Chi Omega Fountain at the University of Kansas

University of Kansas

#132, overall score 41/100

Fun Fact:

KU has such a long and successful basketball history that the only men’s coach in Jayhawks history with a losing record is James Naismith — the inventor of basketball.

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $10,549
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,932
  • Room & board costs: $9,586
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $8,312

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Lawrence, Kan.
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 19,245
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 73% in-state / 27% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Jayhawks
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Horrorzontals, Betty

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 15/40

  • Score: 15/40
  • Hillel: KU Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad of KU
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: SDT
  • Jewish dorm: Naismith Hall
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 60
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Paul Rudd
  • Where do Jewish students come from? From all over the U.S., and especially from Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.
  • Kosher food details: Currently, there is some kosher availability on campus at KU, all under the auspices of KU Chabad in partnership with KU Dining, including weekly kosher dinner at two of the dorms, kosher lunches twice a week at the Student Union, kosher sandwiches to go at many locations across campus, and a kosher deli at all home basketball games.
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