About University of Kansas
Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is a comprehensive educational and research institution with 29,272 students and more than 2,100 faculty members. University of Kansas includes the main campus in Lawrence, a city of about 88,000 in north-eastern Kansas; the Medical Centre in Kansas City, Kansas; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; a clinical campus of the School of Medicine in Wichita; and educational and research facilities throughout the state.
The inventor of basketball started a tradition here. The man who discovered vitamins A and D graduated. Helium was extracted from gas for the first time. The first African-American woman to entertain at the White House was a student. Future astronauts were launched into their careers, along with artists, business leaders, presidential candidates, governors, Pulitzer winners and a Nobel Prize winner. National championships have been won. And many pharmacists, teachers, nurses, doctors, musicians, artisans, journalists, architects, engineers and lawyers have begun careers.
Considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, University of Kansas's main campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of more than 80,000 in the forested hills of eastern Kansas.
University of Kansas has 44 nationally ranked academic programs, 31 of which are ranked among the nationís top 30.
University of Kansas ranks 40th among 164 top public institutions in the U.S. News magazineís most recent issue.
University of Kansas's School of engineering ranked 41st among public schools.
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