KU - University of Kansas Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Strong Hall at the University of Kansas
Strong Hall at the University of Kansas ( more photos). Photo Credit: Anna Chang

University of Kansas Admissions Overview:

The University of Kansas, with an acceptance rate of 93%, is a largely accessible school, admitting the vast majority of those who apply. Interested students will need to send in an application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Campus visits are encouraged for all interested applicants; to schedule a visit, or if you have any other questions, be sure to get in touch with KU's admissions office. 

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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.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 27,565 (19,262 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,455 (in-state); $28,239 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,080 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,610
  • Other Expenses: $3,070
  • Total Cost: $25,215 (in-state); $41,999 (out-of-state)

KU Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,971
    • Loans: $6,684

Academic Programs:

  • 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
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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