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Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Enrollment: 27,690
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 97,286
Climate: 3.6°C - 31.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #124
International Student Rate: 5.7%

Located in Lawrence, Kansas, the University of Kansas is a top-ranked public research university with a friendly and welcoming community. KU is committed to developing future leaders by giving you a rigorous, research-heavy academic curriculum and career support.

Why KU?

At KU, you can choose from over 190 fields of study. With a focus on research-based academics, KU’s business, engineering and petroleum engineering programs are recognized as some of the best in America.

  • #83 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #11 Best Petroleum Engineering Programs —U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #60 Top Public Schools —U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 90% of KU graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Partnerships with Ford, Google, Cerner, Deloitte, Amazon, and more
  • 338,000 alumni worldwide, including 27 Rhodes Scholars and 4 NASA astronauts
  • Famous alumni include B.J. Yang (CEO, Hyundai Energy Resources Co.), Juan Manuel Santos (President of Colombia, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Linda Cook (former CEO, Shell Gas & Power) and Brian McClendon (former VP at Google Earth and at Uber).
Jayhawks Get Involved
  • 30+ sports clubs, 25+ intramural sports leagues and 16 Division I sports teams
  • 5 National Debate Championships and National Basketball titles
  • 600+ student organizations such as the Arabic Club and the Biomedical Engineering Society
  • State-of-the-art fitness center includes workout equipment, pools, a rock-climbing wall and an indoor golf simulator
Lawrence: America’s Heartland

Set along the Kansas River, Lawrence is a progressive city full of eclectic shops, green spaces, and top-rated restaurants. A welcoming community of artists, farmers, entrepreneurs and business owners, this lively college town is ranked the #5 Small Town for Business and Careers by Forbes (2017).

  • Visit scenic Massachusetts Street downtown.
  • Walk, hike or run along the Baker Wetlands, Lawrence River Trail or Clinton State Park
  • Explore the Spencer Art Museum and dozens of galleries.
Weather & Climate

Lawrence enjoys weather typical of middle America, featuring hot and humid summers and cold winters with some snowfall.

Nearby Kansas City

Located about 35 miles from campus, Kansas City is two cities in one—Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. Although they are separate metros, these twin cities are noted for jazz music, arts, theater, culture and food.

  • Best Trips Destination—National Geographic, 2019
  • Catch a performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts or the Starlight Theatre.
  • Watch the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra or the Kansas City Chorale.
  • Visit the American Jazz Museum and the World War I Museum.
  • Enjoy famous barbecue at Gates & Son Bar-B-Q, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Q and more.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences

African & African-American studies

African-American studies

African studies

Arabic & Islamic studies

American studies

American cultural studies

Gender & sexuality

Jazz studies

Local & global

Popular culture

Race/ethnicity

Religion

Anthropology

Applied behavioral science

Adults with disabilities

Basic research & conceptual foundations

Community health & development

Early childhood

Youth development & juvenile justice

Astronomy

Atmospheric science

Air pollution meteorology

General meteorology

Hydrometeorology

News media forecasting

Biological sciences

Biochemistry

Biology

Human biology

Microbiology

Molecular biosciences [ec]

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Biological chemistry

Chemical physics

Environmental chemistry

Classical antiquity

Classical languages

Communication studies

Economics

English

Creative writing

Language, rhetoric & writing

Traditional English

Environmental studies

European studies**

Geography

Geographical information & analysis

Physical geography

Geology

Earth & space science licensure

Engineering geology

Environmental geology

General geology

Geophysics

Global & international studies

Africa

Asia

Latin America & the Caribbean

The Middle East

Russia, East Europe & Central Asia

Western Europe

History

History of art

Human sexuality

Humanities

Jewish studies*

Latin American & Caribbean studies

Latino/a studies*

Leadership studies*

Liberal arts & sciences

Linguistics

Literature, language & writing [ec]

Mathematics

Philosophy

Physics

Computational physics

Interdisciplinary

Pre-professional

Political science

Pre-law (no degrees offered)

Pre-medical professions (no degrees offered)

Psychology

Religious studies

Russian, East European & Eurasian studies

Sociology

Speech-language-hearing: sciences & disorders

Women’s studies

College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences: School Of The Arts

Dance

Film & media studies

Theatre

Performance

Theatre, culture & society

Theatre and film

Theatre design

Visual art

Ceramics

General

Metalsmithing/jewelry

Textile/fibers

Visual arts education

College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences: School Of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

East Asian languages & cultures

Double language

East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese or

Korean language)

French

French & Italian

Italian

German studies

Slavic languages & literature

Polish studies

Russian

South Slavic studies

Spanish

College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences: School Of Public Affairs & Administration

Public administration [ec]

School Of Architecture, Design & Planning

Architectural studies

Design

Illustration and animation

Industrial design

Photo media

Visual communication design

School Of Business

Accounting

Business administration

Finance

Information systems

Management & leadership

Marketing

Supply chain management

School Of Education

Curriculum & teaching

Elementary (K-6)

English secondary (6-12)

Foreign languages (PK-12)

History & government secondary (6-12)

Mathematics middle (5-8)

Science middle (5-8)

Unified early childhood (birth-grade 3)

Endorsements

Special education

Teaching English as a second language

Health, sport & exercise sciences

Athletic training

Community health

Exercise science

Health & physical education teacher licensure (K–12)

Sport management

UKanTeach preparation program Obtained by completing a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences degree with UKanTeach certification

Secondary (6-12) biology

Secondary (6-12) chemistry

Secondary (6-12) earth & space science

Secondary (6-12) mathematics

Secondary (6-12) physics

School Of Engineering

Aerospace engineering

Architectural engineering

Chemical engineering

Biomedical

Environmental

General program

Petroleum engineering

Pre-medical

Civil Engineering

Civil & environmental engineering

Environmental engineering

Computer engineering

Computer science

Electrical engineering

Engineering physics

Aerospace systems

Chemical systems

Digital electronic systems

Electromechanical control systems

Information technology [ec]

Interdisciplinary computing

Astronomy

Biology

Chemistry

Geography

Journalism

Physics

Mechanical engineering

Biomechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

School Of Health Professions

Clinical laboratory science

Molecular biotechnology

Health information management

Respiratory care

School Of Journalism & Mass Communications

Journalism

News & information

Strategic communication

School Of Music

Music

Jazz studies

Musicology

Music theory

Piano/organ/orchestral instruments

Voice

Music composition

Music education

Music theory

Music therapy

Musicology

Music Performance

Double bass

Harp

Organ

Piano

Strings & harp

Viola

Violin

Violoncello

Theatre & voice

Voice

Wind & percussion

Bassoon

Clarinet

Euphonium

Flute

French horn

Oboe

Percussion

Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

School Of Nursing

Nursing

School Of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical studies

Pharmacy

School Of Social Welfare

Social work

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates, please visit the important dates page, and get the up-to-date program costs information on the costs page.

Entry Requirements

Integrated Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program 2
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program 3
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language Program
(16 Weeks)
Minimum GPA 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Minimum IELTS™ 6.5, no subscore below 6.0 except speaking 6.0, no subscore below 5.5 except speaking 5.5, no subscore below 5.0 except speaking <5.5
Minimum ITEP 4.5, no subscore below 4.0 4.0, no subscore below 3.5 3.5, no subscore below 3.0 <3.5
Minimum TOEFL® 79, no subscore below 18 71, no subscore below 16 60, no subscore below 13 <60

TOEFL: No score in any band (except Speaking) may be lower than 15; Speaking score not required. IELTS: Speaking section score not required.

All students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation. This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified on your offer letter. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees.

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Location:
Lawrence, Kansas
About KU
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Enrollment: 27,690
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 97,286
Climate: 3.6°C - 31.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #124
International Student Rate: 5.7%
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