University of Kansas Overview
University of Kansas is a public institution located in Lawrence, Kansas. The city atmosphere of Lawrence makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is University of Kansas Known For?
- The student loan default rate at KU is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest degree offered at KU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from KU makes roughly $48,800 a year. This is 20% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Kansas Rankings
KU landed the #254 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 28 schools in Kansas.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that KU has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for KU
|Best Colleges for Veterans||119|
|Best Colleges for International Students||144|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||276|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||288|
|Best Colleges for the Money||387|
Where Is University of Kansas?
Contact details for KU are given below.
|Address:||Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045|
How Do I Get Into KU?
You can apply to KU online at: https://admissions.ku.edu
Admission Requirements for KU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||neither required nor recommended|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into KU?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to KU submitted their SAT scores.KU received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.
Can I Afford University of Kansas?
Net Price by Income Group for KU
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
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 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,130 a year. That adds up to $28,520 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at KU is 4.6%. 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
There are also 8,287 graduate students at the school.
Of the 17,151 full-time undergraduates at KU, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Kansas students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||707|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,368|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at KU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of KU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Kansas was 30.0%. This is the #700 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of KU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
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.
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 Majors
In 2017-2018, University of Kansas awarded 9,072 undergraduate degrees and 5,250 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*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.