University of Kansas Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.