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Study at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is situated in Manhattan, Kansas, and has a present Enrolment of more than 23, 000 students. The main campus, set on nearly 668 acres of land, was established in 1863. It offers a wide variety of courses and programs to its students. A branch campus of the university is located in Salinas, Kansas.

The sports teams of the university are known as Wildcats, and the university sports include volleyball, horseback riding, rowing, tennis, golf, baseball, cross country, basketball and football. David Hall, Dean of Northeastern University School of Law; Ernest Fox Nichols, Physicist; Jim Rayburn, Founder of Young Life; Thane Baker, winner of four Olympic medals; and Philip Fox, Astronomer, are notable graduates of this university.

Profile of Kansas State University

Kansas State can be found in Manhattan, KS (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Kansas State.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in engineering, agricultural science and management, landscaping and horticulture, and animal science and care.

Kansas State Selectivity

Kansas State does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Kansas State are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 23, 332 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Kansas State. The school offers students meal plans. Kansas State student athletes compete in Big Twelve Conference competitions.

Kansas State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management612marketing studies, business management, accounting, finance, business, accounting and related services
Liberal Arts552social services, sociology, political science, English, history, foreign language and literature, economics, geography, . . .
Education and Teaching550elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, adult education, school Counselling, educational administration, special ed, agricultural teaching, . . .
Engineering394mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, engineering management, . . .
Science293biology, biological and biomedical sciences, wildlife biology, chemistry, physics, geology, biochemistry, microbiology, . . .
Family and Social Work282family studies, social work, human nutrition, family and consumer science, child development, public administration, consumer science communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy214exercise science, dietitian, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer, rehabilitation, recreation and leisure studies
Agricultural Science and Management186agricultural management, agricultural economics, food science, agricultural mechanization courses, agricultural journalism, food processing
Media170journalism courses, communication studies
Medicine163veterinary medicine, health professions, pre-veterinary, veterinary sciences, public health, veterinary physiology, pre-med
Therapy and Counselling157psychology, communication disorders, educational psychology
Animal Science and Care146animal science
Computer Science and Engineering141computer and info science, computer engineering, computer networking, systems analyst, information science, computer programming, computer support
Architecture and Planning139architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning
Engineering Technician118construction engineering tech, engineering technology, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, computer engineering tech, civil engineering tech
Landscaping and Horticulture106horticultural science, agronomy
Fine Arts64fine arts
Hospitality53hospitality management
Construction Trades52apparel and textiles
Transportation52commercial pilot and flight crew
Mathematics41mathematics, statistics
Design24interior design
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Mechanics and Repair13aircraft maintenance
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy
Medical Support and Technology2clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management0land use planning

Contact: Kansas State

Kansas State University

Anderson Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

General Phone: (785) 532-5942


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