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University of Kansas
Acceptance Rate
SAT Range
ACT Range
Student/Faculty Ratio
Total Enrollments
Total Cost
Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
Overall Rankings
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#40 of 1,225
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
#50 of 980
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
#51 of 518
Legal Professions And Studies
#53 of 357
Architecture And Related Services
#57 of 242
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
#75 of 957
Visual And Performing Arts
#84 of 1,420
Overall Scores
Admissions & Acceptance
Retention & Graduation
Instructors & Faculty
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(785) 864-2700
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
Small City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 26,744
Women 54%
Men 46%
Total Enrollments (2020) 26,744
White 69%
Hispanic or Latino 8%
International (Non-Citizen) 7%
Asian 5%
Multiracial 5%
Black or African American 4%
Unknown 1%
Native American 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 7,975
Bachelor's 60%
Master's 22%
Doctoral 13%
Certificate 4%
Total Awards (2020) 7,975
Human and Social Sciences 19%
Business 18%
Healthcare 17%
Education and Liberal Arts 15%
Engineering 10%
Mathematics and Science 9%
Communication and Media 5%
Art and Design 3%
Computer Technology 2%
Legal and Law 2%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
Applied Statistics, General
Behavioral Sciences
Business Administration And Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Communication, General
Curriculum And Instruction
Dietetics And Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Digital Communication And Media/Multimedia
Education/Teaching Of Individuals With Autism
Educational Administration And Supervision, Other
English Language And Literature, General
Exercise Science And Kinesiology
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Professions Education
History, General
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Medical Informatics
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Organizational Leadership
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Political Science And Government, General
Project Management
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Special Education And Teaching, General
Speech Communication And Rhetoric
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
Accredited By
Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Applied English Center)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Students and Culture
Activities and Groups
Career Preparation

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4.1818181818182 Based on 7 Reviews
A- Excellent

Students and Culture

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4.3636363636364 Based on 6 Reviews
A Excellent


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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Given its strong business program, it’s not surprising that some University of Kansas graduates have gone on to succeed in the business world. Some of the school’s alumni include president and CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally, Netscape co-founder Lou Montulli, and Philip Anschutz, the founder of Qwest. Other notable alumni include physicist and fiber optics expert William T. Kane, Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto, and civil rights attorney Ron Kuby.

What is the campus setting like?
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The University of Kansas is located on a 1,000 acre campus in an urban setting that allows students to conveniently travel around on campus-provided or public transportation. The school has nine residence halls that have—in addition to amenities like wireless Internet, study spaces, and printing stations—a unique flavor. For example, students in Ellsworth Hall can relax between classes by playing basketball on the courts behind the building or Ping Pong on the main floor. Budding artists can practice their musical instruments in Hashinger Hall’s practice rooms or express themselves on a canvass in the building’s painting room. Similarly, those who live in Lewis Hall can hit the ivories in the piano room.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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KU Online offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as courses for non-degree seeking students. On the undergraduate level, online degrees include RN to BSN, liberal arts, psychology, and respiratory programs. Graduate students can earn degrees online in disciplines like business administration, special education, dietetics and nutrition, social work, nursing, and occupational therapy. No matter what online program students choose, they receive the same quality education as their on-campus counterparts through classes taught by the same professors.

What are the athletic highlights?
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The University of Kansas Jayhawks are the proud winners of eleven NCAA Division I championships, including victories in basketball, indoor and outdoor track, and cross country. They compete in the Big 12 Conference competitions. Other sports at the school include football, golf, women’s softball, swimming, rowing, and volleyball.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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The University of Kansas houses the state’s only designated National Cancer Institute, which provides patient care, and conducts clinical trials and other cancer-related research. The school’s Office of Research also runs research centers and institutes that specialize in different disciplines. For example, the Institute for Policy & Social Research conducts studies on social welfare, sociology, environmental studies, and urban planning; the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center focuses on information systems, telecommunications, and bioinformatics; and Hall Center for the Humanities conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to arts, social sciences, and the humanities.