Crowley College Prep Scholarship Recipient
In presenting myself to the world, I have to be the same person behind closed. The lessons I learned taught me and other students were valuable to me. I strive to be the same person everywhere I go because it makes a healthier you. I don’t believe that you want to have two different personalities in you because people are going to judge you on your character.
The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest university in the U.S. state of Kansas. KU campuses are located in Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, with the main campus located in Lawrence on Mount Oread, the highest location in Lawrence. The University was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas Legislature in 1864.
The University’s Medical Center and University Hospital are located in Kansas City, Kansas. The Edwards Campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. There are also educational and research sites in Parsons and Topeka, and branches of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and Salina.
Enrollment at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses was 24,435 students in fall 2013; an additional 3,349 students were enrolled at the KU Medical Center for a total enrollment of 27,784 students across the three campuses. The university overall employed 2,663 faculty members in fall 2012.
The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings listed KU as 101st in the category “national universities” and 47th among public universities. The U.S. News & World Report “Americas Best Graduate Schools” rankings have ranked 49 KU programs since 2008, 35 of which are ranked in the top 40 among public university programs.
KU is home to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the Beach Center on Disability, and radio stations KJHK, 90.7 FM, and KANU, 91.5 FM. The university is host to several museums including the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art. The libraries of the University include the Anschutz Library, which commemorates the businessman Philip Anschutz, an alumnus of the University.