University of Kansas
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1865
Address: 230 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Introduction

The University of Kansas (KU) is the flagship university of the State of Kansas system and is a major comprehensive research and teaching university that serves as a center for learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. Established in 1865, the University has five principal locations -- the main campus, Lawrence; the Medical Center campus, Kansas City; the KU School of Medicine-Wichita; KU School of Medicine-Salina; and the Edwards Campus, Overland Park, Kansas. The University’s current leader is Chancellor Douglas Girod. The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission. Many academic programs are also accredited including the Applied English Center (accredited by CEA). The National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation both classify the university as a top research university, and it has been a member of the elite Association of American Universities since 1909.The University has 14 schools – Architecture/ Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Professional Studies, Social Welfare and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which includes the School of the Arts and School of Public Affairs and Administration. The University offers over 50 undergradaute/graduate certificate programs, over 140 undergraduate degree programs and 219 masters, doctorate, and professional degree programs. In FY 2019 the university awarded 7,253 degrees and certificates. The University is known world-wide for its Special Education program and its Public Administration program is the best in the United States. Forty-three graduate and five online graduate programs have been highly ranked by US News and World Report when compared to other public American universities. The library system has 12 facilities with almost 5 million volumes. Special libraries include art and architecture, engineering, law, medicine, music, rare books and manuscripts, and regional collections. The University provides a wide range of services for students. On-campus housing options include residence halls, scholarship halls, and single student apartments. Student services include academic advising, career/employment centers, counseling and psychological services, child day care, disabled student services, financial aid offices, health center, international student office, legal aid services, money management services, multicultural affairs office, veteran's center, women’s resource center, writing center, and student unions. Student fitness/recreation facilities are extensive and are used for intramurals sports, club sports, classes, and personal enjoyment. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center works with 600 university-related student organizations -- including academic, arts, cultural/ethnic, environmental, honorary, housing, political (campus and partisan), recreation, religious, service, social, special interest, sports clubs, student government, fraternity and sorority organizations. The University belongs to NCAA-Division I with many intercollegiate sports and one of the top college basketball programs in the world. The main campus is located in the heart of Lawrence on a ridge called Mount Oread with more than 150 major buildings. National Geographic named KU’s main campus one of the nation’s most beautiful. With a population of over 98,000, the beautiful city of Lawrence offers a wide range of services including shopping, theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, recreational facilities, city parks and churches. Clinton Lake, 1 mile west of town, provides water sports opportunities. Topeka, the state capital, is 25 miles to the west. Kansas City is 40 miles to the east with many more shopping areas, restaurants, museums, theaters, sporting events, and an international airport. More information about the University of Kansas can be found at https://www.ku.edu/.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
201-300
2017
201-300
2018
201-300
2019
201-300
2020
201-300
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Communication
34
Public Administration
47
Nursing
51-75
Sociology
76-100
Education
76-100
Ecology
101-150
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
101-150
Psychology
101-150
Key Statistics
24890
Total Enrollment
1860(7.5%)
International Students
17948
Undergraduate Enrollment
1049(5.8%)
International Students
6942
Graduate Enrollment
811(11.7%)
International Students