KU

University of Kansas

1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    635
  • Class Notes
    259
  • Textbook Notes
    21
  • Study Guides
    353
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,021
  • Previously Enrolled
    476

Overview of University of Kansas (KU)

About this school

University of Kansas, founded in 1866, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in a residential area of Lawrence.
  • Website


    www.ku.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    8,287

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,338
    • Men:9,431 (48.8%)
    • Women:9,907 (51.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (KU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Kansas is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Lawrence, KS  66045
Phone
(785) 864-3911
Fax
(785) 864-5006
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 13
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
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 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 14,538 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 7,938 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 6,600 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,369 (40%) of 13,576 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,896 (38%) of 7,561 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,473 (41%) of 6,015 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (KU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,824|Out-of-state: $26,592
  • Room & Board: - $10,060 (70.51731389317258%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,080 (7.57044721715968%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,126 (21.91223888966774%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Kansas accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001948
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,258 (78.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,182 (67.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,135 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
954 (44.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$16,455
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,863 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,743
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,493 (69.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,664
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 267 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,097 (26.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,643

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,064 (65.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,121 (73.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,890 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,060 (38.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$15,412
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,259 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,340
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,894 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,585
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 590 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,367 (19.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,896

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,462
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,097

Academics & Instruction (KU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,359

Part-Time Faculty


266

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,759,674

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Kansas provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


42.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (KU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (114)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Brass Instruments
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Biology
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Painting
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Russian Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Accounting, Master of Construction Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (132)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Facilities Management
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (KU)

Location & Geography

Population


90,811

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,000 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Kansas City

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Bus Station
Lawrence
Nearest Train Station
Lawrence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Jayhawk
School Colors
Crimson and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Kansas offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ku adventure club, panhellenic association, center for community outreach, pre-nursing club, american red cross club

Sororities


28% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,151

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,338
Women
9,907
Men
9,431

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.1% Asian
  • 4.5% Black/African-American
  • 8.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.5% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


5.5% from 76 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


8,287

Student Resources (KU)