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Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
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Overview
Public
17,699 Undergraduates
94% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Kansas State University
919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, Kansas
66506
(785) 532-6011
www.k-state.edu

Kansas State University, a public research university in Manhattan, Kansas, is one of the top 145 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is the oldest public university in the state, and was founded as Kansas State Agricultural College in 1863 under President Abraham Lincoln’s Morrill Act. Its other former names were Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science and Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science. Today, it sits on nearly 670 acres of land in an urban setting, and its motto is “Rule by Obeying Nature's Laws.” Notable alumni include KSU’s President Richard Myers, politician Pat Roberts, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, actress Kirstie Alley, actor Eric Stonestreet, football player Jordy Nelson, photojournalist Pete Souza and educational administrator Milton S. Eisenhower. The school’s color is Royal Purple, its mascot is Willie the Wildcat and its teams are called the Wildcats. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, baseball, basketball and soccer, and women’s soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Club sports offered include airsoft, archery, cycling, dance, fishing, flag football, grappling, kendo, judo, men’s and women’s rugby, table tennis and equestrian.

Location

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. It is the county seat of Riley County, although it extends into Pottawatomie County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,281.The city was founded by settlers from the New England Emigrant Aid Company as a Free-State town in the 1850s, during the Bleeding Kansas era. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1165

New Transfer Students

Admissions
94%

Acceptance Rate

41%

Enrollment Yield

9,213

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,431

Typical Cost

$25,492

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,135

In-State (published)

87%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$15,806

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

9

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

190

Doctorates Awareded

Teacher Education: Multiple Levels

Top Major

1

National Academy Members

142

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 475 clubs to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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