Kansas State Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Anderson Hall at Kansas State University
Anderson Hall at Kansas State University. Kevin Zollman / Flickr

Kansas State University Admissions Overview:

With a 95% acceptance rate, Kansas State is a largely accessible college. In addition to submitting a completed application form, students should submit scores from the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. For more information, interested students should visit Kansas State's website, and are encouraged to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Campus visits are not required, but are strongly suggested.

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Admissions Data (2015):

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.

Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and baseball.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,146 (19,859 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,874 (in-state); $24,775 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $856 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,150
  • Other Expenses: $3,860
  • Total Cost: $23,740 (in-state); $38,641 (out-of-state)

Kansas State Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,697
    • Loans: $6,421

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Animal Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Finance, Human Development, Journalism, Exercise Science, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Sciences
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Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Equestrian, Basketball, Track and Field, Rowing, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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