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Kansas State University
  • 4 Year
  • MANHATTAN, KS

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Report Card

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

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Kansas State is a highly rated public university located in Manhattan, Kansas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,548 undergraduate students. The Kansas State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 65% of students, Kansas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.

About

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
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$18,103 / 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
$8,233 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 211 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 212 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
20
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
7
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
13
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,548 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,662
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 134 responses
  • 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
    4%
  • White and country
    2%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 258 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
  • Family
    38%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    29%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • 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
65%
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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