|Students who got into UK say:|
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To get into KU you need a name on the ACT and a pulse. We have one of the highest dropout rates, there is a reason for it.
| Mechanical Engineering|
| Jul 01 2011 | Getting into KU was incredibly easy. I applied and literally the next day they accepted me. I think the main requirement was a 21 on the ACT, which I easily achieved. I do worry about the graduation and retention rates. KU needs to work on that. Many of my friends are taking a "victory lap" or plan to transfer to an easier, more specialized university. That is a downfall of the university and something I hope they continue to work on.
I recommend to high school students that want to become undergrads at KU that you get a 21 on the ACT, make decent grades, and show a broad range of interests. Being a student and nothing else does not make a strong applicant. I, for one, participated in several student clubs and sports and easily got into KU.
For graduate students, it really depends on the field.
I was able to get relatively high ACT scores and high school GPA (3.7) to get into the engineering department, which is much more strict than the rest of the university. Most other majors will accept very minimal scores and GPAs, even if they do not believe you are fully competent to pass. So getting in is pretty easy.
| Mechanical Engineering|| Jun 03 2010 | Nothing much. KU is well known for its exceptionally high acceptance rate at over 90%. There's no way you would be rejected. In fact, out of the 3 other Universities that I applied, KU was the one with fastest reply (about 2 weeks after my application sent from outside US). But they do have a really good web system and impressive website, which I guess it's due to the nature of marketing frontier. They'll always look presentable no matter what.