Lawrence, KS
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2294 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am just getting more into my major this year. I am enrolled in more classes specifically for my major and am very excited about it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel that the school is just trying to keep everyone safe, even though some people may feel that they are ruining the fun.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone has their own style and personality.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Honestly, my parents helped a lot to take care of the process.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something going on in Lawrence, Kansas! Whether it's a party or a bar, students always come out to have a great time. The Hawk is especially popular on Wednesdays, also known as dollar night.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I love my school and campus. I feel that there is always a lot to do and everything is very safe. I have made a great amount of friends and memories.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The University of Kansas has a great amount of school spirit. Going to sporting events are a great experience. I am definitely proud to be a Jayhawk!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I have never had any threatening incidents and neither have any of the close circle of friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed all of my classes and most of my professors. Overall, I have had a great experience at the University of Kansas.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Personally, I haven't looked much into this topic. I do believe there is a great affiliation though.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a great diversity on campus. I feel that everyone can connect.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Oliver dining hall, which is the hall I lived in and ate at, was just okay. It was hard to find health options and the food didn't satisfy majority of the time. There were other dining halls on campus, like Mrs. E's that had a much larger variety of meals to choose from. It wasn't very convenient for me to get there often but I would occasionally find my way there.

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.


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Amanda Thompson
Overland Park, KS
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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