University of Kansas

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30
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

#
9
midwest
Regional
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

#
25
Overall
Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

The University of Kansas, commonly referred to as
KU, has a student body of more than
29,000 students, making it the largest
public, research university in the state of
Kansas.

The main campus sits atop Mount Oread – known informally as the Hill – in
Lawrence, Kansas. Other campuses are found
in Overland Park, Wichita, Salina and
Kansas City, which is also home to the
University Hospital and Medical Center.

The Kansas Legislature established KU
under an 1864 charter and the school
opened its classrooms two years later. The
University of Kansas is a member of the
Association of American Universities.

Academics

During the 2010 to 2011 academic year,
enrollment at KU’s Lawrence and Edwards
campuses was 26,266, with an additional
3,196 students enrolled at the KU Medical
School. In 2013, the US News & World
Report
rankings cited KU as 106th in the
category of national universities. The
2008 report found that KU was the 18th
most popular university in the country.

KU has a significant liberal arts college
as well as the following schools:

  • School of Health Professions
  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Health Professions
  • Public Affairs and Administration
  • Music
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Welfare

There is also an honors program with about
300 students.

Financial Aid

KU offers nearly $13 million in
scholarships yearly. Federal grants, loans and
work-study are also available.

Library

KU has several libraries throughout
campus:

  • Anschutz Library
  • Art & Architecture Library
  • Music & Dance Library
  • Library Annex
  • Spahr Engineering Library
  • Kenneth Spencer Research Library
  • Watson Library
  • Wheat Law Library

Athletics

Known as the Jayhawks, KU sports teams
play in the NCAA Division I and the Big 12
Conference. The school has garnered three
national championships, with the most
recent in June 2013 when the women’s track
and field team took the NCAA outdoor
championship.

Student Housing

There are several on-campus housing
options: residence halls, scholarship
halls and apartments. The eight residence
halls are Corbin, Ellsworth, GSP,
Hashinger, Lewis, McCollum, Oliver and
Templin.

General Information

Admission

Office
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576
(785) 864-3911
Fax: (785) 864-5017
[email protected]
Contact: Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Director of Admissions and
Scholarships

Main

Address
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576
(785) 864-2700
www.ku.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 20,811
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 4,483
Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,555

Graduate enrollment: 5,471

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees

offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 92%
Percent students who return
sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $7,146 $7,725 $8,206 $8,733 +6.42%
Books and
Supplies
$750 $800 $800 $800 0.00%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $6,144 $6,474 $6,802 $7,070 +3.94%
Other $3,820 $4,130 $4,348 $4,226 -2.81%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $6,230 $6,592 $6,854 $7,070 +3.15%
Other $3,820 $4,130 $4,348 $4,226 -2.81%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$17,860 $19,129 $20,156 $20,829 +3.34%
In-state Off
Campus
$17,946 $19,247 $20,208 $20,829 +3.07%
In-state with
Family
$7,896 $8,525 $9,006 $9,533 +5.85%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$7,092
In-state Student Fees $858
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$16,590
Out-of-state Fees $858

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
2,766 62%
Grant or
scholarship aid
2,087 47% $9,978,770 $4,781
– Federal grants 562 13% $2,303,190 $4,098
– Pell grants 559 13% $1,799,400 $3,219
– Other federal
grants
453 10% $503,790 $1,112
State/local
government grant or scholarships
470 11% $590,437 $1,256
Institutional
grants or scholarships
1,909 43% $7,085,143 $3,711
Student loan aid 1,731 39% $9,151,337 $5,287
– Federal student
loans
1,711 39% $7,280,008 $4,255
Other student
loans
171 4% $1,871,329 $10,943

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4446 1471 818 6
Architecture and Related
Services
41 81
Architectural History and
Criticism
25
Architecture 16 67
City/Urban, Community and
Regional Planning
14
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
76 13 6
African Studies 14
American Indian/Native American
Studies
3
American/United States
Studies/Civilization
32 2 6
European Studies/Civilization 4
Latin American Studies 10 4
Russian Studies 4
Women's Studies 16
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 221 15 25
Biochemistry 42
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
142
Botany/Plant Biology 1
Cell Biology and Anatomy 1
Cell/Cellular and Molecular
Biology
5
Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology
8 6
Entomology 1 1
Microbiology 20 1
Molecular Biology 17 1
Neuroscience 2 2
Pharmacology 3
Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 1
Physiology 4
Toxicology 1
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
608 258 2
Accounting 205 121
Business Administration and
Management
63 105
Business/Commerce 24 28 2
Construction Management 4
Finance 176
Logistics, Materials, and
Supply Chain Management
20
Management Information Systems 28
Marketing/Marketing Management 92
Communication and Journalism
Programs
516 39 8
Journalism 300 27
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
216 12 8
Computing and Information
Sciences
23 22 3
Computer and Information
Sciences
23 14 3
Information Technology 8
Education 180 265 60
Art Teacher Education 7 2
Curriculum and Instruction 130 23
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
12
Educational Administration and
Supervision, Other
13
Educational Leadership and
Administration
22
Elementary Education and
Teaching
63
Higher Education/Higher
Education Administration
24
Music Teacher Education 15 12 1
Physical Education Teaching and
Coaching
11 21 4
Secondary Education and
Teaching
72
Social and Philosophical
Foundations of Education
1
Special Education and Teaching 62 10
Engineering 280 79 19
Aerospace, Aeronautical and
Astronautical/Space Engineering
23 10 1
Architectural Engineering 33 2
Bioengineering and Biomedical
Engineering
2
Chemical Engineering 46 2
Civil Engineering 48 25 3
Computer Engineering 16 9
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
36 14 5
Engineering Physics/Applied
Physics
6
Engineering Science 3
Engineering, Other 9
Environmental/Environmental
Health Engineering
3
Mechanical Engineering 63 9 1
Petroleum Engineering 9
Engineering Technology 29
Engineering/Industrial
Management
29
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
181 12 6
Creative Writing 9
English Language and Literature 181 3 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
141 18 13
Classics and Classical
Languages, Literatures, and
Linguistics
6 3
East Asian Languages,
Literatures, and Linguistics
26 1
French Language and Literature 27 2 2
Germanic Languages,
Literatures, and Linguistics
11 2 3
Linguistics 14 2 2
Slavic Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
3
Spanish Language and Literature 57 5 6
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
312 247 392
Athletic Training/Trainer 17
Audiology/Audiologist 10
Clinical Laboratory
Science/Medical
Technology/Technologist
17
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed
Care Pharmacy
5
Communication Disorders
Sciences and Services, Other
2 2
Communication Sciences and
Disorders
38
Community Health
Services/Liaison/Counseling
24
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 2
Health Information/Medical
Records
Administration/Administrator
16
Hospital and Health Care
Facilities
Administration/Management
18
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical
Chemistry
12 9
Medicine 169
Music Therapy/Therapist 5 5
Nurse Anesthetist 21
Nursing Science 78 12
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 26 34
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 12 8
Pharmacy 132
Physical Therapy/Therapist 46
Public Health 32
Public Health, Other 1
Registered Nursing/Registered
Nurse
152
Respiratory Care
Therapy/Therapist
15
Speech-Language
Pathology/Pathologist
27 4
History 123 9 8
History 123 9 8
Human Services 93 184 8
Public Administration 20 40 2
Social Work 73 144 6
Legal and Law Studies 1 163
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 1
Law 162
Legal Research and Advanced
Professional Studies, Other
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
14
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 7
Liberal Arts and
Sciences/Liberal Studies
7
Mathematics and Statistics 22 12 2
Mathematics 22 12 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies
240 43 5
Ancient Studies/Civilization 9
Behavioral Sciences 96 8 5
Human Biology 85
International/Global Studies 50 4
Museology/Museum Studies 11
Nutrition Sciences 20
Natural Resources and
Conservation
58
Environmental Studies 58
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
131
Health and Physical
Education/Fitness
131
Physical Sciences 80 16 20
Astronomy 5
Atmospheric Sciences and
Meteorology
11
Chemistry 34 3 14
Geology and Earth Science 22 11 4
Physics 8 2 2
Psychology 298 38 28 6
Clinical Child Psychology 3 5
Counseling Psychology 20 9
Developmental and Child
Psychology
16
Educational Psychology 2 2
Psychology 282 13 11
School Psychology 1 6
Social Sciences 469 45 23
Anthropology 54 6 5
Economics 151 21 5
Geography 38 9 9
Political Science and
Government
155 7 1
Sociology 71 2 3
Visual and Performing Arts 339 45 27
Art History, Criticism and
Conservation
65 6 2
Dance 12
Design and Visual
Communications
84 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theater
Arts
29 3 3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 58 2 1
Fine/Studio Arts 56 10
Industrial and Product Design 3
Music 35 20 21
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture

& Related Programs
Architectural

History/Criticism B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African
Studies B
American
Studies B
European
Studies B
Latin
American Studies B
Russian/Slavic

Area Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics
B
Commercial/Advertising

Art B
Dance B
Design/Visual

Communications B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving

Arts B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Graphic
Design B
Illustration

B
Industrial

Design B
Interior
Design B
Metal/Jewelry

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music –
Piano/Organ B
Music –
Voice/Opera B
Music
Theory/Composition B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology

B
Painting
B
Printmaking

B
Sculpture

B
Stringed
Instruments B
Theater
Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Human
Biology B
Microbiology

B
Molecular

Biology B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Logistics/Materials

Management B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Junior
High Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Architectural

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

Physics B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Petroleum

B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical

Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Classics
B
East
Asian B
French B
Germanic
Languages B
Linguistics

B
Slavic B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication

Disorders B
Community

Health Services B
Music
Therapy B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities

B
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient
Studies/Civilization B
Behavioral

Sciences B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy

B
Atmospheric

Sciences B
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Developmental/Child

Psychology B
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Administration B
Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.