Kansas University received national recognition on Monday for its campus newspaper, its college radio station and its sporting opportunities.
The Princeton Review annually compiles college ranking lists using information collected from student surveys. KU was ranked on three of its lists this year, at No. 6 for “Best College Newspaper,” No. 16 for “Best College Radio Station” and at No. 12 for “Jock Schools.”
Tim Caboni, KU’s vice chancellor for public affairs, said that while rankings are nice, the university continues to focus on the things that make it great on a day-to-day basis.
“It is always terrific to be recognized for the great quality of education we provide, and particularly as it relates to our campus newspaper and our student-run radio station, because they both have a long and proud history at the University of Kansas,” he said.
Along with the rankings, the Princeton Review included comments from the student surveys.
According to one comment, KU “can offer an unbelievable education but can also provide the quintessential college sports and party scene if the student so chooses.”
Students also praised the university’s undergraduate research opportunities and its Honors Program.
Kansas State University made several of the lists as well. It was No. 2 for “Town-Gown Relations are Great,” No. 4 for “Best Quality of Life,” No. 8 for “Happiest Students,” No. 12 for “Best-Run Colleges,” No. 13 for “Their Students Love These Colleges,” No. 14 for “Jock Schools” and No. 16 for “Most Religious Students.”
KU and KSU also previously earned a spot among the 75 schools on the Princeton Review’s unranked “Best Value Colleges” list for public colleges and universities, which was released in February.