Students Say

Despite its large size, Kansas State University “still has a small-town, welcoming feeling” and “a family atmosphere that the whole university buys into.” With such a strong focus on community, students say that “you’ll usually be only a few degrees of separation from any other person.” The long history of K-State (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.”

Overview

Applicants
9,614
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Despite its large size, Kansas State University “still has a small-town, welcoming feeling” and “a family atmosphere that the whole university buys into.” With such a strong focus on community, students say that “you’ll usually be only a few degrees of separation from any other person.” The long history of K-State (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.” And the faculty is no exception: “K-State’s professors commit beyond the classroom. Not only are they catalysts for my learning, they push me as a person and always give me the support I need in the most genuine way,” and “they focus on not just lecturing info to you, they also use class discussion, even in large lectures, as a way for them to see that you understand what is being taught. I haven’t had one professor not include some sort of class discussion into class time.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,469
with Terminal Degree
1,238

1,291
Women
734
Minority
178
Men
58
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Microbiology, General
  • Wildlife Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Child Development
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • 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

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Sam Brownback
Governor, State of Kansas

Samuel Ramey
Bass/baritone, Metropolitan Opera, NY

Bill Porter
Founder, E-trade brokerage firm

Margaret Grosh
Senior Economist, World Bank

Eric Stonestreet
Emmy award-winning star of ABC-TV's "Modern Family" sitcom

Gen. Richard Myers
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jordy Nelson
Wide receiver, Green Bay Packers

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

Kansas State University helps its students with more than $16 million in scholarships awarded each year and ninety percent of those are awarded based on merit. Each incoming freshman is assigned a personal assistance financial advisor, an upperclassmen at Kansas State that has been trained to answer any question regarding financial assistance, that way the student feels like they don’t have to go through the bureaucracy that can often be involved with paying for school. KSU also has numerous programs to help out its graduating seniors like its Career Employment Services which have events such as on-campus interviews and career fairs as well as workshops on resume formatting. The school’s Academic and Career Information Services group also helps students figure out their various career options and what might be best suited to each individual. A university-wide task force was recently created, for long-term planning in all areas of the university, including campus operations, curriculum, research, and external relations/outreach. Development of a new 10,000 square foot recycling facility on campus has been undertaken, as well.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,363

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,298

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,247

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,779

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,223
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,813
Required Fees
$811
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,742
Transportation for Commuters
$2,188

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

“Community is extremely important here” is the general consensus that rings out amongst the Wildcat populace of K-State. And, since most people at this are Kansans, there is a strong Midwestern vibe amongst these “down-to-earth, family-oriented people,” all of whom “consider success in college a very important aspect of their lives.” Everyone is “pumped about our sports and traditions”—football is understandably big here—and most people can be found “wearing purple and excited for the next sporting event!” “Many” students at K-State “have a Church background.” While some feel that the students here are “not exactly the most modern thinkers,” nearly all agree that the students are “very friendly and approachable.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,327
Out of State
17%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
107

Demographics

48% female
52% male
17% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Manhattan, Kansas, is “the perfect college town—not too big, not too small.” There are lots of student discounts, “delicious restaurants, and quirky gift shops,” and on the weekends you will find most students in the beloved Aggieville, the local entertainment district. Overall, “Manhattan is a great place to live, both as a student and a graduate. The university works well with the community, and vice versa. Students are not looked down upon, and it is a great college town.” A lot of the social life at K-State “revolves around the sporting events,” especially football, with many students “reserving their Saturdays to watch our team.” Outside of sports, students hit up Aggieville, as well as “the many [Union Program Council] 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.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Andrea Blair, M.Ed,

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-III; Woodcock-Johnson; within 3 years

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
594
Number of Honor Societies
36

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
37

15% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


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
85

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Larry Moeder
Director of Admissions

Address
119 Anderson
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone
785-532-6250

Email
k-state@k-state.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Peters Recreation Complex
Sports Complexes: Wagner Field, Bramlage Coliseum
K-State Student Union
Ahearn Fieldhouse
Beach Museum of Art

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Aggieville
Manhattan Town Center Mall
Colbert Hills Golf Course
Konza Prairie
Kansas City, MO

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

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
K-State and the City of Manhattan have teamed up to provide a shuttle bus service, and cars are permitted on campus. Manhattan Regional Airport is located 10 minutes from campus and provides daily flights three times a day to Dallas/Ft.Worth and twice a day to Chicago- O'Hare. Kansas City International airport is approximately two hours east of Manhattan.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-70 exit 313: Turn North on Hwy 77. Manhattan is 8.5 miles north of I-70. Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Kansas River, take the K-18/Ft. Riley Blvd exit (exit to the right). Turn right onto Ft. Riley Blvd. Follow Ft. Riley Blvd. to 17th street. Turn right on 17th and continue until you reach campus. The parking garage is available to visitors on campus at the corner of 17th and Anderson Ave. From I-70 exit 303: Turn left onto K-18. Follow K-18 for approximately 12 miles. Turn left on 17th street and continue until campus. The parking garage is available to visitors on campus at the corner of 17th and Anderson Ave.

Local Accommodations
Manhattan offers 12 national chain motels, all within a few minutes from campus. There are also several bed & breakfast establishments within the city of Manhattan. Prices vary. See http://www.manhattancvb.org/index.aspx?NID=28