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Reviews 2843 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was very impressed by the classes at this school. Some classes are pretty big but mostly the classes are decently small. I like this because its easier for me to get the material and ask questions.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities in future careers that you have by getting a degree from this school are amazing.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. The campus police are always patrolling and watching out for people so that no one is in danger.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy the dorms quite a bit. I like that its come as you please and theres no one telling me when i have to be home.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I didn't get to get join a frat.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football team might not be that good but the games are fun and the basketball is really good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. the people are great and are very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There will always be bad teachers that easily ruin your experience with a subject, and trust me I've had them. They're terrible at grading, checking their emails, and honestly just awful at teaching... resulting in bad grades that reflect poorly on me. But I've also had a fair share of great teachers. They're funny, interesting, understanding of your situation, and always willing to help. So I would say my experience so far would be half & half. I've had as many bad teachers as I have good. And I've heard from many sources that that is "lucky" which I believe shouldn't be the case. We should have more goof teachers on campus, and If that's too much to ask for maybe we should have more TA's willing to help when the teacher is not.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm a sophomore at KU and I have yet to be offered a job that works with my schedule. My freshman year I applied at the campus daycare and I never received a call back. This year I applied to three jobs and I just now got a call back from one of the jobs that I applied for in person last week. I've learned that online application don't work, even though KU constantly asks for online applications. The application process also takes about 30 minutes just to apply for one job. So to sum it up apply for on campus jobs takes too long when you have expenses that need to be covered now, and even if you take the time to apply it takes them forever to get back to you.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The main security on campus is great. My dorm room was never broken into last year, and the car I have this year has yet to be broken into. I use to take late night campus runs and I guess I was conscious about my surroundings, but i never felt completely unsafe. Going out is a completely different story. I almost always go out with guy friends that I trust because sexual assault is a prominent issue on campus. A girl in my Anthropology class was roofied just last week. I will never go out by myself, and I feel like that's an issue. I shouldn't have too worry as much as I do, and I do wish that would change on campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms on campus are fantastic. They look amazing, and I've heard the experience with them is excellent, but the price is steep. Since I'm struggling with money I picked the cheapest dorm (4,000) for the year and it was awful. Community bathrooms were always filthy, my room was a small box that I shared with another girl, the dining hall in my dorm was disgusting (I ate frosted flakes every other day because of it). I also was sick a majority of the year due to the germs lying around the dorm (I had strep twice that year). So to sum it all up KU offers great dorms if you can afford the steep price, but if you can't... you're screwed.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life seems great. Personally I would love to join but the cost is too much. Many Greeks are exclusive. They sit in packs in class, and it's considered weird if you ask to sit by them. If you're not a Greek, you can't be associated with the Greeks. They seem to do a lot of work for the community, but they are mostly known for their parties. Housing for them is great, but there are more "bad" sororities than "good"; and this is based on their ethics. Some really focus on academics and being involved, while others focus on appearances and parties.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is crazy here. Everything revolves around it. Students are willing to skip class and camp just to get good seats at the game. It's crazy, but it's crazy fun for sure.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most teachers are there to help, but the way they help a student is not always beneficial. Some tend to go on tangents about one topic, wasting an hour of your time. Some are very helpful, they believe there is no such thing as a dumb question and I appreciate that because it makes me more comfortable with learning new information. Another flaw with many teachers is that they forget I'm taking 5 classes. They believe I have all the time in the world to work on their assignments and properly study for their tests, when in reality I don't; simply because my other classes ask too much from me.

2 College Student

Diversity: the campus is an extremely liberal campus and you are looked down if you are not a liberal.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I love going to the school, just wish it was more affordable and the price would stop going up for classes

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Greek Life: personally not in one and don't care to be in one.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: everyone is extremely nice and helpful when it comes to finding things.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I just finished my first week of college, I believe that Kansas University is a great campus and college to attend. The atmosphere is very friendly and kind

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my time at KU. I wish it was not so cliquey with the greek life and more engaging so that you had more opportunities to make friends

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel really happy that I get to attend KU. I enjoy the freedom I have to explore my educational and career options and love being on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There aren't a lot of careers in animation in Kansas but I'm willing to explore my options.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus, there are plenty of blue light centers about so if I ever feel in danger I have a resource to contact the police.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but the buildings seem nice.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not apart of the Greek life at school but they seem to provide a charitable and friendly atmosphere to our college.


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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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