Tuition & Fees

$5,008

$14,832

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,929
Declined + 196
Total Received 2,125
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Public

12,045

undergraduate students

2,613

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
13%
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School Facts

Fort Hays, founded in 1902, is a public university of the liberal and applied arts. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health and Life Sciences. Its 200-acre campus, part of a former military reservation, is located in Hays, in central Kansas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,658
Established in 1902
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Hays, KS

200-acre campus in Hays (population: 21,027), 180 miles from Wichita; branch campuses in Colby, Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, and Liberal. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Wichita.

Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
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

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
54%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($35 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,929
Declined + 196
Total Received 2,125

Admissions Factors

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Tricia Cline
Director of Admissions
P: 888 628-3478
F: 800 432-0248
tigers@fhsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,781,424
State $671,866
Institutional $1,064,122
Other external $1,873,280
Total $16,390,692

Non-need-based

Federal $7,222
State $24,182
Institutional $825,848
Other external $2,210,828
Total $3,068,080

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
rodeo
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Victor E. Tiger
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agriculture
Allied Health
Art
Biology
Business
Business Communications
Business Education
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
Finance
Foreign Languages
General Science
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
Information Networking/Telecommunications
Information Systems Administration
Instructional Technology
Justice Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Modern Languages
Music
Nursing
Office Technology
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Teacher Education
Technology Studies
Theatre
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Undergraduate

82%

12,045
students

Female
60%
7,282

Male
40%
4,763

Graduate

18%

2,613
students

Female
63%
1,657

Male
37%
956

undergraduateFull-time

47%

5,778
students

Female
59%
3,387

Male
41%
2,391

undergraduatePart-time

53%

6,267
students

Female
63%
3,895

Male
37%
2,372

Student Break-down

28%
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
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements 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 Not Required/Recommended
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
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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