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University of Kansas is a public institution located in Lawrence, Kansas. The location of KU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

194 Undergraduate Degrees
102 Graduate Degrees
$34,996 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

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University of Kansas Rankings

KU is ranked #93 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 17 schools in Kansas.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

KU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at KU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#126 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Kansas?

Location of University of Kansas

Contact details for KU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-2700

How Do I Get Into KU?

You can apply to KU online at:

Admission Requirements for KU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into KU?

93% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
Since KU has an acceptance rate of 93%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to KU submitted their SAT scores.KU received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Kansas  ( 22 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Kansas  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Kansas  ( 23 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Kansas?

$34,996 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
4.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KU is $34,996. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At KU, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,130 a year. That adds up to $28,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KU is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Kansas Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,333 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,596 undergraduate students at KU, with 17,333 being full-time and 2,263 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  KU

There are also 8,094 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,333 full-time undergraduates at KU, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  KU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Kansas students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of KU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 820
Black or African American 710
Hispanic or Latino 1,467
White 12,232
International Students 1,067
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,037

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Kansas. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 106 countries are represented at KU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Kansas

2,041 Took All Classes Online
7,269 Took At Least One Class Online
30.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at KU. In 2017-2018, 7,269 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at KU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of KU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Kansas was 30.0%. This is the #414 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of KU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 14%
Nursing Practice 41%
Nursing Science 24%
Registered Nursing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at KU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at KU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #5
Nursing Education #11
Nursing Practice #15
Registered Nursing #91
Nursing #118

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Kansas Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 194 0 0 0 194
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 41 41
Nursing Science 0 0 26 7 33
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 0 24 24
Nursing Education 0 2 0 0 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 1 0 0 1
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 0 1 0 0 1
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 194 4 26 72 296


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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