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Kansas State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,176 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 96 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $656,067)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $163,980)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 104 87 - -
Baseball 40 - Yes -
Basketball 16 13 - Yes
Equestrian - 55 - -
Football 134 - - -
Golf 12 10 - Yes
Rowing - 82 Yes -
Tennis - 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 18 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rodeo - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Soccer - - Yes Yes
Softball - - Yes Yes
Squash - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 3.6%
Non-resident alien 7.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 77.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 62
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 30
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Miranda from Clay Center, KS
  • 5
  • There are exceptions and everyone has their own experiences, but overall KSU dorms want you to enjoy your housing/dining while you are studying. They go out of their way to…

  • May-18-2012 Read More
  • Student from Manhattan, KS
  • 5
  • i lived in the dorms here my freshman year and absolutely loved it. it was a great experience and was able to meet so many new and exciting people. i…

  • Feb-14-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Joshua from Manhattan, KS
  • Oct-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is great they have a lot of healthy foods and even some not so healthy ones for you to eat on campus and if you live off campus the possibilities are endless.

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  • 4
  • Mariana from Kansas City, KS
  • Jul-25-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I actually got to eat at the dining hall with my friends and the atmosphere and food were great! There were many different types of food options and if you're on the go you can grab a to go box and fill it up, which is great. The only downside was that it was packed and it was hard to find a seat.

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  • 4
  • Marina from Lindsborg, KS
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Food was usually pretty great at Derby. I did get food poisoning once from undercooked chicken, but that was the only time I really felt like the food was terrible. There are lots of options and a great variety for students to choose from. Breakfast was my favorite meal of the day! And I'm not typically a breakfast person. Willie Wok was definitely the best to eat at though. :)

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  • 5
  • Danielle from Manhattan, KS
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many, many different places to eat. Between Aggieville and the larger chain restaurants, there is food for everyone here.

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  • 4
  • Kathryn from Kansas City, KS
  • Jan-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is amazing! There's lots of variety and wonderful sides and desserts. The dining centers are also open to accommodate almost any schedule!

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  • 5
  • Kayla from Overland Park, KS
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good, and there are always lots of options. You have to be careful not to go during the meal rushes though if you're in a hurry.

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  • 5
  • Dustin from Plainville, KS
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two dining centers at Kansas State University and for a reasonably priced meal plan you can eat all you want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The staff are mostly students so they are always friendly. The food at the dining centers is excellent and there are always more than one type of food, so you can pick what you want to eat.

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  • 4
  • Sam from Hanover, KS
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    there are all types of restaurants that are easy to get to throughout the town of Manhattan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from Manhattan, KS
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge on K-State campus. We have 12 sororities, soon to be 13 and 24 fraternities. There is always an event going on, I mean always. It is not possible to go to every event. They are always being advertised on Facebook and on campus. We also are a very tight knit group. I have at least one friend in almost every fraternity and/or sorority, and I know most of us in Greek life are like this. We are in a certain house but that doesn't mean we don't have friends and aren't welcome at other houses. It is like one big family!

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  • 0
  • Kathryn from Kansas City, KS
  • Jan-22-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many many fraternities and sororities to fit every person! 20% of K-State students belong to the Greek Life, and I'm sure they would tell you it's great!

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Manhattan, KS
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek life is growing and growing rapidly. It used to be the students who just partied but now most of the campus leadership comes from greek life.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from Wichita, KS
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek life here at Kansas State University is very involved in philanthropy and also involved with other fraternities and sororities. No groups have any stereotypes and none of the houses fall into disagreement; in fact, almost all of the houses participate in the philanthropy events of the other greek communities.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Manhattan, KS
  • Oct-11-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not a member of the Greek life, but I do believe that Kansas State University students have fun in the Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Miriam from Scott City, KS
  • Jul-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Students involved in Greek life are truly dedicated to their organization. Greek life is taken seriously on campus and provides many great opportunities for all students. Greek life develops activities that all students can participate in. All Greek life home locations are well taken care of and respected. Greek life makes a great part of Kansas State University.

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  • 0
  • Bailey from Clearwater, KS
  • Jul-08-2013 I am a current student here

    K-State offers a vast array of opportunities for students interested in Greek Life. There are many different sororities and fraternities to choose from.

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