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University of Kansas Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
19,983
Total Undergrads
Including 2,036 Part-time
3,702
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 31 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $2,036,216)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $236,920)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 138 116 - -
Baseball 38 - Yes -
Basketball 17 43 - Yes
Football 126 - - -
Golf 11 8 Yes Yes
Rowing - 76 Yes -
Soccer - 34 Yes Yes
Softball - 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 31 Yes -
Tennis - 12 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

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

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

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

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Student from Shawnee, KS
  • Jul-31-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food was decent, but for cafeteria food, there was a good variety and different options everyday.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-08-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is great basically everywhere. The underground is conveniently located and has great options. Lawrence has excellent dining with affordable options everywhere that accommodates all tastes. Just stay away from Oliver's dining hall.

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  • 5
  • Stephanie from Chicago, IL
  • Apr-14-2015 I am a past student here

    Mrs. E's is a treasure. Also the Underground will always have a special place in my heart with the Crunchy Chicken Cheddar Wrap :)

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  • 5
  • Logan
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Mrs. E's, the main dining hall never let me down. The variety of food served there is staggering; there's always at least one dish that I enjoyed. Every now and then prime rib, steak, or other entrees were served. Mrs. E's,situated on top of Daisy Hill, also offers a great view over the campus. There are also many excellent restaurants on Jayhawk Boulevard that are included on most meal plans.

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  • 5
  • Valerie from Overland Park, KS
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    In the Scholarship Hall, there is one person, called The Food Board Manager, who works for Student Housing and buys the food that the hall consumes. Lunch and dinner is made by the students. Also, you can requests foods for The Food Board Manager to buy at the store. Unlike the dorms, if you live in a Scholarship Hall, then you can eat whenever you would like. In the dorms, you can only eat at certain times.

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  • 4
  • Vann from Tyler, TX
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Mrs. E's, the Underground, and the Union all serve fantastic food. Yes, it is cafeteria food, but it's not too shabby for cafeteria food.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-09-2014 I am a current student here

    There are great places to eat here in Lawrence! In each union here on campus contains either buffets, restaurants, small markets, or panda express.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Kansas
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Mrs. E's is pretty good food and pretty consistently. Lot's of fresh fruit. It is however $350 a month on just food, whereas the average American spends $200 a month on groceries, and the frugal individual can easily get by on $100.

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  • 3
  • Larresa from Lawrence, KS
  • Nov-25-2014 I am a current student here

    It sometimes gets repetitive at Mrs. E's. I would advise bringing a fridge, a microwave, tupperware (for when there's good stuff at E's) and snacks.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emily from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-08-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't consuming as it is on some campus. I am currently in a sorority but it does not consume my life. It will take some dedication and I truly believe that there are no bad houses on campus. Its a great way to make friends and keep you on track with school and volunteering. You also join a tight knit, loving, community.

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  • 0
  • Logan
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely present at KU, but it's not a necessity to belong to a fraternity or sorority.

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  • 0
  • Valerie from Overland Park, KS
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a great option for a lot of students.It provides a solid group of friends that share the same beliefs and a welcoming living environment. And you don't have to join a sorority that just lives in one of the houses. There are engineering sororities, and fraternities and band sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Kansas
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    We have a pretty bad problem with rape culture in Greek life. Like, usually a couple pretty bad rape cases a year. However, that is not necessarily unique to the KU campus, as 1 in 4 women have or will be, and 90% involve alcohol. We've got a pretty great party scene though!

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  • 0
  • Lexi from Topeka, KS
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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