19,338
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,412
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
93
93%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

The University of Kansas is a University institution located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS  66045-7576
United States
Contact Ms. Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Director of Admissions
Email: adm@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-3911
Fax: 785-864-5017

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
African Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
East Asian Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
Germanic Languages Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Slavic Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Music Therapy Checkmark
Pharmacy Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Human Biology Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Brass Instruments Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
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Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,538
Applied
13,576
Accepted
19,338
Enrolled
93%
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Female Admissions

7,938
Females Applied
7,561
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,600
Males Applied
6,015
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Kansas Qualified Admissions Curriculum with minimum 2.0 GPA for state residents and 2.5 for nonresidents and minimum 3.0 overall GPA and ACT score of 24/SAT of 1160 or minimum 3.25 overall GPA and ACT score of 21/SAT of 1060

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 13th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 7th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 26 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,092
In-state
26,302
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,056
Full-time student fees
10,350
Room & board
6,084
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

15,412
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,455
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,146
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,494
Avg. Loan Aid
5,896
Avg. Grant Aid
7,340
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
39%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

19,338
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
28%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.98%
Black or African American 4.26%
White or Caucasian 71.21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 4.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 5.15%
Other 0.58%

Gender

Male (48.77%)
Female (51.23%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Graduation, Home Basketball Games and Home Football Games

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark
More services
advising center, day care center, disability services

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
KU Adventure Club, Panhellenic Association, Center for Community Outreach, Pre-Nursing Club and American Red Cross Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
University police department

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,625
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,359
Part-time - 266
Male - 940
Female - 685