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Colleges / The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas

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

Kansas Jayhawks Admissions

If you are applying to Kansas Jayhawks, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the fee for the application is $40.

Kansas Jayhawks Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Kansas Jayhawks's admissions stats.

Kansas Jayhawks 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26%
Mean SAT Score 1199
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11.7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 79.7%
Waitlist No

The University of Kansas Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Kansas.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 ––
Regular Decision Yes August 15 ––

Applying Early to Kansas Jayhawks?

Kansas Jayhawks does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

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

More on The University of Kansas Admissions

How To Get Into The University of Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks is a moderately difficult school to get into. 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 92% of students, about 14,129 from 15,275 applicants.

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.

Transferring to The University of Kansas

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas Jayhawks has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Kansas Jayhawks?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kansas Jayhawks

Curious about the factors that are considered by Kansas Jayhawks during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Kansas Jayhawks for more information on admission factors.

Kansas Jayhawks Application Requirements

To apply to Kansas Jayhawks, all applicants 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kansas Jayhawks?

Students admitted to Kansas Jayhawks have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Kansas Jayhawks 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Kansas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 33%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 7%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Kansas Jayhawks directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Kansas Jayhawks looks at 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 2022, 11.7% of Kansas Jayhawks's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 79.7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kansas Jayhawks?

To be competitive with other Kansas Jayhawks applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kansas Jayhawks 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, 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 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kansas Jayhawks students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Kansas Jayhawks?

To be most competitive at Kansas Jayhawks, you should strive to earn between 21 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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kansas Jayhawks students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 15.

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

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 make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's 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 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kansas Jayhawks?

❌ Kansas Jayhawks does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Kansas Jayhawks?

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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 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 3.66. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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