Tuition & Fees

$9,874

$24,775

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,511
Declined + 507
Total Received 9,018
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Public

19,472

undergraduate students

4,307

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 6334
ACT 1428

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
21%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%
30-36
13%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
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Fun Facts

  • Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas, which is nicknamed "The Little Apple."
  • Kansas State University students show their purple pride by donating to K-State Proud, an all-university student campaign that has raised more than $550,000 to help fellow students who are struggling financially.
  • Just south of Kansas State University you'll find the Konza Prairie, one of North America's largest tallgrass prairies. The school also operates the Konza Prairie Biological Field Station.
  • Manhattan, Kansas, home to Kansas State University, kicks off football season with Purple Power Play on Poyntz, when the city closes downtown's main street so fans can watch fireworks and rally around the football team.
  • Kansas State University's lecture series has drawn seven U.S. presidents, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and international leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Vicente Fox. Inaugurated in 1966 by former university President James A. McCain, the series is a tribute to the late Kansas Gov. Alfred M. Landon.

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School Facts

Kansas State, founded as a land-grant institution in 1863, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 668-acre campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas, with two satellite campuses located in Olathe and Salina, Kansas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 23,779
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Manhattan, KS

668-acre campus in Manhattan (population: 56,078), 55 miles from Topeka. Served by air; train serves Topeka.

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
21%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
8%
30-36
13%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($45 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Recommended

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,511
Declined + 507
Total Received 9,018

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Larry Moeder
Director of Admissions
P: 785 532-6250
F: 785 532-6393
k-state@k-state.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,222,064
State $2,330,962
Institutional $23,804,598
Other external $4,290,079
Total $49,647,703

Non-need-based

Federal $11,713
State $62,113
Institutional $8,696,585
Other external $1,676,852
Total $10,447,263

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Willie the Wildcat
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business/Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Journalism
Agricultural Mechanization
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agronomy/Crop Science
Aircraft Pilot/Navigator
American Ethnic Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Business
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Art
Athletic Trainer
Aviation/Airway Science
Bakery Science/Management
Biochemistry
Biological/Agricultural Engineering
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Business Information/Data Processing
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Growth/Care/Development Studies
City/Urban/Community/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Clinical Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
Clothing/Apparel/Textiles Studies
Communications
Communications Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Construction Science/Management
Counselor Education/Student Counseling/Guidance Services
Curriculum/Instruction
Dietetics
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Economics
Educational Administration/Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineering
Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering
Electronic/Communication Engineering
Elementary Teacher Education
Engineering Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Literature/Language
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Planning/Management
Family Economics
Feed Science/Management
Finance
Fisheries/Wildlife Sciences
Food Science/Technology
Foods/Nutrition Studies
Foreign Languages/Literature
Foundations in Adult Education
Geography
Geology
Grain Science
History
Horticultural Science
Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management
Human Ecology
Human Ecology/Mass Communication
Human/Animal Pathology
Human/Animal Physiology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Individual/Family Development Studies
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
Information Sciences/Systems
Interior Design
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences
Marketing/Management/Research
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Microbiology/Bacteriology
Milling Science/Management
Music
Music Teacher Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition/Exercise Science
Operations Research
Parks/Recreation/Leisure Facilities Management
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics
Plant Pathology
Plant/Animal Genetics
Political Science/Government
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation/Park Administration
Secondary Teacher Education
Security Studies
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Technology Management
Theatre
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife/Outdoor Enterprise Management
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

19,472
students

Female
48%
9,293

Male
52%
10,179

Graduate

18%

4,307
students

Female
56%
2,393

Male
44%
1,914

undergraduateFull-time

90%

17,699
students

Female
48%
8,420

Male
52%
9,279

undergraduatePart-time

10%

1,773
students

Female
50%
873

Male
50%
900

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Paraguay
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sara Thurston
Director of International Student and Scholar Services
785 532-6448
isss@k-state.edu

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