The acceptance rate at KU is 91%. It ranks #19 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Kansas is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,678 out of 15,042 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1320 ACT 22/29). University of Kansas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The KU application fee is $40 and applications are due by Apr 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Kansas. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 97% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1200
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Kansas?
University of Kansas typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. KU ranks #2 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into KU?
Admission data indicates that KU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kansas.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into University of Kansas?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into KU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Kansas was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.64 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KU accepts 91% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||22.0%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||12.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||7.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||7.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||3.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
56% of University of Kansas freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||31%|
|Top 25% of class||56%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||29%||28%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Kansas is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Kansas and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155317 IPEDS survey data for University of Kansas.
97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to KU. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1320. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.