Kansas State University (KSU)

Manhattan, KS

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Kansas State University

Kansas State University Student Essentials

Kansas State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Wildcats
Nicknames: K-State, KSU
Website: www.k-state.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,936
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,402
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 22,874
Year Established: 1863

About KSU

More than 200 majors and over 350 student organizations can be found at Kansas State University, which prides itself on being a large university that's small in the ways that count.

Electrical Engineering, Bakery Science, Aviation Repair or Agronomy, Creative Writing Architecture, History, Journalism, Social Work, Pre-Law and Teacher Education are just some of the undergraduate major offerings.

In addition to its wide-ranging undergraduate majors, Kansas State University also has pre-study programs in such health fields as medicine and physical therapy as well as numerous graduate degree offerings.

K-State offers a variety of academics, but going one step further KSU also offers what they refer to as "Beyond the Basics" courses. These are classes in a variety of fun, highly specific, even esoteric subjects. Among "Beyond the Basics" courses at KSU are a class studying Harry Potter, a class in studying hurricanes, a cookie-making class, a course in ringtones and a tree-climbing class.

However, while KSU's options are abundant, the classes remains small and personalized, giving students maximum one-on-one attention.

For students who are unsure of which degree, course or program to enroll in, Kansas State's admissions advisors and counselors also provide one-on-one, personalized help through assessments and guidance.

In addition to classes, K-State also has an abundance of extracurricular opportunities for a rich college life. A remarkable number of student organizations, opportunities for student internships and study abroad options all exist at K-State.

Financial aid options at Kansas State University are numerous and include various grants and scholarships, which can help cover tuition and may be discussed with a financial aid counselor.

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KSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

50% of students gave Kansas State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

They are really great with scholarships and financial aid. It is a smaller school, so the faculty and student body are both friendly and helpful. The staff will do whatever they can to help you succeed.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Kansas State is a good school, especially for older students. It has a great Greek Life program, lots of scholarships, and there is help available everywhere for people who are having issues with classes. One issue with K-State is that the food in the Union is VERY expensive, so plan for that. If you go there, get a Cat Cash card, because you get extra money each time you load cash on the card. Plan to walk a lot, and plan your classes accordingly, this campus is HUGE and you only have 10 minutes between classes.


KSU Map & Location

Kansas State University
Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


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Getting Around KSU

Walkability

Limited walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Manhattan, KS

Winter
Dec
43
20
Jan
41
17
Feb
47
21
Spring
Mar
57
30
Apr
67
42
May
77
54
Summer
Jun
86
63
Jul
92
68
Aug
90
66
Fall
Sep
82
56
Oct
70
43
Nov
55
31

KSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 18,491
Freshman Class 4,817
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 22,874

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 84%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 76%
Part-Time 24%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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