A look at K-State
Kansas State University's academic programs are among the best in the nation, our professors are leaders in their fields, and our students regularly win prestigious national scholarships and awards.
K-State offers hundreds of clubs and academic options to fit you — all at an affordable price in one of America's best college towns. We also rate as the safest campus in the Big 12.
With cool classes, all-star professors and high-achieving alumni, it's easy to see why you should choose K-State.
One of the best
- K-State is one of the best schools in the country. The Princeton Review picked K-State among "The Best 377 Colleges" in 2012.
- K-State ranks first nationally among state-supported universities in its total of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholars in the last 25 years, earning K-State a place among the nation's elite universities.
- Students love it here, too. Ninety-seven percent of recent graduates surveyed would recommend K-State to their friends.
- History: Founded in 1863, K-State was one of America's first land-grant colleges. The university is now working to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.
- Campuses: K-State has three campuses: the main Manhattan campus, K-State Salina and K-State Olathe for graduate students.
- Colleges: K-State has nine colleges: arts and sciences;engineering;business administration;education;agriculture;human ecology;architecture, planning and design;technology and aviation (K-State Salina); and veterinary medicine.
- Graduate study:The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across campus.
- Students: K-State has more than 24,300 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
- Degrees: More than 250 undergraduate majors and options are available.
- Classes: Ninety-two percent of our classes have fewer than 50 students.
- Research: The 2009-2010 fiscal year marked a record amount of research funding, with K-State receiving $147.6 million from 953 awards.
- Science: K-State is the nation's bioscience leader and is home to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction and the Biosecurity Research Institute, a biocontainment research facility with enhanced laboratories.
- Landon Lectures: K-State's prestigious lecture series has drawn seven U.S. presidents, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and international leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev and Vicente Fox.
More fast facts
- Financial aid: More than $200 million in scholarships, grants, loans and work study is distributed each year.
- Job placement: K-State can help you land a job or apply for graduate school once you earn your degree. Career and Employment Services hosts career fairs, internship placements, career advising, workshops and mock interviews.
- Safety: From restricted access at residence halls to a dedicated police force, K-State provides a safe community for students.
- Clubs: K-State has more than 475 student clubs and organizations.
- Sports: K-State is a NCAA Division 1 school in the Big 12 conference.
- Eric Stonestreet, Emmy-winning actor for his role as Cameron Tucker on ABC's hit show, "Modern Family."
- Pete Souza, who is serving his second stint as chief White House photographer.
- Jordy Nelson, a professional football wide receiver for the 2011 Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers.
- Erin Brockovich, environmental activist who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning film named for her.
- Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military official in the nation.
- More than 200,000 alumni are proud to call K-State their alma mater and have done extraordinary things like inventing the snooze alarm and discovering the weather phenomenon El Nino.