Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$6,924

$18,101

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,754
Declined 166
Total Received 1,920
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Public

15,141

undergraduate students

3,721

graduate students

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School Facts

Fort Hays State University, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,862
Established in 1902
Coeducational Coeducational

200-acre campus in Hays (population: 20,845), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Other application fee ($35 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
School has early action program Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,754
Declined 166
Total Received 1,920

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

41%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$4,896

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,634
Housing $4,047
Food $4,326
Additional fees $1,290
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $16,297
Average Financial Aid - $4,896
Total with Avg. Aid $11,401

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,493,716
State $852,845
Institutional $1,808,478
Other external $2,353,286
Total $19,508,325

Non-need-based

Federal $15,180
State $52,221
Institutional $1,420,427
Other external $2,473,386
Total $3,961,214

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 785 628-4408
F: 785 628-4014

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, Frisbee golf, golf, pickleball, softball, tennis, trap shooting, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Business/Corporate Communications, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
International Economics. yes
International and Intercultural Communication. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

18,862

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

15,141
students

Female
59%
8,960

Male
41%
6,181

20%

3,721
students

Female
65%
2,412

Male
35%
1,309

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

41%

6,151
students

Female
59%
3,634

Male
41%
2,517

59%

8,990
students

Female
59%
5,326

Male
41%
3,664

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Student Break-down

33%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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