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Kansas Jayhawks Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Kansas Jayhawks, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 16 and the fee for the application is $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Kansas Jayhawks Admissions Stats at a Glance

Kansas Jayhawks 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1199
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 89.3%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Kansas Jayhawks?

The University of Kansas does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Kansas Jayhawks Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Kansas Jayhawks is moderately difficult. Kansas Jayhawks has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Kansas Jayhawks accepted 91% of students, around 13,678 of the 15,042 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kansas Jayhawks, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to architecture, engineering, pharmacy programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Kansas Jayhawks?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kansas Jayhawks

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Kansas Jayhawks 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Kansas Jayhawks must submit the following items. Double check with Kansas Jayhawks's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kansas Jayhawks?

Students admitted to Kansas Jayhawks have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Kansas Jayhawks 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Kansas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 55%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 7%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

Kansas Jayhawks considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kansas Jayhawks has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 20.9% of Kansas Jayhawks's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kansas Jayhawks?

To be competitive with other Kansas Jayhawks applicants, you should strive to earn between 1080 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kansas Jayhawks 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Kansas Jayhawks student is 1199.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kansas Jayhawks students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kansas Jayhawks students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Kansas Jayhawks?

To be most competitive at Kansas Jayhawks, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kansas Jayhawks's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kansas Jayhawks students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to The University of Kansas

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Kansas Jayhawks.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 16.

Transfer students can enroll in Kansas Jayhawks during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Kansas Jayhawks Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kansas Jayhawks?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kansas Jayhawks.

Does Kansas Jayhawks accept transfer credits?

Kansas Jayhawks accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kansas Jayhawks accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Kansas Jayhawks accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Kansas Jayhawks accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kansas Jayhawks?

No, Kansas Jayhawks is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Kansas Jayhawks's acceptance rate?

Kansas Jayhawks's acceptance rate is 91%.

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Kansas Jayhawks Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Kansas Jayhawks? Kansas Jayhawks is a somewhat selective institution. The Kansas Jayhawks acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.



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Kansas Jayhawks Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 16

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 16

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kansas Jayhawks is Aug 16.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kansas Jayhawks is Aug 16.

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

Kansas Jayhawks ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kansas Jayhawks is 26. 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 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kansas Jayhawks SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1320


Math SAT Range

530 - 670


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1080 to 1320


1080 and Less


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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 1080 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kansas Jayhawks.

Kansas Jayhawks GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kansas Jayhawks, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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