University of Kansas

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30
Overall
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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9
midwest Regional
In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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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.


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