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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Kansas State University

Kansas State University Overview

Kansas State University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State University was founded in 1863 and the school now enrolls around 21,719 students a year, including 17,210 undergrad students. Kansas State University offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kansas State University!

Interested in music or performing? At Kansas State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Kansas State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Kansas State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Kansas State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kansas State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Kansas State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
In-State Tuition $9,632
Out-of-State $25,944
Percent of Need Met 74.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,820

Is Kansas State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Kansas State University offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Kansas State University

It is not competitive to get into Kansas State University. Around 96% of applicants get into Kansas State University each year. Last year, 9,822 students applied to Kansas State University and 9,391 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kansas State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 86% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kansas State Universityare still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 68% of students who started at Kansas State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 for Kansas State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 75% of graduates from Kansas State University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Kansas State University grads is $52,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Kansas State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Kansas State University's endowment was valued at $506.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $12,636 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kansas State University meets 74.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Kansas State University full-time are awarded $18,820 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,840 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kansas State University.

Based on this information, is Kansas State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Kansas State University a good school for you?

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Where is Kansas State University Located?

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

If you would like to see Kansas State University for yourself, be sure to 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

First-Year Applications are Due

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kansas State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Kansas State University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Kansas State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Kansas State University SAT 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. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from KS and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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