Why KU?

“Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU!”

Many people hear those words as the chant rises to a crescendo. They just hear the words. But as Jayhawks, we feel those words. We feel the goosebumps as “the greatest college chant” resonates through the air. Jayhawks don’t just hear, they feel, and they understand. Choose to be a Jayhawk, and you will know that you are part of a proud legacy of community, innovation and discovery. Join the University of Kansas—be a Jayhawk—and you will believe that together we can make a difference.

You can get a job many places. But, if you want to feel, understand, know and believe you are changing the world, become a Jayhawk!

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About KU

Discover and learn about KU’s history, mission and leadership

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Educating for the Future

Providing the academic foundation for future scholars, researchers, and leaders.

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Making discoveries to help solve global problems

As a major research university with a NIH Cancer Center designation collaboration, commercialization, and research opportunities span across all disciplines.

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KU’s Campuses

Learn about KU’s multiple campus locations throughout the state.

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KU is rich in traditions, pride, and history.

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Homecoming parade in downtown Lawrence


Lawrence, located in Douglas County, is rich with cultural, recreational, and artistic opportunities for all ages and is within 30 miles of Kansas City and Topeka.

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