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University of Kansas

Kansas, United States | Public

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Established in 1865, The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest in the U.S. state of Kansas. KU branch campuses are located in the towns of Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, with the main campus located in Lawrence on Mount Oread, the highest location in Lawrence. The university has the total staff of 2,600 teachers and an enrollment of 28,000 students as per the data collected in Fall 2015.

Cost

Reasonable

$18,910

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

$17,239

Average Living Expenses (Masters)

Rankings

#284

US News ranking

#383

Qs ranking

#351-400

Times New ranking

Admissions

92%

Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)

$30 - $85

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Location

Lawrence is popularly known as a ‘college town’ and is the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. It has a stable population and the city is not over populated. There is a good amount of privacy provided for students at Kansas due to less population and the city is pretty safe throughout the year. Kansas carries a good historical value to itself. With a few pretty museums and architectural sites the city holds fine value in terms of tourism.

Campus

The campus stands on a hill named Mount Oread which now is popularly known as ‘College town’. The campus consists of 1,100 acres of total area which is huge in terms of its establishment. Due to its historical construction the campus itself has few historical monuments which are considered as heritage now. The infrastructure feels like a new era all together. The campus has numerous libraries few of which are; the Watson Library, Spencer Research Library, and Anschutz Library, which commemorates the businessman Philip Anschutz, an alumnus of the University.

Residing Options

The housing within the campus is great. There are various options on to live on campus according to your lifestyle. The housing cost can go up till 4,500 US$ which is comparatively cheap and meal plans can cost up to 3,000 US$ for a year.

Faculty

The faculty at UK takes every course pretty seriously. If the students tend to question the teaching process of professors then there are chances of an argument heating up. The teachers are considered as adamant and rude. Even if they are responsive to the student’s doubts, they teach more unrelated stuff to students. There have been cases that students have complained about teachers spending more time on teaching stuff that was not related to the syllabus and the radar has moved so far that teachers sometimes talk about sports and leave the books aside for which few scholar students have complaints on.

Jobs and placements

The university has a good name among the firms due to its historical element and notable alumni. There is no doubt that a graduation certificate from this university wouldn’t land you at no man’s land. The university conducts placement exams for which you must have a good remark on your character and high grades which is compulsory in almost all universities.

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