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University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

The University of Kansas opened its doors to its first students in 1866 and progressed rapidly to full undergraduate and beginning undergraduate level work. In 1896, KU organized its Graduate School and awarded its first doctorate degree, a Ph.D. in mathematics. Since 1908-09, the university has been a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. This is indicative of its position and record as a regional leader and national contributor in graduate, and particularly doctoral, education.

The Graduate School offers the Master of Arts degrees in 42 fields, the Master of Science in 35, and specific professional master's degrees in 12 programs. KU offers the professional degree of Specialist in Education; and the Doctorate of Philosophy degree in 56 fields, as well as professional doctorates of education, engineering, and musical arts. The KU School of Law offers the juris doctor degree.

Top ranked medical education is offered through the KU Medical Center in nearby Kansas City, Kansas. There, about 2,500 students are enrolled in pursuit of degrees in various health care fields. Other notable facilities include the space technology center and the laser laboratory. KU's libraries are consistently ranked in the top 22 of U.S. public university libraries by the Association of Research Libraries. Total volumes owned are almost 3 million.

About 7,200 graduate students are enrolled at KU, with about 36% being members of minority groups. The undergraduate population is 17,000.Male, female, and coed residence halls are available, as are college owned/operated apartments and on and off-campus family housing.Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,353
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $66,597,857
Admissions Address

1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lisa Pinamonti Kress
Admissions office telephone: (785) 864-3911
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.admissions.ku.edu Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $35 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 14 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 77%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 10,240
Total acceptances: 7,874
Total freshman enrollment: 4,153
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 4,936
Male acceptances: 3,708
Male freshman enrollment: 2,043
Female applicants: 5,304
Female acceptances: 4,166
Female freshman enrollment: 2,110
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 202
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 202
Students enrolled from waiting list: 94

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 60%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 71%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.0% N/A N/A
24-29 47.0% N/A N/A
18-23 38.0% N/A N/A
12-17 3.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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