Kansas State, founded as a land-grant institution in 1863, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 668-acre campus is located in northern Manhattan, close to both business and residential areas. Campus buildings are constructed with native limestone.

Website: www.k-state.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,488
Undergraduate
Students
(47.3%) 8,745 Women
(52.7%) 9,743 Men
4,307
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
95% of 8,310 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,953
Out-of-state: $40,457
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,383
Out-of-state: $25,887
Room and Board
$9,680
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$13,500
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,318
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,104
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Manhattan Population
56,143
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Willie the Wildcat
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.1% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
4.6% from 81 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone
(785) 532-6250
Fax
(785) 532-6393
E-mail
k-state@k-state.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum ACT composite of 21 or top third of high school graduating class required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 8,310 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 4,187 applicants were admitted
Men
95% of 4,123 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,279 (54%) of 7,864 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,962 (50%) of 3,958 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,317 (59%) of 3,906 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
6%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,953
Out-of-state: $40,457
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,383
Out-of-state: $25,887
Room and Board
$9,680
Books and Supplies
$896
Other Expenses
$3,994
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001928
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,692 (50.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,843 (68.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,818 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
436 (24.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$13,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 999 (55.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,535
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,232 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,775
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,454 (80.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
640 (12.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,922

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,643 (66.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,771 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,590 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,667 (19.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,182
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,003 (58.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,299
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,481 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,556
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,787 (55.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,542 (8.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,421

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,318
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Agriculture, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, biology, kinesiology, horticulture, master of public health, biochemistry, mathematics, human nutrition, hospitality management, agricultural economics, political science/master of public administration, accounting/MBA, architectural engineering, industrial engineering, bio/ag engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,104
Part-Time Faculty
177
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,931,315
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Agribusiness, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Technology, Professional Science Master's, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Regional and Community Planning, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Public Administration, Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design, Master of Accountancy, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Data Science/Data Analytics
  • Distance Education Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Pathobiology
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Spanish
  • Statistics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Pathobiology
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Statistics

Location and Setting


Manhattan Population
56,143
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
668 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Manhattan
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Topeka

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Willie the Wildcat
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x      
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, athletic department groups, marching band, union governing board, theater productions, debate team
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
18,488
Women
8,745 (47.3%)
Men
9,743 (52.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,770
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.1% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
4.6% from 81 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
4,307

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Average Starting Salary
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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