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University of Kansas is a public institution located in Lawrence, Kansas. The location of KU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$33,228 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
91% Acceptance Rate

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University of Kansas Rankings

KU is ranked #4 out of 24 schools in Kansas.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

KU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at KU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Kansas?

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Contact details for KU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-2700
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KUNews

How Do I Get Into KU?

You can apply to KU online at: https://admissions.ku.edu/

Admission Requirements for KU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into KU?

91% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 91%, KU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to KU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Kansas  ( 540 to 650 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Kansas  ( 530 to 670 )
200
800
KU received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Kansas  ( 22 to 30 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Kansas  ( 21 to 28 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Kansas  ( 22 to 29 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Kansas?

$33,228 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KU is $33,228. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At KU, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,251 a year. That adds up to $29,004 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KU is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Kansas Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,135 undergraduate students at KU, with 16,439 being full-time and 2,696 being part-time.

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There are also 7,609 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,439 full-time undergraduates at KU, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Kansas students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 898
Black or African American 660
Hispanic or Latino 1,444
White 11,578
International Students 803
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,056

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Kansas. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 106 countries are represented at KU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Kansas

4,611 Took All Classes Online
24,079 Took At Least One Class Online
37.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at KU. In 2019-2020, 24,079 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at KU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of KU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Kansas was $10,824 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $26,592. The following table shows how KU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Educational Administration & Supervision #19 #34
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #40 #46

Online Growth Rankings of KU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Kansas was 37.4%. This is the #567 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KU regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at KU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at KU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Educational Administration & Supervision #11
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #22
Teaching English or French #26
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #26
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #31
Reading Teacher Education #35
General Special Education #52
Curriculum & Instruction #78
Curriculum & Instruction #78
Special Education #100
Teacher Education Subject Specific #115
Educational Administration #144

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Kansas Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0
Art Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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