About the University of Kansas
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university located in Lawrence, Kansas. It was founded in 1865 and has since grown to become the largest university in the state of Kansas, with over 28,000 students. KU offers over 400 degree programs through its 13 schools, including programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, and health professions. The university is known for its strong programs in the arts and humanities, including its renowned Department of Film and Media Studies.
KU is also home to several research centers and institutes, including the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, and the Life Span Institute. The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is classified as a “R1: Doctoral University – Very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.