KU Undergraduate Accelerator housing

For their first year, undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Accelerator are required to live on-campus. This authentic American college experience will help you succeed academically and make new friends. You have a choice of three housing options:

  • Luxury Living – New residence halls with suite-style rooms
  • Traditional Living – Mix of suites and updated two-person rooms
  • Modest Living – Two-person rooms and shared bathrooms

Tier 1: Luxury living

Overview

Location: On-campus
Type: Suite with multiple bedrooms
Bedroom: Private bedrooms available
Bathroom: Shared or private
Meal plan: Required – see Dining Costs for more information

The luxury housing option includes new residence halls that offer two- or four-person suites with either shared or private bathrooms. These modern halls, Downs, Self and Oswald Halls were built in 2015 or 2017, and provide a mix of private and public space. So you can have your privacy yet also meet, study with, and talk with other students when you want.

Housing Costs1

All costs displayed in U.S. dollars.

Entering Spring 2018Entering Summer 2018Entering Fall 2018
Integrated Accelerator Program (2 semesters)$6,632$6,704$9,504
Academic Accelerator Program 2 (2 semesters)$6,632$6,704$9,504
Academic Accelerator Program 3 (3 semesters)$11,384$11,456$11,519

Sample floor plan

SELF 4-PERSON SUITE WITH BATH

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions, and features may vary.

Amenities

Your bedroom includes:

  • Extra-long twin-size bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes dresser

Your suite includes:

  • Wireless internet
  • Utilities
  • Private bathrooms
  • Living room where available

Your building includes:

  • Laundry on each floor
  • Shared living room on each floor, with large-screen TV
  • Full kitchen
  • Study spaces
  • Recreation rooms
  • 24-hour staffed main desk and card swipe security
  • 23-hour on-call maintenance staff

Tier 2: Traditional living

Overview

Location: On-campus
Type: Suites or two-person rooms
Bedroom: Shared with 1 roommate
Bathroom: Shared or private
Meal plan: Required – see Dining Costs for more information

The traditional housing option includes three buildings: Ellsworth, Hashinger, and Lewis Halls. These halls have a mix of suites and two-person rooms, for a friendly atmosphere that encourages bonding. Choose a suite, and you’ll share a bedroom with one roommate and share a private bathroom with your suitemates. Choose a two-person room, and you’ll share a community bathroom with private showers and toilets with other students on your floor.

Housing Costs1

All costs displayed in U.S. dollars.

Entering Spring 2018Entering Summer 2018Entering Fall 2018
Integrated Accelerator Program (2 semesters)$5,258$5,346$7,642
Academic Accelerator Program 2 (2 semesters)$5,258$5,346$7,642
Academic Accelerator Program 3 (3 semesters)$9,079$9,167$9,217

Sample floor plan

ELLSWORTH 2-PERSON ROOM WITH SINK

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions, and features may vary.

Amenities

Your bedroom includes:

  • Extra-long twin-size bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes dresser

Your suite includes:

  • Wireless internet
  • Utilities
  • Private bathrooms where available
  • Living room where available

Your building includes:

  • Laundry areas
  • Shared living room on each floor
  • Study spaces
  • Recreation rooms
  • 24-hour staffed main desk and card swipe security
  • 23-hour on-call maintenance staff

Tier 3: Modest living

Overview

Location: On-campus
Type: Two-person rooms
Bedroom: Shared with 1 roommate
Bathroom: Shared
Meal plan: Required – see Dining Costs for more information

The modest housing option combines affordability and convenience. For an economical price, Oliver Hall provides the traditional U.S. college experience of living in a two-person room while also including a dining center in your building. You’ll share a large community bathroom with private showers and toilets with other students on your floor.

Housing Costs1

All costs displayed in U.S. dollars.

Entering Spring 2018Entering Summer 2018Entering Fall 2018
Integrated Accelerator Program (2 semesters)$4,161$4,257$6,134
Academic Accelerator Program 2 (2 semesters)$4,161$4,257$6,134
Academic Accelerator Program 3 (3 semesters)$7,228$7,324$7,364

Sample floor plan

2 person bedroom

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions, and features may vary.

Amenities

Your room includes:

  • Extra-long twin-size bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes dresser with mirror
  • Wireless internet
  • Utilities

Your building includes:

  • Laundry areas
  • Shared living room on each floor
  • Study spaces
  • Recreation rooms, including a table tennis table and pool table
  • Dining center
  • Music practice room, including a piano
  • 24-hour staffed main desk and card swipe security
  • 23-hour on-call maintenance staff

1 Prices subject to change.

What’s on today’s menu?

As a KU Undergraduate Accelerator student, you have access to KU dining even during school breaks. That includes vegetarian, vegan, halal, and other options. Want to learn more about your campus dining options?

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