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The University of Kansas is just one of the quality schools for higher education in the state of Kansas. The main campus of the University of Kansas is located In Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is actually home to two universities, the University of Kansas, and the Haskell Indian Nations University.

The town of Lawrence is 25 miles from the capitol city of Topeka, and just 40 minutes from the thriving city area of Kansas City. The Kansas International Airport is also in Kansas City and provides transportation for many students. One unique thing and the University of Kansas is that it is a multi-campus facility. In addition to the main campus is Lawrence; the campus of the University of Kansas includes the Medical Center in Kansas City, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and the clinical campus of the School of Medicine in Wichita.

Student Body Information
The University of Kansas was founded in 1866, and today has more than 29,000 students enrolled. There are students from all 50 states, as well as international students from 110 countries. Students can choose from over 170 majors, and the University of Kansas is one of the top 50 public universities, and is well known for their public research and teaching disciplines. There are plenty of fields of study to choose from for the prospective student. In addition, students in their senior year often study abroad.

The Perfect University Location
With the jay hawk as their mascot, the University of Kansas is ideally located. The town of Lawrence is small, with a population of around 85,000 people. Lawrence has been ranked as one of the top 15 best small art towns in America and is also known for their dedication to historic preservation. The town has a wonderful art scene, and boasts many specialty shops, coffeehouses, and other amenities to make students and residents alike feel at home. Lawrence is considered a safe community that cares about its residents.

Tuition Costs Another unique thing about the University of Kansas is that they consistently have a below average tuition. This does not mean, however, that their teaching staff is below par. It is actually anything but! They have expert researchers and experience professors teaching their classes. Many of these professional are nationally ranked. Housing costs for students are also lower than the national average. So students at the University of Kansas are definitely getting a quality education for their tuition dollars.

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Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence KS, with a population of 80,098, is a river city in Douglas County located 41 miles west by south of Kansas City, along the banks of the Kaw River. Downtown Lawrence, in particular Massachusetts Street, has a lively atmosphere and is filled with restaurants, galleries, shops, and music venues.

The University of Kansas campus is home to many museums, including the KU Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art. The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics houses various artifacts from the life of the former Kansas Senator.

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Other Kansas Universities

  • Haskell Indian Nations University
    A four year degree granting university in Lawrence, Kansas which offers free tuition to members of registered Native American tribes in the United States.
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    Sometimes referred to as K-State is located in Manhattan, Kansas. It has 60 academic departments in nine colleges and since 1986, has added over 2 million square feet of buildings to the campus, including a new library, art museum and plant sciences building.
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    WSU offers 61 degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges. The graduate school offers 45 master degrees, 10 doctoral programs and three specialist degree programs in more than a hundred areas of study.


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