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.
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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 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!
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!
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.
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.