University of Kansas

country rank  79
world rank  118

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University Overview

Established in 1865, University of Kansas is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Lawrence (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Kansas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, Salina. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Kansas (KU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Kansas (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 154 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym KU
Founded 1865
Motto Videbo visionem hanc magnam quare non comburatur rubus
I shall see this great sight, why the bush does not burn. (Exodus 3 3)
Colours Crimson and blue

University Location

Address 1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence (population range: 50,000-249,999)
66045 Kansas
United States
T +1 (785) 864 2700
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Other locations Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, Salina

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office KU Visitor Center
Lawrence 66045-7576
+1 (785) 864 3911

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Kansas's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
  • American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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