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Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS 4-Year Public

About Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Hays, KS

Founded in 1902, the institution currently enrolls around 15,033 students a year, including 12,211 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Fort Hays State University

Acceptance rate: 91%

Average GPA: 3.45

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Fort Hays State University's acceptance rate?

The acceptance rate at Fort Hays State University is 91 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.45 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Fort Hays State University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 924 students who started at Fort Hays State University as first-time freshman, 233 graduate within four years.

Around 46 percent of students who started at Fort Hays State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $24,867 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Fort Hays State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Fort Hays State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

600 Park Street Hays, KS 67601-4099

Campus Setting: Small Town

Fort Hays State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Fort Hays State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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29 and Above


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Fort Hays State University SAT Scores


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Fort Hays State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Fort Hays State University is like? There are approximately 15,908 students enrolled at Fort Hays State University, including 13,128 undergraduate students and 2,780 graduate students. 44% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from KS and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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