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The University of Kansas stands out amongst its peers for producing a well rounded and cultured engineer. Students can pursue their personal interests inside and outside of mechanical engineering. Each student chooses from hundreds of engineering and non-engineering elective courses to develop their specific interests and discover new ones. KU is home to many libraries, archives, museums and collections, all of which make fantastic additions to the classroom experience. Lectures, plays and concerts entertain and educate students on various subjects, cultures and artistic activities.


KU Today
High school seniors can apply to the SELF Program, a four-year enrichment and leadership experience
Engineering students build concrete canoes, Formula race cars, unmanned planes, and rockets for competitions nationwide
More first and second place awards in student AIAA aircraft design contests than any other school in the world
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times