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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: KU is such a big school and just like any big university, you'll meet any kind of person you can imagine if you put yourself out there. You're probably most likely to meet somebody if you live in the dorms--this is the best way to meet people and make friends period. Probably the majority of guys/girls are the sporty athletic type, or the stoner type... But it's definitely not limited to that. All kinds of people here, and everyone is really friendly.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are so many great people here.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students are very diverse. You will find a niche. Everyone is friendly regardless of how they fall socially. I've taken my 2 year old to undergrad events and literally everyone is kind and plays with him.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's a lot of diversity. It's great.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I honestly don't pay much attention to those who aren't friends.


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With such a big student population, it’s hard not to find good-looking guys and girls. Many students take care of themselves and like to hit the gym, and it shows. With more than 30,000 students and a mostly equal ration of girls to guys, there’s something out there for everyone.

You’ll meet guys and girls every day in class and on campus. Joining clubs and organizations is not only a good way to meet good-looking people, but they are more likely to have similar interests as you. But, without a doubt, hanging out in Lawrence is the best way to meet people. Students like to go out here, and most are always looking for new people to meet.


Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
At the Watkins Health Center
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The bars
  2. Classes
  3. House parties
  4. The dorms
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. House parties
  2. Dorm rooms
  3. The stacks at Watson Library
  4. Clinton Lake
Social Scene
Lawrence at the University have strong Greek life, student organizations, and the music and bar scenes, so it's easy for students to find other people interested in similar things. From hippies to preppies, students can find whoever they are attracted to at a place like KU. But it's all up to students to get out there and meet people. Put yourself out there and get involved early-making new friends takes some effort.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are opportunities for hookups or serious relationships at KU, and students vary in their level of commitment. The most common hookups in Lawrence probably happen when there is alcohol involved, so students sometimes talk about them regretfully. Some students come to college to meet their future husband or wife, while others just want to be free and have fun while they're young. It all depends on what you're looking for.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The best places to meet members of the opposite sex vary. In the dorms, many students are put in an easy situation to meet one another. The proximity of girls and guys in the dorms creates a situation for flings and hookups, but can, at times, come at a high cost and create problems on the floor. House parties are also a place to meet guys and girls, but each party is different with the possibility of a poor girl-to-guy ratio for either sex. For a sure bet, the bars offer the best opportunity for students to meet other wild and crazy students.
Dress Code
You can tell you're on a college campus by the way students dress. Students mostly wear comfortable clothes, maybe sweatpants or jeans and a T-shirt, and often sport Jayhawk gear in one way or another. There are students who like to dress up more for classes, but casual wear is more prominent.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 87 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 87 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 109 responses

  • 23% None
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 13% Long-distance relationship
  • 13% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 42 responses

  • 22% Classes
  • 21% The dorms
  • 19% The bars
  • 19% House parties
  • 6% Down Town or any Town event
  • 4% Club meetings
  • 3% Mixers
  • 3% Hopefully in the Library!
  • 2% Hawk Week
  • 2% Student Union Events

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 47 responses

  • 39% Join clubs, greek life, or stay in a dorm
  • 29% Talk to people in classes
  • 24% Dorm life
  • 5% Go to Mass Street
  • 2% Rec Center
  • 1% SUA Events

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 49 responses

  • 37% Diverse students
  • 27% Average
  • 22% Upper middle class
  • 14% Well off

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 35% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 60% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 2% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 2% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 110 responses

  • 45% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 50% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
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