Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$10,383

$25,887

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
18%
24-29
40%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,788
Declined 352
Total Received 8,140
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Public

17,210

undergraduate students

4,509

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 21,719
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Manhattan Regional, Kansas City International

Kansas State University
None
Manhattan, KS
66506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • athletic department groups
  • marching band
  • Union Governing Board
  • theater productions
  • debate team

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Multicultural Week
  • open house

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
18%
24-29
40%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,788
Declined 352
Total Received 8,140

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest

Considered

recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agronomy and Crop Science
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural Engineering
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Wildlife Biology
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

21,719

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

17,210
students

Female
48%
8,267

Male
52%
8,943

21%

4,509
students

Female
60%
2,685

Male
40%
1,824

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

15,548
students

Female
48%
7,385

Male
52%
8,163

10%

1,662
students

Female
54%
882

Male
46%
780

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 24%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
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

1,195

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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