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Colleges / The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

About Kansas Jayhawks

The University of Kansas is a public, state university in the suburb of Lawrence, Kansas. Kansas Jayhawks was founded in 1866. The university currently enrolls around 26,708 students per year, including 19,241 undergraduate students.

Kansas Jayhawks Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Kansas Jayhawks. The acceptance rate at Kansas Jayhawks is 88%. Out of 16,204 applications received in 2022, 14,234 students were offered admission.

The University of Kansas Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12.1%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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The University of Kansas is located in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, in the suburbs of Kansas City.

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College Info

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard Lawrence, KS 66045

Campus Setting: Suburban

Kansas Jayhawks Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kansas Jayhawks is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kansas Jayhawks is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kansas Jayhawks SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1320


Math SAT Range

540 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1090 to 1320


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kansas Jayhawks students is 1207. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kansas Jayhawks, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kansas Jayhawks.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kansas Jayhawks is like? There are approximately 26,708 students enrolled at Kansas Jayhawks, including 19,241 undergraduate students and 7,467 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from KS and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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