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The University of Kansas

We are the state’s flagship institution, home to innovative research, a constant pursuit of knowledge — and are the college basketball 2023 Women’s National Invitation Tournament champions! Together, Jayhawks power Kansas and transform the world.

KU statistics

2023
WNIT champions
23
20-win seasons
7
conference championships

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It’s a funny name with serious potential. If you’re envisioning a transformative college career, we’re prepared to make it a reality.

Through KU excellence, we raise the bar.

KU innovation powers our state and improves the world. In nationally recognized programs, with faculty who lead their fields, you’ll gain the tools and experience to deepen your knowledge and make real change.

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“Rock Chalk” is our versatile exclamation for all things KU: a spirited reverberation from the university’s past, a rallying cry from the stadium seats, and a catchy arrangement that creates community. Explore what it means to claim the chant and be a Jayhawk.

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Important Academic Dates

May 4
Last day of classes
May 8-12
Finals
May 14
Commencement