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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
    C+
  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 Athletics Association
Address
600 Park St
Hays, KS 67601
Website
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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
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,993/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,439/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,300/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,244/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,225/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,700/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,778Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Community Involved
    41%
  • Busy
    38%
  • Self involved
    10%
  • Welcoming
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Awesome
    32%
  • Flexable
    30%
  • Small
    11%
  • Accommodating! Love the virtual college!
    8%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • Close minded
    3%
  • Mentoring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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Fort Hays State University Reviews

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Fort Hays State University if a great college to go to! They make you feel like you are part of the tiger family. FHSU has the lowest tuition in the state of Kansas and is ranked fairly high on the national level. You are assigned an advisor which corresponds to your major. Your advisor will become your best friend. They help you decide on your future. Advisors are there to help you with any questions you have relating to your major or just general college or life questions. They are very one-on-one/personal. As so are the instructors at FHSU. Class sizing are relatively small (20-30 students in each class).

Fort Hays is growing every year if it isn't by student population it's by buildings. Every year it seems like there is a new and improved building in the works. Lastly, the campus is beautiful. The quad has so many trees which it makes it so pretty in the spring and the fall.
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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!
Fort Hays State University was an overall great campus. I went there my freshman year and met a ton of new people. Since I was apart of the women's basketball team, it lead to even more opportunities. Being on the basketball team lead to some challenges with missing quizzes or tests, but I worked with my professors to always make it up and it was never an issue. Student life was also a positive environment. I always saw someone I knew when I was walking to my classes and having some familiar faces was a good feeling. Something that I would like to see change at Fort Hays State University is definitely the parking around the dorms. Finding parking was always a pain for me, especially in the winter when walking in the cold became a struggle. To fix this problem, more parking lots should be paved.