- 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
- 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
- Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
- 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
- Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
- 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times