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Explore the University of Kansas

Our iconic Rock Chalk Chant signals victory and sends a message to the world: Jayhawks united are an unstoppable force.


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Academics

KU students pursue degrees in hundreds of fields, help perform breakthrough research, and redefine learning through life-changing experiences.

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Student Life

Jayhawks live in a variety of on-campus residences, from historic to modern, then let their energy loose in countless communities and organizations — plus one legendary student section.

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Where are we?

Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas main campus. Students love its eclectic and welcoming nature, and the city of 100,000 has been recognized as a top college town. Lawrence is less than an hour’s drive from Topeka, which is Kansas’ state capital, and Kansas City, a metropolitan area of about 2 million people known for its sports fandom and food scene.

 

What is our campus like?

Set on top of a hill in the middle of town, KU’s campus is defined by three districts — some that date back to the university’s earliest days and some that have recently taken shape with new facilities:­

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North District: Home to KU’s most historic buildings and living options

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Central District: Site of KU’s newest learning spaces, student union, and residence halls

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West District: Expansive landscape dotted with state-of-the-art academic and research facilities


Who are we?

Jayhawks are known to raise their voices, sing in harmony, and demonstrate some pretty complicated clapping — all in support of each other’s efforts. This exuberance, traced through generations of Jayhawks, motivates the excellence that’s possible at KU.

Student Body Statistics

62%
Of students from Kansas
38%
From beyond Kansas — and 10% internationally
1 in 5
From racially diverse backgrounds
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