Exploring University of Kansas & What They Offer
Updated: Jul 29, 2022
The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas and has a population of around 100,000 people including students. Lawrence is 40 miles (about a 45 minute drive) from Kansas City which is a large city with a population of 2 million. Kansas City is home to major sports teams, performance venues, and an international airport. Lawrence offers residents and visitors a vibrant art scene, live music, diverse restaurants, sports, and four distinct seasons. It is also ranked as one of the top ten best college towns in the US! A fun fact about the University of Kansas is they have 345,000 alumni worldwide in 148 countries.
KU is the largest university in the state of Kansas and has more than 28,000 students across 5 campuses. There are over 2,100 international students representing over 110 countries which means there is diversity around every corner. They are a tier 1 research institution and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. This is great news if you are interested in participating in research. As an undergraduate student you can begin research as early as your freshman year! They offer hundreds of undergraduate programs to choose from, so you are sure to find the right pathway for you. We've listed a few of their schools below:
School of Engineering
School of Business
School of Architecture and Design
School of Music
School of Education and Human Sciences
School of Health Professions
KU also offers a tiered scholarship program for freshman international students from $3,000-$9,000 a year, renewable for 4 years. Another great scholarship to note is their International Excellence tuition waiver, which a separate application is needed.
Students are offered a variety of living accommodations and meal plans based on their budgets. All students are encouraged to spend at least their first year living on-campus as it makes the transition much easier, and allows students to be connected to their peers. In addition to making friends living on-campus, you can also grow your community by being involved in any of their 600+ student organizations and clubs! KU also has an International Support Services where they provide immigration advising, support, and ongoing programming so students can easily become involved in campus life and the broader community. Beyond ISS, KU provides a broad and deep range of support services for students, from academics and advising to career services, health services, and recreation.
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