University of Kansas Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (24)
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.
I think KU is a phenomenal school. Students are very friendly. Professors are knowledgeable and available. Campus is beautiful and everything is conveniently located (doesn't take long to get anywhere or find what you're looking for). Enrollment and admissions office is helpful for figuring out what classes you still need to take and where you're at in your degree. Student activities and organizations aren't the easiest to find or be a part of but with some research you can find what you're looking for. If you want to be a part of Greek life there are plenty of options because it's everywhere. Parking options are terrible, however. You have to but a pass to park anywhere on or near campus during the day and the passes are expensive. Tuition itself is a bit expensive as well compared to other in state schools I looked at before attending.
KU was a great place to attend college. The atmosphere is welcoming. Lawrence is a wonderful college town.
College was unforgettable! I learned so much more than just chemistry! It broadened my scope of the world and was a wondrous experience everyone should have!
If you like sports, KU is the place to be. The community and the city around it is amazing, however it is a basic education you are paying for and it is a big school where there are not a ton of places to be #1 at.
Some professors were a little too focused on research, but overall I had a wonderful experience. I loved the culture of the college.