Location
Lawrence, KS
Undergrads
17,130
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2006 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not participate or see much go on, you just kind of hear things.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do not pay too much attention

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live in campus housing

3 College Freshman

Majors: Competitive admission makes you work hard and not slack off

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I like school a lot

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not sure. There are all kinds of people.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in an awful, unsafe apartment complex and it is outrageously priced

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of things to try if you are willing to go out on a limb

College Freshman

Athletics: I do not use the facilities but they seem nice

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of things to do

3 College Freshman

Computers: I don't use the labs a lot but the wifi is everywhere, just occasionally slow

College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't apply through the school. I did FAFSA and it was confusing and I feel lost with the whole situation

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are free and usually on time if they are the on-campus routes. If it is off campus, prepare to be early and wait awhile and never know which one

3 College Freshman

Weather: Walking around outside is what we do, if you aren't prepared, you are going to be exposed to the weather. If you just check the forecast, there is no issues, other than when it is blistering cold

2 College Freshman

Parking: I have to show up early just to make sure I find a spot and get to class on time

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are pretty stand-offish and unfriendly.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not go to clubs and parties, I am underage and so I do not participate.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of wonderful options near campus!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very active, but doesn't dominate the social scene. The Greek houses are big and gorgeous! It was not the right fit for me, however I have friends who loved their experience.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm from Dallas, TX, so the winter season feel especially harsh. The Spring and Autumn season are gorgeous on campus! Summers are hot.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Shuttle buses come around frequently. I have a car when needed, but it's not necessary for getting around campus. I usually walk to all my classes. The only time when it becomes difficult is when it's freezing outside!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in Greek Life so I am biased but I am extremely please with it here at KU.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses are very convenient and run through campus stopping at various locations. SafeBus is also very nice.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: Lawrence is the most liberal town in Kansas and the majority of students are moderate or liberal I think.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lawrence has fantastic restaurants on Mass street, something for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
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Amanda Thompson
Hometown
Overland Park, KS
Major
Journalism/Environmental Studies
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The majority of students at the University of Kansas only have positive things to say about the college. Students have the opportunity to get a quality education at a fairly cheap price, which is something that not a lot of schools can boast. The community around Lawrence offers all of the important features of a great college town. There is entertainment, nightlife, and fine dining seemingly around every corner. You’ll have no problem finding everything you’ll need for four years of good living. Aside from some minor complaints, it’s safe to say that many students would be in favor of spending four more years at KU.

The combination of receiving a quality education and experiencing the freedom and exhiliration of college life makes students feel happy, and more importantly, at home at KU. The University also has a long-standing tradition that dates back to the 1860s, which makes you feel like you’re a part of something bigger than just your own educational advancement. Lawrence is a tight-knit community, and you’ll experience many Midwestern personalities on a daily basis, which can have its good and bad sides. Outside of Kansas, most people do not realize that KU is a great univeristy in a great college town. You will leave here a better person than when you came in—and you’ll have so many people to thank for it.

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