Student Life

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

students walking downtown

Eat international

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.

KU students on campus

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.

students studying

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.

students shopping

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.

Students in a lecture

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.

Lawrence night life

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.

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