University of Kansas

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University of Kansas Details

  • Country : United States Of America
  • City : Lawrence
  • Acronym : KU
  • Founded : 1865
  • Students (approx.) : 28100
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University of Kansas is a public institution that was founded in 1865.

Approximate Tuition Fee in University of Kansas is $26,000.

Today, KU has become a major public research and teaching institution of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.

KU has 13 schools, including the only schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state, and offers more than 370 degree programs. Particularly strong are special education, city management, speech-language pathology, rural medicine, clinical child psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and social welfare. Students, split almost equally between women and men, come from all 50 states and 105 countries and are about 15 percent multicultural. The University Honors Program is nationally recognized, and KU has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas schools combined.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the state’s only designated National Cancer Institute. Eleven other major centers oversee research in life span issues, the humanities, transportation, the environment, biosciences, biodiversity, and polar ice sheets, among others.


Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

Architecture, Design & Planning

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Architectural Engineering

Arts (a unit of CLAS)

  • Dance
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art


  • Accounting & Information Systems
  • Finance, Economics & Decision Sciences Management
  • Management
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Law


  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences
  • Special Education


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Engineering Management & Project Management
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Journalism & Mass Communications

  • News & Information
  • Strategic Communication

Health Professions

  • Audiology
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound & Vascular Technology
  • Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Health Information Management
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Respiratory Care
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Therapeutic Science


Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • African & African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology, Undergraduate
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child Language
  • Classics
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Communication Studies
  • East Asian Language & Cultures
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies Program
  • French & Italian
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • Gerontology
  • Global and International Studies, Center for
  • Indigenous Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Honors
  • Humanities & Western Civilizations
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
  • Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Portuguese
  • Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
  • Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program



  • Band
  • Brass & Percussion
  • Choral
  • Jazz
  • Music Education & Music Therapy
  • Music Theory & Music Composition
  • Musicology
  • Orchestra
  • Organ & Church Music
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice & Opera
  • Woodwinds



  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmacy Practice

Public Affairs and Administration (a unit of CLAS)

Social Welfare


On February 20, 1863, Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed into law a bill creating the state university in Lawrence. The law was conditioned upon a gift from Lawrence of a $15,000 endowment fund and a site for the university, in or near the town, of not less than forty acres (16 ha) of land. If Lawrence failed to meet these conditions, Emporia instead of Lawrence would get the university.

The site selected for the university was a hill known as Mount Oread, which was owned by former Kansas Governor Charles L. Robinson. Robinson and his wife Sara bestowed the 40-acre (16 ha) site to the State of Kansas in exchange for land elsewhere. The philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence donated $10,000 of the necessary endowment fund, and the citizens of Lawrence raised the remaining cash by issuing notes backed by Governor Carney. On November 2, 1863, Governor Carney announced that Lawrence had met the conditions to get the state university, and the following year the university was officially organized. The school’s Board of Regents held its first meeting in March 1865, which is the event that KU dates its founding from. Work on the first college building began later that year. The university opened for classes on September 12, 1866, and the first class graduated in 1873.

During World War II, Kansas was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

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