University of Kansas Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Lawrence, KS
Website
www.ku.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
17,130
Part-Time Undergrads
2,039
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$9,678
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,748
Room & Board
$7,258
Acceptance Rate
93 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Average SAT Scores
Not Reported
Average ACT Scores
22–28

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The traditions
  • KU athletics
  • Downtown Lawrence
  • The beautiful campus

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • The unpredictable weather
  • University construction
  • Packed libraries during midterms and finals

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Kansas Student Reviews

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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.

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