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Explore the University of Kansas

Discover a scenic state university with plentiful opportunities and memorable traditions — all enhanced by our international student presence.

Representation of International Students at KU

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KU alumni worldwide
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A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, KU offers hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with courses available on campus and online.

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You’ll find a welcoming community of students from the United States, your home country, and around the world. Staff are also ready to assist you with your academic progress and personal needs.

Meet our community

What’s a Jayhawk?

The Jayhawk is KU’s mascot — a symbol of KU’s school spirit and values. We are proud to call each other Jayhawks and to cheer our unique chant: “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, KU!”

Baby Jay, the KU mascot, in Allen Fieldhouse with the KU Band in the background.

What is campus like?

KU’s main campus is divided into the historic North District, the cutting-edge Central District, and the expansive West District. Watch this video tour led by two KU student ambassadors:

Looking up at Lippincott Hall and the Green Memorial statue, known as "Uncle Jimmy."

What is Lawrence like?

Lawrence offers a variety of retail, cuisine, and cultural experiences to its diverse population of nearly 100,000 people. Lawrence is often listed as a top U.S. college town.

Students eating pizza at Papa Keno's Pizzeria.

What is Kansas like?

Kansas, in the center of the United States, contains vast landscapes, small towns, and cities. Lawrence is in the northeast corner, where all four seasons change the scenery and weather.

Three KU students riding a sled down a snowy hill on KU’s campus.

KU’s hilly campus provides perfect slopes for sledding in wintertime.

A campus bus passes by tulips in front of Smith Hall.

Thousands of tulips bring a burst of springtime color to campus.

The sun shines over a field of sunflowers.

The sunflower, which is the state flower of Kansas, blooms in summer.

The Memorial Campanile surrounded by fall color.

Trees in Marvin Grove, a wooded area on campus, dazzle with fall color.