Kansas State

Kansas State University

119 Andereson Ave, Manhattan, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    121
  • Class Notes
    50
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    70
  • Currently Enrolled
    163
  • Previously Enrolled
    313

Overview of Kansas State University (Kansas State)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,488
    • Men:9,743 (52.7%)
    • Women:8,745 (47.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Kansas State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kansas State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Manhattan, KS  66506
Phone
(785) 532-6250
Fax
(785) 532-6393
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (Kansas State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,135|Out-of-state: $25,492
  • Room & Board: - $9,430 (66.38974936637567%)
  • Other Expences: - $866 (6.096874119966206%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,908 (27.513376513658123%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kansas State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001928
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,318
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Kansas State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,931,315

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kansas State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (Kansas State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (86)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

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


Business/marketing, Agriculture, Engineering

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (105)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontology
  • Health Communication
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • National Security
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Range Science
  • Reading Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources Engineering

Campus Life (Kansas State)

Location & Geography

Population


56,143

Nearest Metropolitan Area


668 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
116 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
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 of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


Kansas State University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


16,770

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,488
Women
8,745
Men
9,743

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

Number of Graduate Students


4,307

Student Resources (Kansas State)