University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2700
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

The University of Kansas is a four-year, public institution in Lawrence, Kan. Founded in 1866 as a comprehensive educational and research institution, the university now includes the comprises the University of Kansas Medical Center, Edwards Campus in a suburb of Kansas City, and the clinical campuses of the School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy in Wichita. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Kansas 106th in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. According to its website, the University of Kansas has produced 25 Rhodes scholars, and 424 of its students have received Fulbright Fellowships.

Programs Offered

The University of Kansas offers more than 190 undergraduate majors and 42 nationally ranked graduate programs through the schools of health professions, architecture, design & planning, arts, business, education, engineering, journalism & mass communication, law, medicine, music, and the college of liberal arts & sciences. Areas of study include audiology, clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology, American studies, bioinformatics, economics, genetics, gerontology, visual arts, aerospace engineering, religious studies, Slavic languages and literatures, and medical chemistry. Online and distance learning courses are also available. The university offers professional online programs in aerospace engineering, architecture, law, civil engineering, education, fire service, nursing, psychology, and public health.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Kansas since 1913.


The university requires prospective students to submit ACT or SAT scores, and a completed admission application with a $30 admission fee by Nov. 1. Students must also submit grade point average (GPA) and high school coursework and a list of senior year courses. Nonresidents require an ACT score of at least 24, SAT score at or above 1090, rank in the top one-third of the high school class, or have a 2.5 GPA. Residents require a 21 or above ACT, 980 or above SAT, or a top one-third high school class rank, or 2.0 GPA or higher. Individual departments may require additional prerequisites.


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