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Kansas State University Student Life

Kansas State University is on a 668-acre campus in a suburban setting in Manhattan, Kansas. There are many activities and organizations for Kansas State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Kansas State University also has fraternities and sororities..

Kansas State University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Multicultural Week and open house.

Does Kansas State University Offer Student Housing?

Kansas State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Kansas State University students live off campus. In 2021, 23% of undergrads at Kansas State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Kansas State University. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,323 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Kansas State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Kansas State University Athletics

At Kansas State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Kansas State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Kansas State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Kansas State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Kansas State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Kansas State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Kansas State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Kansas State University, take Interstate 70 to Manhattan, KS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Manhattan Regional, Kansas City International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Kansas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Kansas State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Kansas State University Students

47%

Women

53%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

79%

8%

4%

4%

3%

2%

1%

0.49%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

17,210

Graduate Students

4,509

Non-Resident / International Students

625

Kansas State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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