Plan a Campus Visit
General Campus Visits can be arranged through the KU Office of Admissions>>. A campus visit will include: an introduction to KU from an admissions representative, a one-hour walking tour of campus with a Student Ambassador, and an optional residence hall tour.
The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students and 2,200 faculty members. KU includes the main campus in Lawrence; the Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; and educational and research facilities throughout the state.
KU has more than 40 special research facilities, in addition to those in individual departments and schools. Research expenditures at KU total more than $292 million a year. The National Science Foundation classifies KU as a major university receiving substantial research support. The Carnegie Foundation classifies KU as a research university with very high research activity, a classification given to the top research institutions.
KU is home to one of the top public university library systems in the nation. Holdings presently include more than 4 million cataloged volumes; 350,000 maps and serial photographs; 45,000 current periodicals; thousands of manuscript, photographic and archival pieces; many sets of microform materials and sound recordings; and a growing collection of electronic media.
The University Honors Program, www.honors.ku.edu>>, provides enriched educational opportunities for academically talented and creative students at KU. It brings students and faculty together in a teaching and research environment that challenges both to strive for high academic achievement and standards. KU’s Research Experience Program offers certification of undergraduate research experiences. To meet REP requirements, students complete research course work and prepare a thesis, paper or research presentation. Visit http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/rep/overview>> for information.
Each year, more than 60 Undergraduate Research Awards are given to students for original research projects supervised by KU faculty members. Students compete to receive $500 to fund research during the academic year and at least $1,500 for summer research projects. More than 1,300 students are enrolled in KU’s Global Awareness Program. To fulfill GAP requirements, students study abroad, take classes with an international focus and participate in international co-curricular activities. Visit www.international.ku.edu/~oip/gap>> for information. KU has a lively international environment, with nearly 1,600 international students and many faculty members who have lived overseas.
Through coursework and independent projects, the Certification in Service Learning experience allows students to participate in an organized service activity that meets community needs. Visit www.servicelearning.ku.edu>> for information.