KU Points of Distinction

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the AAU

No. 1 ranked graduate programs — city management & urban policy and special education — in U.S. News & World Report

44 other ranked programs, including 19 in the top 20

Nationally designated Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Center serving the region

$260.5 million in externally sponsored research expenditures in FY2013

28 active startup companies created from KU research

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Presidential visits to KU

President Obama was the fourth sitting U.S. president to visit KU and the first since William H. Taft in 1911. The other two presidents to visit KU while in office were Ulysses S. Grant in 1873 and Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879.

Five additional presidents — Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton — visited KU after leaving office.

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President Obama discussed themes from the State of the Union during his visit to KU.

Six KU faculty members recognized nationally for their expertise in policy areas highlighted by the President were on site to speak with the White House Press Corps and local media.

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KU Today
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