Kansas State University

Kansas State University Admissions and General School Information

Kansas State University is one of the Big 12 schools, located in Manhattan, Kansas. It is listed in Kaplan Publishing's You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future.

About Kansas State University

Founded in 1858 as Bulemont Central College with only 53 students, K-State has grown to become a NCAA Division 1, Big 12 conference school. Kansas State University offers more than 250 undergraduate majors' options. Its graduate schools offer 65 masters and 45 doctoral degrees as well as 22 graduate certificates. K-state boasts more Marshal, Truman, Goldwater, Udall and Rhodes scholars than any other state university. (Does this need attribution?)

Admissions and Enrollment

Perspective students to Kansas State University must meet one of three criteria. Students must obtain acceptable scores on the ACT or SAT, rank in the top third of their graduating classes, or complete the Kansas precollege curriculum with 2.0 GPAs.

Applications for admission are accepted year round. To apply for scholarships, high school seniors need to apply by November 1. Some specific colleges have their own deadlines for admissions.

Kansas State University Colleges

College of Agriculture

K-State's College of Agriculture focuses on everything from biosciences to environmental management. It has 15 undergraduate majors as well as one undecided program in general agriculture. Graduate students can earn graduate degrees in one of ten areas.

College of Architecture Planning and Design

Kansas State University's College of Architecture and Design combined the Departments of Architecture with other architectural based departments as well as construction and planning departments in 1963. In addition to a bachelor's degree, the first masters programs were started in 1957. An interdisciplinary Ph.D. program was established in 2006.

College of Arts and Sciences

Kansas State University College of Arts and Sciences has more than 20 departments. Students of K-State can choose from the more than 115 degree programs offered. More than 65 percent of freshman level courses are from the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Business Administration

The K-State College of Business Administration offers graduate as well as undergraduate degrees. Undergraduates earn a B.S. in business administration. Graduate students can earn either an MBA or an MAcc. Programs for graduate certificates are also available.

College of Education

Kansas State College prepares its students to be educators. Students can earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees to help better service future generations in all levels of their education.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Kansas State University offers its students the opportunity to train for careers in the areas of computer design, construction, electronics and communications, energy, the environment, manufacturing, robotics, software technology and transportation. Students of the College of Engineering at K-State can earn one of 11 Bachelor of Science degrees.

College of Human Ecology

Kansas State University College of Human Ecology focuses on humans and their relationships to the world around them. Students can earn a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in many areas of human ecology.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University was established in 1905. Students of the college earn a DVM degree.

Contact Information

  • Address: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • Phone Number: 785-532-6011