Our Locations

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.

Learn more about our campuses and their respective cities:

Manhattan

Manhattan, Kansas, a city of 55,000, is known for the friendliness of its people and beautiful natural environment. Each season is distinct in Kansas, with beautiful springs and summers, colorful autumns and snowy winters. Kansas State University also ranks as the safest campus in the Big 12 conference.

 Manhattan

Manhattan has many public parks, tennis courts, a zoo, a shopping mall, international food stores and restaurants, and public golf courses. On summer evenings you can listen to free concerts in the city park. If you enjoy the outdoors, you can explore the recreational trail that nearly circles the city. Just a few miles from Manhattan is a major lake, Tuttle Creek Reservoir, where you can go swimming, sailing or fishing.

Learn about the natural wonder of the area at the Flint Hills Discovery Center located downtown!

Flint Hills Discovery Center
City of Manhattan
Aggieville

Aggieville is a short walk from campus and filled with stores, cafes, restaurants and bars - making it the primary place for students to socialize. From as early as 1899, students have played a roll in the development of the Aggieville area and it is now the prime location for many student and community activities including the K-State Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally, the Little Apple New Year's Eve Celebration and Ball Drop, the Mayor's Christmas Parade and the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Aggieville Business Association
Aggieville Live
Aggieville on facebook

Salina

A city of nearly 50,000 residents, the Salina campus is a one hour drive south of the main campus in Manhattan, convenient for you to cheer on the Wildcats at home games. Home to Kansas State University's College of Technology and Aviation, the campus has expanded its programs in recent years to include social work, family studies and human studies.

K-State Salina

Salina

The Salina area offers a variety of local and national restaurants, shopping, arts, and entertainment. You’re sure to find something you enjoy, whether it's attending the Smoky Hill River Festival, car shows, concerts, productions at Salina Community Theater, or cheering on the indoor arena football team the Salina Bombers. Salina's well-developed downtown provides the perfect atmosphere for hanging out with its unique restaurants, coffee shops, the bookstore or Salina Art Museum.

City of Salina
Salina Downtown

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Kansas Fun Facts

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Kansas State University was founded in 1863, only two years after Kansas officially became a state in 1861!

Native Kansan Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Spanish traveled through Kansas as early as 1541, followed by the French in 1673. The United States actually purchased Kansas from France in 1803.

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Did you know?

Salina has an indoor arena football team, as of 2012, called the Salina Bombers.

Salina Bombers

The team won 9 out of 12 games in 2013, making it to the playoffs in their first season!