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University of Kansas

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university, and the largest university in the state of Kansas. KU Campuses are located in Lawrence, Kansas City, Kansas, and Overland Park, Kansas, with the main campus being located in Lawrence on Mount Oread the highest peak in Lawrence. The University was founded in 1865 by the citizens of Lawrence under a charter from the Kansas Legislature. It claims the title of flagship university of the state of Kansas (although Kansas State University was the first public university in the state).

The University of Kansas’ Medical Center and Hospital are located in Kansas City, Kansas. The Edwards Campus is in Overland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area. There are also educational/research sites in Parsons, Topeka and a branch of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
The University of Kansas is the largest university in the state of Kansas with enrollment at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses at 26,826 students for the 2009-2010 academic year; an additional 3,178 students were enrolled at the KU Medical Center for a total enrollment of 30,004 students across the three campuses. The Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center combined employ 2,460 faculty members.

Along with 43 nationally recognized programs, U.S. News & World Report stated that the University of Kansas ranked as the 18th most popular University in the United States as of 2008.   It also ranks 11th in the nation for study abroad involvement with nearly one-third of students participating.

KU is home to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Beach Center on Disability, and radio station KJHK. The university is host to several notable museums including the University of Kansas Natural History Museum, the KU Museum of Anthropology, and the Spencer Museum of Art.The libraries of the University include the Kenneth Spencer Research Library which commemorates the businessman Kenneth A. Spencer, an alumnus of the University. The University is one of 63 members of the Association of American Universities.

University of Kansas Rankings in 2010

University of Kansas Rankings in 2011

University of Kansas Tuition and Fees

10 Freshmen

First-time freshmen at KU will pay tuition based on the Four-Year Tuition Compact.

Kansas Residents

$3937.50
per semester

Nonresidents

$10340.25
per semester

Assumes 15 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply. Course Fees do not apply to most freshman.

2009 Freshmen

First-time freshmen at KU will pay tuition based on the Four-Year Tuition Compact.

Kansas Residents

$3679.50
per semester

Nonresidents

$9663.75
per semester

Assumes 15 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply. Course Fees do not apply to most freshman.

2008 Freshmen

Freshmen who entered KU in 2008 pay tuition based on the Four-Year Tuition Compact.

Kansas Residents

$3438.75
per semester

Nonresidents

$9030.75
per semester

Assumes 15 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply. Course Fees do not apply to most freshman.

2007 Freshmen

Freshmen who entered KU in 2007 pay tuition based on the Four-Year Tuition Compact.

Kansas Residents

$3195.00
per semester

Nonresidents

$8400.00
per semester

Assumes 15 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply. Course Fees do not apply to most freshman.

Other Undergrads

Current students, transfer students or continuing education students will pay standard tuition.

Kansas Residents

$3583.50
per semester

Nonresidents

$9075.00
per semester

Assumes 15 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply.

Graduate Students

Students seeking a master’s degree or doctorate will pay the standard graduate tuition rate.

Kansas Residents

$3546.00
per semester

Nonresidents

$8295.00
per semester

Assumes 12 credit hours per semester. Does not include Required Campus Fees or Course Fees. For courses in certain schoolsCourse Fees apply.

Schools and Colleges of University of Kansas

Allied Health

Architecture, Design & Planning

Arts (a unit of CLAS)

Business

Education

Engineering

Journalism & Mass Communications

Law

Medicine

Music

Nursing

Pharmacy

Social Welfare

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Kansas News

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