KSU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Kansas State University

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

KSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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57% of students gave Kansas State University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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KSU Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
81%
Graduate
19%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
76%
Part-Time
24%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
7%
Domestic
93%

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