Overview

Applicants
2,427
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

ACT Composite
18 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
522
with Terminal Degree
263

269
Women
253
Men
39
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
18%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Office Management and Supervision

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,074

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,810

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,753

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,172

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,946

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,314
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$12,003
Required Fees
$926
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$920

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,528
Transportation for Commuters
$480

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,643
Out of State
29%

International
41%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

1.31%
Asian
5.08%
African-American
9.12%
Hispanic
79.33%
Caucasian
1.54%
Unknown
41.36%
International

60% female
40% male
29% are out of state
48% are full time
52% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
12%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
67

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
103
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
2

2% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: Western Kansas Gay and Lesbian Services -- to educate about issues surrounding sexual orientation

Minority Support Groups: Hispanic American Leadership Organization; Chinese Student Association; Black Student Union; International Student Union

Sustainability

Green Rating
63

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tricia Cline
Director of Admissions

Address
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

Phone
800-628-4091

Email
tigers@fhsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
www.tigersportszone.com
www.fhsu.edu/sternberg/
www.fhsu.edu/tmn

Most Popular Places Off Campus
www.kshs.org/places/forthays/
www.haysarts.org/
http://www.hayspublib.org/
www.elliscountyhistoricalmuseum.org/
www.hayshasjobs.com

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
7:30-4:30
800-628-4091

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hays Regional Airport

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn