University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, USA
3.91 Average Rating

The University of Kansas is a public research institution. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, and is one of five in the University of Kansas system. KU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors in one of the largest college towns in the state, as well as several online programs. The Lawrence campus sits atop Mount Oread, and is home to the Center for Undergraduate Research, which features a certificate program. The campus also maintains three museums, a university theater, and memorial union.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
93%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 13, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
57%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
97%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1230
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,625
Total Number of Undergrads
19,338
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
10%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,814
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,148
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,358
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,262
Books and Supplies
$1076

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,205
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,513
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,443

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,905
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,276
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
560
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Jayhawk
School Colors
Blue/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Twelve Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
Lawrence
Chicago
Denver
Wichita
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
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.
Nick
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.
Samantha from Villa Park, IL
Great school, good campus, good night life, good education. Big classes at first, but they slim down as you progress. You will fall in love with this school.
Jordan from Littleton, CO
i attended girl's state at ku this summer. ku has an absolutely gorgeous campus, a friendly environment, and so many great programs to choose from. i cannot wait to attend ku in the fall of 2017.
adrienne from dodge city, ks
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.
Zach from Overland Park, KS