campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina).

KU has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 370 degree programs. Particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare. Students, split almost equally between women and men, come from all 50 states and 105. The University Honors Program is nationally recognized, and KU has produced 27 Rhodes Scholars. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the state's only designated National Cancer Institute. Eleven other major centers oversee research in life span issues, the humanities, transportation, the environment, biosciences, biodiversity, and polar ice sheets, among others.

Overview of KU in numbers: #1 National ranking, City management/urban policy, #1 National ranking, Special education (U.S. News & World Report), #4 National ranking, NIH grants and contracts for pharmacy research, #5 National debate championships and national basketball titles, 38 Active companies created from KU research Most in the state, 25.2 Students' composite ACT score: highest in the state and above national average (22.5), 27 KU Rhodes Scholars. more than all other Kansas universities combined, 40+ Languages taught, 42 Nationally ranked graduate academic programs (U.S. News), 50 & 105 States and countries represented by KU students, 28,447 Current enrollment. KU is one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities.



Location & Facilities

Kansas City: Along every boulevard and around every corner, there’s something to do that’s unique to Kansas City. With a thriving creative arts scene, eclectic mix of entertainment and die-hard sports—it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone Campus: considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, KU's central campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of about 90,000 in the forested hills of eastern Kansas. Ten of KU's 13 schools are based here, as are internationally recognized research centers and laboratories. Medical Center Campus, Kansas City: this nationally recognized biomedical research center offers educational programs through its schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. These academic units operate collaboratively with the University of Kansas Hospital, which provides opportunities for clinical experience and residency positions. Wichita Campus: the School of Medicine-Wichita is the state center for community-oriented medical education. The School of Pharmacy-Wichita, housed in a new addition to the medical school, provides exceptional training in the pharmaceutical sciences.  Salina Campus, School of Medicine,


List of Departments

The University of Kansas is known for the high quality of its academic programs. We have more than 190 undergraduate majors in the sciences, arts, and humanities that provide a firm foundation for almost any career choice. We offer professional education in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, music, law, social welfare, journalism, business, and architecture.  Nearly 50 of our graduate programs are nationally ranked, and our University Honors Program is among the best in the United States. You may deepen and enrich your academic experience by participating in study abroad, doing original research, or becoming involved in special programs in languages, indigenous studies, history, environmental policy or a dozen other topics.

ACCREDITATION: This institution has been continuously accredited since 1913:.KU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  In addition, certain Lawrence and Medical Center campus programs have specialized accreditation.

HOUSING: Maybe you study best with lots of people, or maybe you want one roommate instead of three suitemates. Ten residence halls give you many options from which to choose. In this section, you'll find a description of each hall, the academic support available, and the room layout in those residence halls. Other information about room rates, how to sign a contract, and the Student Housing Handbook, are available here. The freshman-only residence halls include Ellsworth, Oswald, Self and most of Lewis.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: The University of Kansas welcomes students from around the world. Currently 2363 international students from more than 100 countries are studying at KU. ISS provides an experienced immigration advising staff to help answer questions and process paperwork for maintaining legal student immigration status.  ISS also provides a wide range of services and programs to help international students adjust to cultural life in Lawrence, Kansas. From a week long orientation program to ongoing programs to academic support for success, ISS is here to help our international students have a rewarding and fulfilling experience while at KU. Edwards Campus, Overland Park: established in 1993, the KU Edwards Campus provides KU's high-quality education, research, and public service to greater Kansas City.

DEGREES: Undergrad Minor Certificate Master's Doctoral

FIELDS OF STUDY: Architecture, Design & Planning, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Journalism & Mass Communications, Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences (--rts (in CLAS), --anguages, Literatures & Cultures (in CLAS), --ublic Affairs Administration (in CLAS), Medical Center Campus Interdisciplinary Studies, Medicine (M.D. & Graduate Degrees), Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Welfare

SCHOOLS & DEPARTMENTS; ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: Architecture, Design. ARTS (a unit of CLAS):  Dance, Film & Media Studies Theatre, Visual Art, BUSINESS; Accounting & Information Systems, Finance, Economics & Decision Sciences Management, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Law, EDUCATION: Curriculum & Teaching, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences, Special Education, ENGINEERING: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Engineering Management & Project Management, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS: News & Information, Strategic Communication, HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Audiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Ultrasound & Vascular Technology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Health Information Management, Molecular Biotechnology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, Respiratory Care, Speech-Language Pathology, Therapeutic Science, LAW

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: African & African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Behavioral Science, Bioinformatics, Biology, Undergraduate, Human Biology, Chemistry, Child Language, Classics, Clinical Child Psychology, Communication Studies, East Asian Language & Cultures, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies Program, French & Italian, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Gerontology, Global and International Studies, Center for, Indigenous Studies, History, History of Art, Honors, Humanities & Western Civilizations, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Molecular Biosciences, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Sociology, Spanish & Portuguese, Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, MEDICINE, MUSIC: Band, Brass & Percussion, Choral, Jazz, Music Education & Music Therapy, Music Theory & Music Composition, Musicology, Orchestra, Organ & Church Music, Piano, Strings, Voice & Opera, Woodwinds, NURSING, PHARMACY: Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmacy Practice, PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION (a unit of CLAS): Urban Planning, and SOCIAL WELFARE.

Standard Rates: Standard tuition rates are set on an annual basis and apply to students who do not meet the tuition compact criteria or who have not opted-in to a compact, including Applied English Center students. The rates are assessed

on a per- credit hour basis. The following rates (incl. a 10.00 technology fee) are  subject to confirmation by the University:



You may be eligible for four types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. To be eligible for many of these funds, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  KU offers four-year renewable scholarships to incoming first-time freshmen, and three-year renewable scholarships to incoming transfer students.

KU Facts & Figures: $202 Million Awarded Annually in Financial Aid, 69% of Undergraduates Receive Financial Aid, 89% employed or in grad school within a year of graduation, $45,000 average salary within a year of graduation.