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University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
The William Allen White School of Journalism credit: Ethan James Scherrer
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Overview
Public
17,141 Undergraduates
93% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, Kansas
66045
(785) 864-2700
www.ku.edu

The University of Kansas, located in Lawrence, Kansas, is a public research university and one of the top 115 universities in the United States. Also known as KU, the school was founded in 1863 when Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed a bill that established it. KU’s first class graduated in 1873. During World War II, the university took part of the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which trained students for careers in the navy. The school’s motto is “Videbo visionem hanc magnam quare non comburatur rubus” or “I will see this great vision in which the bush does not burn." Notable alumni include fashion designer Kate Spade, actor Paul Rudd, basketball player Phog Allen, basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, Former Chief Executive Officer of Ford Alan Mulally, actor Mandy Patinkin, comedian Rob Riggle and leader of the Progressive movement William Allen White. The school’s colors are crimson and blue, its mascots are Big Jay and Baby Jay and its teams are nicknamed the Jayhawks. KU’s sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12, and it has won 13 national championships in men’s basketball, men’s outdoor track and field, men’s indoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field and men’s cross country. Varsity sports offered by KU are men’s football, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country, and women’s soccer, golf, basketball and tennis.

Location

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

80

restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

1019

New Transfer Students

Admissions
93%

Acceptance Rate

30%

Enrollment Yield

15,015

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,014

Typical Cost

$26,592

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,824

In-State (published)

82%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$13,838

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

26

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

365

Doctorates Awareded

Journalism

Top Major

11

Faculty Awards

5

National Academy Members

154

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 60 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 47 fraternities and sororities

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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