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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 13 different categories in the 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges."

No. 2 for students love these colleges
No. 3 for best quality of life
No. 4 for best athletic facilities
No. 5 for great town-gown relations
No. 6 for happiest students
No. 7 for students pack the stadiums
No. 15 for best run colleges
No. 18 for best college dorms
American Institute for Economic Research
Top 10 college town in the nation (2017)

Regional rankings


For the third year in a row, a 2017 study by SmartAsset finds K-State:

No. 1 for best value college in Kansas
No. 1 for average starting salary of college graduates in Kansas
Money Magazine
Top-ranked university value in the state of Kansas (2017)
Travel + Leisure
No. 1 most beautiful college campus in Kansas (2017)