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➤   KU FAST FACTS                                                                                                                     ➤   the KU DIFFERENCE
    THE UNIVERSITY                           UNDERGRADUATES                              JAYHAWKS IN THE CLASSROOM                        COLLEGE GUIDE COMMENTS                          Education: Special education No. 1, entire    Ranking in U.S.: 40th among U.S. public
                                             (LAWRENCE CAMPUS)                                                                                                                            school No. 10, U.S. News & World              universities (U.S. News & World Report,
    Main campus: In Lawrence,                                                            Average ACT: 24.8, the highest at any            “One of the premier college bargains
                                                                                                                                                                                          Report, 2009                                  Best Colleges 2009)
    a city of 90,000, in northeast Kansas.   Percent of undergraduates                   Kansas Board of Regents university                in the United States.” 2009 Fiske Guide
    KU sits on a hill above the city.        from Kansas: 74                                                                               to Colleges                                    Engineering: International Space Robotics     Student choice awards: 7th among U.S.
                                                                                         Honors students: 1,322 in 2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                          Challenge, first place in 2 categories, 2008   public universities by enrolled students
    History: Opened in 1866                  Percent of out-of-state                                                                      One of the best values in the nation.
                                                                                         Rhodes Scholars from KU: 25, more                                                                                                              (U.S. News & World Report, 2008)
                                             undergraduates: 26                                                                           Princeton Review’s 100 Best Value               Journalism: Hearst Intercollegiate Writing
    Colors: Crimson and blue                                                             than all other Kansas colleges and
                                                                                                                                          Colleges 2009                                   Competition champions, 2009                   High school counselor ratings: 12th
                                             Percent of minority                         universities combined
    Mascot: The Jayhawk, a mythical bird                                                                                                                                                                                                among U.S. public universities, based
                                             undergraduates: 13                                                                           “One of the more highly regarded [public]       Music: Naftzger Young Artists Music
                                                                                         Fulbright Fellowships for students: 406                                                                                                        on academic reputation (U.S. News &
                                                                                                                                           schools in the nation.” Choosing the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Awards, 2009                                  World Report, 2008)
                                             Percent of undergraduate                                                                      Right College 2006
    ENROLLMENT                               international students: 4                                                                                                                    Nursing:An outstanding program at             Study abroad: 11th among U.S. public
                                                                                         JAYHAWKS ON THE FIELD
    Undergraduates on                                                                                                                                                                     an affordable price, Princeton Review’s       universities for student participation
                                                                                         Basketball, men's: 2008 NCAA champions                                                           100 Best Value Colleges, 2009                 (Open Doors 2008 Report)
    Lawrence campus: 20,811
                                             CLASS SIZE
                                                                                         Basketball, women's:WNIT runner-up, 2009         NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL                        Pharmacy: No. 3 National Institutes of        Volunteering: One-third of KU students
    Total enrollment on all
                                             Percent of undergraduate classes                                                             ACADEMIC HONORS                                 Health research grant ranking, 2008           participate (Colleges With a Conscience:
    campuses: 30,102                                                                     Football: BCS Orange Bowl champions,
                                             with 30 or fewer students: 69                                                                                                                                                              81 Great Schools With Outstanding
                                                                                         Jan. 3, 2008; and Insight Bowl champions,        Allied health: Scholarship of Excellence        Social welfare: Eli Lilly Reintegration       Community Involvement)
                                             Percent of undergraduate classes            Dec. 31, 2008                                    winner, Association of Schools of Allied        Award, 2007
                                             with 50 or fewer students: 88                                                                Health Professions, 2008                                                                      Library system: 3rd in Big 12 and 23rd
                                                                                         Softball: Big 12 champions, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        among public universities for number of
                                                                                         College mascot: Big Jay is one of top 10         Architecture: American Institute of                                                           volumes — more than 4.2 million (Asso-
                                                                                         in U.S., placing 9th at 2009 Universal           Architects Education Honor Award, 2009                                                        ciation of Research Libraries, 2006-07)
    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KU
                                                                                         Cheerleading Association contest                  Business: 4th in U.S. for graduates’ passing   UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
    WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/KU                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Facebook: One of top 5 most popular
    WWW.KU.EDU                                                                                                                             rate on CPA exam, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                          Nationally ranked programs: 42 (U.S.          university pages in U.S. www.facebook.
                                                                                                                                           Debate: National champions, 2009               News & World Report, 2009)                    com/ku




                              CONTENTS
                                                                       ACADEMICS                                                 10       STUDENT LIFE                                                  29         VISIT KU                                                      57
                                                                       Fields of study                                           12       Life on the Hill                                              32         Arranging a campus visit                                      63
                                                                       Academic opportunities                                    14       Student resources: health, safety, career                     35         Living in Lawrence                                            64
                                                                       School of Allied Health                                   15       Housing, Dining Services                                   36-39         Nearby attractions                                            66
                                                                       School of Architecture, Design, & Planning                15       Top 10 traditions                                             40
                                                                       School of Business                                        16
                                                                       College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and
                                                                          School of the Arts                                    17        REQUIREMENTS & COSTS                                          43
                                                                       School of Education                                      18        Admission requirements                                 46, 51-54
                                                                       School of Engineering                                    19        Scholarship requirements                                      47
                                                                       School of Journalism & Mass Communications               19        Tuition, fees, & estimated costs                              48
                                                                       School of Music                                          20        Budget work sheet                                             49
                                                                       School of Nursing                                        20        Financial aid                                                 50
                                                                       School of Pharmacy                                       21        Admission options for first-year
                                                                       School of Social Welfare                                 21           & transfer students                                      51-53
                                                                       Academic resources & support                          22-27        Admission options beyond the first year                         54
                                                                       University Honors Program                                23
         36,000
         Artworks and artifacts
            at KU’s Spencer
            Museum of Art




               ı20
           Average number of
          annual events at KU’s
         performing arts center




                  8
         Months it took students
           to design and build
           an arts center for
            tornado-ravaged
          Greensburg, Kansas




A Great Place to Be
        9                        32                       ı04
Worldwide rank among        Average number of         Students who earned
 research universities   languages taught annually   2008-09 Undergraduate
  for the rate of new                                   Research Awards
     patents issued




                                                                             A Great Place to Be
A Great Place to Be    6,2ı3                       5                    5
                      Graduates in 2008   NCAA men’s basketball    National debate
                                             championships         championships
                                           Most recent: 2008      Most recent: 2009

				
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