One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times

2012 Freshman Profile

75th Percentile 28 3.95
50th Percentile 25 3.62
25th Percentile 22 3.21

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How U.S. freshmen apply to KU

You’ve waited. Prepared. Persevered. Now you’re ready to claim the college career you want —as a Jayhawk at the University of Kansas.

Click “Apply Now” at the top of this page to start a new application or to continue work on an unsubmitted one. (You can also apply by mail, which takes longer.)

If you need help, see the online application FAQs or email

What does a complete application include?

  • Admission application and $40 fee (unless you qualify for a fee grant)
  • Self-reported ACT or SAT scores (KU's ACT code is 1470 and SAT code is 6871)
  • Self-reported grades and GPA from high school course work
  • List of your senior year courses (if you're applying to Honors, you'll need to upload a copy of your transcript or have it sent to the Office of Admissions)

Submit your complete application by Nov. 1, and you'll automatically be considered for KU's renewable scholarships — no essays or transcripts required.

You’ve applied. What's next?

You'll get an email after we receive your application, but you can always check your admission status.

If you have updated ACT or SAT scores or an improved seventh semester GPA after you have been admitted, update your information at by Feb. 1 of your senior year.

After you're admitted to KU, see the admitted students page for your next steps in becoming a Jayhawk. You can schedule a visit any time, and don't forget to file the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline for financial aid.

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