About Kansas State University

Founded in 1863, Kansas State University. is a Public college. Located in Kansas, which is a city setting in Kansas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 19,472 full time undergraduate students, and 4,307 full time graduate students.

The Kansas State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1104 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kansas State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate94%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at KSU are considered Less Selective, with ,178% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 39 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 45% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kansas State University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
84%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
16%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
13%
“We bought the gear”
84%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
16%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Kansas State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    296 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    223 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    312 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    324 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    324 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    324 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    325 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    325 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Kansas State University?

163 Students rated Kansas State University

Jenna - 04/21/2022

I wish every student can come to Kansas State University to better themselves and their academics. I do wish that tuition was less so more can afford it. I have never had any problems with professors they are amazing and so helpful. Sports are everything here, football games are adrenaline rushes, and I wish they were year-round. K-State also offers so many clubs and organizations that are available to everyone! Overall, I am striving, my mental health is striving, and my education is striving. I am so happy that my dreams are coming true based on a decision.

Autumn - 08/10/2021

It doesn't matter if you ask a longtime professor, recent graduate, passionate alumnus or a fresh-eyed freshman. Pick a member of the K-State community at random and ask him or her what it means to be a Wildcat, and you will most likely get a one-word answer: Family.

Nandi - 03/14/2021

It is a place that supports its students and encourages them to become a best version of themselves. They are very focused on giving students resources and support to ensure that they are successful. I do not know if I would have made it this far without being in their education program. It has been an awesome experience for me as an African American student.

AuMaya - 01/04/2021

I really enjoy going to school there while the pandemic is going on. The school is really big on safety for us and the faculty. Purple Pride is such a big thing too, and everyone is included in the activities. The family environment also helps with the homesickness that most students feel once in a while.

Kansas State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Kansas State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kansas State University is 94%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My education has awakened my enthusiasm for design. I strongly believe that good design can change the quality of life and am passionate about making a positive impact in cities, buildings, and for the individuals that experience them. My education has empowered me with the tools and understanding to make a difference. My college experience pushed me to the limits of my creative spirit, challenged my dedication, and sculpted a work ethic that will be valuable for the rest of my life. It has been more than a “valuable” experience, it has been absolutely imperative, giving my life a direction, passion, and enabling me to make a positive difference in this world.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were eager, hard-working, passionnate, kind, talented, creative, friendly, disciplined and K-State proud!

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Kansas State University is a great school. The best thing it has to offer is its education. The professors care about their students and the courses offer a satisfying challenge that develop a good work ethic. The size of the school is ideal: not too big to the point where one would feel like just another number, but not too small where everyone knows everyone. The school is in a wonderful college town with lots of places to eat, movie theater, bowling alley, mall, and more. The sports teams at KSU are excellent and there is a lot of school pride. A lot of students spend most of their time at the gigantic Hale Library, perfect for studying and relaxing, or the Student Union, which includes restaurants like Panda Express and Taco Bell, a bowling alley, and even ATMs through a variety of banks (a feature that isn't always considered when choosing a college, but turns out to be extremely convenient). All in all, KSU is an exceptional place.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    The likeability of classes vary from professors, to class size and subject. My least favorite classes are the general education courses. Of course, no one really enjoys general ed courses. My favorite class so far was the Introduction to Communications class. The professor was fun and so was the class. Unless you're taking a huge lecture class, professors will know your name. The library is one of the best resources K-State has to offer, so it's always filled with students,

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small town, with a sweet little community but still lots to do.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student activities include involvement with events put on by the Union, fundraisers, athletic events and events put on by Greek organizations. On the weekends, most people go to Aggieville, parties or other entertaining spots around Manhattan. But if you happen to be awake at 2 AM on a random Tuesday, you are most likely in the Library.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to believe the best thing about KSU is the environment of studying with students from all parts of the world. Learning about another's culture or concepts of life opens many opportunities. As we all come together we open new windows of understanding from a broad spectrum of events. One person may experience or have a past experience that can be considered for informational venue to others. The meshing of extreme minds into one thought process.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    First off I make sure that they know we have the best mascot in the U.S. After I have finished making that point, I don't hesitate to tell them that those on the K-state campus are like a second family to me. I came home for the summer break, and after being here only a week I was ready to go back. I missed the friendly and helpful atmosphere a lot more then I thought I would.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The Spanish Language Department prides itself on flunking students.

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  11. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    That depends on what the stereotype is. Overall, k-state does pride itself on it's community. Typical stereotypes for greeks, and jocks may be true, but i think any school can say the same. People in general are friendly.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend Kansas State University is one that is ready and willing to open their mind to new ideas and learning new things. I believe a K-state student should be confident in themselves, ready to learn, and willing to put forth effort in their studies. A K-state student does not have to know what they want to do in life because there are many options on campus. Students should be ready to have fun and be involved in a great campus.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is mainly known for academically-focused, hardworking students, faculty, and staff. Everyone strives to do and be their best at everything as well as strives to achieve their best self. There are many opportunities and resources to help students do so, if they put effort to go find them. I love this college and would recommend it to anyone!

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  14. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Kansas State has a comfortable feeling around campus. It is not uncommon for people to go out of their way to help someone when they appear to need help. The students are incredibly loyal and 'live and die' for wearing and supporting purple.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That we're all aggies and that anyone who comes here gets a substandard or strictly ag-geared education.

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  16. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How few jobs there were available in the area

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    We have a group of nice people in Kansas State University.

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  18. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Some one who can'y stand a town with a country feel.

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  19. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing at my school is that we do not engage in many multicultural events. I am a minority on a predominantly white campus and I feel as if we should all team up together and start many events in which we all can enjoy!

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Deciding to go to K-State was easy. I wanted to be in an environment where I could focus on my studies, make new friends, and enjoy life outside of school. K-State provides all three of these things. There is always places to go to study, and people to interact with if you need help in classes. Student organizations and student life provide an excellent source of student interaction, and are where I have met most of my close friends. Outside of school, plenty of things are available to bide your time and you can find something to do almost all of the time. Salina is a smaller town with not all of the amenities Manhattan has to offer, but it's so cozy and personal, you can create your own fun!

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Students on our campus take big time pride in all of our sports here at K-State. We love football and basketball. The only sports we get charged to get in to watch are football and basketball but both are worth the money. Our student sections are right on the 50 yardline for football and right at half court for basketball. We're the only school in the big 12 that does that because we value our students here at K-State. When students are paying that much for tuition we might as well get good seats to the game, right? Other sports are equally as exciting but entry is free with a student I.D.

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Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

19,472

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,307

Total Grad Students

18%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

486

Student Organizations

28

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Kansas State University receive some sort of financial aid. 21% were awarded federal grants. While 48% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,775

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$856

Books and Supplies

$9,150

Room and Board

34,781

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,258
$30 - $48K
$13,118
$48 - $75K
$16,189
$75 - $110K
$18,642
$110K & UP
$19,378

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