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Academe has never been "insulated from the economic and political pressures of everyday American life." Graduate school is part of the so-called "real world": http://ow.ly/AzxTz
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Academe has never been "insulated from the economic and political pressures of everyday American life." Graduate school is part of the...


The first studio art class at KU began in 1869
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
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times