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University of Kansas

United States of America

279th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1865, the University of Kansas (often referred as KU) is a public research university in the state of Kansas, U.S.A. The university has its main campus located in Lawrence and the university’s medical school and hospital in Kansas City. The university also has educational and research sites in Parsons, Topeka, Garden City, Hays, and Leavenworth, and branches of the medical school in Wichita and Salina.

The university offers more than 350 degree programs with 190 undergraduate programs in science, arts and humanities and nearly 50 graduate programs that are ranked nationally. The most famous schools and colleges of Kansas are the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which includes the School of the Arts and the School of Public Affairs & Administration; and the schools of Architecture, Design & Planning; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism & Mass Communications; Law; Medicine; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare.

University of Kansas has a total student population of over 27000 students. The student to faculty ratio at the university 17:1 and the application acceptance rate is 93%.

KU plays a major role in research across Kansas, the University’s Cancer Center is the state's only designated National Cancer Institute. It also has eleven other major research centers that specialize in life span issues, the humanities and polar ice sheets. Kansas consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs and it is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909. 

Notable Alumni: Bob Whittaker (U.S. Representative from Kansas), Frank Sherwood Rowland (Awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Scott Bakula (Actor, star of Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise), Donald J. Hall (Chairman of the Board and former President and CEO of Hallmark Cards)

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