Kansas State University

2,899 reviews
  1. Manhattan, KS
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Kansas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Kansas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,784/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,904/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,661/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,776/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,032/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,730/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.185 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,258Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Majority white, but many international students
    31%
  • Very diverse
    25%
  • There is a country vibe, but nothing overbearing
    18%
  • Fairly diverse, some country guys and gals
    17%
  • White
    5%
  • White and country
    3%
  • Privileged whites and exploited others
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.232 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.278 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Family
    36%
  • Social/active/diverse/friendly
    30%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Basic
    4%
  • Family like atmosphere will stellar academics
    3%
  • For-profit
    1%

After Kansas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.128 responses

Reviews

2,899 reviews
  • Excellent
    620
  • Very Good
    1165
  • Average
    940
  • Poor
    119
  • Terrible
    55
Great college for engineering! The campus is clean and ever expanding, there are plenty of living choices such as dorms, frats, apartments. The professors are generally very friendly, and the major specific courses are challanging and deep. Plus tuition is recently priced at the time of writing this review. The only major gripe is with the freshman starter classes. They are not kind on people new to the college experience. Though, to be completely honest, this isn't too bad, as many universities nowadays put too much focus on keeping students paying, rather than suceeding.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I love everything about Kansas State. My classes, and professors, the classmates I have, and my campus job. I love how friendly everyone is and I'm so glad to know soooo many people by just being friendly and knowing they'll do the same! People are always willing and happy to help! So many people are always smiling, and people are always welcoming! We're proud, we're K-State Proud, we are a family, and we call ourselves a family. There is great community in the resident halls, and great community in the Greek system, and overall Manhattan. K-state is known as one of the best, and frequently the best college campus, environment, ect. Manhattan is also known as one of the best, if not the best, college towns! It's such an amazing, sweet, beautiful, friendly place; I cannot imagine myself anywhere else and wouldn't trade it for a million bucks.
  • College Junior
  • Oct 23 2015
The degree in Education from K-State is one of the best in the state of Kansas as far as prestige, yet as I have discovered in talking to many of my professors there is a sense that there's a lack of diversity in the teaching styles of teachers. The system encourages conformity to the norms in the field, but of course once the degree has been achieved as well as your teaching certificate the freedom is yours. The advice I've been given is to learn up on as many diverse ways of teaching a subject by taking a variety of classes and reading heavily and just getting through the program, then incorporate all those styles into my own, instead of relying totally on the program's design. But our teachers are greatly desired all over the country and beyond, and our college is an extremely tight knit community which I love! Being so close and thus well connected is what I believe gives us such an upper hand in the job market.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago