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Welcome to the University of Kansas

You have made an excellent choice to attend the University of Kansas. The Office of First-Year Experience works with you as you transition into the university. Our programs are designed to challenge and support students across the first year and to connect you to outstanding learning opportunities that will help you to achieve your academic goals.

Your education at KU means far more than grades. You will acquire confidence in asking questions and thinking critically. You will engage with viewpoints different than your own and discover how collaboration across disciplines can help us to solve some of society’s most complicated problems. You will also have transformative experiences that extend your learning beyond the classroom, such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and service learning.

There is much to look forward to during your first year at KU. First-Year Experience programs connect you to outstanding faculty, staff, and fellow students. We invite you to read more about our programs and to contact us with questions. We look forward to seeing what you achieve at KU.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
Events
Oct 23
An Evening with Author Laura Moriarity
07:30 pm
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