Kansas State University is “all about providing a great education with tons of opportunities at an affordable cost.” The low in-state tuition is the major reason many end up here, but the strong academics and plethora of resources are just as a big a draw. “Everyone wants to work together to accomplish as much as possible, which is a wonderful environment to learn in,” says a student. Despite its size, K-State “still has a small-town, welcoming feeling” and “a family atmosphere that the whole university buys into,” and the institution “shows each student, faculty, or staff just how appreciated and important they are to the university.”
Professors are “extremely knowledgeable,” “know how to relate the course information well,” and make themselves available outside of class. Not only are they “welcoming and willing to help whenever you need it,” they are also “doing outstanding research in their fields.” “When I visited K-State, I realized as a Wildcat I would have all the opportunities of a large university without feeling like a number,” says a student. In providing so many chances for students to get real-life experience, most feel that they “enter the working world well-equipped.”
With such a pervasive focus on community, students say that “you’ll usually be only a few degrees of separation from any other person.” The long history of Kansas State University (students wear purple all the time, since “there’s a lot of Wildcat pride across campus”) is “something that you can’t get anywhere else.” Some facilities “could receive a boost,” though, as “there are a lot of great buildings on campus, but there are some classrooms that need an update.” At the end of the day, K-State “is all about putting students first, and they put you first as soon as you become a freshman.”
Outside of sports, students hit up the local attractions that draw a younger crowd, as well as “the many UPC Events held on campus,” such as “one dollar movies on the weekends, dances within the residence halls, and crafts at the union.” The school has more than 475 student organizations to get involved in, from religious organizations to athletic clubs; “There is something for everyone here at K-State, and if we don’t have it, start it.” The Greek system is also “very strong,” and “there is never a week when there is not an event happening around campus.”
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