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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Kansas State University is ...
Public
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

Cost

Net Price
$16,431/ 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
    $13,258/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,118/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,189/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,642/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,378/ year
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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.194 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,699Undergrads
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 119 responses
Report
  • Majority white, but many international students
    31%
  • Very diverse
    24%
  • Fairly diverse, some country guys and gals
    18%
  • There is a country vibe, but nothing overbearing
    17%
  • White
    5%
  • White and country
    3%
  • Diverse
    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.241 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.287 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Family
    38%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    28%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Basic
    5%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    3%
  • For-profit
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ 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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Kansas State University has been my home away from home for three years now. The environment is beyond welcoming and friendly. In fact, a common phrase that you hear from high school seniors and juniors coming on tours here is, "Everyone is so friendly here."
This place gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and join Greek life. The Greek life on campus is unique in that we are all a community that roots for one another, but still competes hard for the coveted Homecoming 1st Place Win.
Another thing unique about K-State is the opportunities to get involved in Undergraduate Research whatever your major may be. I am involved in two different research labs currently, and both of them have taught me valuable skills to prepare for Graduate school and my future career. K-State has given me the best three years of my life thus far, and I can't wait for the fourth!
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When I first stepped foot on this campus I immediately felt at home. There is a family atmosphere that wasn’t at any of the other colleges I looked at. The professors are cool, the classes are fun, and the sporting events are amazing! I am currently a freshman on the rowing team. With that being said, I do get a little bit more things than an average student. I get free tickets to all the football and basketball games, amazing breakfast and dinner, and I’ve made amazing friends. If you’re a student athlete or just a student, definitely come to K-State.
Great place to meet friends, make awesome memories, and proudly be a WILDCAT! The first day of school is easily where you meet most of your friends and connections here on campus, and you wind up feeling like you know a little bit about everyone in just a few short months. The teachers are always so helpful, sweet, and really just want to help their students succeed. They are always approachable. The best part of K-State is knowing you are part of one big family.