University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a major public comprehensive research and teaching university. KU offers the highest-quality academic programs (142 undergraduate and 228 masters, doctorate, and professional degree programs.) Top ranked programs in special education, public administration, occupational therapy, speech-language-pathology, environmental policy, education, and petroleum engineering provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic opportunities. Excellent programs in architecture, art, business, design, education, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, music, nursing, pharmacy, social welfare, and other fields prepare students for professional careers. The University Honors Program is one of the best in the nation. KU is one of the top schools for military veterans/active service members and has a Top 20 Best Value Law School. More than 100 international study abroad and cooperative undergraduate research programs are available. Twenty-seven percent of our graduates study abroad. Over 40 languages are taught at KU and there are 5 national resource centers for area studies. The Applied English Center is CEA accredited. The academic programs are supported by 12 libraries and several museums including art and natural history. Service opportunities involve students with the community. The student population is 20% minority, 52% female/48% male, and comes from all 50 states and 110 countries. The university has renewable scholarships for undergraduate students - beginning as first-time freshmen and transfer students. The university provides a full range of student services including Hawk Link (academic program to assist students of color and/or first-generation college students to navigate KU), child daycare center, career center, health center, legal services, academic and personal counseling, financial aid office, money management services, veteran services center, writing center, and recreation facilities. On-campus housing provides options from residence halls and apartments, to scholarship halls. There are many part-time employment opportunities on campus. Opportunities to meet other students outside of class are vast- 555 organizations are registered on campus. The university is in the NCAA Division I and our masco, the Jayhawk, is known worldwide.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1865 N/A Semester $1.5 billion 1502 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-2700
overall score total score state city online paying global
47 100.0 Kansas Lawrence 831 924 149