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Kansas State University

It doesn't matter if you ask a longtime professor, recent graduate, passionate alumnus or a fresh-eyed freshman. Pick a member of the K-State community at random and ask him or her what it means to be a Wildcat, and you will most likely get a one-word answer:  Family.

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About

History

Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution serving students and the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. 

Education

 More 250 undergraduate majors and options, 43 graduate certificates, 73 master's degree programs, 39 doctoral degree programs, 4 educational doctoral programs, an award-winning library, exceptional research facilities, internships, and study abroad opportunities allow students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Research

At Kansas State University, we believe research is more than labs and statistics — it's knowing the right questions to ask. Our expert faculty conduct crucial research in the university's more than 90 research centers. In addition, K-State will work hand-in-hand with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, which is being constructed at the university by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Our research efforts bring in more than $150 million a year annually, allowing us to be at the forefront of discovery in areas such as global food systems. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
301 100
2018
401
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
388 13
2019
401 -24
2018
377
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701 50
2019
751
2018
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

More than 5,000 students call our campus home. With ten residence halls, a large apartment community, one leadership/scholarship house for women and a house for honors students to choose from, we've got your housing needs covered.

Library services

The library system for Kansas State University, a major research institution. A research and academic library system serving Kansas and beyond.

ICT services

The mission of Network and Telecommunications Services is to provide a reliable, secure, high-performance information technology infrastructure for computing, networking and communications in a proactive, collaborative, service-oriented, customer-driven, cost-effective manner in support of the university's teaching, research, and service mission.

Medical services

Kansas State University provides a variety of medical insurance plans, including dental, prescription and vision. In partnership with the State of Kansas, the State Employee Health Plan, or SEHP, we offer health insurance. Various medical plans are available to select from, allowing you to meet the needs of you and your family.

Student Life

Campus life

Kansas State University is a four-campus system that values each piece of the puzzle. 

  • Manhattan: K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and thrives in its vibrant college-town atmosphere. 

  • Located within the Kansas Bioscience Park, the Olathe campus provides a direct portal linking the university's powerful research capabilities to the Greater Kansas City area and beyond.

  • Polytechnic: This professional learning environment is built on theory, research and industry application, all within a small campus atmosphere located in Salina, Kansas.

  • K-State Global Campus is a campus without borders, bringing more than 70 online programs to individuals throughout their lifetime, regardless of location.

Sports facilities

  • Sport clubs

Compete with teams from other universities on non-varsity club teams. K-State is home to nearly 30 club teams, including everything from dodgeball to water polo.

  • Intramural sports

Play sports you enjoy on campus without the pressure of varsity sports. K-State's intramural program hosts more than 60 individual, dual and team sports. Competition is divided into men's, women's, co-rec and living group divisions.

  • K-State athletics

Be part of the best student section in the Big 12 Conference! Learn more about how to purchase your football and men's basketball student pass. 

Accreditation

Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

Manhattan, Kansas, United States

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