Overland Park, KS

KU Edwards Campus


With a population of more than 190,000 residents, Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas. The city is well known for its attractive and safe neighborhoods, low taxes, nationally-ranked public schools, state-of-the-art health care, and diverse recreation and cultural amenities. Outdoor activities are available in the city’s 83 parks, six swimming pools, two public golf courses and miles of recreational trails. The Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex is the only complex of its kind in the country with 12 lighted, regulation-size synthetic turf fields. The soccer complex hosts local, regional and national tournaments. The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a favorite destination for families that want to interact with farm animals, tour a dairy barn or visit a one-room country schoolhouse. The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is open year-round and has walking trails, themed gardens, an environmental education center, classes and educational programs. Johnson County Community College’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest contemporary art museum in the four-state region. Performing arts can be experienced at the college’s first-class venues and at annual festivals featuring live musical entertainment.


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!

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