University of Kansas

World University Rankings 2024
US College Rankings 2022
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, Kansas, 66045, United States

About University of Kansas

The University of Kansas (KU) was founded in 1865. Today KU has five campuses and is a major, state-sponsored public research university and a member of the elite Association of American Universities.

In 1863 the state governor of Kansas told residents of the town of Lawrence that the Kansas University would be built there if the residents were able to raise a $15,000 endowment and donate 16 ha of land for the project. Donations from the abolitionist and philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence and local residents covered the endowment and the land was donated by a former state governor and his wife.

KU is home to 13 schools offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate qualifications – there are over 370 different bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional degree programs offered. KU is home to over 2,000 international students representing over 110 countries with partner organisations across the globe providing a truly international learning environment.

Areas of special expertise include aerospace, civil, and petroleum engineering, rural medicine, social welfare, nursing, pharmacy, urban policy, occupational therapy, clinical child psychology and speech-language pathology.

The university is spread over five different campus areas with the main location in Lawrence and other locations in Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita,and Salina. Academic and administration facilities are housed in grand red-roofed buildings and more modern buildings, campus grounds are green, spacious.

Notable alumni include two Nobel Laureates, 13 former state governors, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh who discovered Pluto and three former NASA astronauts.

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Key statistics

  • 9.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 7%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 53 : 47
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 23,410
    Number of FTE Students
  • $46,700
    Salary after 10 years
  • $11,318
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $28,034
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 US Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Kansas

  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Geography
  • Law

    • Law
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Education

    • Education