Location
Lawrence, KS
Undergrads
17,130
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 1989 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

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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.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are huge at KU, the rec center is great but it gets pretty crowded, could be bigger.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Kansas City less than an hour away makes for great shopping and professional sports teams, not to mention nightlife. Most townies that live in Lawrence love the school.

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College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I live in a fraternity house and have not run into any problems so far with school policies.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options for whoever wants to live off campus. Some houses look pretty shabby, but most students don't care about that.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I don't have any concerns finding an internship in accounting.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am very happy with the business school so far in my experience.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is apparent during the weekends but nobody cares if you don't partake.

College Freshman

Computers: I've never used the printers or computers offered on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of diversity on campus.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The busses cannot get up the hill if the streets are iced.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most living areas on campus are great to live in.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't smoke in the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you're not at the hawk you're missing out.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Currently undecided but my advisors great!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Live in an apartment if you can.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Night busses and other options available so students can avoid driving under the influence.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strict about parking - get a pass ASAP!

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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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