Manhattan, KS
Tuition (in-state)
$20,146 ($8,047)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2341 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have not gotten financial aid at the school so I have no tips. I have a $500 scholarship a semester because of my GPA score and grades in high school, but that was just given.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities at K-State are very good for the most part. The classes aren't bad except for the air conditioning units. The places that I am at most outside of class such as the library, rec, and student union are great.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I think that Greek Life is beneficial to the social life on campus. The fraternities are not exclusive with their parties as long as you are treating everyone with respect and not causing problems, so non-greeks can come.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel like most people in Manhattan feel very safe. I have only heard of a few crimes that deal with breaking and entering into houses. The only other major thing I have heard is 3 cars were lit of fire last year.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I would say that the one thing that the campus needs to cool down on is parking. You can park in a spot that is for students, but not your lot, run into a building to turn your homework in, and come out to find a $25 ticket. Everything else they do is pretty average, so can't complain.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: The fact that Manhattan has Aggieville is amazing. It is right next to campus and has probably 10-15 bars located on a single block. It is always busy, and a great time from what I have heard and seen driving through it.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is very clear living in Manhattan, Ks that without K-State it probably wouldn't even exist. The city is dead during the winter and summer breaks. There is not much shopping, no big cities around for professional sports, and not a lot of museums you could attend. I would say the the atmosphere on campus during the school months is great, but everywhere else it is pretty dull. The nightlife is great in Manhattan due to Aggieville, which is a block full of bars and restaurants. It is extremely busy Wednesday-Sunday.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I would say that the diversity on our campus is fairly average. The majority of the students are white, but there are still plenty Asians, African Americans, Indians, and Hispanics. All of the other areas that were questioned I believe are fairly average as well, expect for political affiliation. Our campus is extremely conservative and republican. I would say that over 95% of the campus votes for the republican party.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I really thing that the athletics at K-State is what a lot of people take the most pride in. We never get the best recruits out of high school, yet we still manage to be near the topic of our conference in football and basketball. Our fans our great, we produce a very difficult atmosphere for opposing teams. Whenever there is a game day in basketball or football, most students are representing their purple pride. It truly feels like it is the whole campus against the other team.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: For the most part I like everything about the classes. I can take just about any class that I would want. The class sizes are normally around 40, and the only big ones are the gen. ed. classes that you really don't need to deal with the teacher all that much. The only problems that I have had is the amount of foreign teachers in the match department, and not that they are foreign, but that they barely speak any english. It is very hard to learn from a teacher who doesn't know how to communicate with their students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Kansas State does a great job of getting you ready for the real world. Many classes regularly have speakers who work in the field related to the class. There are many places you can go to get help with your resume and interviewing skills. WE always have a big career day in the fall and another in the spring. Also there are many speakers that you can see outside of the classroom.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I would say that for the most part that guys and girls are either in a greek organization, athletes, or from a small town. Each one dresses a bit different. The Greeks normally dress preppy. The athletes are always wearing their warmups or some other sort of K-State athletic clothes. The people from the small town dress very agriculture, by that I mean there is a lot of boots, hunters clothes, and trucker hats.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The university has been gaining recognition on its academic, research, and student life to become one of the top 50 public universities in the USA. The football stadium had its renovation and has been completed for a few years. An addition was added to the basketball stadium. A tennis court was added next to the recreation building to play NCAA games, legally. As of now, the Union is undergoing review for alterations and/or additions from the students and the public. The library is one of the best places to study, you feel as if you are lifted in the air.

5 College Junior

Majors: My program of Agricultural Education is great for those that want to be a teacher and to be proactive on the agriculture industry. I chose this program as I want to learn more about the different areas of the industry. I take classes in agronomy, agricultural economics, animal science, horticulture, and food science. In addition, I had an internship in the poultry industry and was able to compare what activist smear on the media and internet to what really happens on the farm.

4 College Junior

Majors: An internship is to allow a student to work the positions that a normal citizen would work and/or, in some cases, a position that requires education. I was transferred to different areas of the poultry industry from sanitation to processing, inventory to shipping, and quality assurance to inspection. The internship, I had, was through a consortium. The purpose is to gain experience and knowledge of the poultry industry.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is an abundance of girls on campus compared to guy, which should be no problem for guys to find a girl. There is the rich from the poor, in which is mainly described by the type of apparel worn. The university I attend, also, does have a good ratio of multicultural races, which is great if you have plans to study abroad.

3 College Senior

Academics: Biology is great at K-State but not cutting edge. Professors vary. Anatomy is very good.

4 College Senior

Academics: Human body class is great.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Huge! Such an athletic campus

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some teachers good, some bad. Lots of large lectures.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I didn't qualify for much.

3 College Senior

Diversity: A few international students but traditional students are somewhat alike.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: They're kind, put together, and smart students!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's not a super diverse campus. Mostly republicans, mostly whites. But we do have our fair share of international students.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The workers at the Financial Aid office can be rude when trying to contact you and there are several times when they haven't given me a full list of financial information they need, making it more of a hassle for me.


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You can laud it as Middle America magic, or you can write it off as institutional brainwashing, but there’s no denying that Kansas State has a way of winning the hearts of its students. Not everyone is thrilled to matriculate, but by the time graduation rolls around, all but a handful of curmudgeons are smitten with the school. Exactly why this occurs is not immediately apparent. Odds are it’s not the parking. Or the clement weather. And tasty as Call Hall ice cream is, the “Yum!” factor goes only so far.

But maybe it has something to do with the people behind the ice cream counter—and behind the Hale reference desk and behind the classroom podiums. The welcome, the warmth, and the willingness to help a freshman track down an article on Parkinsonian ataxia from a 1928 issue of an out-of-print medical journal the night before his psych paper is due are all part of what makes K-State great. Or maybe it’s the town—after the initial resignation to Manhattan’s limited offerings, students learn to swear by its bars and coffee shops. Or maybe it’s that transcendent cream pie at the end of the dinner line. Whatever the reason, students here are happy to be students here. Take a bow, Dean Bosco.

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