University of Kansas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in History (honors) and French. As a University Honors Scholar, I had access to rigorous and challenging courses which encouraged students to consider other perspectives and to think critically. I also had the incredible opportunity to study abroad with the French department in the summer of 2011 on their annual Paris Summer Language Institute trip -- an experience that ameliorated my French skills exponentially and allowed me to immerse myself in a foreign culture. I had an incredible experience at the University of Kansas because I sought to make the most of my experience. If I could do undergrad all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
The environment at KU is fantastic. There is such a diverse group of students and it is so easy to get involved in a variety of activities or clubs. The psychology department is large; however, I am fond of the professors in the department. It is hard to do much with a degree in only psychology, so usually graduate school is recommended.
The University of Kansas has given me more than I ever dreamed of when entering the school three years ago. It's a school where you come to earn your degree but also are exposed to many cultures and different ways of living, impacting your view of the world around you and simultaneously helping you to grow as a person. While at KU, I've had many lecture-style courses which have been followed by real-world application of knowledge, as well as courses that allowed me to learn hands-on as new information was presented. Looking back, I know that KU has provided me with the best education and experiences possible in a college career, and I hope for others to come to this beautiful campus and to have the same experience!
I attended KU in the 1980s, and was quite pleased with the school. Professors were excellent, There were many diverse classes, and I learned much. What I found most interesting was that I was not limited to one area of study. My major was Human Development. But I had classes in the History of the Greeks and Romans, On the Geography of Human Survival, and a semester singing with the chorus despite not being especially musically inclined. I highly recommend the University of Kansas.
I enjoyed my experience at the University of Kansas. Great faculty members and teachers who work everyday to create well-rounded students and citizens preparing to enter to the workforce. I would recommend KU to anyone who is looking for an excellent education, to maximize on opportunities, and a fantastic campus and school spirit. Also, you cannot beat KU basketball! They have prepared to enter graduate school for clinical psychology at the master's level. I feel confident in my future endeavors from my training here at KU!
The University of Kansas provided the opportunity for me to earn by Bachelors Degree in Finance. As a transfer student from a community college, I only attended two years (Fall 2009 - Spring 2011). The advisers helpful, and I was able to complete my degree on time. The multiple career fairs helped me to network with companies and practice interview/resume writing skills. I enjoyed my time at KU. After a couples years in the non-academic world, I am pursuing a second degree (MBA) through their online offering.
The University of Kansas offers a wide variety of degrees, areas of focus, and educational opportunities. Although their programs are diverse and widely accredited, the university is seriously lacking in a quality "bench" of educators. In my time at KU, I had a myriad of professors that came from different backgrounds academically and personally. They all had something unique to offer and typically created opportunities for success. On the other end of the spectrum were professors who were using their curriculum and lectures from when they started teaching in the 1970s or teachers who received degrees from online universities like the University of Phoenix. It was difficult to receive an education from these professors because they were generally not respected in their profession anymore. In my time at KU, my cadre in the school of education single handedly got two professors fired because of their incapability to teach a college level course. Because of the incompetent professors and constant turnover, we all felt like our education suffered tremendously. In regards to the social scene at KU, it is bar none. There is no better community than the Lawrence, Kansas community. People have a specific attitude that allows them to take themselves seriously and also enjoy a beer with a highly respected colleague on the famous (or infamous) Massachusetts Street. Kids, young adults, parents, and grandparents pack the streets of Lawrence on their bikes or walking. There is always a friendly face to greet you anywhere you go. On campus and in town there is always a social gathering welcoming anyone who wants to be part of their community. The bar scene if for adults of any generation making the traditions at KU more charming than it's fellow universities.
There was a good mix of career professors to career engineers who taught a class in their free time. Professors are always willing to make time to meet with you. Class sizes are small for major specific courses. Campus is spread out nicely to allow for green space and nature.
I really enjoyed my time at the University of Kansas. I was able to take various classes that helped me grow as a person. I enjoyed all the opportunities that were available to me on a daily basis. I would highly recommend the University of Kansas to anyone.
Some select professors were great. And the basketball scene is extremely fun if you're a sports fan. My complaints are that I felt the professors weren't held to a high standard as far as keeping up their curriculum to the advancements in the modern day world and technologies, which made it hard to go to them for guidance.