University of Kansas

2,848 reviews
  1. Lawrence, KS
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Kansas is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045
Website

University of Kansas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,985/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,089/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,772/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,009/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,604/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,561/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.150 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,335Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Diverse students
    31%
  • Average
    25%
  • Upper middle class
    25%
  • Well off
    13%
  • Jayhawk
    5%
  • A lot of diversity in characteristics
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.218 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
    77%
  • EXPENSIVE
    6%
  • Everything I could have asked for
    5%
  • Everything I could have asked for & expensive
    5%
  • Typical state college with stellar basketball.
    4%
  • Family
    3%
  • Social&gt;Academics
    1%

After University of Kansas

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.104 responses

Reviews

2,848 reviews
  • Excellent
    604
  • Very Good
    1128
  • Average
    917
  • Poor
    147
  • Terrible
    52
Choosing to attend the University of Kansas was a decision that I could not be more pleased that I made. If given the opportunity to choose all over again, I would absolutely still pick KU. The classes, in my experience, have been appropriately challenging while still being fun and enjoyable, and the teachers I've had are so supportive to their students and passionate about what they teach. Any advisers I've met with (undergraduate, major-specific, financial, etc.) were so kind and eager to help, as well as available and quick to respond when I had any questions. Overall, my academic experience here at KU has been top-notch.

Then, of course, there's the non-academic aspects of college. KU offers so many opportunities to students, whether it be clubs and events, or jobs and internships. By the second month of school, I had already found a job on campus. Along with that, there was always something fun to do--cultural nights, drag shows, talks by guest speakers, grocery bingo in the residence halls. There's never been a dull moment!

Maybe I was just blessed with an amazing first semester, but I have good feelings about my future here as well. As finals week rolls around and my first semester is coming to an end, I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 8 2015
I loved the diversity that the University of Kansas has to offer. I came to college without an idea of what I wanted to study or what I wanted to do after graduation. As I immersed myself in different student organizations, I was able to find my niche. I started off as a business major, and finished as a Community Health Education and Pre-nursing major. I became president of the Community Health Outreach Program and truly felt like I was able to make a difference in the health of our local community. Of course, you have to balance out studying and student organizations with having a good time. That is where KU basketball comes in! I never knew one sport could bring a student body together like basketball can. During the day, we are all students from different walks of life, studying different subjects. On game day, we are all one big Jayhawk family, waving the wheat and singing our alma mater as the Jayhawks bring home another win. There is no place like home. Home is the University of Kansas.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 19 2015
My major was Business (Accounting) and Cultural studies, with an emphasis on East Asian religion. The workload was pretty easy. My advice is to NEVER take chemistry and calculus within the same semester. With a business major, there is a building on campus, Summerfield Hall, that's specifically for business students; two words: GO THERE! They have a help room (absolutely free) that has saved lives/grades several times. It's literally a building filled with people who has been through the same courses that you are/will be taking & want to help. Also in that hall, they post facts, job employment opportunities, and anything else that is business related.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 4 2014