B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Fort Hays State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
600 Park St
Hays, KS 67601
Website

Fort Hays State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fort Hays State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,698/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,104/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,963/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,011/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,935/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Community Involved
    43%
  • Busy
    39%
  • Self involved
    11%
  • Welcoming
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.59 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    33%
  • Flexable
    31%
  • Small
    11%
  • Accommodating! Love the virtual college!
    6%
  • Liberal
    6%
  • Close minded
    3%
  • Mentoring
    3%

After Fort Hays State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

Fort Hays State University Reviews

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The quality of the majority of my courses that I have been/am in enrolled in is overall very satisfying. The courses I had taken last semester were mostly General Education classes which were decently solid. The classes I am taking this semester are a little bit more of General Education classes along with some of my major classes. The professors here are amazing! They are all very nice, and really genuinely care about my education. Not to mention, they know me by name and say hi to me whenever they see me around campus. The variety of courses offered are immense and some I didn't ever think cold exist. The class sizes are what is really cool about this place. There is not so many people in one class that the professor just doesn't know our names. The high school I attended was a 4A D2 high school and the class sizes I had there are very close if not smaller than the ones I have here. It is very relaxing and secure knowing the class sizes aren't extreme.
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One of my favorite experiences so far is just meeting all the new people who also attend here. It is very cool to see how different people live their lives so much differently than I do. What makes my school unique is we are the cheapest 4-year school in the state of Kansas, which definitely helps many people out financially. I would choose to go to this school again if I could do it all over because the people are great, the teachers actually know me personally, and they're very nice. The community in this town is just very home-like and it's been a great experience so far!
Fort Hays state University was just names the third largest university in kansas. Although it is the third largest it still has that small school charm that many students like. Overall it is a great school for the price that anyone pays. The classes are small but that means there is more one on one interaction with the professors. It is also important to note that just about all professors know each of their students. This is what Fort Hays is all about, making sure that the students feel comfortable and feel at home. If you are looking for a small town charm, then Hays is for you, but if bigger cities are your forte, Hays isn't quite the fit. Personally I have grown to love rhe atmosphere that surrounds Hays and the University. For the most part people in Hyas are friendly and accommodating and know how to bring spirit to its everyone around. Come to Fort Hays State University, it's inviting and friendly and a real bang for your buck!!