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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Kansas State is a highly rated public university located in Manhattan, Kansas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,230 undergraduate students. The Kansas State acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, Business, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 64% of students, Kansas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
919 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

Kansas State University Rankings

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

K-State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,002/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,796/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.208 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
21
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
16
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,230Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,639
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
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  • Majority white, but many international students
    30%
  • Fairly diverse, some country guys and gals
    22%
  • Very diverse
    22%
  • There is a country vibe, but nothing overbearing
    17%
  • White
    5%
  • White and country
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.255 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.301 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Family
    38%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    28%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Basic
    4%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    4%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • For-profit
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.128 responses
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Kansas State University Reviews

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K-State offers everything you could want in a college experience. Small class sizes means you get to know your instructors and your classmates. Everyone is friendly and the instructors truly care about your success. And you don't just sit in a classroom all day. The internships, research opportunities and field experiences give you a real-world perspective of what to expect when in your career. There are endless majors, a ton of different student groups, and events and activities galore. Also, the city of Manhattan loves K-State! There are restaurants, bars, shopping, entertainment and a lot of outdoor activities. Also, don't believe the stereotype, there is nothing flat about Manhattan. You can hike in the flint hills and the sunsets are unlike any you've ever seen before. K-State is truly a fantastic shool!
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Kansas State University has a comforting, welcoming, high quality campus and environment! The people were so kind and helpful, when needed. They really want you to join the cat family, no matter your situation. Not only will you get a excellent education, but friends that last a lifetime. You create exciting memorable moments partying, hanging, and tailgating on gamedays. I recommend KSU to any students who just loves to have a good time, but also can handle their studies. I really wouldn't change much but maybe the cost of overall yearly tuition. I wish college in general was more affordable.
Very helpful with incoming freshman. Personal follow up calls and info provided. Extremely informative meeting with academic advisor. Provided for requirements and schedules for intended major for entire four years. Campus tour was comprehensive and allowed a view into campus. Campus offers a wide variety of activities, jobs, tutoring, safety features, study environments. My daughter likes how the campus is contained in a smaller radius than other large colleges. She said even though it is a larger college, it doesn’t feel so big. The majority of housing has been updated with suites and some new housing construction. The eating facilities are new with a never ending variety of dining selections. The rev center is free to students with full gym, offers intramural sports. The town of Manhattan itself has everything to offer that cities have, shopping mall, restaurants and fast food eateries, movie theaters, bars etc. Parent KState 30 years ago. Enjoyed wildcat experience.