KU, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, isn't painfully selective, but students will need decent grades and test scores to get in. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of students who got in had high school GPAs of "B-" or higher, SAT scores (M+CR+W) of 1400 or higher, and ACT composite scores over 20. Higher numbers clearly improve your chances.
You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the blue and green of the graph. Some students with grades and standardized test scores on target for Kansas did not get in. On the flip side, a handful of students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because the University of Kansas admissions process is not entirely quantitative. Grades, test scores and class rank play the largest role in the process, but Kansas is looking for students who have completed a challenging college preparatory curriculum, not just students with good grades. Also, admission standards vary from program to program.
To learn more about the University of Kansas , high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Kansas Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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