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Before Arrival

Thank you for coming to KU! We are happy that you have decided to join our diverse university community. Out of a total enrollment of almost 30,000 students, almost 2,100 come from abroad and represent more than 100 different nations from every region of the world.

Our office is here to help you make the most out of your time at KU while advising you on issues related to your legal status. Here, there are many chances to meet and build friendships with US families and students and to experience cross-cultural exchanges through a variety of programs.

Please be sure to review our Pre-Arrival Information for helpful information on coming to KU, Orientation and much more.

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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times