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Kansas State - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Anderson Hall at Kansas State University

Anderson Hall at Kansas State University

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Hale Library at Kansas State University

Hale Library at Kansas State University

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Dickens Hall at Kansas State University

Dickens Hall at Kansas State University

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Kansas State Description:

Located on an attractive 668-acre campus in the town of Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State University has numerous strengths in athletics and academics. Students come from all 50 states and over 100 countries. The university takes pride in its high number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars. A second campus in Salina is home of the School of Technology and Aviation. With over 250 undergraduate majors and options, students can choose from an impressive breadth of academic programs. Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Kansas State Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. The university fields 16 men's and women's teams.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,581 (20,169 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Scholarships for Kansas State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,585 (in-state); $21,530 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,710
  • Other Expenses: $3,936
  • Total Cost: $21,331 (in-state); $34,276 (out-of-state)

Kansas State Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,088
    • Loans: $6,063

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Animal Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Human Development, Journalism, Exercise Science, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Kansas State Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at http://www.k-state.edu/provost/planning/mission.html

"Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution first serving students and the people of Kansas, and also the nation and the world.

Since its founding in 1863, the University has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. Together with other major comprehensive universities, Kansas State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding knowledge, enriching cultural expression, and extending its expertise to individuals, business, education, and government. These responsibilities are addressed through an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and creative activities, and outreach and public service programs. In addition, its land-grant mandate, based on federal and state legislation, establishes a focus to its instructional, research, and extension activities which is unique among the Regents' institutions.

Through quality teaching, the University is committed to provide all students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills characteristic of an educated person. It is also pledged to prepare students for successful employment or advanced studies through a variety of disciplinary and professional degree programs. To meet these intentions, the institution dedicates itself to providing academic and extracurricular learning experiences which promote and value both excellence and cultural diversity. Kansas State University prepares its students to be informed, productive, and responsible citizens who participate actively in advancing cultural, educational, economic, scientific, and socio-political undertakings.

Research and other creative endeavors comprise an essential component of Kansas State University's mission. All faculty members contribute to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. These efforts, supported by public and private resources, are conducted in an atmosphere of open inquiry and academic freedom. Basic to the pursuit of this mission is the University's commitment to broad-based programs in graduate education at both the master's and doctoral levels..."

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