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Earning your place at KU

All applications are welcomed; assured admission is just one way to become a Jayhawk, and our individual review takes more into account. We encourage all students interested in the University of Kansas to complete an application, which will be reviewed individually by KU’s admissions staff.  The priority application date is Feb. 1.  The deadline for scholarships is Nov. 1.

One way to guarantee a spot at KU is by meeting our assured admission criteria:

  • 21+ ACT (980+ SAT) and 3.25+ GPA or 24+ ACT (1090+ SAT) and 3.0+ GPA
  • 2.0+ GPA (2.5+ for out-of-state students) in a college-prep curriculum
  • If applicable, achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher on any college credit taken in high school

Please note that meeting our assured admission standards earns you entry into KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; other schools and programs have their own requirements for admission, which you can find using the drop-down menu below.

Students 21 years of age and older do not need to submit standardized test scores as part of their application.

 

Admission Requirements by School

(Not an incoming U.S. freshman?)

School of Arts

Departments of Dance and Visual Art

Admission is selective.

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • Dance (B.F.A.), audition or Visual Art, essay questions and portfolio

Departments of Theatre and Film & Media Studies

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
School of Architecture, Design & Planning

Department of Architecture

Admission is selective.

KANSAS AND NONRESIDENT FRESHMEN

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • 23+ ACT (1050+ SAT) and
  • 3.2+ cumulative GPA
  • Complete the Architecture Interest Profile as part of the online application for admission, or submit separately at sadp.ku.edu.

 

Department of Design

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.

Admission is selective.

KANSAS FRESHMEN

  • 23+ ACT (1050+ SAT) or
  • 3.0+ GPA and
  • Answer three essay questions and submit a portfolio of 10-20 images with a color inventory sheet.

 

NONRESIDENT FRESHMEN

  • 25+ ACT (1130+ SAT) or
  • 3.0+ GPA and
  • Answer three essay questions and submit a portfolio of 10-20 images with a color inventory sheet.

 

School of Business

KANSAS AND NONRESIDENT FRESHMEN

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • 3.25+ cumulative high school GPA and
  • 25+ ACT (1130+ SAT)

 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.

School of Education

Admission is selective. Hours required for entry vary by program.

FRESHMEN INTERESTED IN

  • Teacher education, apply in fall of second year at KU
  • Sport management, community health, health and physical education, and exercise science, apply at least by the end of second year at KU
  • Athletic training, apply at end of first year at KU

Applicants to the teacher education programs, including athletic training and health and physical education, must submit letters of recommendation and essays.

School of Engineering

Admission is selective.

KANSAS AND NONRESIDENT FRESHMEN

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • 3.0+ weighted or unweighted cumulative GPA and
  • 22+ math ACT (540+ math SAT) and

 

Students with a 22-25 math ACT (540-580 math SAT) will be admitted to the First-Year General Engineering Program. Students with a 26+ math ACT (600+ math SAT) or who meet eligibility requirements for Math 125 (Calculus 1) may be admitted directly into their chosen major.

School of Health Professions

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

In all programs, prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, and math must be completed with a grade of C or better. All grades (including courses that were repeated) are used in the calculation of the GPA). Additional requirements apply and vary by program.

  • Clinical laboratory science, 2.70+ GPA
  • Health information management, 2.50+ GPA
  • Respiratory care, 2.50+ GPA

See healthprofessions.ku.edu for details.

School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Admission is selective.

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • 24+ ACT (1090+ SAT) and
  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA
School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
School of Music

Admission is selective.

  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
  • Audition
School of Nursing

Admission is selective.

TO ENTER AS A JUNIOR (62+ HOURS):

  • 2.5+ GPA and
  • Complete prerequisite courses and
  • Submit nursing application: nursing.kumc.edu
School of Pharmacy

Admission is selective.

TO ENTER AS A JUNIOR (68+ HOURS):

  • 2.5+ GPA and
  • Complete prerequisite courses and
  • Submit PCAT scores and
  • Submit applicant profile form: pharmacy.ku.edu and
  • Submit three letters of recommendation with accompanying forms to rxadmissions@ku.edu.
School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Must be admissible to KU by assured admission or individual review.
School of Social Welfare

Admission is selective.

TO ENTER AS A SOPHOMORE (36+ HOURS)

  • 2.5+ GPA and
  • Complete MATH 101, ENGL 101, and ENGL 102
  • Submit online application: socwel.ku.edu


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