University of Kansas

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a beautiful historical campus in Lawrence Kansas. Some of the oldest buildings on the campus date back to the 1980’s, including Spooner Hall which started out as the universities first library. The school is attended by over 27,000 students annually and has earned plenty of recognition. KU has been ranked #1 Nationally for City management/urban policy, and public universities, Special education according to U.S. News & World Report. The universities mascot is the Jayhawk and the many NCAA sanctioned sports teams never disappoint. Together, the Jayhawks have won 11 total championships in the Big 12 Conference.

Lawrence is located right on the Kansas River. The city is filled with things to do including live music, a great food scene, local shops, museums, and sports events. From April-November you can find all the locals at the farmers market downtown. Lawrence is also filled with history, arts and culture. You can spend your weekend at the Lawrence Art Center, Spencer Art Museum, or Theatre Lawrence.


We spoke to a University of Kansas Alumni, here is what he had to say:

Name: Kyle Cezar            

Year: Alumni

Major: History

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

University of Kansas

Why did you choose to attend KU?

I always wanted to be a Jayhawk. It was just part of life. My whole family are KU fans so it was only natural. Didn’t even apply to other schools.

What do you like most about KU?

Obviously the basketball team. We won the national championship my freshman year which made for the greatest party I have attended.

What do you like most about living in Lawrence?

How into KU everyone is. When KU won the national championship the whole city turned out to celebrate. You could see the most artsy people who don’t like sports and you would see them with a Jayhawk on their shirt or bag.

What do you like to do for fun/extracurricular/hobbies?

Basically the same things I do know. I would go play pick up ball at the rec center, or hang out with friends, Mass St. on the weekends. You know normal stuff.

Do you have any advice for incoming freshman?

Just be yourself. There are so many opportunities to meet people at KU that you don’t have to pretend. It’s really cool the uniqueness of people when you walk around campus.  

If you are interested in attending the University of Kansas, you can check out the EBook version of the Visitors Guide to view the campus map, learn about academics, campus life, athletics, arts and culture, and view the local business directory.

View the EBook version of the University of Kansas Visitors Guide


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