The University of Kansas, KS
Vale recently received two acceptances from universities to study for a Bachelor of Science or Arts. He has not declared a major. The University of Kansas (KU) as extended an offer to Vale. The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 65 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). KU consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.
KU pushes the boundaries of knowledge, transforms the academic experience, and creates solutions through innovative research. The ‘Jayhawk’ community extends around the globe, united by more than 150 years of tradition and by KU’s commitment to creating a better world.
In 1866, the University of Kansas welcomed the first class of 55 students to an unfinished building on a treeless ridge called Mount Oread.
Today, KU’s enrollment sits at 28,500. From that single building, KU has grown to five campuses: the Lawrence campus, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and medical branches in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina. The once barren landscape has grown into a wooded campus considered one of the most beautiful in the nation. www.ku.edu
Pennsylvania State University, PA
Vale’s second successful application was to attend Pennsylvania State University. Founded in 1855, Penn State combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. Granted the highest rating for research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.
Penn State strives to celebrate diversity in all aspects of its educational and operational activities and the University’s strategic plans are designed to result in ongoing improvements that help prepare future generations of leaders.
There is rarely a dull moment on the Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus, also known as Happy Valley. With around more than 1,000 clubs and organizations, there are broad opportunities to get involved in campus life. The school mascot is the Nittany Lion, and teams compete in the Division I Big Ten Conference. The football team plays in Beaver Stadium, which is one of the largest arenas in North America, seating nearly 107,000 fans. More than 16,000 students volunteer in THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Students raise money for pediatric cancer research and awareness throughout the year and participate in a 46-hour dance marathon. Penn State is also close to skiing, snowboarding, and hiking ventures. www.psu.edu
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