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-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Kansas State University

Cost

Net Price
$15,784/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,904/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,661/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,776/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,032/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,730/ 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.188 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.189 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,258Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • 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.235 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Family
    36%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    29%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Basic
    5%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    3%
  • For-profit
    1%

After Kansas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
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 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.
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I love K-State! My family has a long history of being Wildcats, and I am glad I got to carry on the tradition. However, having come from out of state was still daunting. I had not known anyone when I came to college, but the k-State Family pulled through. While it may sound extremely cheesy, I really do think that this school is as close to a family as a state school can be. I never walk to class without seeing at least one person I know and everywhere I go I'm greeted with smiles and waves. The pride in K-State is also pretty amazing. On any given day more than 40% of the people on campus are wearing purple. It is truly an amazing school!
Great college for engineering! The campus is clean and ever expanding, there are plenty of living choices such as dorms, frats, apartments. The professors are generally very friendly, and the major specific courses are challanging and deep. Plus tuition is recently priced at the time of writing this review. The only major gripe is with the freshman starter classes. They are not kind on people new to the college experience. Though, to be completely honest, this isn't too bad, as many universities nowadays put too much focus on keeping students paying, rather than suceeding.