A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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 Twelve Conference
Address
919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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
95%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,022/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,524/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,485/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,664/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,818/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,927/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.189 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.190 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,935Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
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  • Majority white, but many international students
    31%
  • Very diverse
    25%
  • Fairly diverse, some country guys and gals
    18%
  • There is a country vibe, but nothing overbearing
    18%
  • White
    5%
  • White and country
    3%
  • Privileged whites and exploited others
    1%

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.236 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.282 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Family
    37%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    29%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Basic
    5%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    3%
  • For-profit
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
48%
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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I enjoyed the feeling I get when I'm on campus. Everyone is kind and helpful! I haven't met a full-time professor that I haven't been able to talk to and be comfortable in their class. Everyone here truly is invested in your success and wants to see you live the best life you can on this campus. There is a large lack in diversity and with the recent problems with racial violence through posters up around campus and various social media scandals, I feel that this place is becoming less safe for minority students, which is a huge problem. The administration finds it hard to admit there are any problems and thus keep it off their hands in return for the hatred to still be present on campus. I hope they begin to sit up a little bit more on the real issues happening on campus.
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Kansas State is an awesome University. Highly underrated. There's a family feel on campus, everyone makes you feel welcome. Manhattan is a small town, yet can feel somewhat urbanized, which is amazing. The academics are the most underrated part of Kstate! I say we are one of the best in the Midwest at least! The students from urban areas tend to be heavy liberal, while the rural kids are more moderate to conservative. Overall it's about as liberal as any other midwest campus is! Very diverse for a college 2 hours out from a major urban center!
Kansas State is a wonderful university. I highly recommend it. I transferred here after my Freshman year of college and I do not regret it! All of the teachers and staff are highly trained and always willing to do whatever it takes to help you succeed. Also, everybody here is super nice and friendly. The university is located in Manhattan, Kansas. It's the perfect college town. Everything you need is within a 10 minute drive. I personally love the atmosphere of the campus and the town, everybody bleeds K-State purple and it fills you with pride. The academics are astounding and the sporting events are so much fun! Every football game is sold out because the town genuinely loves and supports the University all that much, it makes me proud to call this place home. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.