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About Kansas State University

Kansas State University is a public, state school that was founded in 1863. It is slightly difficult to get into Kansas State University. The institution enrolls around 21,719 students a year, including 17,210 undergrads.

and does not offer early decision.

Kansas State University Acceptance Rate

Kansas State University admitted 96% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 8,140 students applied to Kansas State University and 7,788 were admitted.

Kansas State University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Kansas State University

Kansas State University does not offer early decision.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Average GPA 3.6

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Kansas State University.

Financial Aid at Kansas State University

Kansas State University meets 79.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at Kansas State University

Most Kansas State University students live off campus.

Homecoming, Multicultural Week, and and open house are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Kansas State University.

How Do I Get Into Kansas State University?

Kansas State University is considered slightly difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Kansas State University is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Is Kansas State University Test Optional?

Kansas State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 92% submitted the ACT.

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Kansas State University Waitlist 2021

Kansas State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Kansas State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kansas State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kansas State University, around 86% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,746 students who started at Kansas State University as first-time freshman, 1,376 graduate within four years.

Kansas State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 65%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

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. Within six months of graduating, 74 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Based on this information, how does Kansas State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Kansas State University a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Kansas State University?

Kansas State University's endowment was valued at $506,436,050 in 2021. The school spends $10,681 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Kansas State University?

Kansas State University is located in the suburban setting of Manhattan, Kansas.

If you want to see Kansas State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Manhattan, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Manhattan Regional, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kansas State University and Manhattan are like without leaving home.

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College Info

110 Anderson Hall 919 Mid-Campus Drive North Manhattan, KS 66506

Campus Setting: Suburban

Kansas State University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kansas State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kansas State University is Continuous processing.

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Kansas State University ACT Scores


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Kansas State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kansas State University is like? There are approximately 21,719 students enrolled at Kansas State University, including 17,210 undergraduate students and 4,509 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from KS and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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