Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$10,466

$26,342

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,669
Declined 539
Total Received 9,208
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Public

18,417

undergraduate students

4,936

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Kansas State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 23,353
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

668-acre campus in Manhattan (population: 53,678), 55 miles from Topeka. Served by air; train serves Topeka.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Kansas State University
None
Manhattan, KS
66506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
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

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 US 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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee ($45 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,669
Declined 539
Total Received 9,208

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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

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Financial Aid

67%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,885

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,375
Room $5,200
Board $4,600
Additional fees $1,091
Books & supplies $924
Total $21,190
Average Financial Aid - $6,885
Total with Avg. Aid $14,305

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 877 817-2287
F: 785 532-7628
finaid@k-state.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

crew, cycling, dodgeball, fishing, in-line skating, lacrosse, paintball, parachuting, rodeo, rugby, sailing, soccer, table tennis, trapshooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

cycling, dodgeball, fishing, in-line skating, paintball, parachuting, rodeo, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country, flag football, football, golf, handball, horseshoes, inner-tube water polo, miniature golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, Wiffle ball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 Conference (Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management. yes
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes yes
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes yes
Agricultural Communication/Journalism. yes
Agricultural Economics. yes yes yes
Agricultural Engineering. yes yes yes
Agricultural Mechanization, General. yes
Agricultural Public Services, Other. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Agricultural and Food Products Processing. yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes yes yes
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician. yes yes
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew. yes yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes
Architectural Engineering. yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Child Development. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Entomology. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Food Science. yes yes yes
Food Technology and Processing. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Gerontology. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Interior Architecture. yes
Interior Design. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Landscape Architecture. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Operations Research. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Selling Skills and Sales Operations. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Veterinary Physiology. yes
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General. yes
Wildlife Biology. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Animal Science
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

23,353

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

18,417
students

Female
49%
8,936

Male
51%
9,481

21%

4,936
students

Female
58%
2,885

Male
42%
2,051

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

16,001
students

Female
47%
7,589

Male
53%
8,412

13%

2,416
students

Female
56%
1,347

Male
44%
1,069

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

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