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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Support Services545 Graduates
Business Administration and Management501 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities314 Graduates
Elementary Education159 Graduates
Information Studies88 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies73 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching63 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
Fort Hays State University Reviews
Fort Hays has been my home for the past two years and it truly has became my favorite place. My family has always had a long tradition of attending FHSU, and when I was in 6th grade, I knew I was going to keep that tradition alive and attend as well. Fast forward to now and I can see how truly amazing this place is - the community and people are friendly, the athletics are really good for our region and D2 school, the opportunities available for students to get involved are outstanding from Greek life to intramurals to major-specific clubs. There is something for everyone to participate in at FHSU whether that be hanging with friends, being involved in SGA, or walking around campus. Fort Hays State University might not get 5 stars in all the categories below, but my experience and education have truly been 5 stars. Roll Tiges!
The social, on-campus friendliness experience is hyped-up. Most of the student body ends up transferring or dropping out - the graduation rate is low. Fantastic staff, especially the professors with their fantastic backgrounds. Equipment for student use is great. The directors board leaves much to be desired here, however. The party scene was once a glorious wake of celebration around Hays campus - It's not quite what it used to be. The dorms were a nightmare - depending which you were in, however they ARE remodeling them. Student life does an adequate job of involving new students in student life activities. Campus safety also leaves much to be desired, considering the number of attacks I alone have known to happen on campus. Diversity is one of the most prominent features of this university. Students literally come from all over the globe to attend FHSU especially for it's affordable tuition, which I might add, for a university, is a BARGAIN.
Fort Hays State is a solid school if you're looking for a college experience on a budget. The school's small size provides for a much better learning environment that you may otherwise get at a large university, and the academic programs are competent. The town of Hays is... dull and isolated to say the least and I would not recommend for anyone who would prefer to be in a populated area. The school's management cuts alot of corners in housing and facilities, and I cannot count how many times the elevator broke, the roof leaked, or the fire alarm went off for no reason in the middle of the night. While this may sound bad, as long as you can find accommodations off campus, it isn't too much of a problem. The party scene has quite a reputation; whether it lives up to this standard is up to you. Food's terrible. Campus is safe as long as you don't do anything incredibly stupid. All of my professor's have been very friendly, accommodating and professional thus far.