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University of Kansas

Quick Stats
ACT Score Range 23 - 29
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

93.4%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

ACT Score Range

23 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$26,592

Average Salary in 10 Years

$59,300
Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Kansas

University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas. It is a large public school part of the Kansas State University System system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 19,338 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 93.4%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Health Professions and Related Programs, Engineering, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, and Visual and Performing Arts. 63% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $45,100.

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About
šŸ—ŗ Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
šŸŒ www.ku.edu
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Test Score Range
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What test scores do you need to get into University of Kansas?

ACT Score Range

23 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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SATs or the ACTs?
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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting ACTs

97%
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Admissions
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University of Kansas has around 14,538 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 31% decide to enroll at University of Kansas. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 14,538 applicants 45% are men and 55% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 120 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 83 men.

University of Kansas's acceptance rate is 93.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 91.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 95.3%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to University of Kansas?

Number of Applicants

14,538

Number of Applicants per Spot

4
per spot

Male Applicants

45%

Female Applicants

55%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into University of Kansas

University of Kansas Acceptance Rate

93.4%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

91.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

95.3%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to University of Kansas?

University of Kansas Admissions Yield

31%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Kansas

Male Admissions Yield

31%

Female Admissions Yield

30%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Neither required nor recommended
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

63%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

60%

Women Graduation Rate

66%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend University of Kansas?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$18,234
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$26,592
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$36,868
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$21,100
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$20,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$218
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Kansas would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Kansas Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

86%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

44%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Kansas you can visit affordability.ku.edu.

University of Kansas Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $36,868
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $21,100
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from University of Kansas?

University of Kansas students, on average, make $59,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Kansas

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.1%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Kansas.

Median Earnings of Students from University of Kansas

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas.

Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Kansas

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas.

Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Kansas

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Kansas

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Kansas? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.6x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Kansas. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Kansas. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Kansas. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

17
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$125,907
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at University of Kansas?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

70%

Undergrads

19,338

Total Students

27,625
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

10%

Students over 25

10%

Student Median Household Income

$70,891
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

51%
of undergraduates

Men

49%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

About the Same

University of Kansas around the same number of female and male undergrads.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 96 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 104 women.

International Students

6%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Kansas

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at University of Kansas study?

University of Kansas Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Kansas are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Engineering
  4. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 54% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at University of Kansas?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

83%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

74%

Students Who Transfer Out of University of Kansas

28%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Kansas has a retention rate of 83% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

1,216
6% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

University of Kansas has around 1,216 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Kansas as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in Kansas
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Kansas tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 36% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 56% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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