Kansas State University

Founded in 1863, Kansas State University was one of Americas first land-grant colleges. Today, the university spans four campuses -- Manhattan, Olathe, Polytechnic and Global, our online/distance campus. The main Manhattan campus offers a classic college experience in a family-like environment. The Olathe and Polytechnic (Salina) campuses offer focused study for specialized interests. Finally, K-State Global offers distance education for students around the world. Regardless of location, K-Staters consider each other family and believe in supporting one another during challenging times. K-State Proud, a student-run philanthropy, has been nationally recognized for creating financial awards for students in need. To date, K-State Proud has raised more than $1 million. Students find it easy to pursue their passions or discover new ones. The university offers more than 250 majors and programs, and more than 475 student organizations and clubs. K-Staters also find their footing through K-State First, a first-year experience program that helps students establish a strong foundation through courses, learning communities and mentors. The Princeton Review ranks K-State as No. 4 for happiest students and No. 6 for best quality of life. Additionally, Manhattan, known as "The Little Apple," was voted by Livability.com as the No. 1 college town in the nation.K-State also is home to the Landon Lecture Series, one of the nations most prestigious and well-known lectures. Several times a year, global leaders share insight on the Landon Lecture stage. The series has welcomed current and former U.S. presidents, world leaders, Supreme Court justices, CEOs and other prominent figures. The Manhattan campus is approximately 15 minutes from Fort Riley and less than two hours from Fort Leavenworth. This proximity allows for flexible, quality academic offerings for soldiers and their families, leading to K-States reputation as a military-inclusive institution. The university is proud of its formal partnership with Fort Riley, our offerings at Fort Leavenworth, and opportunities to assist with military research activities.As K-State works toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025, its research knows no bounds. The university is home to nearly 100 centers and institutes, including the Biosecurity Research Institute and the new National Bio and Agro-defense Facility. Undergraduates have opportunities to research cutting-edge issues alongside field experts in areas including global food systems, cancer treatment and high-performance computing

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1863 N/A Semester $475.6 million + Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 (785) 532-6011
overall score total score state city online paying global
41 100.0 Kansas Manhattan 837 926 97