The University of Kansas is a public, 4-year school located in Lawrence, KS, between Kansas City and Topeka. The school was founded in 1865 via legislative charter, 4 years after the state was admitted to the Union. The University maintains satellite campuses in Wichita, Overland Park, Salina and Kansas City (KS). The 1100 acre campus features contemporary architecture, an iconic WWII Memorial Campanile and an abundance of open space including Marvin Grove, a massive green space that dates back to 1878. The University also serves as host location for the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art. Among many noteworthy alumni are former Senator Bob Dole and NFL Hall of Fame member Gayle Sayers.