2-year school.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Clinton Lake to get away from it all. Catch a game at Allen Fieldhouse. Have a beer on Mass St. Tons of stuff to do all over town in Lawrence.

    Food and Dining

    Two words: Massachussetts Street. Seriously, go check it out.

    Dorm Life

    Depends, like any school, on your roommate, but all the Dorms are situated nicely together and in walking range of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any school, some classes are easier than others. Some classes just require attendance to succeed, others you need to work at. In the science departments (chemistry, biology, physics, etc) you need to work really hard to stay caught up with all the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Survive the first year and get the gen-eds done with some focus. It will help your GPA.

    In three sentences

    KU is a quality school. I attend the Med Center, and have taken many science classes on the Med Center and Lawrence campuses, as well as Edwards. The education for my program is top-notch and well-regarded by professionals in my chosen career path.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides the obvious bar scene there are plenty of things to do in Lawrence! There are usually concerts at the Granada every week and plenty of intramural sports to participate in the possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat on campus. The underground and the union are the main places to go on campus. The food is normal and great but don't eat too much or you'll definitely get the freshman 15!

    Dorm Life

    Every single one of my close friends right now are someone that I met in the dorm! If you stay in your room all the time how are you going to make any friends? My dorm was known to be really crappy but because the room was so bad being out in the commons is how I met all my friends! I wouldn't of traded my dorm experience with anybody!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be a bit of a culture shock if your high school didn't really prepare you, but the teachers here are very understand and helpful... office hours are something every student should utilize!

    Tips for prospective students

    Its really easy to get off track here and just party all day. If you're going to party limit it to just 2 times a week maybe less. Being in college is all about meeting new people towards reaching your academic goal... just don't forget about the academic part of college!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great place to be! I am so happy with my choice to be here and would recommend it to anybody I know! Being on campus is just an overall amazing experience and if you're thinking about being here you should definitely take a campus tour!

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Kansas has campus police as well as emergency polls all over campus with buttons that signal police, also you can not get into any dorm building unless your student id has been approved to enter that dorm.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of opportunities to get involved in greek life and serval different options for both girls and guys.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Kansas offers over 600 different types of clubs and is always looking to add more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a campus bell that dates back to the Civil War and rumor has it that if you walk under the bell before you graduate, you will not graduate in four years. Also we make newspaper cones and confetti for all basketball games, which is really fun!

    Bang for the buck

    KU makes your university experience very affordable and offers many different ways to make reaching your goals more affordable.

    What to do for fun

    As a student at Kansas there are over 600 clubs that you can be apart of as well as a AMAZING basketball team that always sells out. There is nothing like being apart of a Jayhawk basketball game.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the University Of Kansas is typical school food however, there are several other places to eat on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kansas is nice and well kept, there are laundry units in every dorm and you have to have an approved card to enter the building keeping it very safe. There are also serval different types of rooms to chose from including suit style, which allows you to have more then one roommate and your own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Kansas is very competitive, make sure you keep up your GPA and do as much as you can to stand out among students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and take advantage of every opportunity you have to ask questions. Meet with your advisor at least two to three times a year they are full of information and several opportunities.

    In three sentences

    KU is a really friendly atmosphere, with many opportunities to get involved. The University has a ton of great staff many of which attend the university, giving them a better understanding of your questions and concerns. There is a Student Alumni Association that allows you to connect with past alumni as well as offer many internship and job opportunities.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Kansas has emergency phones placed through out campus and a police officer can arrive on scene within seconds after used. Also the buddy system is strongly encouraged everywhere!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a huge component of the University of Kansas; however, not being a part of Greek Life is not overwhelming for those who do not participate.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Kansas is Great for ANY type of student, whether you are quiet or loud, ready to make tons of friends or read tons of books, this college is the one for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Camping for basketball tickets is the most unusual tradition we have at KU. Basically you join, or form, a camping group and you go to a lottery early in the morning where you draw your spot in line. Then, you have someone hold that spot from generally that moment all the way up until two hours before the game.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that the University of Kansas takes the money you give them, and in return gives you a personal and educational experience you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Kansas is at the heart of Lawrence, which is a city where there is always something to do! Whether your thing is music, movies, art, skateboarding, hiking, or just hanging out, an option is available to you here!

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's is the name bestowed upon the main eating hall on Daisy Hill (where most of the dorms are) the food can be good- and it usually is- but there are times you will want to go out to eat, or use The Studio. The Studio is a great alternative to eating at the dining hall, and they accept cuisine cash which is an option of varying amounts of money allotted for different sources of food, provided by different levels of the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Living at the Dorms at the University of Kansas is a great decision for your first year! It typically costs around the same as apartment living, but it includes Resident Assistance that are there for you when you need to talk about anything on your mind, a bus system that picks you up basically right outside your front door, and an incredible opportunity to make friends that will last.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Kansas is not the hardest school, when it comes to making grades; however it varies from professor to professor. Although it is not the most difficult, it is still not easy and it is still an institute of higher learning and your work ethic should reflect that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest coming for a visit! You never know if a college is for you until you see the place for yourself! If you cannot physically come visit, then research! Looking at pictures online can be another good way to get a feel for a campus. Its also important to get to know the staff; send an email to the head of the department you are looking into and ask questions!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is amazing! It is the best school to attend if you want to broaden your mind, and your social skills. Also, you will be learning and building connections on one of the most eye-catching campuses!

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere! if that doesnt make you safe i dont know what will. I have not heard anything in the news or news paper about on campus crime so i am assuming it is pretty safe. Everyone here is pretty laid back so i can understand the crime being low. Everywhere i go in Lawrence i leave my car unlocked and nothing has happened yet...knock on wood.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately if you are a bit mature like my self you wont like the greek life here. Its definitely vast and childish. If you lack social skills and the ability to be independent a frat or sorority is perfect for you. The people related to the greek life are typically young and dumb but every now and then you will meet someone cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    Its a college it has everything. I believe KU is top ranked in the country for its qudditch! If there is something that you enjoy that is usual or unusual KU will have a club or some sort of organized activity

    Great for these types of students

    People who are fun, outgoing, social, open to experiencing new things, young, lively.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year around Halloween they do a zombie walk. This is very strange. I am almost positive Lawrence isnt the only place that does it. Every dresses up in ragged clothes and face paint to look like a zombie. They walk down mass st messing with people and stay in character the whole time. Its really great

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to school things are rather pricey. Food and tuition on campus is not the cheapest around. But when it comes to drinks and food off and around campus thats where its cheap. Every night there is a dollar night somewhere at a bar. There are plenty of food specials spread around so you can always eat something cheap.

    What to do for fun

    I drink, celebrate basketball games and hangout with friends. There are a ton of bars around this town. A bar for every type of person no matter who you are. If drinking isn't your thing there are tons of social places like coffee shops. Whats convenient about Lawrence is mostly everything you need is within walking distance so that's a big plus in my book.

    Food and Dining

    Mass st in lawrence is where its at! Tons of variety when it comes to food and dining. Anything you want and everything you havent tried is located down town. I love staying local when it comes to dining out. I always try something new and local to lawrence every weekend.

    Dorm Life

    I dont personally live in a dorm but i have heard many things about them. If you are new to campus this is the perfect place to meet new people. The living conditions arent the greatest but thats part of going to college. typically people live in dorms for a year, makes as many friends as possible for the future, then move out.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes arent the easiest but they are worth it. I personally am not going to school for a big job or a big paycheck. I am coming to school to learn. Over the past year i have definitely learned a thing or two. Study hard and enjoy yourself and classes will be much more easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit with an open mind. There are many different types of people and styles all around Lawrence. Some say that lawrence is just a smaller Austin. If you can visit during March madness so you really get a feel for being a true Jayhawk.

    In three sentences

    I moved here in 2012 from the big city of Dallas. The campus is beautiful and the weather is perfect. If you love the snow like me you will love KU. the classes are somewhat enjoyable. The basketball life and social life isnt bad either!

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are panic buttons across campus that alert officers to come to your specific location in a matter of minutes that also have flashing lights when activated.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are many and varied. The possibility of starting one's own club is also plausible.

    What to do for fun

    You could go to Greek, Club, and Social events. A person could also find almost anything to get into that ranges from Dungeons and Dragons to Sports Fantasy Leagues.

    Food and Dining

    At best the cafeteria food is eatable. It is manageable with access to multiple salad bars, campus restaurants, and vending machines.

    Dorm Life

    You will get the opportunity to meet lots of new people. Also, the people of Lawrence seem to be friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are moderately challenging, however, one could fall behind easily if they are not taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would take advantage of the tutoring available on campus and check out the monthly events that occur.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is interesting, to say the least. The professors are helpful as well as some advisers.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe walking by myself, but as a girl, I feel a little uncomfortable walking alone at night anywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something available to do, and there are so many clubs on campus that everyone can find one that suits them.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find their niche here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are lots of traditions like Waving the Wheat, the Rock Chalk Chant, and many more. KU basketball is one of the best traditions around.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a quality education for your money and a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    Going downtown and walking on Massachusetts Street is the best thing to do on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    I do not usually eat in the dining halls, but all my experiences with on campus dining have been great.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a scholarship hall, which is different from traditional residence halls. The environment is great and I am so happy that I decided to live in a scholarship hall on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't found any of the classes to be too difficult, but they also aren't too easy, either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your applications and everything turned in before the deadlines, just in case there are complications or things that you forget. It will be less stressful to do it that way.

    In three sentences

    Everything about the University of Kansas is fantastic. The campus is beautiful and Lawrence is a great town. The professors and people are friendly and helpful.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone with a goal to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You may not walk under the Campinile before your graduation. You should get in the Chi-Omega fountain before graduation. When someone says Rock Chalk, you say Jayhawk back to them. When we kick off in Kansas football, you yell rip his head off! after the kick. There is an orientation where all new students are made aware of the Kansas traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas is reasonably priced for all that they offer. Also, out of college you have a great reputation being a Jayhawk in your industry. Rock Chalk!!

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games are the BEST. Allen Field House is a great place to make memories. There are really fun bars on Mass Street. Always social functions in the Kansas Union.

    Food and Dining

    Lawrence, Kansas hosts many great places to eat. Much of the town social life in within the service industry, too. Mass Street is great for a full on college vibe. You can go to west Lawrence for more options away from the crowd, too.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to create a family away from your own. The food is cooked fresh every day, and you do get to meet new people. Also, great opportunities for leadership roles in Hall Government.

    Academic Rigor

    If you need help, the College of Liberal Arts offers tutors for many classes, and custom tutor options for those that are not offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your professors out on various rating websites. Learn about the history of the school. Visit the on campus museums and get involved in on campus clubs.

    In three sentences

    Accessible faculty with integrated levels of expertise that meets the students needs. Friendly campus with flourishing social life. Variety of studies, class sizes, and curriculum to offer a unique schooling experience to all.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe ride!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball is like no other

    What to do for fun

    Bars, Mass street, sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere. The tradition doesn't get much better than at KU. The professors are hit and miss.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs and intramural sports. There is literally something for everyone to pick from. If for some reason what you are passionate about doesn't exist it is fairly simple to get the green light to create your own unique club!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students that are going to go into a science field, usually that of biology or a subdivision. However, that does not mean that other schools of knowledge are lessened. It is a great school for all different types of students.

    What to do for fun

    They will sit and read on the Hill, or play a hundred and different games ranging from Frisbee to Quidditch. Not only that but their is a large student center that features areas to rest and relax and also the large exercise/rec center that features courts ranging from basketball to racquetball.

    Food and Dining

    The several restaurants and dining halls on campus makes for a great choice when selecting your meals. The meal plans are slightly pricey, but you pay for what you want and they have many different options. However, if you live in the scholarship halls the price of food is added into that price.

    Dorm Life

    No matter where you live on campus it is a plus. You can pick either dorms or scholarship halls and both are incredibly conducive to learning and making friends. Both of these areas are well put together and fairly modern.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but also not so much that it is impossible for you to complete the course load. It all depends on your major, but no matter what you will be challenged and you will benefit from it in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to read all the FAQs when applying for scholarships. On the subject of scholarships make sure to apply for a lot of outside ones as KU doesn't always offer a lot of school scholarships.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus that has something for everyone. The science, law, and business portions of the school are top notch, as soon by years of repeat awards.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe Ride is great for safety, especially as a woman. They'll pick you up anywhere on campus or even off-campus and take you home.

    Greek Life

    I love KU Greek life! It's an amazing way to meet new friends and to have a place that feels like home away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and organizations on campus, if you can't find one you like, make one. I personally love how many service opportunities there are the and student government opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    KU is great for students wanting to get involved, wanting to make friends, wanting to do research in their area of study, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock Chalk chant is obviously our best tradition. The Wave the Wheat tradition after every win is also a good one.

    What to do for fun

    Go to KU basketball games!!! I cannot stress enough how amazing KU basketball is. All the dorms and sororities/fraternities form camping groups to camp for the tickets to the game, everyone you'll know at KU goes to the games, and above all we're amazing at basketball. Also, check out Mass Street for shopping and food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take advantage of all available scholarships through KU, it really helped my freshman year. Also, I'd explore Greek life. It's a wonderful way to meet friends.

    In three sentences

    KU is a wonderful public university that is devoted to helping its students discover what area of study they want to pursue. Not only is KU a great academic school, but the campus involvement and community makes you feel right at home. Also, we've got the best basketball team to watch in the country!

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Jaybowl: Free bowling Friday and Saturday Nights from 10pm-1am Shopping on Massachusetts Street Bars for those 21+ Movies nights with SUA Sport Games Recreational Center

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. We have some fast food places located around campus and 3 dining halls as well.

    Dorm Life

    Great for new students for meeting new people in an easier non pressure way.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes can be easier than others, you'll find out by the first week of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay balance to school ASAP it will effect your enrollment process Read assignments School first, college second You only get two of the three: sleep, social life, good grades

    In three sentences

    KU is a good university to attend with multiple schools and majors to school from. The whole city of Lawrence has a nice college town feel. Lawrence is a safe city that parents wont have to worry about dropping them off in August.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always out and emergency phones are placed all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great at KU, it's an awesome way for out of state students to meet people fast and have a support system for the start of there college careers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything at KU.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students who want to get involved on campus but will still take the initiative to study and perform well in classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    waving the wheat at sporting events, throwing newspaper at the start of basketball games, and of course the Rock Chalk chant.

    Bang for the buck

    KU offers tons of renewable scholarships and your tuition is fixed for all 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games, Mass street, tailgating for football games, bowling in the union.

    Food and Dining

    It's really not bad for dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options on where to live and all of them offer something different.

    Academic Rigor

    PRE-med classes are tough, it's hard to get in A in a lot of the science classes....but it's not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus early on in the year and become familiar with all the libraries.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. It is a large school but the numerous clubs and activities really make it feel like a smaller school. I've been inspired by the passion many of my professors have.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Decent. I've had better at other colleges, but I've had worse too.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most of you know the traditions if you did the tour or at least interested in this college but for some of you how may not you will catch on quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest every college is just trying to get money from students and this is a top ranked school and they are trying to rip students off in such of; parking, dorm life, food, and classes. Tuition is going up and it will continue to go up until we get out of the recession. In the lie of it all this college is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    The lottery for getting tickets for the basketball games are fun and the campus keeps activities posted everywhere so you can see. If the school does not know of or have an activity that suits you, you can always start your own.

    Food and Dining

    You will find the places that serve the best food and the worst food once you start here.

    Dorm Life

    I personally never did dorm life but things I hear are great all except the food so be prepared.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough and challenging and will give you a wake up call if you are not ready.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would give the incoming freshmen three tips when they arrive here at KU and that is: one get involved (and you will find anything you would ever be interested in doing or joining at KU all you have to do is sign up), two make friends quickly (but even if you don't it's okay... You will), and three have fun, you only get this experience once in your life--make it great.

    In three sentences

    KU is a great school where students have the environment to learn, study, get good grades, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. My adventure just started at KU this past semester and it is truly a place to get that true college experience. I would rank this college at a 3.8 on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mass Street is a great place to go to experience the night life and to go shopping and eat at really interesting, ethical places. And the best thing to do for fun is to go to Allen Fieldhouse and watch the 'Hawks dominate. It is one of the best experiences that KU has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There is a reason why dorm food holds a negative connotation and KU's dining is not an expectation in that. It needs work, to say the least.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely recommend living in the dorms at least your freshman year because of the experience. This is a great way to meet people from all over the country (and KU, being so diverse, also over the world) and discover new opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, KU does offer some very interesting and challenging courses, if students choose to take them. There are still ways to coarse through class with ease if students choose to not apply themselves, but if the students want to be challenged, then they definitely can be at KU.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to be fearless and get involved in at least two things: something that they are interested in and something that they have never tried before or something completely out of their comfort zone. College in general, but especially at KU, provides many great opportunities to discover new interests or experience old ones. It is a great way to meet people and form connections, which I think is key to getting the most out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a brilliant university that allows students to enter into a diverse realm of various cultures and students of all types of backgrounds while providing an academic environment that is both stimulating and interesting. Not only that, but students also have the chance to partake in wicked extracurricular activities, organizations and clubs. And, to witness one of the greatest traditions that the University of Kansas has to offer: watching KU basketball in the home of the legendary Allen Fieldhouse, the greatest court in the country.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons of great local music and art venues. The Wakarusa wetlands is very special, sacred place. Several wooded areas great for wild foraging all around lawrence. Many yoga studios and martial art activities.

    Food and Dining

    Had friends who worked for Ms. E's which is the onsite cafeteria for the dorms. She mentioned the poor nutritional quality of the food and the violent way it is prepared. Wouldn't eat it.

    Dorm Life

    WOuldn't know much about that. Hashinger is supposidly the arts dorm. many cool happenings take place there.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of access to sources of knowledge. There are very hard working individuals in the upperlevel classes. I do not recommend taking large lecture courses, it is difficult to focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cultivate a daily/weekly practice which will allow you to embody and foster peaceful interactions. Keep an eye out for all of the student organizations. A great Ecojustice crew here. And the ECM is a wonderful, interfaith spiritual complex.

    In three sentences

    The anthropology department is truly amazing. Many students seem to be enveloped in the desire to maintain the current subsistence pattern devoted to consumerist exploitation and materialism. Very wealthy, exclusive people can afford to go to school here mixed in with international students, and those who work very hard.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is fairly well lit and campus police can be seen multiple times each day patrolling around campus. There are also emergency phones all around campus that can be used to call for help if at any point you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. There is also SafeBus that can be used to transport students on weekends at night, and SafeRide that can be called at any time to offer students a ride home if it is late and they feel it would be unsafe to walk home.

    Greek Life

    There are various sororities and fraternities at KU, both academic and social for people seeking a way to connect with similar personalities right off the bat.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs at KU, so there is at least one that each and every person can find and be interested in. On the off-chance that a club doesn't exist, you can even create your own new one!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! KU has a great diversity of students from all over and from all different backgrounds; it is a great place for anyone to learn and prosper while working towards his/her major. Anyone and everyone can feel accepted and thrive at KU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Allen Fieldhouse (for basketball, of course!) -Late Night at the Phog Hawk Week -learn to clap to I am a Jayhawk and how to wave the wheat

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, KU is a pretty good deal for the money. While meal plans and dorms can lean toward the pricey side the academics are first-rate while still being affordable, especially for in-state residents. Scholarships are also offered based on ACT or SAT scores, making them fairly easy to receive based on merit rather than need.

    What to do for fun

    SUA (the Student Union Activities) organizes many events throughout the school year, taking places all over campus. At the beginning of each year is Hawk Week with various activities and tons of free food to get students excited for the new year. There is also bowling at Jaybowl (free on weekends after 10 pm!), movies at the Union, and not to mention the athletics! KU basketball has a solid team just about every year, so cheer on the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse for a fun night to remember!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are offered at KU for anyone living in the dorms, and also people living in on-campus apartments such as Jayhawk Towers and Naismith Hall. Meal plans can be fairly expensive and the meal plan food can vary in quality from day-to-day. There are also many cafes and smoothie bars spread throughout campus and food courts under Wescoe (The Underground) and in the Union. The food there tends to be better but costs money rather than meal plan meals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at KU are clean and most have been recently renovated to keep them in working order. Floors are usually co-ed, with girls on one side and boys on the other, making it easy to make friends of both genders. Bathrooms are also separated between genders on each floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are adequately challenging and will take several hours outside of class to complete homework and assignments. Some classes will be easy and seem comparable to high-school classes, but others will require outside work and attention to excel. Math and science classes especially are fairly challenging and will require deep thought and ample studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't rule out KU if you are trying to only consider ivy-league or high-ranked universities. Branch out from the beginning to make new friends and acquaintances in your field of study as well as others; it is good to have friends from all backgrounds and all majors! Go to class! If you actually attend the lectures and discussions you will be much more likely to succeed. Don't assume that because high school was easy that you will be able to excel in college classes just as easily; persevere and hard work will pay off!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great university with devoted and passionate teachers in the many various fields of study. Most classes are fairly small other than the large lecture classes, which are made to feel smaller with extra discussion and lab sections. Overall, KU is a great value for the money.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt threatened on campus, and there are always campus cops patrolling to insure safety. Safe phones are located throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    Very big at KU! I'm not involved myself but there are a vast majority of Fraternities and Sororities to choose from!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities to get involved in some may be geared towards your major and others are just for fun! Such as our sailing and underwater book reading club. If your a fan of Harry Potter you can also join our quidditch club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Chi-O fountain you must jump in before you graduate. The Campanile- where you walk through before you graduate (never go through the campanile before graduation it is bad luck!)

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest schools to attend. In state of Out of state as many neighboring states come to KU for its price. Including Illinois, Texas, South Dakota, Minnesota.

    What to do for fun

    You can go see movies for free at the union! Concerts are easy to access at the Granada located on Mass street!

    Food and Dining

    Like any other mass producing dinning area not the best, but getting better! Mrs. E's the dinning location on the Hill is going under reconstruction. If it is like the renovations by Corbin and GSP the food and atmosphere should be a lot better! Construction will be done for incoming students for the 2013 fall semester!

    Dorm Life

    I had the best dorm life experience, my floor was very close and we got involved in clubs together so we had a familiar face to see.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tuff but you can get through it if you stay on track!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club and get involved! It makes campus a lot smaller!

    In three sentences

    Absolutely the perfect pick! Has a lot of diversity in a fun and small town. Named #8 best college town in the nation for its great atmosphere!

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is great at KU! There's 13 sorority chapters and several more fraternity chapters. They're constantly involved on campus and with the community. Greeks are not exclusive in the least, and welcome all people, Greek or not, into their activities and friend circles. The houses are quite charming and overall it is not very expensive.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, capable of withstanding cold weather, passionate about their school, seeking academic challenges, independent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waving the wheat: you'll learn this quickly. Used at sporting events, you 'wave the wheat' when the Jayhawks score a touchdown, kick an extra point, someone fouls out of a basketball game, or at the end of the game when we win. Also, try to learn the clap that accompanies the fight song as soon as possible. It's fun.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! You'll know what's happening on campus. As for off-campus activities, Mass Street is the main drag of Lawrence and houses many shops, restaurants, and bars. When the weather is nice, the sidewalks will be packed with people enjoying the weather and relaxing. There's also a lake in town, Clinton Lake, with public beaches. And you can rent camping equipment from the rec center and go camping! Everywhere you look, there are things to pass the time.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining halls for all dorms, some share a hall. And there are several cafeterias around campus that have great food in them: Pizza Hut, Chil-fil-a, sushi, chinese food, grilled food, salad and sandwich bars, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Be active in your dorm! Don't just hide in your room or only spend time with your roommates. Often times, entire floors will organize activities together and you all become quite the community.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but all professors are available for officer hours and there's tutoring opportunities everywhere! Stay on top of your work, though, because falling behind is hard to recover from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as much as you can! There is so much going on, it will be easy to find something that you're passionate about and get involved. Don't be afraid to speak up in class or go to your professor's office hours; they love it! They genuinely want to get to know all their students, and they're really not very scary. Take PRE 210 the very first semester that you can; it will make the following semesters so much easier and you will have a much better grasp of what you want to do in school, if you don't already know.

    In three sentences

    KU is a welcoming school, with opportunities to get involved everywhere. The faculty and staff are all very knowledgeable and will go out of their way to help answer questions, and provide assistance. Despite its size, the school is a very close community and all students care about one another.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    PARTY!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Stay out of Lecture Halls -Dorms are overpriced -Be ready for a rush of fandom

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has the most beautiful campus imaginable. The education provided is diverse and top-notch and the students have the opportunity for a fun and multicultural experience. There are no words to describe the feeling that comes with being a Jayhawk, RockChalk!

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options but not many reasonable options when it comes a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Very expensive, small dorms, but a good location. Best way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of ways to challenge yourself. Take harder classes, join the Honors Progam, or be apart of a Learning Communtiy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded when it comes to majors. Take the time to find other housing options (dorm prices are crazy). Visit the campus!

    In three sentences

    Great college town with lots to do. Awesome acadmeics and advisors. Big college with a small college feel.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    everything is exciting

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny spent

    What to do for fun

    pledge, party, poetry nights, karaoke, tons of things

    Food and Dining

    its a variety of foods, diverse.

    Dorm Life

    Social

    Academic Rigor

    Great.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's all about time management. hard work. and the ability to excel.

    In three sentences

    It's a caring, vibrate, and excellent place of opportunity. There's so much to get exposed to. It's very diverse.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus features its own police department, emergency call boxes and many other features to help keep students safe. There are a few streets near campus that aren't lit at night, so make sure you know where you're going after a night out and, of course, stick to the buddy system.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, really. Lawrence is a welcoming place full of many different characters and there's something for everyone here. It's just big enough not to go stir crazy, and small enough that you don't feel lost.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever the basketball or football team scores, the entire stadium (but especially the students) will wave the wheat. Basically, you wave your arms back and forth in time with the people around you. While it may seem absurd, it looks super cool from afar and the spirit it carries is genuinely amazing. KU also features the Rock Chalk Chant. This may also seem a little strange, but by Winter Break you'll be chanting with the best of 'em.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a basketball game! The Lawrence community always gets so involved in the basketball games; it's truly one of the best things you can do. Take a stroll down Mass St. and its neighbors. Full of local coffee shops (plus the prerequisite Starbucks), cute little stores like Wild Territory and Love Garden, and a ton of bars (trust me), there's no shortage for things to do around town. If you get a little tired of what's in Lawrence, Topeka is 20 minutes away, and Kansas City about 45.

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's on top of Daisy Hill is great. There are plenty of options, but make sure you don't go too crazy with the chocolate milk and pizza, or you may find the Freshman 15 isn't a myth. The best places to eat, though, are downtown. Jefferson's on Mass features dollar bills pinned to the walls, the Mad Greek has some truly delectable dishes and there are two stores right next to each other, Au Marche and Brits, that sell the best stuff.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard good and bad things about the dorms. Daisy Hill is pretty controversial in terms of who enjoyed staying there, but it's not a requirement to stay there either. If you're not into the whole party scene, schol halls provide another good option (given you demonstrate need for the scholarship halls).

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard good things about KU - class sizes get smaller the farther you get in your college career, so don't freak out because your lecture class has 800 students in it. Also, make sure you and your adviser know about the KU Core. It's the new general education program and kind of complicated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk up hills. 14th St has one of the most killer hills in town. Don't worry too much about it though - your legs will get stronger and soon you'll be trekking up 14th like you're on a mission. Also, learn Lawrence's streets as soon as you can. You can take it from me when I say locals despise the first few weeks of classes when no one knows where they're going.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life has a strong presence here at KU, but it isn't overpowering. There's definitely a happy medium between greeks and traditional students.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind of student, no doubt about that!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Kansas is rich with traditions. Once you're here or ever visit, you'll see or experience something like never before!

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful food, and plenty of places to eat on campus. Some places you'll have a strong devotion towards since the food my be that addicting to you, but there are plenty of options around, as well as many different styles of food to choose from. KU Dining wants to cater to everyones needs, and tastes so that everyone is satisfied for the day.

    Dorm Life

    Expect to make friends immediately, whether you're shy or completely outgoing, you are bound to find someone or a group of others who share the same interests as you. Aside from that, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the campus through activities and events planned by those who live around you!

    Academic Rigor

    Keeping up in classes may the be the most difficult thing to do here, but that's with any university. As long as you stay focused and organized, getting through the first couple of semesters will be a breeze, and you'll have created a solid educational base for your further education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stick to your dreams, and set goals for yourself to insure that you're headed in that direction. And always remember that classes come first, but you'll still be able to find time for creating a new and great experience.

    In three sentences

    Imagine a place where education and fun collide. Might seem farfetched, but once you arrive to Lawrence, KS, and feel for yourself the atmosphere and the devotion to the University of Kansas, you'll know you have reached the right place. KU is where quality education coincides with a great college experience!

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wonderful!

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Kansas offers a variety of clubs and activities. It has wonderful programs for women as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Organized, inspired, and hard workers

    What to do for fun

    Walk the campus, play tennis or sand volleyball, play bowling or watch a movie!

    Food and Dining

    KU offers many different options on campus and almost every building has a coffee shop or vending machines. There are many near by restaurants as well.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not easy but it is not impossible. All that teachers do is for your own good. If you take your classes as seriously as you would take your job, you should be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is very important because staying on top of your classes becomes a priority and it is essential for your learning experience. It is also important to have great communication skills and to be ready to work on teams.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has a great atmosphere, a highly qualified group of teachers, and top notch equipment that would make your study as easy as it can possible get. Teachers will challenge your knowledge and make you stronger day by day, at the same time they will support you through your decisions, and guide you towards your goals. KU is a wonderful school!

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food in the dorms is kind of hit and miss. Some of it's pretty good, not gourmet or anything, but definitely bearable. On campus there's lots of good options (fast food, but not bad).

    Dorm Life

    I'm pretty introverted and shy so I had a rough time adjusting to the dorms and ended up living off campus but all of the RA's were very nice and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had some challenging classes, not to the point where they're impossible, but the challenge is adequate to learn the material well.

    In three sentences

    Personally, I have fallen in love with the whole of KU. The campus is beautiful, my professors have all been at least good (if not great) so far, and the student energy is infectious. It's been such a wonderful experience attending KU.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    school activities. libraries

    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    nice

    Academic Rigor

    very good

    Tips for prospective students

    join activities and clubs in the university, you will learn lots of more about the school.

    In three sentences

    very nice and big campus. people are very nice here too. overall school applies and settings are pretty advanced.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe, and chill atmosphere.

    Greek Life

    Quite a fair number of fratters and sorority girls.

    Clubs and Activities

    If it's a hobby, theirs a club for it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone should go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone must go to a basketball game at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    Won't lie, it's expensive. Get a scholarship or student loan.

    What to do for fun

    Their is always something going on campus. Get involved with a club, hang out with your study group, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of food options on campus, although their is no Dr. Pepper on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Theirs always people around, once you make friends with them, you can carry those friendships through your years at KU.

    Academic Rigor

    The Engineering School is tough!

    Tips for prospective students

    KU is pretty big, knowing where your classes are and in what building a week before really helps. On the first day make a study group in whatever class. This way you have a crew that can work on the class instead of doing it by yourself.

    In three sentences

    KU has an awesome student base. It has a great campus and amazing basketball team. The University of Kansas is the place to come for a great education and to enjoy your student life.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs offer you a chance to really get involved and take a peek into a career you might be interested. They also give you an opportunity to interact more one-on-one with your professors who are more than happy to answer questions and share their knowledge. I highly recommend joining a club if not for the knowledge for the fun and entertainment.

    What to do for fun

    KU offers free movies in the Union often and there are always things going on on campus. A majority of students spend their free time on wescoe beach where there is never a dull moment. Others prefer to use the rec center and play tennis or basketball all of which is free to students of KU.

    Food and Dining

    The options are limitless for food at KU. There are multiple restaurants located in the union as well as a delicious salad bar available during the day as well as restaurants located with in the underground. The underground is the lounge hot spot on campus where students grab food and sit at a table to chat or study. New students who live in the dorms can purchase a dining plan which supplies more than enough food for anyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are one of the best experiences KU has to offer. The dorms feel like their own community with many amenities available to you. It can be hard to stay focused with so many kids in one living space but it can be useful because there is always someone who is there to help with homework.

    Academic Rigor

    The truth is you can be as studious or as non-studious as you would like. The libraries are a go to for studying for test or writing papers. Campus is so beautiful with so much to offer it can often become a distraction. Finding a hiding spot in the library and burying yourself in book or your homework is never a bad decision. The professors understand that you have other classes and give you a work load they know you can handle. It is key to stay ahead of the game by always checking your email and blackboard for homework and test dates.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should speak to multiple advisors and continue to speak with them throughout the year. The advisors are there to guide you but you should be sure and utilize other resources available to get a general perspective of all your career options. Always have an open mind.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is diverse but yet there is unity within the different schools. I am a student of the Journalism school at KU and am proud to be. The school offers many career resources and adequately prepares students for their futures.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Several safety options are offered to students and the campus is always well lit at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here with 13 Panhellenic sororities and 26 IFC fraternities. I pledged a sorority as a freshmen and served two years on exec. It has been an absolutely incredible experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many student organizations between Greek life, academic clubs, athletics, and everything in between.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. Seriously. This school is so diverse in types of students that anyone can fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am convinced that Allen Fieldhouse is the most tradition-rich place in the entire country. Basketball games have become more of a ritual than a game. Another of my favorite traditions is walking down the hill before graduation, something I'm looking forward to doing this May.

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't trade my college experience at KU for anything.

    What to do for fun

    Obviously, KU is a huge sports school so there are lots of opportunities there for fun. There are also a TON of student organization.

    Food and Dining

    I only ate on campus as a freshman living in the dorms, but there are several dining options on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms at KU. I had a four-person suite in Ellsworth and wouldn't change it for anything. Very clean and safe as well as social.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, this is entirely dependent on the student and the rigor of the degree you are seeking, but the professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take advantage of academic resources, specifically tutoring services. This service is $75 for the entire semester and you meet for three hours a week in a small group. I've used it several times and it has saved me in math and science classes.

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Kansas will definitely give you a large state school experience. It is rich in tradition as well as dedicated to academics and student life. I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to go to school.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police, people and help boxes everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Not recommended

    Clubs and Activities

    Chess

    Great for these types of students

    Science and Ukan courses

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UKan Teach program at the University of Kansas

    Bang for the buck

    Rudy's Pizzeria downtown Lawrence and the trails around Clinton Lake.

    What to do for fun

    Reading and Running

    Food and Dining

    I cook for myself. I prefer to control what fuels me.

    Dorm Life

    I skipped it.

    Academic Rigor

    It is fair to say that you get your money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Brush up on your writing, memorization and studying skills.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas provides an eduction that is preparing me for the future. The school provides Professors that are can deal with large classrooms, making time for you, if you need it. The advisers at the University of Kansas help you get through a do-able challenge.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important while at KU. The transportation system has always taken great pride in how safe they are while on campus.

    Greek Life

    I participated for two years in Greek Life and realized that it wasn't for me. Greek Life here however is a really good experience to go through due to all of the people you get to meet through rush. I don't regret the opportunity I had to be apart of Greek Life and all of the cool events that went along with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an endless amount of activities that you can become involved in on the KU campus. There are clubs available that you would never believe existed.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people enjoy hanging out on Wescoe beach with their friends or whether it be to share information with the club that you participate in. You can find a lot of people also hanging out all over the beautiful campus eating lunch, etc. The Underground is a great place to get food as well as it has a wide variety of foods to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently majoring in Global and International Studies and minoring in Business. I took five semesters of Mandarin and it was one of the greatest and hardest experiences I had in college. I would do it again in a heartbeat because it made me very disciplined with my academics.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places in Lawrence to go to for fun whether it be the movie theater, bowling alley, tailgating for football games, preparing for basketball games, go shopping on Mass Street, etc. It really doesn't matter what you're doing in Lawrence as long as you surround yourself with people who like to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food in Lawrence is the best there is! I have never had so many hard decisions on where to go to eat. Mass Street has an endless amount of amazing restaurants that are all different types of foods.

    Dorm Life

    I met so many amazing people in my dorm that I have become so close with over the years. It was such a good experience living on a floor with so many people that I would have probably not been friends with otherwise. I cannot express the great experience I had living with so many new and different people.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always been good at going to class but sometimes once I am in class, I find it very hard to pay attention to long lectures. By looking at the notes provided by my professor ahead of time, I find it 100% easier to follow along and take more important notes. I have always found that if I actually put in the time and effort to do homework assignments by myself, I can spend way less time studying for the upcoming exam due to the fact that I am already knowledgable about the subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and do your homework. Apply yourself because it is worth it in the end. Make as many friends as you can and do as many things as you can because before you know it, college is over. Don't waste time worrying about the small things.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has been the best experience I could have ever asked for. I have not only learned so much about my specific major and minor but I have met so many influential professors. I hope to use what I have learned from KU and apply it in the real world and become as successful as I can.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to KU basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    Starts out really good.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on if you get onto a social floor. Can be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes should be taken seriously if you want to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. KU has many organizations that help you get acclimated to the campus.

    In three sentences

    Going to the University of Kansas had always been my dream. I have come to love my school and all the traditions that go along with being a Jayhawk. KU is a great school to go to and I would recommend it to everyone.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is oddly popular at this Midwest university. When I say popular though, I only mean that a good amount of students join Greek life. There is certainly enough to do around campus and on the weekends if you do not join a sorority or fraternity though.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls offer many options, however day after day, there is a pattern of what food is put out. For the dorm life though, the dining halls are most definitely sufficient for freshmen students. There are plenty of options to eat on campus, and the take-out or delivery options seem to satisfy all people, especially those late nights.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are perfectly located on campus, and the workers care about your safety. It is generally very easy to meet a large number of people within your dorm. They stay fairly clean, and you can sleep easy knowing you are safe at night.

    Academic Rigor

    This may be a bias answer though, for I am an Aerospace Engineering student, and the engineering department will push you. I do know several other students in different majors who do not have the same opinion about how difficult the classes are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your campus before arriving. The University of Kansas has a wonderful campus, however it can be overwhelming if you are not prepared. Do not worry though, you can always find help in countless spots on campus if you are lost. Also- take advantage of all the college has to offer. The university offers many helpful hints along the way that are worth utilizing.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a school that has the total package. Students who attend are very interested in the sports for the school, so campus is always buzzing with school spirit. The size of the school allows for every student to feel like they belong somewhere, whether it be with an athletic team, academic team, or just a close group of friends with common interests.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get into a sport or join and club. It'll make you feel more like a part of the school and will give you the chance to relax and meet people going through some of the same college issues as yourself. If clubs and sports aren't for you? Take time to walk all over campus and explore the buildings. There are a lot of neat places and wild life out and about on campus as well as fruit trees while in season. Soak up some outdoors while you're not in class.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is really pretty good. As a college student you're always on the go so getting food is pretty easy on campus. The quality is usually good too.

    Dorm Life

    I personally have not lived in the dorms. The stories I've heard from friends in them though have not been the prettiest. It's all part of dorm life though. You're either fit for it or not.

    Academic Rigor

    This definitely varies among majors and what sort of teachers you get. The University of Kansas will challenge you at times, but with skills for studying and managing time, you will succeed and it won't be as difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask a lot of questions and feel comfortable with what you are doing or what you are studying. If that means going to the head of the department or someone with that authority, you need to do that so you will have the answers you need. Always push forward and ask for help. It's a big campus and it is easy to just go with the flow instead of pushing for the needs you need as an individual student.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great school with plenty of activities and groups to get into aside from just studying for your major. It is a big school with lots of students and at times, depending on your area of study, you can get lost in the crowd of students and not get individual attention from your teachers. If I were to rate this school on a scale of 1-10 I would say it is a 7 or 8.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus security constantly monitoring the campus. I haven't seen or heard about any major issues.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One this each student has to do is learn about the Rock Chalk chant.

    What to do for fun

    There is stuff do around campus, but most people go to Mass street to have fun. That is in downtown Lawrence.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good there is a variety of different foods around campus from healthy eating to comfort foods.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a senior this year so my classes are harder, but not too hard where it's stressful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus system, this will help you around campus. Make sure you are familar with your classmates and professors this will make school easier. Get involved in student groups/activites.

    In three sentences

    Wide variety of majors. Faculity wants to see you succeed. It is is a life learning experience.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    KU Basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    Make more friends; Talk with professors

    In three sentences

    Good

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, with campus police at every corner!

    Greek Life

    There is a very active and proud Greek life on campus that is embraced by many students!

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Kansas offers many different clubs like sports, writing clubs, academic clubs, studying abroad, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all students who love learning!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the fountain in the middle of campus-it's a well known landmark!

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, an amazing university for all students!

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to have fun at the University of Kansas, through organizations, clubs, trips, studying abroad, etc!

    Food and Dining

    The University of Kansas offers many different restaurants on campus, and everything I have tried is very delicious!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is very safe and welcoming! All the students here are happy living in their dorms, and I highly recommend living here!

    Academic Rigor

    I would give the University of Kansas five stars in academic rigor, because it sets high standards for all its students, while also making it easy to be a part of the KU culture. The University of Kansas challenges students to pursue higher learning with its many academic opportunities, thereby motivating them to love learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Kansas gives students many opportunities to learn and it accepts students from all over the world. It creates a comfortable, fun environment for all students to feel accepted and welcomed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great place to explore and learn. It offers many opportunities for students to learn and grow, and it's also very diverse. I love being a Jayhawk, and I highly recommend students to apply here!

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    nice campus

    Food and Dining

    delicious Asian food

    Dorm Life

    There are many interesting activities every month

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic courses, Great life

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I see campus police on a regular basis.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY STUDENT!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wescoe Beach. A cool hangout spot right in the middle of campus!

    What to do for fun

    Sports! Attending games is always fun, along with their pep rallies.

    Food and Dining

    There is almost anything to suffice whatever craving you may have. I gave this a four-star because I do believe it may be a bit expensive for the average college student.

    Dorm Life

    I can not defend my rating personally, because I chose to live off campus. Although hearing from many of my friends that decided to do so, they loved it! It helped emerge them and become more involved in school activities and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I put this in the middle, because this will all depend on what classes you take. KU is very good at challenging you where it needs to.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are on the fence about choosing this school to be yours, just make a visit! Just momentarily embracing the atmosphere KU provides on their campus alone was enough to sway me the rest of the way.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is an amazing place to attend school. Surrounded by tradition, great professors and an awesome college atmosphere, this place met every one of my college needs. Not only is this college for my personal preference, but its name recognition does more for me than I can describe.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call for a safe ride if your too wasted to get home. Always walk with a buddy or friend to be safe.

    Greek Life

    Awesome parties, buddy up if your going to go to prevent anything bad happening, especially if your a girl.

    Clubs and Activities

    Salsa Club is awesome if you like to dance Sorority and Frats galore to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombie walk in Lawrence during Halloween is awesome. The whole city dresses like a zombie and walk the streets.

    Bang for the buck

    Have a plan of what you want for the future, don't let people tell you what they think you should be doing, think for yourself, stand up for yourself and respect yourself at all times. Protect yourself from STD's by using protection, don't be a statistic.

    What to do for fun

    Movies is a plus, hanging out with friends, sorority parties, campus clubs always has fun activities. There are bars near campus you can go have a drink at if ur 21.

    Food and Dining

    food is fatty so make the right choices or you will become a freshman 15 statistic.

    Dorm Life

    Is awesome for first year students, but get an apartment afterwards with friends if you can.

    Academic Rigor

    Know what you want out of school, stay focused, party a little and get your work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know exactly what you want to do and have a plan otherwise the counselors will throw classes at you to take and you might not even need them. Have a plan and if you don't think long and hard before you pick a course. Check rate my professor to choose the best teachers and always ask previous students for the best classes and professors in your major.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is an OK University, the staff depending on the department can be really rude, as far as the administration goes. The department of social work graduate administration and field education director can be rude sometimes but you just have to remember why your there. I love the professors, they work hard and do an amazing job in teaching their students.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events, or really anything KU has over 600 organizations to join from Quiz bowl, to Quidditch, to Rugby!

    Food and Dining

    Mrs. E's, the dorm cafeteria has some of the best food, and downtown Lawrence, Mass Street, has some of the best eating in Kansas.

    Dorm Life

    Hands down some of the best and most diverse people you will find. Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Taking a brand new language like Chinese can be challenging, otherwise your teachers are extremely helpful at making you successful

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every scholarship you can the University is receiving a ton of money for scholarships and is increasing the number of scholarships distributed at an amazing pace. Even if you don't think you'll get it there could be an expanded range that you don't know about. It happened to me!

    In three sentences

    This University has become a home to me; the school spirit is sublime and you never feel alone. More importantly, the support structure developing for the student who are financially not-so-well-off is sublime. I know in the future it will be one of the best Universities to attend for those of lower socio-economic upbringings.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of Partying but as a student who does drink or go to parties there is still many things to do. there is bowling at the Union that's free on Fridays and Saturdays after ten. There's the downtown area where there is many fun and great restaurants and shopping. also if you want to make a little trip, Kansas City is only about 40 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't great, but they have a lot of options

    Dorm Life

    Definitely live in the dorm your first year, you meet friends and get to do lots of activities to make you feel 100% comfortable at KU.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the classes at KU. Every class is extremely interesting. The professors are always very helpful and there are many opportunities to get help if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your options open, whether its with a major or a school. discovered many different opportunities and don't be afraid to explore.

    In three sentences

    KU is a very diverse school. They have many choices and opportunities for me so that I can graduate knowing that I went to school to do exactly what I wanted to do. I love KU because they give me the opportunities to succeed.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student activities all around.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school.

    In three sentences

    Nice and involving academy faculties. Good in qualities.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is huge at the University of Kansas. There are a number of emergency call phones located all across campus. There are several areas of campus that are monitored 24 hours a day. All dorms have alarm systems, a front desk worker at all hours of the night, and a restricted entrance system where your student Id is required to open the door. There's a campus wide emergency alert system that not only alarms you, but tells you what to do. During such alarms, an email and a text is sent to every student and staff member on campus informing them of the situation. One last major safety feature is SafeBus. We all know that college students go party and get wasted, so the University of Kansas has set up a SafeBus system where a bus will pick you up, no questions asked, and drive you safely back to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I mentioned earlier, there are tons of clubs and activities to be a part of on campus. If you don't find one that you want to be a part of, all you have to do is email the director and he'll help you start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Kansas is great for ALL types of students. Even though the campus is located on some massive hills, there are plenty of resources for students with disabilities. There's a passage called the Hawkroute that will get any handicapped student to any area of the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only extremely unusual place on campus is Potter's Lake. Its more like a creepy swamp that guys never need to go to at night (I can't speak for the girls). A lot of guys that have gone down there after dark have been approached by creepy old guys and asked if they were the guy that they're meeting from Craigslist. Bottom line, avoid Potter's Lake at night.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something happening on campus. I highly recommend going to the Student Rec Center and getting your workout on during your free time. They have everything like: any machine you can possibly think of, tennis, sand volleyball, court volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, racquetball, rock climbing wall, table tennis, indoor track, and so much more. I also recommend going to the Union to see a movie or go bowling at JayBowl. My number one recommendation though is to get involved in something. There are literally tons of clubs to be a part of and you'll make tons of friends doing so. However if you can't find anything off campus, you can always head down to Massachusetts street and find something to do in downtown. You can also drive over to nearby Kansas City to see a Royals game, go to a museum, or just explore the city. There's always something to do at the University of Kansas.

    Food and Dining

    When you select your housing, you will also be required to select your dining plan. I recommend everyone to get the Jayhawk Unlimited with $250 Beak-um Bucks. With the unlimited, you can eat at Mrs. E's dining hall at any time free of charge! Mrs. E's has everything! Monday through Friday they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the weekends/holidays they serve brunch and dinner. During breakfast they have a cereal bar, yogurt area, create your own omlette station, breakfast pizzas, fruit, waffles, oatmeal, and then they always have other breakfast items like: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc. During lunch and dinner they have a wide variety of things. There's salads, subs, pizzas, burgers, Indian food, Mexican food, Chinese food, soups, BBQ, and everything else in between. They just change up what they serve each day, but they always have standards like salads, pizzas, and subs. There's also tons of places to eat across campus like the Union, the Underground, and the Studio, but they do cost money (beak-um bucks). At these locations, there's food options from Chickfla, pizza hut, Subs/Wraps, literally anything you can think of. My number one recommendation is to get a Crimson Blue or a Cinnamon Phog at the Pulse! Those two coffees are so good!

    Dorm Life

    Although living in the dorms your freshman year is not required here, I HIGHLY recommend it for everyone (not just freshmen). When you arrive on move-in day and see your roommate for the first time, you immediately begin to build a friendship. Then your RA will gather everyone from your hall and you'll eat together, talk, and soon enough you'll have a hall full of friends. The best part about a school day is when you notice someone from your hall out on campus somewhere and both of you get so excited to see each other and can't help but smile and wave in a goofy manner to each other. The only down-side to dorm life is that you do have to be very respectful of others and learn to share your space. Be cooperative with your roommate and agree on things before you just do them. Basically just be respectful, share the hall with everyone, and be friendly and you're guaranteed to instantly begin making friends.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're looking for an easy ride to a diploma, then the University of Kansas is not the place to go. Academics are number one here to everyone and the Chancellor makes sure that everyone understands that. The professors here are known to give quite a bit of work and some grueling tests. About a month into the school year I had a week where I had a lab quiz, 2 tests, an essay, and a lab all due within 3 days of each other (this was on top of regular homework assignments). So yes it is challenging at the University of Kansas, but if it wasn't then anyone could do it. If you choose this university, you're guaranteed to stick out to employers when they see that you earned your degree from a prestigious university like the University of Kansas.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many tips that I would like to share, but my number one tip deals with financial aid. When I was a senior in high school I slacked off when it came to applying for scholarships. BIG Mistake! College is so expensive and the University of Kansas is 20 miles beyond that. Apply for every scholarship that you possibly can, because if you go here you're going to need every penny. Another tip that I have is to really utilize your departmental advisors. I declared my major during the second week of my freshman year and I was immediately assigned my advisors. They are so helpful and they will do anything they can to get to you to graduate, in four years, with the degrees/minor/certificates that you want. My advisor and I made my four year graduation plan during the third week of my freshman year! They are truly amazing people!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is an amazing college to attend and a great place to call home. Everyone up here is so friendly and will do anything and everything to lend a helping hand. The college is absolutely beautiful and Lawrence is nothing less than a top-notch college town.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Greek Life

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Clubs and Activities

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Great for these types of students

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Bang for the buck

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    What to do for fun

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Food and Dining

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Dorm Life

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Academic Rigor

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    Tips for prospective students

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

    In three sentences

    ROCK! CHALK! JAYHAWK!

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus. There are stations to call for help all over and the campus police drive around campus all night. There are safe buses that run at night to get people home safely. The fire station is also right next to Daisy Hill so in the event of a fire, help would arrive quickly.

    Greek Life

    'Greek life' has a strong connotation with it, whether that's positive or negative to you. As with any group, there are positive and negatives to it. I am a happy member of a sorority and I love my sisters and spending time with them. I don't take part in the activities most people associate with sororities, so I can tell you there's a lot more to Greek Life than going out. Although that option is there if you want it. The system is great for anyone who wants to join but it doesn't run the campus if you're adverse to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs on campus than you can count. There are multiple clubs that are similar so you can find the perfect group for you. Involvement is encouraged and it will really make your college experience better. If you can't find the club you're looking for, it's easy to start it yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    The great thing about such a big university is there really is a spot for almost every kind of person at the University of Kansas. You can make this campus as small as you need it to be, but it's big enough that you can meet new people every day. You can find a group that has the same interests as you or branch out and try new things. There are some big classes at the beginning of the year but those have discussion and you can always go see the professor if you have questions. I would say students who don't like to search out help and ask questions would struggle a little bit here. Not because people aren't willing to help, but because you have to search them out they won't come to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    KU basketball is one of the most incredible things, if you chose to embrace it. Even if you don't like basketball, it's easy to love KU basketball. The annual Late Night in the Phog event brings in students, community members, and fans from all over the country. Outside of basketball, the chants and songs of KU show a pride in the university that travels from. There are lots of smaller annual events to get involved with as well, like the KU Dance Marathon or the Big Event. If you love tradition, KU is brimming with it.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is expensive and KU doesn't offer much in the way of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do in Lawrence. Massachusetts Street offers locally owned shops and small venues for anyone to enjoy. It's also close enough to Kansas City and Johnson County that anyone who craves the big city activities can drive there any day of the week. There are multiple malls, Crown Center, or the Power and Light District all within an hour drive.

    Food and Dining

    Of the three dining halls, two are great and have a wide variety and good tasting food. The third is less impressive, but still not a bad place to eat. There is always at least one healthy option and they are very accommodating for dietary restriction and clearly label the foods. There are also a lot of meal plan options so you can work within your budget. Outside of the dining halls, there are so many great options for food including a large amount of delivery options. You will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    As with most colleges, some dorms are better than others. Each hall has it's own personality and there is a dorm for everyone. Before you select your residence talk with current students or advisers about what you want from your dorm and you will find exactly what you're looking for. Sizes are good and the location of all the dorms are good as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the academic programs at the University of Kansas (particularly the engineering and medical programs) are extremely rigorous. However, there are lots of opportunities for help and tutoring. You will get out what you put into the programs at KU. With the introduction of the KU Core, there's a lot more flexibility with which classes you have to take. This lets you take classes that are interest you and increase your chances of success.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you qualify, apply for the honors program. They will make your experience so much better and there are a lot of perks to being a member including early enrollment. If not, do you research into classes and career options before enrollment. The more prepared the better. Ask questions and get get multiple opinions. There are a lot of great resources to help you get what you need if you're willing to search it out and ask.

    In three sentences

    I love the university of Kansas for the tradition, the atmosphere, the beautiful campus, the friendliness, the location, and the professors. You can create your own perfect college inside the university and connect with some powerful people. This university is worth more than its basketball, although the basketball doesn't hurt.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one of the best in the nation. Jayhawks look out for each other no matter what the the circumstances are.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here at KU. There are many different chapters available to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all types available here at KU. Just look and you will find, and sometimes they even find you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sledding down the hills during the winter time. Jayhawk Blvd is definitely somewhere you want to be.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, but one thing that you will not experience at any other college is attending the men's basketball games. Attending a basketball game is a life changing experience. You will never see so many people so passionate about a common thing like the Jayhawks and Jayhawk basketball.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely choose to come to The University of Kansas, they offer you great education and many great opportunities after graduation.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is filled with great college experience. There's a high sense of companionship everywhere you go in the city of Lawrence. The University is very big on tradition which is a great thing because it brings everyone together.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Kansas is rich in tradition. Whether you're waving the wheat or learning the Rock Chalk chant, the history and deep-rooted tradition is everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is full of activities year round. In football season, Game Day is a city-wide event. In the winter, basketball is religion, and even if you can't make it to the actual game, you are guaranteed the chance to watch it everywhere you go. KU has tons of clubs and intramural teams that are a great way to get involved and have fun at the same time. At KU you will never be bored or lack something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food here is great, but if you feel like going downtown, Lawrence has a food scene that can't be beat. From Pyramid Pizza, to Fuzzy's Tacos, to Chipotle and Starbucks, there is something delicious for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    You will never be bored living in a dorm at KU. With most of the dining halls recently renovated, the food is great. The dorms are comfortable, and all within walking distance from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    KU has such a huge range of academic choices, and students are encouraged to take advantage of it. A new academic program, KU Core, gives students the opportunity to take electives, and classes they genuinely enjoy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure about KU in the slightest, schedule a campus tour. It'll be worth your time. KU has a beautiful campus, and there really is no place like Lawrence.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is extremely unique place to go to school. When you combine stellar academics with unbelievable student life, you get KU(and that's not to mention the basketball). This is a place like no other, and anyone would be lucky to call Lawrence home for four years.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the basketball games, they're an great experience and you'll never forget your first game.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there are a lot of places to eat. Always make sure to have some food in your room just for snacks. Take out and delivery are very common and there is a wide variety of things that can be delivered to you.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure to pick a good dorm. Also, try to know who your roommate is before you move in or try to room with someone you know. There are a lot of international students and it might be difficult to live with someone who doesn't speak English.

    Academic Rigor

    Its hard work but it pays off at the end. The rigor is also based on your major and the classes you take so make sure to take at least one easy class to not only balance your GPA but also have less stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're ready to move far if you're an out of state student. Also, be ready for a lot of diversity and be welcome to change. DO NOT take 8am classes!

    In three sentences

    Kansas is a great place to really find out if college is a good fit for you. Its a large school full of tradition and history and its very interesting to get involved in that. Its a good school to start your college experience.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    KU offers a lot of scholarships, locks in your tuition, and is very affordable compared to other universities around.

    What to do for fun

    Mass Street is always a blast! Go to the football and basketball games! There are quite a few clubs and activities to join - over 400 I believe!

    Food and Dining

    A lot of good dining options on campus - I would recommend heading down to Mass Street and hitting some places up there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Some of the dorms are a bit outdated, but it is a great way to get quickly assimilated to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are tough, but they're doable. Most professors are very helpful and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a Class of 20XX group before enrolling. I would recommend going to Facebook and searching University of Kansas - Class of 2018 and join that group.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a great place to be. There are plenty of ways to get involved and the academics are great. Many helpful faces.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual about or traditions we have a ton of them. WARNING! DO NOT walk through the campanile before you graduate or you do not graduated on time!

    What to do for fun

    Go to Mass street and shop, or just hang out!

    Food and Dining

    When I lived on campus the food was not good to me. It is edible though so you will survive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was not for me. The beds are lofted (desk underneath your bed). Sometimes it gets loud.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging, but attainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, there are over 300 student groups on campus find something you are interested in. Study hard. Use your resources. (the library, bus systems, advisers etc.)

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is truly a great University. Everyone says it is a big place, but you make it as big as you want.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you're a thrifter, Lawrence will suffice. For those who like new things, Mass street is superb.

    Food and Dining

    As far as dorm food goes, Mrs. E's isn't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    There's always something to do and someone to do it with you.

    Academic Rigor

    I am challenged, but not over whelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The opportunities at Kansas are endless, but you have to go get them. Take advantage of resume builders and the fun activities that KU has to offer.

    In three sentences

    After a semester in Lawrence I have fallen in love with KU. The people, the academics, the aesthetics, the beauty of campus and Mass street all make me feel at home. Plus there's nothing that compares to the excitement at Allen Field House.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Take cumulative tests in High School and know how to study!

    In three sentences

    It is a big, beautiful campus. Being in the Honors Program is challenging, but yet, rewarding. I don't feel like my High School prepared me for the course work I am taking at KU.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of shows, activities, sports, clubs, etc on campus. Check them out!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options for food and convenient locations throughout campus. Almost all take Beak 'Em Bucks (your student ID).

    Dorm Life

    Can't rate. Didn't live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Use the office hours and you'll be fine. Stay in contact with professors and most importantly, show up to class and pay attention. This isn't community college, but it also isn't Harvard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead. Keep track of deadlines. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OFFICE HOURS! (Even if you're doing well in the class.) Network with professors. Sit in the front and make sure they know who you are. Explore campus. Take advantage of as many resources as you can. Study abroad. Check departmental opportunities. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Plethora of opportunities available from day one. Most professors are top quality. Numerous opportunities to enrich your college experience.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waving the wheat is a big tradition for football games as well as camping for good seats at Alan Fieldhouse for basketball games. Basket Ball is HUGE at KU. We were voted as having the most intimidating stadium in the country. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK is our saying.

    Food and Dining

    The same thing goes for food. There are three dinning halls that are on campus: The North College Cafe (GSP), Oliver Dining (Oliver), and Mrs. E's (In Lewis, but serves all of Daisy Hill which consists of 4 or more dorms). It all comes down to how much you value food and it's quality.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm is different, meaning how long it has been since it was renovated. For instance the GSP dorm is almost like a hotel, whereas the Oliver Dorm should be condemned. Good advice would be to check out your dorm or interest before you sign the housing contract.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major and what classes you choose. If you choose difficult classes, there will be a larger presence of academic rigor. It's relative to what you want YOUR college experience to be like.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun in Lawrence, like go to a basketball game or head down to Mass. St and go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is amazing. Second to none.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at KU is one of the best parts of the school. It is a great opportunity to meet life-long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, KU can be very challenging. I attend the Pharmacy School at KU and it can be very demanding at times but is also very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as much as you can. Make sure to join clubs and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    I think that the University of Kansas is the greatest school in the world. The commitment to student improvement and the traditions that we have are my favorite things and KU.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you decide have a night on the town the campus offers a safe ride for those that are not capable of driving! If you live by a bus stop there is even Safe Bus that also offers a safe way to get home late at night!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any type of student! If you're not so much in the athletics there are over 200 clubs on campus that you can easily get involved with!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Kansas is worth every penny with all the academic plus and social plus!

    What to do for fun

    The town Lawrence has so many fun and great options to do for fun! The night life in Lawrence is very fun and very safe! If you're not looking to go out during the night the campus has fun opportunities as well, like; bowling and special showings of movies in the union!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is getting better every year, literally! The campus has newly renovated dining halls and has great food options on campus during the day, like; Chik-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and many more!

    Dorm Life

    You will never have a greater experience than dorm life! If you're looking to go COED, no worries the COED dorms do a great job at making sure you have your own privacy. If you're not looking to go COED there is even an all girl dorm! If you're looking to save money on living conditions look into the nice scholarship halls that offer a lot more than just a place to stay!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really care about there students, they really make sure that the students are successful throughout the time spent at KU.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter how fun that Thursday night party might seem, always put your school work first! University of Kansas is a big campus but it's not too big to walk to classes, so make sure you bring your tennis shoes!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is great place to attend school, they have an awesome campus life AND a fun off-campus life. The school offers so many majors that are available and the best advising staff to help you accomplish what you want!

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events. Watch the entertaining people on campus. Go out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not prepared for college or are not ready to put the work in this is not the school for you. If you have good study habits and know what your goals are and how you will go about achieving the this is a great place for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a challenging but fair school. It is a great environment to study and achieve goals. The school is an overall great place to be and is a great institution for success.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has regular patrols cars driving around campus during the day and night. On night activity it is recommended to buddy up to insure the best safety for yourself and others, especially when going off direct campus areas.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety that would take for ever to name off. Keep in mind when joining any activity, most will require twice as much work as high school activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Want to learn most experience or what is expected by the time one graduates. Ready for a challenge, in any major. Has most basic credits done, to save some mula. Used to walking a lot.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the alma mater at most sport events, the confetti paper for basketball, week initiation for frats, and most clubs with give surprise to the incoming freshmen .

    Bang for the buck

    The price is higher then most colleges, considering that it is a university but it is worth once you experience the knowledge offered to students on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to do through out the year, that include clubs, fraternities/sorority, or sports. Also a guide of activities are usually written on the pavement every week to month.

    Food and Dining

    Most food on campus is good, offers the choice to maintain a healthy diet or splurge on some sweets. Most are easy to get to and are nearby many of the class area. The main cafeteria is a little father, so plan ahead with friend when the best time to take a bus to Mrs. E's.

    Dorm Life

    I have no experience living in the dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    In the architecture realm, it will take of most of your free time. Limiting you to stay out all night, but instead enjoy a couple hours at local entertainment. It will definitely teach on how to make and maintain a decent schedule for work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look ahead to see where you dorm room will be located and to classroom, including bus schedule or walking time-span. When excepted look at you ku email and see what other type of academic accomplishments are available for you to apply for. For less stressful experience try to keep in mind any date on the university site, like free breakfast on finals week or when they offer free printing credits.

    In three sentences

    Is a very big, beautiful campus, that offers students many non-class related activities intended or not intended for the student major. Within the architecture department, KU offer the most diligent assignment and expert professors, tutors, and visitor. It also allows the student, architecture, to meet some of the great names like Marshall Strabala, who have completed grand buildings.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I gave it a 4 star because whenever you need the police, you don't even have to because they're always there. Even when you don't see them, they're always around. Pretty safe to me

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many, hundreds. Some that I'm apart of include MAPS (minority assoc of premed students) Premed Society Chemistry Club Biology Club BSU (black student union) KU Blood Drive Committee American Red Cross Club Tennis Club Basket ball Club Ad Astra Alternative Breaks Arab Student Union Reach to Teach Moms at KU

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing Like Country Music Interested in sciences or arts Enjoys wind and/or extreme weather Enjoys walking and hills Appreciates a diverse community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not walking under the campanile or else you wont graduate ( superstition) underground tunnel to classes to avoid the rain or any bad weather

    Bang for the buck

    Free tea and cookies on wednesday's every week at 3pm. Allowed to use beakum bucks (cash but on the KU card) for many places such as mcdonalds or dominoes. Free women's basketball game Free bus rides to and from classes

    What to do for fun

    volunteer at Small World take part in all my orgs sleep/rest watch television/ netflix clean my apartment attend a film event on campus

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Very lively. It's different for each hall and even the floors have different personalities. Hashinger is the best because it's the building where all the art students live and they have creative ideas for a fun time.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone secretly really cares about their grades and how well they understand their classes so be attentive and pick the right friends who will push you in the right direction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for day one of classes, all classes hit the ground running, no matter what major you take part in. Make friends in your classes so that you can study together outside of class. Build a relationship with your professors by going into their office hours. Actually read the syllabus so nothing surprises you in the end.

    In three sentences

    I appreciate that the University of Kansas has the widest range of available organizations on campus which allows everyone from everywhere to feel apart of a group. We have the best team spirit and support. We also have the strongest and most competitive students that help other students push each other to do better.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police force seems invisible, but at the same time, the campus has never had any serious problems, much less any minor ones I can think of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name, and I personally don't spend a whole lot of time with them due to my own extracurricular activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. KU is great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Getting up and shouting Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU in the Allen Fieldhouse.

    Bang for the buck

    Gonna be honest, KU's the priciest school in the state, but it's a school that's about connections, and those come in spades. Most of the teachers and staff here have pretty legit connections to the industries they're teaching in.

    What to do for fun

    Oh man, what isn't there to do? There's a ton of on-campus activities and clubs, dozens of great places to eat downtown, a couple movie theatres, clubs, bars, you name it, we got it. And, on the slight off-chance we don't, then Kansas City and Topeka almost certainly do.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus in my own apartment, so I couldn't tell you what the dorm is like.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, I've been pretty happy with my workload. I only had one teacher who disappointed me, but I still ended up with an A in his class, so it's all good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to riding the bus; climbing to the top of the hill is the biggest complaint anyone seems to have about school.

    In three sentences

    A large school, KU has a huge emphasis on school spirit. We've got one of the best basketball teams in the nation, but we're so much more. KU is a positive, great campus to be on, and our teachers prepare our students for the best possible future.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling on campus, bars just across the boundary

    Food and Dining

    Spread throughout campus

    Dorm Life

    Great quality but are up a hill from main campus

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard with certain teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    Read teacher reviews.

    In three sentences

    Mostly good teachers. Residence halls are up a hill. Very helpful.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe! I am an architecture student so I leave studio late at night and campus is always lit and patrolled by cops. Some buses do stop running around 6 or so, so if you need to travel far use the buses wisely or drive.

    Greek Life

    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...

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is big on campus, and the professional and social benefits are great being greek. There are lots of academic clubs to for each major be sure to check them out.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves getting involved KU is a great school. There are so many different ways to get involved. Do it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Figure out where the underground food court is. You will thanks me! Also, at semester end, everyone gets a certain amount of money from the college for printing. Use it to print your papers or study guides! Don't let the free money go to waste.

    Bang for the buck

    Use the rec center to your advantage. Being healthy is key to staying mentally focused in college. The rec offers lots of free classes and events to do and attend. Getting to the rec isn't the easiest thing, but making the effort you will see the benefits. Even if its getting out playing a game of pickup basketball do it!

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is a small community but collegiate athletic events are very popular with everyone. The teams are good and attending them becomes an experience.

    Food and Dining

    Same as the dorm life question.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently a grad student here so I don't know much about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Good amount of academic expectations. If you apply your self, the professors will take notice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus schedule, it will help you get around campus efficiently. Also, get involved as soon as you start with research or internships. Don't be afraid to work your way through college either. It shows integrity.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, amazing staff and education, and becoming an alumni from this college creates great professional opportunities.

  • 02/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You see campus police anywhere you go on campus, and there is also the safebus and the saferide that picks you up from anywhere at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes - KU has one of the best basketball team in the nation

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You get to learn the rock chalk chant and also how to wave the wheat during football and basketball games.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a nice recreational center where I got to play tennis, racquetball and indoor rock-climbing.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm communities. Everybody get along with everybody. Game nights and quiet study areas

    Academic Rigor

    Many academic resources like writing centers in the dorms, libraries opened 24 hours and help centers. Encourage study abroad and have many career fairs.

    In three sentences

    A great and diverse school to study. Great academic resource centers to help you be successful. A beautiful environment to live and study.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police, call boxes around campus. Use the buddy system or safe bus or safe ride on the nights you go out. Just for your safety and others.

    Greek Life

    If you are even just considering, I would try to rush just to help you with the decision.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waving the wheat. The lowest floor of Waston library.

    Bang for the buck

    PIZZA SHUTTLE at 12 in the morning for long nights is great. (Cream Cheese Pizza)

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with group or organizations. Visit Clinton Lake. Order Pizza Shuttle. Do what you like to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    It's a lot of fun! It is a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends. It is also an unique experience that is different than living at home. The only downside is no kitchen to make your own food.

    Academic Rigor

    Many majors and minors to choose from. Tons of options for classes. There are a lot of help centers around campus. Has many great programs. Some classes are challenging but are full of knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself, you may be scared but so is everyone else. Don't feel pressured, you will learn that you don't need to do anything that you aren't comfortable with. Have fun whatever you enjoy doing and don't think about what other people think of that. Do your own thing! Be an individual!

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas is a part of an outstanding community and has one of the best college school spirits. To describe this school, it feels like a home away from home. It is a great school to build your career but also make friendships that will last a life time.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is really involved on campus and has a great presence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Waving the wheat.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to sporting events and get to know the town of Lawrence. KU basketball games are the most exciting to go to.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much from the William Allen White School of Journalism. Its hands on program has taught me how I will work in the real world. To me this schools approach is the best way to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    #1 No matter what always make sure you are in the program you want to be in. #2 Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and join a sorority or fraternity. They are a great way to get to know new people and find your own personal connection to KU. #3 Once of legal age go to The Jayhawk Cafe and The Wagon Wheel, both are famous KU destinations. #4 Go to as many KU events as possible, everyone at this school is die hard Jayhawk fans. #5 Most importantly don't lose yourself in school work instead find yourself through your experiences at KU!

    In three sentences

    !The University of Kansas is a welcoming inspiring environment. The students here are very engaged in the University and all of its activities. KU does a great job in guiding a student to their future after college.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Is very involved with campus life and tries to allow everyone, greek and non-greek, to participate in events.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, from everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock Chalk chant will give you goosebumps the first time you hear it in Allen Field House watching the men's basketball team dominate.

    What to do for fun

    There are campus sponsored activities very often, as well as things to do in the dorms. The best part is going to walk around Mass to grab a bite to eat or shop.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never count out a school because you think you would never want to go there.

    In three sentences

    KU is the best place for me to be. I love the environment here in Lawrence and on campus. I feel like everyone here really cares about my success.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at KU was a good starting place at a University. It was a unforgettable experience that should be taken advantage of because of the people you meet, and the resources. It was worth the year I spent living in McCollum and for freshman because they can get grips on the layout of campus and be conveiniently located so acedemic resources are in walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at the University of Kansas takes dedication and passion. You have to want to be there and learn and make the most of every assignment, test, study group etc. The academics will challenge and stretch your study skills, discipline, and knowlege. The rigor of the acedemics is high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be willing to grow, learn and change while they are in college. They should expect a challenge and allow there years in college to mold them into the people they want to become.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has been most accomodating with education and transportation. There is endless possiblities for students to grow as individuals and learn. The campus is beautiful and easy to nativgate through.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe Ride is a great tool that The University of Kansas provides for us. Free to any KU student, Safe Ride will pick you up and take you home. Great number to have saved in your phones for weekends.

    Greek Life

    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!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs at KU so there is such to be something for you. My advice is join a couple clubs your first semester and see what you like! Always keep your options open.

    Great for these types of students

    For the studious: Annschutz is a great library with lots of quiet places to study. For the sports fans: KU basketball is the way to go. I get goosebumps at every KU game I am at. It's a tradition like no other.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the campanile while being a student. Rumor has it is if you walk under the campanile while a student, you will not graduate. While I don't know if this is true or not, you sure won't see me walking underneath the campanile until I graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    On Monday's, College Hill Pizza Pub (in the Oread) has half price pizzas! They are make your own pizzas and they are delicious. I would highly recommend the pesto, chicken and bacon pizza for only $3!

    What to do for fun

    Take a swim in the Chi-Omega fountain! Located right on campus, you won't miss it. Lots of kids love to swim in the fountain and it's great on hot days.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are such a good way to get to know people and really helps you get active in the KU community. Stay socially active with your floor and you will have an amazing experience. Some of the best friends I ever met at KU were lived on the same floor as me my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Go to class! That was the only advice my mother told me before I went to college and I am glad I followed her advice. With KU having classrooms that fit 1,000 people, going to class will help you retain information and gives you a chance to ask your teacher any questions you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create a solid group of friends that have the same values and hobbies that you do. It will make your freshman year that much more enjoyable!

    In three sentences

    I love The University of Kansas because of all the tradition. It's a rewarding experience knowing that my work here will soon make me apart of that tradition.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sportsmen

    What to do for fun

    Should definitely try some basketball .

    Academic Rigor

    The course definitely looks tough .

    Tips for prospective students

    There are going to be lots of students ,so make sure you standout !

    In three sentences

    The largest public university in Kansas , One of the best basket ball teams , Great alumni .

  • 06/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great on campus. All councils that exist on other campuses are here at the university

    Great for these types of students

    ANY STUDENT IS WELCOME!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DONT WALK UNDER CAMPANILE CLOCK TOWER IF YOU WANT TO GRADUATE. Newspaper confetti for basketball introductions Late Night at the Phog Potter Lake

    Bang for the buck

    KANSAS BASKETBALL.

    What to do for fun

    Kansas Basketball games Clinton Lake The Cave AssJamz

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently a KU Student Housing employee and this department strives to hire the best RAs and Desk Assistants to make every student's college living experience exciting and fundamental.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you make them. It all depends on your individual learning style. ratemyprofessor.com is a great tool to use for scoping out your future professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for as long as you can, it's extremely convenient. Its okay if you decide to change your major, almost every student does it. Get tutoring early in the semester in the classes you feel you may need them the most. KU has over 600 student-ran organizations and clubs, there's something for everyone. If not, create your own! BUY THE ALL SPORTS COMBO. DONT BE THAT ONE STUDENT.

    In three sentences

    Being a Jayhawk is one of the most unique things a person could be throughout their life. It brings an experience like no other school provides with amazing opportunities for minority/first generation college students. There's also a really good basketball program here.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones all over campus. A lot of people go to this school so you aren't ever really alone.

    Greek Life

    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?

    What to do for fun

    Lawrence is such a fun college town, there is plenty of stores and restaurants to check out on Mass St.

    Tips for prospective students

    When picking a class, do some research before enrolling. If you end up with a class that isn't exactly your cup of tea, drop the class early.

    In three sentences

    The University of Kansas has challenging courses for the hardworking student. The University also has plenty of extracurriculars for any type of student. This University will not disappoint when it comes to gaining college experience.