University of Kansas
#123 Overall Influence#620 Desirability Rank

University of Kansas

Public research university in Kansas, United States

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The University of Kansas (KU) was founded in 1865. In addition to the flagship campus in Lawrence, there are branch campuses in Wichita, Salinas, Leavenworth, downtown Kansas City (Kansas), and the southern Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. In addition, there are a number of KU-linked research, educational, and medical facilities in other Kansas cities and towns.

With a 28,000+ student body, KU offers some 345 degree programs. Among its most popular offerings are those in architecture and design, in business, and in journalism. Also noteworthy are such specialized programs as those offered by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Beach Center on Disability, and the Ernst F. Lied Center of Kansas. Between 1970 and 1978, KU hosted its famous Integrated Humanities Program, which offered an influential “great books” curriculum.

KU Online offers a broad variety of courses organized into scores of academic disciplines.

Three KU-associated individuals have won the Nobel Prize, to wit:

Other distinguished KU-associated persons include the following:

KU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Kansas is a public research university with its main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, and several satellite campuses, research and educational centers, medical centers, and classes across the state of Kansas. Two branch campuses are in the Kansas City metropolitan area on the Kansas side: the university's medical school and hospital in Kansas City, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, a hospital and research center in the state's capital of Topeka, and a hospital and research center in Hays. There are also educational and research sites in Garden City, Hays, Leavenworth, Parsons, and Topeka, an agricultural education center in rural north Douglas County, and branches of the medical school in Salina and Wichita. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence KS 66045

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Who are University of Kansas's Most influential alumni?

University of Kansas's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . University of Kansas’s most academically influential people include Paul Pierce, Gregory A. Voth, and Steven Hawley.

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

American basketball player

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Gregory A. Voth
Gregory A. Voth

American chemist

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Steven Hawley
Steven Hawley

American astronaut

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Wallace Pratt
Wallace Pratt

American geologist

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Scott Bloch
Scott Bloch

American lawyer

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John Gurche

American artist

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Lloyd Metzler
Lloyd Metzler

American economist

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Loral O'Hara
Loral O'Hara

US astronaut candidate

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Robert Haralick

American academic

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Ivory V. Nelson

American academic administrator

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Bill Downs
Bill Downs

American journalist

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Christian T. Elvey

American astronomer

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