University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
14,538
Students Applied
89%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1862
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 13, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other
Scholarship Priority Deadline
November 1, 2018
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
57%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
76
97%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1230
0
1600
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
52%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
26
Top 25%
58
Top 50%
88
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
260
$30k - $48k
186
$48k - $75k
246
$75k - $110k
271
$110k+
463

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: adm@ku.edu
Admissions Telephone: 785-864-3911
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
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.
Nik from Kansas City
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:)
Phillip from Topeka, KS
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.
Hillary
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.
Samantha from Villa Park, IL
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!
Julia from Wichita, KS
Come visit the campus, but also visit Lawrence as a city. Tour with a student if possible to get the full experience. Its a great place.
Jordan from Littleton, CO
you will definitely get your exercise on the hill, so bring some comfortable walking shoes.
adrienne from dodge city, ks
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.
Zach from Overland Park, KS
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.
Kyle from Lone Tree, CO
#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.
Nick