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Colleges / The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Kansas Jayhawks

The University of Kansas is a public, state school in the suburb of Lawrence, Kansas. Kansas Jayhawks was founded in 1866. The college currently enrolls around 26,780 students a year, including 19,158 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of Kansas

It is moderately difficult to get into Kansas Jayhawks. The acceptance rate at Kansas Jayhawks is 92%. In 2022, 15,275 students applied to Kansas Jayhawks and 14,129 were admitted.

The University of Kansas Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
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 11.7%

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 locatedin the town of Lawrence, Kansas, in the suburbs of Kansas City.

If you are interested in seeing Kansas Jayhawks for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Lawrence, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


21 to 29


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kansas Jayhawks is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Kansas Jayhawks. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kansas Jayhawks SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1320


Math SAT Range

540 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

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 1199. 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.

Kansas Jayhawks Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kansas Jayhawks is like? There are approximately 26,780 students enrolled at Kansas Jayhawks, including 19,158 undergraduate students and 7,622 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from KS and 31% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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