Resources › For Students and Parents Kansas State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Cole & Vanessa Hoosler / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated September 16, 2019 Kansas State University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 93%. Located on a 668-acre campus in the town of Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State was the first land-grant university in the country. The university takes pride in its high number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars. With over 250 undergraduate majors and options, students can choose from an impressive breadth of academic programs. Academics are supported by an 18-to-1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Kansas State Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. Considering applying to Kansas State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Kansas State University had an acceptance rate of 93%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 93 students were admitted, making Kansas State's admissions process less competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 8,685 Percent Admitted 93% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 43% SAT and ACT Scores and Requirements Kansas State University requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. The vast majority of students submit ACT scores, and the school does not provide SAT data. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 21 29 Math 21 27 Composite 22 28 This admissions data tells us that most of Kansas State's admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Kansas State scored between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22. Requirements Note that Kansas State does not superscore SAT or ACT results; your highest composite score will be considered. Kansas State does not require the SAT or ACT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that some applicants may meet the minimum admission criteria without submitting standardized test scores. GPA In 2018, the average high school GPA of Kansas State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.55, and over 60% had average GPAs of 3.5 or higher. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Kansas State have primarily high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Kansas State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Kansas State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Kansas State University, which accepts over 90% of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Kansas State is looking for students who have completed a challenging college preparatory curriculum in addition to students with good grades. Kansas State has fixed admissions requirements, and students with a 2.0 GPA in a college preparatory curriculum (Kansas residents), or 2.5 GPA for non-residents, as well as one of the following will be eligible for admission: a 21 or higher on the ACT, 1060 or higher on the SAT (ERW+M), or a class rank in the top third of their graduating class. Note that applicants to Architecture, Planning and Design, Engineering, Interior Design, Music, Wildlife and Outdoor Management, Business, and Pre-Health programs are held to higher standards than applicants to other Kansas State programs. In the graph above, you can see that the majority of applicants to Kansas State University were admitted. The blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 950 or higher, an ACT composite of 18 or higher, and a high school average of a "B-" or better. If You Like Kansas State, You May Also Like These Schools University of KansasColorado State University - Fort CollinsPurdue UniversityBaylor UniversityTexas Tech UniversityIowa State University All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Kansas State University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is University of Kansas' Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Illinois State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Iowa State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Kent State's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Boise State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Oregon State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Texas State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is East Carolina University's Admissions Process? 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