University of Kansas Campuses
The University of Kansas enrolls students from every state in the nation and more than 110 countries. Considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, KU's Lawrence campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of about 80,000 in the forested hills of eastern Kansas. The KU School of Education’s main home is located in Joseph R. Pearson (JRP) Hall, a student-centered instructional facility. The majority of the courses that you will complete in Lawrence are held in a newly-remodeled building with student access to computers, tablets, touch-screen devices, high-speed internet, and other various media technologies.
In addition to JRP Hall, the School's Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences (HSES) has a home the Robinson Center, a student-centered recreation and fitness facility. The original Robinson Gymnasium was constructed in 1907 and Dr. James Naismith (inventor of the game of basketball) played a key role in the planning and construction of the facility. Building amenities include: nine classrooms, six basketball courts, three workout rooms, a gymnastics room, two swimming pools, and various laboratories for research and study.
Established in 1993, the KU Edwards Campus provides KU's high-quality education, research, and public service to greater Kansas City. Through its graduate and undergraduate degree-completion programs, the Edwards Campus provides adult learners the necessary tools to further their careers. Coursework held at the KU Edwards Campus are held in the new Business, Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST) Building. Opened in 2012, the 75,000 square-foot LEED-compliant building offers high-energy efficiency, instructional ergonomics, and access to various forms of information technology.