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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%

Kansas State University Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Kansas State University. The acceptance rate at Kansas State University is 95%. Last year, 9,703 students applied to Kansas State University and 9,231 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Kansas State University, the application fee is $40.

Kansas State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Kansas State University's admissions stats.

Kansas State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Mean SAT Score 1230
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Kansas State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kansas State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Kansas State University?

Kansas State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Kansas State University Admissions

Is Kansas State University Difficult To Get Into?

Getting into Kansas State University is not competitive. Kansas State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Kansas State University accepted 95% of all applicants, approximately 9,231 from the 9,703 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Kansas State University, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to architecture and design programs is program not difficult.

For applicants who are not residents of Kansas, getting into Kansas State University is not competitive.

Transferring to Kansas State University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Kansas State University

Kansas State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Kansas State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Kansas State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Kansas State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Kansas State University for more information on admission factors.

Kansas State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Kansas State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Kansas State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.25
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kansas State University?

Students admitted to Kansas State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 47% submitted a class rank. At Kansas State University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Kansas State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11.08%
3.75 and 3.99 34.92%
3.50 and 3.74 21.27%
3.25 and 3.49 15.37%
3.00 and 3.24 7.9%
2.50 and 2.9 5.99%
2.00 and 2.49 0.95%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Kansas State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

In 2022, 1% of Kansas State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kansas State University?

To be competitive with other Kansas State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kansas State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Kansas State University student is 1230.

To be most competitive at Kansas State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kansas State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kansas State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Kansas State University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Kansas State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Kansas State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Kansas State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kansas State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kansas State University.

Does Kansas State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Kansas State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kansas State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Kansas State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Kansas State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kansas State University?

❌ No, Kansas State University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Kansas State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Kansas State University's acceptance rate is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kansas State University?

❌ Kansas State University does not offer early decision.

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Kansas State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Kansas State University? Kansas State University is a open admission institution. The Kansas State University acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


Kansas State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1300


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1130 to 1300


1130 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Kansas State University students is 1230. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Kansas State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Kansas State University.

Kansas State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kansas State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.79. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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