The University of Kansas

Founded in 1866, the University of Kansas (KU) has more than 26,000 students, including 1,500 international students from more than 100 nations. KU is a comprehensive research institution with more than 175 academic fields of study, including business, engineering, computer science, journalism, fine arts, architecture, chemistry, pharmacy, and other sciences.

The KU campus is one of the most beautiful in the United States. It is located on Mount Oread, a scenic tree-covered hill in the center of Lawrence. The university is home to several nationally recognized museums, and the university library system is one of the best public research libraries in the United States. The campus has an exciting cultural and social life, including lectures, films, concerts, art exhibits, theatrical productions, and athletic competitions.

KU has national ranking in many college sports. This past year, our football team was nationally ranked and won the Fed/Ex Orange Bowl Championship and our men's basketball team won the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship. This was our 5th National title in basketball. KU also participates in many other sports in the our conference, the Big XII.

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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term Programs
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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