University of Kansas Reviews

3.69 out of 5 stars
(37 Reviews)
  • Lawrence (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,358
74% of 37 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 37 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Camie Quilt - 8/27/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2008
"I attended University of Kansas from 2006-2008, in May 2008 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. This was a very highly respected program because of the fact it is accredited by CAHIMA. The course work was in a classroom setting which I felt was the best way to learn because you are learning from your instructor and as well as your peers. One of the top criteria that is important to a potential student is the cost of tuition I give this institution 5 stars because the tuition rate is lower than most state universities I have viewed. For example, I am from South Dakota and the University of Kansas' in state tuition is lower then that of a state university in SD.I have made lifelong friends while I attended KU, I feel if anyone is looking for a quality and meaningful education they should choose KU. Go Jayhawks!"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Kate von Achen - 8/2/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2006
"Overall I was very happy with my undergraduate experience. Since I've had quite a bit of time away and out in the "real world", I can say that I do wish there had been more information available about internships and travel opportunities. It is all about "who you know" and what practical experience you have when looking for professional jobs, and having a better network for students, and more dissemination of information about opportunities would have been incredibly valuable."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Mikaela Blair - 3/28/2019
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended the University of Kansas because of the highly sought five year masters of architecture program that they offer. It is an accelerated program that you do not need to reapply for after a certain amount of years. It lived up to its hype and offered me a great education and worked directly with me to offer me a personal educational experience."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Cassandra - 3/15/2019
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2016
"KU is an amazing school that provides excellent opportunities for all paths. I started off at KU in the medical field, but turned to the arts and letters because the electives they made us take. The professors are so passionate about their studies and helped aid me in the right direction even though they weren't my advisor. I wanted to attend a study abroad program that KU didn't host and they allowed me to get credit through the university, rather than go through the other university hosting the program. Not only is the academic atmosphere inviting, close-knit, diverse, and helpful, but the student life is second to none. Campus is beautiful year round and midwestern people are the absolute nicest. "
3.6 out of 5 stars
Ross - 8/1/2018
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"Going to this school was the best decision of my life. The people of Lawrence truly embrace their community and celebrate the variety of lives. Excellent academics and social life is possible anywhere in the city. I really cannot think of any areas that were truly lacking in terms of making a successful undergraduate experience."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Emily R. - 7/2/2018
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated with my Bachelor's in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish as a transfer student. One thing that I will say about my experience is that the campus environment felt unwelcoming as a transfer student. Professors and students mostly assume you started as a freshman, so you have to learn to stand up for yourself and advocate for your status as a minority there. Most students have a lot of pride in the traditions at KU, and it's great for those interested in the sorority/fraternity life. I never lived on campus but I've heard that the scholarship halls are the way to go if you can get in. The public transportation on campus is excellent, but still plan on getting a good workout on a daily basis walking to different classes. I highly recommend the Honors Program, the Multicultural Scholars Program, the McNair Scholars Program, and studying abroad. There's a lot of options for study abroad, but if you can't find something to fit what you're looking for, the OSA is great about working with you to design your own program. Know going into things that KU is a research institution, which means they have lots of funding for students to do research. The Center for Undergraduate Research is a good resource for getting started on that path, finding scholarships and professors to work with. The KU Basketball team also has a huge influence on the culture come March, which can be good or bad depending on how they do. No matter what, there are always events going on, so you will have no problem finding ways to keep busy! I highly recommend KU if you plan on staying in Kansas long-term for your career, as it will open up a lot of local networks. Otherwise, just be intentional about how you pursue some of your undergraduate experiences to ensure that you set yourself up for careers elsewhere."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa Rodriguez - 6/29/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
"The PharmD program at KU is a challenging, but rewarding experience overall. My class was the first with the re-arranged curriculum, so we were the guinea pigs for many new classes and extra-curricular requirements. The first year was very heavy in basic sciences, but the second year was by far the hardest. Third year has a very light Fall semester followed by a Spring semester that is full of classes that require preparation beforehand. There is an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration so several activities are planned throughout the curriculum with nursing/medical/physical therapy/social work students. There are also many encounters with standardized patients--actors that portray a patient in a given scenario so that students are able to practice the skills taught in regards to communication, counseling, and basic physical examination. Overall, I felt the school did a great job teaching us what we needed to prepare for our fourth year of clinical rotations."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Chelsie Miller - 9/21/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Kansas is located in a little town about forty-five minutes from Kansas City. Lawrence has a great college life atmosphere while still being a great city to adventure in. The University has such a diverse population, it offers a little bit of everything. You can meet people from all kinds of background. The campus itself is beautiful and the professors are all really helpful and understanding. The sense of pride you have when you go to The University of Kansas is unexplainable, but I hope that everyone gets to feel that one day."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Ariel Rhines - 7/24/2017
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Courtney M. - 5/11/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."