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Welcome to the University of Kansas.

We are the state’s flagship institution, home to innovative research and the constant pursuit of knowledge. Together, Jayhawks power Kansas and transform the world.

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It’s a funny name with serious potential. If you’re envisioning a transformative college career, we’re prepared to make it a reality.

Through KU excellence, we raise the bar.

KU innovation powers our state and improves the world. In nationally recognized programs, with faculty who lead their fields, you’ll gain the tools and experience to deepen your knowledge and make real change.

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