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University of Kansas

Kansas, United States
  • 371 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 286 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 318 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 393 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About University of Kansas

Established in 1866, University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas. U.S. News and World Report has ranked this university as No.1 in national ranking for its special education and city management or urban planning.  In addition, University Honors program has been ranked as No. 1 for study abroad and housing benefits to students. The students enrolling in this university come from all 50 states and 105 countries and there is a multicultural society.

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.

Campus information

University of Kansas has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 345 degree programs in 200 fields. Among the programs, particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare.

In addition, University of Kansas offers nine core service laboratories and affiliated centers specialize in such fields as biomedical research, molecular structures, technology commercialization, and oil recovery.

Lawrence 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. In partnership with Kansas communities, it educates students, residents, and physicians through scholarship, patient care, services, and research to improve the health of Kansans. The School of Pharmacy-Wichita, housed in a new addition to the medical school, provides exceptional training in the pharmaceutical sciences. Faculty in pharmacy practice and basic science provide a firm foundation, and students also study alongside their Lawrence campus counterparts via high-definition video conferencing and two-way classrooms.

Salina Campus, School of Medicine
Designed to address the critical shortage of rural physicians in the state, this program is ideal for self-motivated students, independent learners who work with a small group of peers and who have a strong desire to practice primary-care medicine in rural Kansas. It is housed primarily in space provided by the Salina Regional Health Center.

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. Through its graduate and undergraduate degree-completion programs, the Edwards Campus provides adult learners the necessary tools to further their careers.

Considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, central campus of University of Kansas 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.


Choose the one that's right for you: Residence hall, private room with bath, suite with semi-private bath, scholarship hall, or on-campus apartment. Ellsworth residence hall and the two new halls, Oswald and Self Residence Halls, are for freshman only. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Engineering 2 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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