Kansas State University

Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506

About Kansas State University

Kansas State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional degree offerings may also be available within other health professions or in other professional fields. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate18,778
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time80%
 % Part-time20%
Race/Ethnicity% White78.3%
 % Black3.8%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino3.5%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown5.1%
 % International student7%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted99%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled44%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,376
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,404
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid81%
 % Undergraduates with Loans50%
 % Undergraduates with Grants68%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,230
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,954
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,526
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,684
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,684
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,684

Neighborhood Data for the Manhattan Area

Median Age23.8
Median Household Income$38,599
Total Population51,536
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.1% 48.9%
 Age 0-953.7%46.3%
 Age 10-1753.8%46.2%
 Age 18-2451.6%48.4%
 Age 25-2956.7%43.3%
 Age 30-3952.6%47.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.0%
 % Black5.2%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino4.8%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.7%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,954
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,526
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$673
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50015.2%32.2%4.0%
 $500 to $74931.1%47.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99928.1%18.6%40.0%
 Over $100025.6%2.2%14.4%
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