Location
Lawrence, KS
Undergrads
17,130
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2282 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most people on campus are pretty down to earth and easy to get along with.

3 College Junior

Diversity: A great deal of international students come into KU ever semester. I have to admit that most people who go to KU are from some part of Kansas otherwise.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I immediately got a bit of financial aid from the school when I qualified for it through GPA and ACT exam scores. I managed to maintain my aid by managing to keep my GPA in the school over a certain level.

4 College Junior

Majors: I think the English and History program at the University of Kansas are both pretty good but I have to admit that I prefer one over the other. The English Department has many great classes that have all topics one could wish for in American, African- American, British, Irish, and Latin American literature. I have not taken one class which I've regretted taking later. The teachers are also very approachable. The History Program is about the same in most respects. The professors are really nice and they do offer a wide range of classes that deal with many places throughout the world but it is also quite limiting in a way. This is especially true for the capstone classes. There are only a few classes on very specific subjects that you can take each semester.

Other than this, the programs are excellent. The workload is a bit heavy and you will more likely than not find yourself working on an essay every other week. Reading is also a big part of both and I would be remiss if I didn't admit that I felt that this was too much to handle. It would be useless to complain since this is what I chose and since I am a big lover of history and literature.

College Junior

Majors: I can't really comment on this since I haven't taken up an internship at the school.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: I've never eaten in the dining halls but I hear they are terrible. Luckily there are a ton of options all over the city to eat, and many deliver.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Night life here is pretty great. Thursday nights are the best because there are so many drink specials and that's when everyone tends to go out. Mass is the place to be on Thursday nights.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girls in this area are a little stuck up and can be huge partiers. But of course there are girls who aren't. Guys around here are pretty laid back.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not a greek, it is just not for me. Many of the people who are tend to be a little snobbish. Some of the houses are nice while others are pretty run down. Pledging is definitely not for everyone.

3 College Senior

Academics: Getting around the town can be a total nightmare, especially on game days. Many of the streets are small 2 lane roads that get jam packed with people and it can be impssible to turn into stores off the main streets.

4 College Senior

Academics: As a psychology major there are a lot of options to expand my education. There are a lot of research opportunities and many hospitals and other facilities in the area work with doctors and professors at KU, so it all coincides, which is really nice.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do in an around the city. Lots of places to shop off Mass street and people are all pretty friendly to eachother.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are multiple options and varieties off campus and there are a ton of places that deliver.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are more stuck-up guys than not, although there are some guys who are very friendly. Many smart guys here.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great place to live, but I am looking to experience other parts of the country as well.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: No matter how many times I try, I am unable to receive any financial aid, even though I need it.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: As as student with multiple dietary restrictions, it is nearly impossible to find a decent variety of food that I can eat. When there are meals for students with dietary needs, it's usually about three different meals total for the whole year. It is very hard to find things that I can eat.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different options for people who need special dietary needs or are looking for something different. Many late night options and many places have discounts for students.

College Junior

Overall Experience: The actual professors themselves are of high quality. Knowledgable and open for the students; however, we have many graduate students teaching gen ed classes and they have no idea what they're doing or how to teach a class. Nobody should be paying thousands of dollars to listen to a student who is a couple years older than they are. They came here for a quality education.

College Junior

Overall Experience: I have not personally used the career center, I tend to find everything out on my own. I am also unsure of what I want to do after college.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The department of student housing is not well run, there is a never-ending process to get everything correct and those in charge abuse their power more often than not.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: House parties and bars, like any college. I'm not a big part of that kind of life.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of different people from many different backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball brings the entire campus together.

3 College Junior

Majors: It depends on the internship you are awarded.

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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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