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Founded in February 1863 as the first land-grant institution under the Morrill Act, Kansas State University has evolved into an internationally recognized comprehensive university that offers you excellent academic programs, a lively intellectual and cultural atmosphere, and a friendly campus to its community of approximately 18,500 undergraduate and over 4,500 graduate students.
Since 1974 K-State has been in the top one percent of all U.S. universities in the number of graduates selected to be Rhodes scholars, and among public universities K-State is first in the number of Truman Scholars. These accomplishments at the undergraduate level attest to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to education.
KSU is located on a beautiful 668-acre campus in Manhattan, a progressive community of approximately 50,000 persons located in the rolling Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. KSU is two hours west of Kansas City via I-70. The community has many urban amenities while retaining the best qualities of a small town.
Kansas State University offers 67 master's and 44 doctoral degree programs. The Graduate School office is located in historic Fairchild Hall, named after George Fairchild, president of Kansas State University from 1879 to 1897.
Research and scholarly activities at Kansas State University are wide-ranging. Examples of areas for graduate study are: atomic physics; automated manufacturing; feed and milling science and management; cancer biology; computational science and engineering; creative writing; energy; food science; genetic diseases in animals; hazardous substances; industrial and organizational psychology; infectious disease research; landscape architecture; life science research in space; materials science; military history; prairie ecology; rural sociology; space biology; statistics; surface chemistry; and wheat genetics and breeding.