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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  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 16,770 undergraduate students. The Kansas State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, Human Development, and Business. Graduating 63% of students, Kansas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
About Kansas State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
Address
919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,465/ 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
$6,435/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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.202 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.203 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,770Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,718
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 127 responses
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  • Majority white, but many international students
    30%
  • Very diverse
    22%
  • Fairly diverse, some country guys and gals
    19%
  • There is a country vibe, but nothing overbearing
    17%
  • White
    5%
  • White and country
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.249 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.295 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Family
    38%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    27%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Basic
    4%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • For-profit
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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I really enjoyed the student involvement atmosphere. My visit to Kansas State was very professional and well planned out. The campus was beautiful and easy to navigate between buildings. My tour guide answered all my questions fully and helped me to feel comfortable in this new environment. Overall, my experience was great!
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Kansas state has been an outstanding experience so far! The atmosphere here on campus is indescribable. Everyone is willing to help and always give you a welcoming smile. You really feel part of the community in Manhattan, the town bleeds purple and it something you don't just see but feel. The campus is very helpful with providing resources for you to go after your dreams. You never feel alone or lost because you have so many available resources to help guide you.
I felt very involved and loved as I had my campus tour! Met up with a club president which coincided with my intended major and made me even more excited! I cannot wait to fully attend and move down there. The campus is beautiful and incredibly home-y. The school colors aren't too shabby, either. I definitely recommend it! I love the look of Manhattan, too. Looking forward to study groups and getting together with people to further my education!