Living in Lawrence
Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is in the center of the American Heartland. Forbes recently ranked Lawrence the #5 Small Town for Business and Careers. It’s full of eclectic shops, beautiful green spaces, delicious restaurants, cool music venues and inspiring art galleries.
KU is located less than 40 minutes away from two exciting cities: Topeka, Kansas’ capital city, and Kansas City, a cosmopolitan hub of shopping, entertainment, culture and thriving businesses. KU students have access to a network of corporate connections for internships, employment and career-building experiences.
Things to do
On campus and in Lawrence you’ll find delicious American and international cuisine, from falafel to gourmet burgers to sushi. Local tip: Head to 23rd Street for a variety of delicious choices.
Soak up some culture
Feed your mind with museums, art galleries, music venues, live performance theaters and cinemas. Local tip: Don’t miss the Natural History Museum right on campus.
Study in style
Take a break from the library by visiting cool cafes, beautiful parks and other energizing spaces around the city. Local tip: Mirth Cafe is great for studying, sipping coffee or hanging out with friends.
Shop for anything
Need dorm room decorations or cool clothes? Lawrence has you covered with a wide variety of stores, boutiques and other shops. Local tip: Check out ethnic or international markets for a taste of home.
Network for success
KU students have access to corporate connections for internships, employment and career-building experiences. Local tip: Make good use of KU Career Connections and on-campus career fairs.
Explore your new home
KU is conveniently located for visiting Topeka, Kansas City and other cultural hubs. Local tip: Head to Kansas City Airport to fly to New York City, Disney World, Chicago or other popular American places.