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KU - University of Kansas - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


University of Kansas

University of Kansas

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KU Description:

KU, the University of Kansas, is a public university located in Lawrence, Kansas. The university has several strong research centers, and its high level of research and instruction earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. KU frequently ranks among the top 50 public universities in the country, and it wins high marks for both academics and quality of student life. In athletics, the Kansas Jayhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference.

Explore the Campus:

KU Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 27,135 (19,169 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Scholarships for KU (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,678 (in-state); $23,748 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,258
  • Other Expenses: $3,498
  • Total Cost: $21,334 (in-state); $35,404 (out-of-state)

KU Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 76%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,635
    • Loans: $6,267

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Design and Visual Communications, Economics, English, Finance, Health and Physical Education, History, Journalism, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

KU Mission Statement:

the complete mission statement can be found at http://www.ku.edu/about/mission/

"The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves as a center for learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. The University of Kansas is the only Kansas Regents university to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a select group of 62 public and private research universities that represents excellence in graduate and professional education and the highest achievements in research internationally."

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