Location
Lawrence, KS
Undergrads
17,130
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2277 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

4 College Junior

Majors: Super easy to get in, and not hard to stay in.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Could be a lot better about lawn work.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of variety. Easy and flexible scheduling

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everything is customized for you. You feel like you have your own learning plan

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: No warning when new ones are posted

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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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