See what students say:

Academics

Kansas State is a large institution, but despite its size, the university manages to feel “very personable and really [focused] on the student,” offering a “welcoming environment and atmosphere.” When it comes to academics, “K-State’s are top notch.” Students particularly call out the programs at the school’s “great College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, and College of Veterinary Medicine.” Additionally, professors from across all disciplines receive glowing reviews: the faculty “truly cares about teaching,” and the “engaging” professors provide “stimulating discussion and work” by “encouraging discussion and in-class participation.” It’s also common for instructors to “go above and beyond to make sure students learn and enjoy their classes.” Lastly, undergrads here truly value the fact that K-State professors are typically “very willing to meet you outside of class to help with any questions or further explain concepts.”

Student Body

Undergraduates at K-State share sentiments about the “helpful, polite, and friendly” nature that permeates the student body. As one student explains, “Wherever I go on campus, people are always willing to hold the door open for me, and I … am always willing to do the same.” A fellow classmate adds, “As a K-State Family, we help each other out, whether that be … forming study groups, carpooling, or walking someone to a building that they are looking for.” This is truly a “genuinely kind” student body. They’re also a “hardworking,” “passionate,” and “driven” lot, a sentiment highlighted by the many students who “spend hours upon hours in the … library studying.” K-State students are also united by their deep ties to the school, finding it is “often … a generational thing [in which] parents, grandparents, and great parents have gone here and continue to instill a passion” for the university. When it comes down to it, one student sums it up nicely: “At Kansas State, we live for each other, we work for each other, and most importantly, we succeed together.” As another explains, “The … reason that I chose K-State was that I felt at home when I visited the campus.”

Campus Life

It’s virtually impossible to be bored at Kansas State. Activities on-campus truly run the gamut, ranging from a “Greek community [with] strong participation” to “the Steel Bridge team where [you can learn] to weld.” Students also note that “sports are a big part of life here.” As one undergrad adds, “The lead-up to [games] is celebrated days out and dominates much of [the] culture.” You can also always find a handful of undergrads “playing basketball at the Rec or playing sand volleyball.” Beyond team sports, you’ll discover that “a lot of students use the recreational complex to work out individually or with a class.” For those looking for a milder form of relaxation, many K-State Wildcats simply like to “hang up hammocks on campus in the spring.” Moreover, a number of undergrads rave about Manhattan, Kansas, which is “a small town [that has] so much to do and experience.” Students also love to head to Aggieville, a neighborhood that has tons of “shopping [and a] bar and restaurant district.” And the more outdoorsy types enjoy taking advantage of bike rides along Linear Trail as well as “hiking the Konza or visiting Turtle Creek Reservoir.”

Overview

Applicants
8,310
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

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

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,266
with Terminal Degree
1,023

705
Men
561
Women
200
Minority
62
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

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, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic Studies.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group 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.
  • Financial Planning and Services.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Project Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • 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 TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Architectural Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • 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, General.

  • 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.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sam Brownback
Former 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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,468

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,329

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,501

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
57%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,198

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,192

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,488
Foreign Countries Represented
107

Demographics

1.47%
Asian
3.35%
African-American
7.06%
Hispanic
78.30%
Caucasian
4.64%
International

47% female
53% male
18% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
75%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Demonstrate current, functional limitations in the learning environment. Verification of history for receiving specific accommodations is strongly considered.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Demonstrate current, functional limitations in the learning environment. Verification of history for receiving specific accommodations is strongly considered.

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
Yes

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

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

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

64/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
New Student Services

Address
Berney Family Welcome Center
705 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone
785-532-1521

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
Downtown Manhattan
Colbert Hills Golf Course
Konza Prairie
Flint Hills Discovery Center

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


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