Kansas State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Located on an attractive 668-acre campus in the town of Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State University has numerous strengths in athletics and academics. 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. In athletics, the Kansas State Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 23520
Total Grad Students: 4315
Undergraduate Students: 19205
Faculty: 1305

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 52%
Percent Female: 48%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Anderson Hall
Manhattan Kansas 66506

Website: http://www.k-state.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 785-532-6250

Additional Campuses:
Salina Campus
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401

Olathe Innovation Campus
18001 West 106th St., Ste. 130
Olathe, KS 66061

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students with 24 or more completed transfer hours must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all transfer course work. Transfer students with fewer than 24 completed transfer hours may need to meet one of the three high school qualified admissions criteria. In addition, a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on all transfer work is required. This will depend on your high school graduation year and the state of graduation.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
See Kansas State's Transfer Credit Policy document linked below for specific information.

Credits (Min/Max):
You can transfer any amount of credit hours from a 4-year institution. Every student must take a minimum of 30 credit hours on the K-State campus to receive a degree. We can only apply 50 % of the credit hours required for your degree from a 2-year.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you are younger than 21, and if you have earned fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit by the time you plan to attend K-State, the submission of official SAT/ACT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $30 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2295

Transfers Accepted: 2163

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 94%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 99%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -5%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 3674

Room and Board: 7198

Tuition and Fees: 19123

Total Cost: 31095

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7657

Total Cost – In-State: 19629

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
K-State has a number of Transfer Scholarship and Award opportunities.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5558

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 53%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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