Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-6250
rolling application deadline
Kansas State University is a public institution that was founded in 1863. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,205, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 664 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kansas State University's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 143. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,376 (2010-11); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,404 (2010-11).
Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan, in the northeast region of the state. Students at K-State, as it is known, can choose from more than 250 undergraduate majors and more than 60 master’s degrees, including those in the fields of business, engineering, and education. K-State is home to the Biosecurity Research Institute, where students can train to research infectious diseases, and the Landon Lecture Series, which has hosted many prestigious speakers, including five former U.S. presidents. K-State students can join more than 450 organizations, dozens of fraternities and sororities, and student government. It’s also easy to stay busy on campus by visiting the school’s golf course, insect museum, dairy bar, and gardens. Student athletes at K-state can play at the recreational level or try out for one of the many K-State Wildcats varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. Notable K-State alumni include actor Eric Stonestreet, who appears on the television show Modern Family, and chief White House photographer Pete Souza.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Founded in 1863, Kansas State University was one of America's first land-grant colleges. K-State's Manhattan campus offers a classic collegiate experience in a classic college town. With three campuses across the state, it is now working to become a top 50 public research university by 2025. The university had a record year in 2010 for research funding. Projects include food safety and security, animal health, stem cells, basic cancer research and more. K-State has three CASE/Carnegie National Professors of the Year who teach undergraduates. The university's expertise and the Biosecurity Research Institute have drawn several prestigious federal labs to the area, including the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, making it a bioscience leader. K-State's School of Leadership Studies building is LEED Gold certified, and the university is included in the Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges. The university's proximity to Fort Riley and flexible program offerings for soldiers and their families have made K-State one of G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine's most military-friendly schools in the nation for three of the last four years. K-State's Landon lecture series has drawn seven U.S. presidents, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and international leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev and Vicente Fox.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1863
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $277,580,000
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 99%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - August 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 21:1
4-year graduation rate - 26% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19% Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 12% Social Sciences 11% Education 10% Engineering 9%