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Manhattan Campus, Manhattan United States
    • QS World University Rankings
      801-1000
    • QS Stars
      5
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio14
    • International Students1,481
    • SizeL
    • Total Faculty1,371

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    Kansas State University is situated in the state of Kansas in the US.

    The main campus is in Manhattan, Kansas; the Polytechnic (aviation) campus is in Salina (an hour away), and Olathe (research) campus is in Olathe (about two hours away).

    There are nine colleges and hundreds of degree options to choose from.

    Noteworthy functions at Kansas State University include: 

    • The only institution in the US with +3 Carnegie Professors of the Year teaching
    • Very high academic output, papers and citations per faculty for research
    • Internationalization: Global research collaborations, religious facilities and international diversity
    • Arts & culture facilities, concerts, events & exhibitions, community art & cultural investment
    • Innovation: Patents, Industrial research, spin-off companies
    • Agriculture: Four Feed the Future labs located in Africa, Asia and Latin America; and home to the National Bio and Agro-defense facility

    Courses and programs are taught in English.

    To find our more about Kansas State University, please visit its social media accounts: Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram.

     

     

    There are three campuses at Kansas State University.

    The main campus is in Manhattan, Kansas; the Polytechnic (aviation) campus is in Salina (an hour away), and Olathe (research) campus is in Olathe (about two hours away).

    K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and boasts a vibrant college-town atmosphere in a city of 56,000. The Manhattan campus encompasses more than 2,320 acres, including agricultural and research facilities. Manhattan has a population of more than 56,000. This campus is situated next door to Fort Riley, a large Army installation, and collaborates on many military-focused projects.

    Outstanding facilities and services on the Manhattan (main) campus

    Sports and recreation center: Three swimming pools; four gyms; 4 group fitness studios; tennis courts; 13 basketball courts; climbing wall and bouldering rock; outdoor pitches; five athletics tracks and six stadiums
    • Student accommodation
    • IT infrastructure: Technology and studio classrooms
    • Library
    Lafene Health Center

    Support systems:
    Career services
    • Tutoring and academic assistance
    • Counseling
    • Resident assistants
    • International student and scholar services
    • Diversity and first-generation specific counseling

    The Polytechnic campus

    The Polytechnic campus is particularly known for its world-class aviation program.

    A state-of-the-art Student Life Center opened in 2009 and includes a full-size basketball court and various running and fitness areas.

    It’s one of the first and few universities in the nation to offer a bachelor's degree in unmanned aircraft systems.

    The Olathe campus in Olathe

    Olathe Campus in Olathe, Kansas opened in 2011, focused on expanding the educational and economic growth of the region, particularly for professionals working in the metro area.

    This campus facilitates partnerships between researchers and companies developing technology for industry needs around the world. K-State Olathe also extends its expertise to K-12 leaders through educational programming in animal health, food safety and food security.

    K-State Online

    K-State Online offers more than 70 online programs (bachelor’s and graduate degrees, as well as certificates and minor programs) to students across the globe.

    The campus offers accelerated courses, intersession and evening college courses and coordinates summer school offerings in Manhattan and online.

    Scholarship opportunities are available for online students through K-State Global Campus.

    K-State Global Campus offers training workshops, continuing education certification opportunities and professional conferences through its Conferences and Noncredit Programs office.

     

     



     

     

     

    There are 121 nationalities represented at Kansas State, and international students make up 6.5 percent of the student body.

    Students can utilize the sports & recreation facilities. Kansas State also boasts more than 400 student organizations and activities: professional, multicultural, international, community service, performing arts, academic, religious, and sporting.

    Many international UG students prefer live on campus. The Manhattan campus has ten residence halls and on-campus apartments. Four residence halls in the Derby Complex offer "continuous housing" and remain open during school vacations.

    Prospective students for Kansas State Admission will need to provide the following application materials:

    • Passport
    • Transcripts
    • No test score needed
    • US$80 application fee
    • 2.5 GPA for high school students
    • 2.0 GPA for transfer students
    • Certain programs have other admission requirements


    You can find out more about scholarships here, including automatic renewal awards ranging from US$2,000-US$8,000 a year.

     

    Kansas State has a 97 percent placement rate for both graduate and undergraduate leavers.

    The university has the careers services center for students, also, specific colleges provide specialized career training throughout the four-year degree (e.g. College of Business’ Career Development program).

    The K-State Alumni Center provides an alumni directory, supports international alumni groups, offers news, events and network opportunities.

    The Alumni Center has a very active and high-profile alumni awards program.

     

     

    About

    Kansas State University is situated in the state of Kansas in the US.

    The main campus is in Manhattan, Kansas; the Polytechnic (aviation) campus is in Salina (an hour away), and Olathe (research) campus is in Olathe (about two hours away).

    There are nine colleges and hundreds of degree options to choose from.

    Noteworthy functions at Kansas State University include: 

    • The only institution in the US with +3 Carnegie Professors of the Year teaching
    • Very high academic output, papers and citations per faculty for research
    • Internationalization: Global research collaborations, religious facilities and international diversity
    • Arts & culture facilities, concerts, events & exhibitions, community art & cultural investment
    • Innovation: Patents, Industrial research, spin-off companies
    • Agriculture: Four Feed the Future labs located in Africa, Asia and Latin America; and home to the National Bio and Agro-defense facility

    Courses and programs are taught in English.

    To find our more about Kansas State University, please visit its social media accounts: Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram.

     

     

    There are three campuses at Kansas State University.

    The main campus is in Manhattan, Kansas; the Polytechnic (aviation) campus is in Salina (an hour away), and Olathe (research) campus is in Olathe (about two hours away).

    K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and boasts a vibrant college-town atmosphere in a city of 56,000. The Manhattan campus encompasses more than 2,320 acres, including agricultural and research facilities. Manhattan has a population of more than 56,000. This campus is situated next door to Fort Riley, a large Army installation, and collaborates on many military-focused projects.

    Outstanding facilities and services on the Manhattan (main) campus

    Sports and recreation center: Three swimming pools; four gyms; 4 group fitness studios; tennis courts; 13 basketball courts; climbing wall and bouldering rock; outdoor pitches; five athletics tracks and six stadiums
    • Student accommodation
    • IT infrastructure: Technology and studio classrooms
    • Library
    Lafene Health Center

    Support systems:
    Career services
    • Tutoring and academic assistance
    • Counseling
    • Resident assistants
    • International student and scholar services
    • Diversity and first-generation specific counseling

    The Polytechnic campus

    The Polytechnic campus is particularly known for its world-class aviation program.

    A state-of-the-art Student Life Center opened in 2009 and includes a full-size basketball court and various running and fitness areas.

    It’s one of the first and few universities in the nation to offer a bachelor's degree in unmanned aircraft systems.

    The Olathe campus in Olathe

    Olathe Campus in Olathe, Kansas opened in 2011, focused on expanding the educational and economic growth of the region, particularly for professionals working in the metro area.

    This campus facilitates partnerships between researchers and companies developing technology for industry needs around the world. K-State Olathe also extends its expertise to K-12 leaders through educational programming in animal health, food safety and food security.

    K-State Online

    K-State Online offers more than 70 online programs (bachelor’s and graduate degrees, as well as certificates and minor programs) to students across the globe.

    The campus offers accelerated courses, intersession and evening college courses and coordinates summer school offerings in Manhattan and online.

    Scholarship opportunities are available for online students through K-State Global Campus.

    K-State Global Campus offers training workshops, continuing education certification opportunities and professional conferences through its Conferences and Noncredit Programs office.

     

     



     

     

     

    There are 121 nationalities represented at Kansas State, and international students make up 6.5 percent of the student body.

    Students can utilize the sports & recreation facilities. Kansas State also boasts more than 400 student organizations and activities: professional, multicultural, international, community service, performing arts, academic, religious, and sporting.

    Many international UG students prefer live on campus. The Manhattan campus has ten residence halls and on-campus apartments. Four residence halls in the Derby Complex offer "continuous housing" and remain open during school vacations.

    Prospective students for Kansas State Admission will need to provide the following application materials:

    • Passport
    • Transcripts
    • No test score needed
    • US$80 application fee
    • 2.5 GPA for high school students
    • 2.0 GPA for transfer students
    • Certain programs have other admission requirements


    You can find out more about scholarships here, including automatic renewal awards ranging from US$2,000-US$8,000 a year.

     

    Kansas State has a 97 percent placement rate for both graduate and undergraduate leavers.

    The university has the careers services center for students, also, specific colleges provide specialized career training throughout the four-year degree (e.g. College of Business’ Career Development program).

    The K-State Alumni Center provides an alumni directory, supports international alumni groups, offers news, events and network opportunities.

    The Alumni Center has a very active and high-profile alumni awards program.

     

     

    Available programs

    University highlights

    Kansas State University is one of the top Public universities in Manhattan, United States. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2014
      #471-480
    • 2015
      #501-550
    • 2016
      #701+
    • 2017
      #701+
    • 2018
      #751-800
    • 2019
      #751-800
    • 2020
      #701-750
    • 2021
      #701-750
    • 2022
      #801-1000

    Ranking criteria

    10.3
    Academic Reputation
    20.2
    Citations per Faculty
    12
    Employer Reputation
    16.5
    Faculty Student Ratio
    28.9
    International Faculty Ratio
    10.3
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    18,659

    14%
    86%

    International students
    1,481

    48%
    52%

    Total faculty staff
    1,371

    259
    1112

    Total students
    18,659

    14%
    86%

    International students
    1,481

    48%
    52%

    Total faculty staff
    1,371

    1112
    259
    2021
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