Lawrence, KS

Not Your Typical "Kansas Life"

Community-driven city for all life styles: sports, food, outdoor activities, arts, family and education - Clubs and groups in town to enjoy your hobbies with others. Lawrence, KS is proud of being Lawrence, KS - KU and residents love this town, and its passion is contagious. Vibrant and fun - There is always something to do!



Something for Everyone

Take advantage of completing your studies in a city where education is its highest priority, while having Kansas City 44 minutes away and a state park (Clinton Lake) just 20 minutes away.

The University of Kansas is perfectly suited for students who enjoy the city-life, outdoors, or a combination of both!


Cost of Living

Lawrence also proves to be a place where your budget can go far! The approximate monthly expenses for a student who lives with one roommate are:

  • Rent - $325
  • Utilities - $150
  • Groceries - $300
  • KU Parking Pass - $30
  • Gas - $50

All expenses listed are covered with a 50% GTA or GRA appointment, with extra money for fun!


Highly Rated

According to Best College Reviews and Skyscanner, Lawrence is considered the 31st best college town in the United States and 4th best college town in the Midwest.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times