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About K-State

Among the Best

When you offer an exceptional student experience complete with a wide variety of academic choices, hands-on research opportunities and extracurricular activities that foster friendship, involvement and community, you're bound to get noticed both regionally and nationally. We're proud of our reputation for excellence, and the collective K-State family continually does its part to keep our reputation a reality.  

National rankings

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review ranked Kansas State University in multiple categories in "The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition"

No. 1  for happiest students
No. 2  for students love these colleges
No. 3  for best health services
No. 3  for best quality of life
No. 4  for great town-gown relations
No. 7  for best counseling services
No. 9  for best athletic facilities
No. 10  for best career services
No. 11  for best-run colleges
No. 13  for best campus food
No. 17  for most active student government
No. 20  for best college dorms
American Institute for Economic Research
Top 10  college town in the nation (2017)

International ranking

Five star rating in the QS Stars, or Quacquarelli Symonds, world rating analysis. View the K-State Stars rating details.

Regional rankings

SmartAsset
Top-ranked university value in the state of Kansas (2021)
Money Magazine
Top-ranked university value in the state of Kansas (2020)
Travel + Leisure
No. 1  most beautiful college campus in Kansas (2017)