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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: KU is an awesome, unique school and I would choose it again 100 times!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from this school means a lot, and it gives you a great chance of getting a job over a lot of other schools, however this depends on your degree and what type of job it is. Overall it's a great choice for future job prospects!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many off-campus housing options, but the closer they are to campus and the nicer/newer they are, the more expensive they are as well, but it's usually worth it!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: When it comes to underage drinking and drug use at KU, the campus is strict and enforces the laws.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus makes attending KU easier, since everything on campus is within walking distance or on the bus route. There are a variety of brand new dorms to choose from or there are older options, and the social atmosphere is awesome! It's friendly and fun, yet everyone takes their studies very seriously.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My experience with off-campus housing has been great! My house has a bus stop a block away that takes me to campus when I need to get to class, but it only comes twice an hour and it sometimes late. Our landlord is very nice and helpful in providing us with help with maintenance and repairs on the house when needed. Our house is located on Tennessee Street which is awesome because we are very close to Mass Street where a lot of food and shopping areas are, as well as a lot of bars. Sometimes parking can be a hassle because Tennessee is such a busy street. Overall my off-campus housing experience has been great!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining near my school is great. There are a very wide variety of options to choose from which is very nice. A lot of great food places are on Mass street and located near shopping stores and other fun places to visit so a trip to Mass street is always a great experience. There are also a couple of great food delivery options that are open late-night.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at my school is great. There are a lot of different places where parties happen frequently. If you want to go out during the week, dollar night at the hawk is the place to be. Everything is a dollar and it is always packed. If you want to go out on the weekend, any of the bars are usually crowded and fun, there are also a lot of fraternity parties on the weekends, though that is not my favorite scene. House parties are also very fun if you know some of the people there.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process went pretty smoothly at KU for me. The staff at the financial aid office is very helpful and available to answer any questions you may have. I had some problems filing for financial aid this past year due to a fire in my home that destroyed important documents that I needed to file financial aid, but the financial aid office was very understanding and helpful through that process.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food options on campus such as the underground and the pulse are great. They have a pretty wide variety of food options available and usually have enough staff working to handle the amount of people that come in to get food. The coffee at the pulse is amazing! I think it's even better than Starbucks! However, the food in the dorms (especially Oliver) is awful. Not many options or choices for food are available daily and it is often hard to find healthy options.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was my best experience in college. The friends I made in my dorm freshman year are still some of my best friends. I loved the social atmosphere of the dorms. There were always people to talk to and people to hangout with. Sometimes the dorms were not the best place to be when I needed to focus on studying because people got loud and distracting. The bathrooms and showers were not spotless but they weren't very dirty and were cleaned often. The internet connection was not great but it worked enough to get homework done. My dorm was close to campus so on nice days I could walk to class. Busses came by the dorms fairly often as well to take students to campus. Overall my dorm experience was a great one!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: KU could have a better sexual assault policy.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at KU is okay.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: KU is a very athletic school.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is okay.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off -campus dining is normal for any city.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid at KU is okay, but it is not the best.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus housing and the dorms are okay at the University of Kansas, however the cost of housing is so quite expensive for the quality

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of options for students including low rates and animal friendly apartments.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I hardly ever eat off campus but from what I hear, it is pretty decent food.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: There are really very few rules that must be followed on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not party and have yet to go to a single party so I would not know how the parties are.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The loans are set up oddly and are hard to handle. I also dislike that the loans mainly go through my parents.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is fairly decent food and there are a lot of options.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall, it is exactly what I would expect from a college dorm.

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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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