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Kansas State University

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

Kansas State University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Kansas State University, the fee for the application costs $40.

Kansas State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Kansas State University's admissions stats.

Kansas State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
Waitlist No

Kansas State University Application Deadlines

Check with Kansas State University directly for more info on application deadlines.

Considering Applying Early to Kansas State University?

Kansas State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Kansas State University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Kansas State University Admissions

How To Get Into Kansas State University

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

In 2021, Kansas State University accepted 96% of students, approximately 9,391 from 9,822 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's Most Important for Getting Into Kansas State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Kansas State University

Wondering what factors 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 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)
Other Requirements Application fee or waiver
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)

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, 24% submitted a class rank. At Kansas State University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 79% 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 11.38%
3.75 and 3.99 35.02%
3.50 and 3.74 20.55%
3.25 and 3.49 14.14%
3.00 and 3.24 8.52%
2.50 and 2.9 5.66%
2.00 and 2.49 1.5%

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 0% of Kansas State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Kansas State University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Kansas State University?

To be most competitive at Kansas State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kansas State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Kansas State University Admissions FAQs

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 and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, Kansas State University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Kansas State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Kansas State University is 96%.

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

🟨 Kansas State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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 96%. 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

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 3.77. 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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