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  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 out of 31 people found this review useful. 1 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -likes to meet lots of people -wants to get involved -can learn in big classes -has great school spirit -doesn't mind a large campus -wants to have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've never visited the campus before, before school starts, take the time to walk around campus, find out where buildings are, find your classrooms, the union, the library, etc. so you won't get lost on your way to class. Don't go home every weekend- it will help the transition go smoother. Make an effort to get out there and meet people. Talk with your adviser if you have any questions/concerns about your schedule, life on campus, etc. Read the Collegian and the Fourum everyday!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus. It is gorgeous year-round and there are so many activities, groups, organizations you can get involved in here. No matter your interests, you are sure to find something fun to do around campus and find a group that's right for you. The people here are amazing, friendly, helpful, and tons of fun.

    Am learning a lot

    There are large lectures and small group classes so everyone can learn in an environment right for them. The professors are smart and well educated. Lots of them take them time, if you come see them, to personally help you when you need it.

  • 07/03/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 2 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on where you want to live. Lots of students get into the Greek life and end up regretting it. It isn't as good as they tell you (from a first hand experience). Look into dorm opportunties if you want to meet new people and stay away from the greek life. It is not good for your academics (which is what your going to college for). There is plenty of partying elsewhere trust me :).

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is bad anywhere you go. But the constant raise of tuition gets annoying. They are talking about starting a plan where you pay the tuition you started with as a freshman the entire time you're in college even if the tuition goes up.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is something for everyone. Whether you want a quiet coffee shop, a good party, or lots of student activities, Manhattan has it. I've lived here for my whole life (20 years) and i don't want to leave. Great community!

    Am learning a lot

    Lots of very intelligent professors and many to choose from. Very good learning environment.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 3 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Friendly Wants to get involved Athletes K-state has a well rounded university that just about everyone can find something they are passionate about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Meeting new people is part of the college experience and it also helps to make connections for a future job down the road. Also, stay in the Dorms at least one year. Everyone there is usually new and wanting to make friends. The Dorms also have several activities to do.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying tuition is never fun but compared to other universities around the country k-state is pretty reasonably priced and the experience and people you meet are worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am getting ready to start my sophomore year here at k-state and I have enjoyed every minute. There are several things to do around campus to get involved. I love playing intramural sports and there are several club sports if you want a more competitive atmosphere. Volunteer opportunities are endless and doing them with friends makes it a great time and you also meet new people along the way.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much. Some classes are boring but that is to be expected especially for the gen eds but once I started taking classes for my major I realized how much I enjoyed going to class and learning new things that sometimes you rattle off to your friends later.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State is a wonderful school for prospective veternary, engineering, and agricultural students, and also those who are more comfortable in a smaller town environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before deciding to attend K-State, take the time to visit the campus and get to know the area. Manhattan is an agricultural based town and is very different from areas like Kansas City and Wichita. Though students come from various locations around the world to attend K-State, the population is composed generally of students from smaller, rural towns and is not for everyone. One of the most significant college stressors is paying for tuition. KSU is one of the most expensive state schools in Kansas. Scholarships are a rarity, so be certain to apply for grants and loans. As long as you can keep your grades at a satisfactory level, grants are your best option. They are government funded and do not have to be paid back.

    Am enjoying being here

    The city of Manhattan itself is somewhat limited in student entertainment, but K-State has a wide variety of clubs, intramurals, sports, and activities that students can become involved in both for social and academic purposes. The college is set up to allow students to meet and get to know other students with similar interests and majors. The experience is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State is very similar to other State colleges when it comes to curriculum. The amount of knowledge that an individual can gain depends on the courses taken. Generally, prerequisite classes are easier and seem more like review sessions than new courses; however, as you begin taking classes that pertain to your designated major, you'll find that the information obtained is more relevant and useful overall.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for someone who enjoys crazy weather, both large and small classes, someone who is interested in a Veterinary career, and someone who doesn't mind being away from the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend living in a Residence Hall for at least your first year because there are plenty of resources that are offered in them that you cannot get elsewhere. Also make use of the services that are on campus; they will help you if you need it. Keep a good relationship with your advisor, not only so that they can help you in your college experience, but also because they may write your letter of recommendation when you apply to Graduate school. And lastly get involved with campus activities. The activities you did in high school will only stay on your resume until after you become a sophomore so do as much as you are able to on campus; not only will it help boost your resume but it is also a great way to meet people and get involved with the campus community.

    Bang for the buck

    For me the out-of-state tuition is a little high; nearly double that of the in-state, however the professors do know their subjects and the food you get at the dining centers not only taste good but are also good for you, versus other food options that students have. However I am very satisfied with what I am paying for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, especially when the seasons change, and the Residence Halls are a great home-away-from-home. The professors are very willing to help no matter what the problem is. There is also a very high amount of school spirit that makes everyone feel welcomed. All in all a very enjoyable campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are great and really know in-depth about the subject they are teaching. Most of the classes are very informative and the environment is very positive, especially if you have a problem that arises, it is solved almost right away. The advising system here is also great, and it gives you the opportunity to always have someone to go to for a problem if they need it.

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - Friendly - Athletic (or spectator) - Open to community

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though a parking pass may be somewhat expensive, if you live farther from campus it may be worth purchasing it. If living in the dorms are not to your liking, there are many affordable apartments and subleasers within walking distance to campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus offers a great variety of courses and the professors are all exceptional educators. There are many social events, sporting events, and clubs for students to join in, meet people, and have a good time between classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the library is a great place to study, and the union offers a good place to relax, eat, and hang out with friends. Not only does the campus offer a great deal to the student, but nearby Aggieville caters primarily to the students of K-State. It offers fantastic places to eat, shop, and hang out. It's wonderful having a campus in such a close-knit community. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable and at home.

    Am learning a lot

    Since it is a large campus it offers a wide variety of classes: small classroom settings, large lecture halls, evening courses, online classes, as well as a wide range of subjects and topics. Tutoring is very available and also extremely beneficial.

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all kinds of students especially those seeking the full experience of college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study hard and comprehend the material, this is not high school I repeat, THIS IS NOTHING LIKE HIGH SCHOOL! You will need to study and pull those all nighters so suck it up. when you get here know what your getting into and ask yourself how bad you want it and how hard do you need to work to obtain it, so set goals and achieve them.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel you get the most out of your money here as far as education goes, but the housing contract is quite expensive compared to living in an apartment.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are very nice and helpful, everybody gets along and what makes it even better the school is very diverse. The environment here is very warm and vibrant, and you start developing a sense of home here after a while. There are activities and all kinds of clubs to join for everybody of all races.

    Am learning a lot

    I'am definitely learning a lot as a first year student here. I'm just a freshman so my classes are not to challenging yet, but you still have to have a more sophisticated comprehension of material learnt then in high school.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in anything agriculture related. Anyone interested in going to a school that is a little more environmentally-conscious. Anyone looking for a slightly cheaper alternative to KU. Really though, there are all types of people at K-State and you don't only need to be an ag major to come here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry right away about what you're going to major in. Have an idea of what you would like to do and maybe take an introductory class in that subject but don't get completely stuck on that major unless its been your dream since you were 5 because your values, passions, and interests will probably change a little in college. Get involved! There are so many clubs and activities to become involved in and even though it's a big school you can see a ton of people you know by just walking to class if you join a few clubs. Riding a bike to class will get you there faster, but in order to avoid hitting a million pedestrians stay on the larger sidewalks and leave 5 minutes earlier. And be very, very aware of cars around you. If you are going to go to formal recruitment for the sororities make sure to get references from alumni of all the houses you can because sometimes it really factors in to what you end up with. And don't bother rushing if your GPA is extremely low.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly I don't know how much other schools in Kansas cost because I didn't look around, but for in-state students I assume K-State's costs are pretty average. The dorms are dorms, the classes are nothing exceptional, but it is a good school and you will get a good education from here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I did not want to attend a large school or a school in Kansas so I'm really not sure why I ended up choosing K-State. It hasn't really been anything that I wanted in a college experience, but then again the experience is different for everyone and most people that choose K-State really do love it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot about myself and my major through my classes at K-State. I can't speak for all the different departments but the Apparel and Textiles program has professors who really know their stuff and I love how they are extremely sustanability-focused.

  • 11/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, humble, friendly, academically focused

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate and stay on top of deadlines! Get your scholarship application in and your general application in quickly and don't forget to do your fafsa!

    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely chose K-state over any other colleges because they give me the most scholarship money and the most opportunities for work to help assist me through my college experience. Considering the academics and atmosphere here at K-state are so awesome I think it's definitely worth the money!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it in Manhattan, KS! The people are so friendly and administrators genuinely care for your success in achieving your goals. Living in the residence halls got me great friends within the first three hours since the RAs' and MAs' are so helpful at bringing everyone together and mediating any conflicts.

    Am learning a lot

    The academics are wonderful! So far I have learned more in one semester than I did during one year at my high school! The science, english, and math departments offer in depth tutoring and a caring and personal atmosphere. Some of the lecture class sizes are large but for the most part classes are limited to 30 students per teacher. So this small atmosphere definitely helps with my learning and one on one time with my teachers.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If interested in architecture, I would highly suggest you take a tour and get more information about the program at K-state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep working hard in school, but also focus on extra-curricular activities. They can be a lot of fun, and colleges like to see well rounded students.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State University is very reasonable cost wise, for a public university. There are many ways to receive scholarship money through the university. Being from Saint Louis and attending for architecture, I received the Missouri Student Exchange Waver, which allows me to pay in-state rather than out-of-state tuition (thousands of dollars in saving).

    Am enjoying being here

    Kansas State has one of the most beautiful campuses around the mid-west. The campus is compact so it's easy to get around town, and friends are always close by. Sporting events are a blast! The athletics here are a great way to take a break and have fun with friends. Go Cats!

    Am learning a lot

    It's been over 2 1/2 years now since coming to K-state, and I can easily notice the growth of knowledge attained. As a member of CAPD (College of Architecture, Planning, and Design) I can look back at my projects from the beginning and see the progression in quality, detail, and creativity. I absolutely feel like I am getting an education that is preparing me for my future career as an architect.

  • 12/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State University is great for anyone. My graduating class was 43, my entire high school had less people, at 200, than my biggest class in college. It really is for anyone. It's kind of like high school where you meet people who are like you, and that's who you hang out with. Kansas State is good for people who are interactive, enthusiastic, and willing to learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for home town scholarships! Don't wait until the week before scholarships are due, start applying now even if your just a 16 year old junior. Also, apply to all the schools you are interested in. Yes, the application costs add up, but the sooner you apply to a school, the sooner you can apply for scholarships. I also suggest living in the dorms. It doesn't sound awesome, but I have met so many people that I love spending my time with. If you want to be involved with Greek life, make sure you like the house. Don't just join to be Greek. It isn't that important, you just have a few more opportunities to get involved in different ways on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive! Enough said, but the price I pay to learn what I'm learning also allows for better opportunities the university can use to expand. Tuition is expensive wherever you go. Just make sure you get your money's worth!

    Am enjoying being here

    Kansas State isn't very far from my hometown, about 1.5 hours, so I knew when I moved in that if I ever had any problems I could just get in my car and drive 90 miles home. As a first semester college student I went home four times; two for family events, once just for fun and a week for Thanksgiving break. I guess you could say I really enjoy the living community in Manhattan, KS. There is always something to do and I hardly ever get bored.

    Am learning a lot

    Throughout my fourteen credit hours at Kansas State University my first semester I learned so much. Not only did I learn a lot of helpful information in the classroom like different kinds of rocks and minerals, but I learned how to be a better student. It's different living away from your parents and not always having them there to tell you to do your homework or study for that test. I had to tell myself when to do that, even when I didn't want to.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    KSU provides a great learning environment for pretty much every type of student. There's everything from a History of Rock and Roll class to a rigorous Content and Rhetoric class for those who enjoy dissecting literature. Those who are interested in broadening their horizons should definitely look into at Kansas State. It is a college in a medium-sized town in the middle of Kansas, but it's a lot less country-bumpkin than most people assume. The engineering, math, architecture, and science programs are ranked very highly, as are the agriculture, education, and psychology programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships are available for pretty much every activity that you're willing to get involved in (including Physics club), but you have to make sure to specifically mention the groups that you're involved in when you meet with your financial aid advisor. Make sure to pay the dorm down-payment, which is either $400 or $500 and is due around the same time that you fill out the housing contract, as early as you can. Waiting until May (when you're planning on moving into dorms in August) can result in you being placed in temporary housing, which means you are stuck wherever housing is available and then you'll receive an email anywhere from three days to four months after moving telling you that you have two days to pack and move everything to another room. Freshman year is generally the best time to take the off-the-wall classes, because once you get into your major specific classes, depending on your field of study, you could run into a bit of a time crunch. Should you have any difficulty with learning material for a specific class, K-State offers free tutoring to students throughout the day at the dining centers. More information can be found online or at the entrances to the dining halls. It is possible to learn a ton, take demanding classes, have a strong GPA, and still have a social life, you just have to be willing to put in the effort and not be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

    Bang for the buck

    College is unfortunately expensive, and while, K-State is less expensive than most, things can still be a little pricey. For in-state students, tuition is less expensive than most colleges in Kansas (roughly $7,000 a semester), but out-of-state students pay quite a bit every semester to come to school here. I would recommend buying textbooks online through amazon or half price books, simply because Varney's (the student bookstore) charges anywhere from $40 to $180 for a textbook and then only pays you maybe 30% of the cost if you choose to sell the textbooks back at the end of the semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the town of Manhattan, and I love being a student at KSU. Aggieville is a short walk from campus and offers a variety of restaurants and shops when you want to take a break from the food at the dining halls, and there tends to be a lot of activities to get involved in both during the week and on the weekends. Prior to going to college I was intimidated by the amount of students that enroll every semester, but after attending KSU, I fully understand why. While you will occasionally get a huge lecture, most classes are kept fairly small (20 to 35 students), and it will rarely feel like you're drowning in a sea of people, most likely because of all of the different time slots for students. It is even possible to arrange your class schedule where you don't have to wake up till eleven for class if you're as much of a night owl as I am. There are multiple student traditions that take place every year that are a lot of fun, everything from a rave in Hale library to football rallies.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here go above and beyond to try to help their students learn, and they are generally pretty good about being easy to contact. The student webmail allows for you to look up the email address of any teachers that you might have prior to the semester starting, so I'd recommend emailing them if you have any questions or concerns about a specific class. KSU offers a wide variety of classes over multiple subjects, so if you've been wanting to learn a new language, try mixed martial arts, or learn to read sheet music I'd recommend giving it a shot.

  • 06/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. What you really need to watch out for is overcoming the 'senioritis' of high school. You really need to step up your game in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Depending on your high school experience, you may not know quite what to expect when you come to college. My tip is to be willing to talk to your professors and your adviser whenever you can, even if its to drop by and say hello. Don't be scared to ask for help on an assignment either. More than likely there are other students with that same question. The more students that ask that question, the more the professor will cover the material

    Bang for the buck

    Sure, the out of state tuition is a little expensive, but the benefits of what tuition pays for is great. Not only do you get the classes you signed up for, you get free use of gyms, internet, medical attention, and more!

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment of Kansas State University feels like you are part of one big family. Everyone is friendly and willing to help you out. All the Students and Staff are happy to be there and happy to help a fellow Wildcat!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are great and highly informative. Some of them are a little hard to get into, but if you persevere there is no holding you back! There is also a wonderful tutoring program for every class.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State is great for students that are looking for college that is personal and full of spirit. The Kansas State Family reaches everyone from the athletes to the foreign exchange students. Even though Kansas State is affordable, it still requires a lot of work to earn your degree. Classes can be difficult so it is important that students are willing to work hard. For those students that want to get involved, Kansas State is as good as it gets. The student life is unbelievable with philanthropy events happening almost every week, affordable concerts with incredible artists, student groups for every hobby or interest, and an incredible sense of tradition and family on campus even in the summer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan a day to visit K-State. There is so much to do on and off campus that you'll never have time to take a break. Make an appointment with an advisor in a field you might be interested in and they will walk with you around that department's building, talk about a career path, describe some of the courses available, and what the professors in that area are currently working on. The campus is beautiful and no area is off limits for exploring. The buildings are made from Kansas Limestone and they couldn't be any prettier. Any department at Kansas State will be willing to help you with any questions you may have on a personal level. They don't show you any videos or shove pamphlets in your face - they sit with you one on one and have a conversation with you and anything you want to talk about with them.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State draws a lot of students from out of state because of the affordable tuition. Compared to several other universities, K-State offers a great education at a comparable price. Even if the tuition is out of budget, the Finance Department at KSU works with their students directly in getting them any help they can with Scholarships or Financial Aid. Kansas State has several scholarships that any student can apply for online that can give anyone a really great deal on a terrific university education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The student life at Kansas State is incredible. It's a big university, but with a small town feel. A lot of the students are from the country which makes us such a close knit community because that is what everyone is used to. Walking around Manhattan, the entire community from students, professors, businesses, and citizens enjoy showing their KSU pride and wearing purple! Walking around campus, everyone is so nice and they don't hesitate to help you find your way if you are lost or share some food at a football game.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are absolutely amazing. Foreign teachers are not an issue at Kansas State as they are at other universities. The class sizes can be quite large, but Kansas State provides Recitation courses which are a group of 20-30 students in a classroom where they can answer questions and get one on one help. All professors have office hours, they always respond to your emails, they always answer your questions, and they always give you the time you need in order to understand something. There really is no barrier between you and your professors at Kansas State.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State is great for every kind of student. There's something for everyone and provides a unique family atmosphere that nowhere else can compare with. I wouldn't change my decision for any university in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in open-minded and expecting to meet new people. Do as many activities as possible and then decide which ones you actually want to stick with. Also, make sure you get out of your comfort zone because that's usually where the best experiences happen.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State is extremely reasonable. There are students from all over the nation and world because of how cheap tuition is. Plus, the education you get is the best and so many well-respected figures have come from K-State.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at Kansas State University is fantastic! It's small town and homey but provides every opportunity that a large school should. I've never had a bad or dull moment.

    Am learning a lot

    I've never had any experience in agriculture but decided to take the Animal Science major on my road to Veterinary Medicine. The professors, my advisor, and students have all been extremely helpful and I learned more in one semester than I probably did my entire high school career.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have what is called safe ride. So if you ever need a ride anywhere on the weekends you can call safe ride to come and pick you up and take you home. Campus police and boxes where if your ever in trouble you can press the button. They are located around campus. Also there in a number you can call to have an officer escort you back to your dorm if your ever afraid.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is very prevalent here. We have over 12 sororities and over 25 fraternities. Some which include major related fraternities that both women and men can get involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 475 clubs and organizations. We also have Requational sports teams where all students can involved in a variety of sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State University is great for all different types of students. We embrace diversity here and encourage out of state students to attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We celebrate Fake Pattys Day which is the weekend before Saint Pattys Day were all the students go to Aggiville and have a good time. Hale library is absolutely amazing we even have a Harry Potter room it's hard to find, but so cool.

    Bang for the buck

    The movies always have discount prices for all students. The college itself throws a lot of free events. They have comedians come and also music performances. Our arts program puts on a lot of performances for cheap prices. Tutoring at Kansas State is free.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things you can do for fun in Manhattan. Football and basketball games are one they are so much fun. At the beginning of every basketball game we tear up paper and throw it in the air all at the same time it's really cool. Also going to the movies is really fun. We have a good amount of shopping here. Also fake pattys day can be really fun to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Derby Dinning center is amazing. They give you such a variety to choose from and they also have a different dinner course every night. They always offer a baked potato bar along with an ice cream and salad bar. The dining is nice they have windows facing the entire campus. The dining center is located in the middle of all the dining halls which is great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kansas State is extremely rewarding. I met some of the best friends in the dorms. In fact I still live with a girl I met on the floor. The atmosphere is friendly and you met a lot of people. Also living in the dorms gives you an opportunity to get involved with your floor governing board as well as the hall governing board, which I was very much involved in.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are fairly difficult, but extremely rewarding. Professors are always willing to help you do better most of the time before exams they will step up two or three review sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always walk your schedule before the first day of classes, that always helped me out. Don't be afraid to ask someone everyone here is so friendly. Stay in the dorms your freshman year, it's such a rewarding experience.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has an increbilbly friendly environment, you literally feel the family atmosphere. We have over 250 majors and 475 organizations it's not hard to get involved. The dorms and the dining centers are really nice and the dining center is very convient to get to.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Strong efforts are made for your protection on campus. Alert systems, very lit campus at night, police escorts to your car, etc are just some of the precautions that are taken.

    Greek Life

    They are very active in the Manhattan/KSU community. (I have not personally be involved though, so I don't know a lot about it.)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to count.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, really and truly! It is a great place! (It is an Ag school, something to consider for those interested in things such as 4-H, FFA, Rodeo, etc)

    What to do for fun

    There are countless clubs and groups you can join; also family groups such as a sorority or fraternity. The KSU Union offers a coffee shop, lounge, food court and a bowling alley. Among the individual resident halls there are things such as mini kitchens, movie theaters, etc. There is a gym/pool and a rec center available to students as well. Outside of the college, you can find shopping, dining out, etc in the town of Manhattan.

    Food and Dining

    It is so great! Very well balanced and many options are at your selection.

    Dorm Life

    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 offer a variety of meals and RA's care about their residents. They want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible!

    Academic Rigor

    3 or 4 - It does depend on your independent learning abilities and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Don't be intimidated at the big school atmosphere. The larger KSU family is broken down into several clubs/groups - holding something for everyone. 2) Sign up for the GPS program (when a new student is paired with a mentor on campus). They are great, very helpful and you get to be active in many fun things. 3) Try new things! You'll never know new hobbies or likes if you don't step out of what you know. So many exciting things! 4) Remember: COLLEGE ISN'T HIGH SCHOOL You can have fun, but don't forget why you are at college, so study hard.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University offers diversity in the student atmosphere, providing different opportunities for different students. The campus is a large family, with people generally friendly and willing to help (especially the staff, professors as well as students themselves). KSU genuinely wants you, and will work to have you a part of the student body.

  • 01/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in Agriculture, Engineering, or Science.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your time at college, its different from High School. For one, your schedule will be a lot different. You may only have classes in the morning on some days, and afternoon on others. There's a lot less busy work in class, so you aren't in class as much. But you learn so much more. I think I've learned more in my first year of college than I did in all 4 years of High School.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good. K-State is definitly the best deal for me since I'm an Agronomy major. It has a very good program for that and to get anything else of similar quality for Agronomy, I'd have to go out of state which would mean out of state tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really do enjoy campus life. There are a lot of Student Organizations to get involved in and a lot of new people to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an Agronomy Student at Kansas State University and I am definitly learning a lot about plants and soils, I'm learning about things I didn't even think of before I enrolled like Soil Salinity or C3 v C4 plants.

  • 02/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Social butterflies, shy wall flowers (you will be transformed into butterflies soon, though), leaders, followers, book worms, adventurers, night owls, early birds, and people who love to learn and have fun in the process. :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus more than once before actually coming here. The campus layout can be a little confusing to navigate (especially for those of us directionally challenged). Within the first week (also known as Welcome Week) there will be many people strategically placed around the campus to help you if you do get lost, though. Also, try to plan your schedule around how your classes are located. If you have one class on one end of the campus and your next one in 10 minutes is on the complete other end, it may be difficult to get there on time (especially in adverse weather conditions).

    Bang for the buck

    There are many things to do on campus that are free (such as, going to the rec to work out with friends, visiting the union to attend a lecture, and going to chill at the library that has multitudes of free resources you can utilize for study or just enjoyment). You can join one or several different clubs either related to your major or just for fun (there's a unicycle club!). K-State really does open you up to so many opportunities that are once in a lifetime and can help you make friendships that may last a lifetime.

    Am enjoying being here

    From dorm floor dinners to Harry Potter movie marathons to amazing lectures from outside speakers to fantastic shows put on by the theater department, this is one campus that is never out of things to entertain you. The first day I came here, I was greeted so many times by smiles and polite people holding doors for me. You can stay in your room and shut the door for quiet study time or just leave it open on a weeknight for people to drop in and introduce themselves. That's how I've gotten to know many of my current good friends. After just a month of being here it turns from a school to a home away from home.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the courses, from chemistry 210 to leadership 212, all have things to be gained from inside and outside the classroom. While the content may be harder than in high school, there are many more resources to go to for free to obtain extra help: free tutors, review sessions right before tests, and, of course, office hours to go and speak to your professors one on one. Most are very helpful and flexible with their schedules to give you the help you are needing. Email them any time and they'll get back to you within that same day. Overall, quite a helpful environment to learn.

  • 02/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types. Anyone can find community at K-State :)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering K-State, I would suggest you try and visit campus sometime. The friendliness of the students you'll encounter on your visit doesn't wane when you get here (until finals, but just wait until you experience finals...) If you are committed to coming, then I would suggest putting yourself out there to make friends. I'm not saying you need to knock on random people's doors or anything but keep your door open and say hi to people in the halls. Get involved at least a little bit. For example, participate in some of the residence hall games or activities. you meet so many people that way. I would also go to floor dinners if you don't already know a lot of people at K-State. The main thing to be really really happy and at home at K-State is to get a community going for yourself. I'm not Greek (though I strongly considered it) but the majority of the girls are super sweet. If you like to party, feel free, but if you hear bad things about a certain frat...avoid it. every school has bad eggs.

    Bang for the buck

    My professors are awesome and try to make themselves as available as possible for questions or concerns. K-State also has an amazing number of resources to use (the majority of which are free). and you really can't put a price on the family atmosphere...

    Am enjoying being here

    When I came back to K-State after Winter Break, I felt like I was coming home. The people here are so friendly and welcoming. At least that has been my experience in the dorms. The other day, a friend and I went to Putnam (another dorm) to tour it and we ended up staying there for 4 hours! We asked some girls if we could see their rooms and when they agreed we just ended up talking and exchanging numbers. If you out yourself out there even just a little bit, I have found that it is easy to meet people and make friends.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my teachers really know their stiff. I try to ask hard questions like I did in high school and they never freak out about it. If they don't know the answer, then they say I'll get back to you on this date and follow through. It's great.

  • 02/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is very diverse and perfect for all students from any walk of life.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Save up for college. It's expensive, but worth the money. 2. Pick a college that agrees with you. 3. Have fun when you go to college, but stay on top of your studies.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it's a little expensive at K-state, the experience, knowledge, and friends I've gained has made it worth the effort.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my time here at K-stare. This campus has many opportunities for you to get involved with other students and the community.

    Am learning a lot

    Before I came to K-state I really didn't have great organization skills, but now I'm very organized. This college has taught me a lot in different areas. THANKS K-STATE!!!!!

  • 03/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In general, this is a great place for any type of student but there is definitely a focus here on Agriculture, Engineering, Architecture and Business. I would recommend checking out the majors online and seeing what best suites you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with things! If you see something written in chalk on the sidewalk, don't just walk right over it, check it out! Do intramurals, join clubs, hang out with different people; just don't do the same boring old thing everyday because you will regret the times you missed out on later!

    Bang for the buck

    You will be paying more at a university rather than a junior college or community college, but it is definitely worth your money. You will receive better credentials and benefits coming out of college at a place like this.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at KSU! The year-round gorgeous campus, the academics, the sports, my new friends; just the general experience is awesome! It is a place with a small town feel but has the 'city life' experience also. Coming from a small town, I thought it would be a big shock, but it is definitely a great transition to the 'real world'.

    Am learning a lot

    Last semester I took only 13 hours, and this semester I bumped it up to 16. I felt like I was really learning and understanding so much that I could add on a few more hours. Even though the class sizes seem huge, you can always find a smaller class to enroll in. The smaller class atmosphere really helped my grades and learning, and the professors are even more willing to help if they know you on a personal level.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Engineering students -Students that want to feel like their college actually notices them

    Tips for prospective students

    Great engineering college. And if you're a Kansas student looking to go into the field, I strongly suggest checking it out.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out for campus scholarships very early.

    Bang for the buck

    Beautiful campus and great professors.

    Will enjoy being here

    everyone is pleasant and really cares about the students needs.

    Will learn a lot

    This school is centered around the individual.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Want to meet new people, get involved on campus, want a nice college town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before school starts make sure to check out where your classes are and know your way around. Research where you want to live and get your housing contract in soon.

    Bang for the buck

    Lot's of opportunities to get involved on and off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus and Manhattan. It's perfect for students who want that small town college feel. The community is really supportive of the school and students.

    Am learning a lot

    Great professors, great programs and great opportunities.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Looks good to me! Gonna apply soon!

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition looks good for me! My only thing is that most of the scholarships I've seen are freshman year only, and I wish there was more for the rest of the years.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is definitely a sense of family. I went for a visit, and everyone was very welcoming.

    Will learn a lot

    Both my parents and my sister and her husband went to K-State. They were all in different academic areas, and I know they know their stuff, so I'd assume they learned it at K-State

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like having fun, having teachers that care, like nice people, and want a gorgeous campus then K-State can help you. There's just something incredible about this school. As soon as you step on campus you'll feel it. It's indescribable. I'm so happy I chose K-State and I hope you do too!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Call Hall if you get the chance. It has amazing ice cream!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheaper big 12 schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something to do and the people are really awesome.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are really good. So far they've all exceeded my expectations.

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State has a fantastic Agriculture program and is great for those looking at obtaining a degree in the Agriculture field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visiting the campus is the best thing you can do to find out about Kansas State. There is a home feeling you find when walking about, that you can only discover going there.

    Bang for the buck

    You can definitely find plenty of entertainment for a fairly cheep price. There are also many places to shop, that have nice things at a decent price.

    Am enjoying being here

    Manhattan is a town centered around the college and its students. There are plenty of things to do and to keep busy with. It is a great place to get involved in volunteer opportunities as well.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are large, but the professors make every effort to get to know you and an individual. They relate the classes to relevant things in life, helping students to understand. They are also willing to help anyone who is having difficulty. Sitting towards the front makes the class not seem as large and helps me to pay more attention.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If You Like Journalism And Arts, I Think This Is The Right School For You Due To The Fact Currents Students Are Writers For Rivals, PrepsPlus And Big Named Athletic News Reports. Some Have Been Published By ESPN And ABC As Well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once You Make It To College, Buckle Down Because It Is Easier To Fall Off Than To Get Back On Track.

    Bang for the buck

    As An Out of State Student, The Tuition Is Steep In The Fact It's Expensive But Financial Aid Helps And You Keep Working For More Scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    I Enjoy The Atmosphere, The People of Both Staff And Students. They Appreciate You As You Do Them, And Are Always Willing To Help.

    Am learning a lot

    I Learned Alot Within My 3 Months of Enrollment And Plan To Use It In Many Scenarios In Life.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in architecture and design should check out Kansas State because they are nationally ranked in every department!

    Tips for prospective students

    Manhattan may seem like the middle of nowhere, but there is always plenty to do on campus and around town if you look, and Kansas City makes a perfect weekend trip with some friends.

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition is higher because I am an out of state student, but I believe K-State is where I should be and they offer various scholarships to a wide range of students. I earned the Purple and White scholarship for $8,000 a year!

    Am enjoying being here

    The K-State campus provides lots of opportunities to keep you busy, you just have to choose which ones to go to. Every adult and professor I have come in contact with has been so helpful and friendly. Manhattan is a town with such a sense of community that it's difficult not to feel welcomed with so many friendly faces around.

    Am learning a lot

    If you are majoring in something you love, you will naturally find the classes interesting and even find yourself applying things you have learned outside the classroom. Even in my electives, I already have found myself redefining how I see certain things and have a whole new perspective.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    K-State is a great college for someone who is looking for that small community type of feel, but with the big university experience. Their sports teams are ranked nationally, and many of their education departments are nationally ranked as well. There are hundreds of activity clubs for you to join if you are wanting to be active and involved in the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have the opportunity, tour the campus. You will get to experience what Kansas State University is known for-family and tradition. Everyone is so friendly, and its nice to meet some of the staff, and spend a day on campus to get a look into what a normal day is like there.

    Bang for the buck

    Like any 4 year university, Kansas State is expensive. But they offer many different types of student loans and financial assistance. Although college is pricey, I feel the education and experience you receive from K-State is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at K-State is amazing! The staff is friendly and helpful, and you genuinely look forward to going to class. Walking across campus and being greeted by fellow students always makes you feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    Kansas State University offers a wide range of classes in almost every topic imaginable. If you want to learn something, they have a class for it! All the professors care about your success, and are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you really understand the materials.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 32 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    our cops are very vigilant and we have very low crime rates here.

    Greek Life

    we are big greek lovers hosting 7 of the divine nine and sooo many other frats and sororities from delta delta delta to beta psi.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 200. sooo much to do!!

    Great for these types of students

    ag kids get special treatment ;)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a lot of traditions only explained if u come up here and see the purple pride for yourself!

    What to do for fun

    you really have to work not to have fun. there's always something. trust me.

    Food and Dining

    the derby dining center was rated one of the best college cafes. ob the union we also have a taco bell, panda express and more.

    Dorm Life

    ive made life long friends in dorm buddies.

    Academic Rigor

    its hard, but its worth it, and you get a lot of free help.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your research and make sure this is your choice we are one of the top schools in a lot of things for a reason.

    In three sentences

    the atmosphere is amazing, so are the teachers even in a class of 100 or more, which are very few.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there are a ton of sororities and fraternities in manhattan

    Great for these types of students

    sports lovers

    What to do for fun

    go to the games, or go to aggieville!

    Food and Dining

    there are multiple options to eat in manhattan.

    Dorm Life

    i live off-campus,and was lucky enough to find an affordable apartment close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    there are 2 different extremes from the classes: either you learn a lot or you learn hardly anything. i have been fortunate enough to have good teachers- ask your advisor about teachers before you sign up for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a transfer student, don't be discouraged if you're having trouble with your credits transferring. keep on the people in charge to get it done, because if you push for it- it will happen. be persistent and don't stress!

    In three sentences

    ksu is a city where athletics is everything, because most of the activities here are related to ksu sports. most of the teachers i have have been very nice and i have learned a lot. the campus has a homey feel to it.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe. i know when i had to be on campus late at night for academics studying, i could call wildcat walk which was the local police department and they would come to where i was at and walk me back to my dorm, to make sure i got back safely. during the day it is welcoming and very safe as well!

    Greek Life

    kansas state university has an excellent greek life. i am in a sorority at this university and absolutely love it. it has opened so many doors for me socially and academically. sororitys do many fun activies like date parties, intramurals, functions with fraternaties, homecoming, and so much more. if you are wanting to get involved, joining greek life is a great way to do so. you meet so many people, and make many lasting friendships.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    emaw - every man a wildcat, you chant it at all the sporting events! also the wabash is done at the sporting events too and is a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    derby dining center, aka the derb was where i ate most of my freshman year, it is conveniently located in the middle of the four dorms. also, it has an underground tunnel so you do not have to go out into the cold to get breakfast in the morning! there is many different food options that vary from the taco bar, pizza line, and so much more!

    Dorm Life

    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 really connected with all the people on my floor and still remain friends with all of them. they do a great job at transitioning students from high school to college in a very welcoming way.

    Academic Rigor

    i am currently a student in the college of business administration. the college does a great job at helping students figure out classes, schedules, and anything else they have questions about. some of my classes have been challenging in this major, but i have been fortunate to have many great professors who truely care and will help you any way they can. i am an accounting major there, and even though it is a tough major, i would recommend it to students.

    In three sentences

    kansas state university is an all around great university weither it be their sports team or academics. this university has such a welcoming atmosphere. manhattan and kansas state have a small town feel but in a bigger college experience.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 191

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is Manhattan Hill and Tuttle Creek to go and relax with friends. Always a sports event going on and most are free.

    Food and Dining

    The food starts off great but overtime it will become bland to you taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    Know your roommate before coming to college. Friendly atmosphere that is like no other place.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are friendly and willing to work with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take classes seriously. Don't overwhelm yourself by taking to many classes.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school that has a certain atmosphere to it. Everyone is friendly and full of school spirit. Not one day goes by without you seeing purple.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on our campus. Our school police are always friendly and ready to help. We also have a service that will walk you to your dorm if you’re out late and don’t wanna walk alone. Finally, there’s safe ride which can take you back to your dorm or house if you have been out in Aggieville late at night.

    Greek Life

    I don’t know a whole lot about the Greek scene but a lot of my friends in it totally love their houses. I see a lot of cool philanthropy projects and everyone seems really nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have literally hundreds of clubs here at K-State! Everyone can find something that suits them. We’ve got everything from the skydiving Parachute Club to cultural heritage clubs, language associations, and even unicycling!

    Great for these types of students

    -Students who want a caring atmosphere -People that want to get involved

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hale Library’s Third Floor Great Room is one of my favorite spots. It looks just like the Great Hall right out of the Harry Potter movies! There are a lot of cool murals in there by a famous artist, David Hicks Overmyer that have to been seen to be believed.

    Bang for the buck

    I loved my Kansas State experience and I think it was well worth what I spent. I feel really prepared with my degree because my teachers really took their professions seriously. Also, if you’re worried about the expense, there are scholarships and financial aid that can help.

    What to do for fun

    There is always stuff going on at KSU campus! There are movies playing at the union, bowling, putt-putt golf, and dorm hosted parties and events. Aggieville is also a great place to have a lot of fun. We have some sweet shops down there, really everything from clothes to food to gift ideas.

    Food and Dining

    I loved eating at our dining centers. They work hard to change up the food and make something everyone likes. Everyday the menu is different but you can always get the crowd favorites like burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, cereal, tacos, and Chinese! We also have the best seasonal dinners and they go all out with a full desert buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved my dorm!! I’ve lived in two different ones here at KSU and they were both great. I met two of my best friends at the events there my freshman year and as seniors we’re still friends! We were always having fun programs and activities (think tie-dyeing, raves and dances, barbeques, and snow ball fights in the winter time).

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major, but every major is hard in its own way. It's challenging but in a good way! Our classes vary in size from very small to large but you can always ask questions if you need help. We also have a lot of resources around campus and tutoring in math, science, writing, and English. Also, if you ask, you can get more free tutors in other subjects!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Always ask questions in class, don’t be shy! -Go to program in the halls it’s a great way to make new friends! -Try out different groups and clubs around campus -Get tutoring if you need it, there are many helpful resources here -Stop by Call Hall for the best ice cream ever!

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a real family atmosphere! Whether its classes, sports, clubs, or music you’re into you can always find someone here that will appreciate your interests. We’re very lucky to have the close knit feel of a small school family but all the benefits of a large institution.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 191

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do at Kansas State University. Set up in the flint hills, there are tons of places to go exploring and hiking. In town offers various shopping atmospheres and opportunities. K-State also has its own little mini-town, Aggieville. It's filled with different shops, restaurants and bars, and is a typical hangout on the weekends. K-State is also big on athletic events and always has tons of fans pouring in every weekend to cheer on the Cats!

    Food and Dining

    K-State has amazing food. The dorms are essentially all you can eat buffets with tons of different, amazing choices. Not only is there variety, but it tastes better than home. The University also has various restaurants on campus and a variety of choices in the union food court.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Kansas State University are amazing. All are very different and offer different atmospheres as well as location. They hire great resident assistants and have lots of opportunities for students to make new friends and experience new things.

    Academic Rigor

    K-State has hundreds of different classes in all types of fields. The courses are designed for students to learn and grasp new knowledge, but they do not want students to fail either.

    Tips for prospective students

    K-State is a fantastic school. They have over 250 different majors, a beautiful campus, and lots of opportunities for their students. There are so many different student organizations and programs, that everyone can find their niche at Kansas State.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is the best there is. Everyone at the school has immense purple pride, and loves the university. I would not go anywhere else to get my degree.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting to meet new people and to start a career to fulfill their dreams!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Stay focused. 2. Don't miss class. 3. Try not to be late. 4. Complete all assignments, labs, homework, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than most universities that is for sure!

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes, I loved meeting all of the new people that surrounded me from the professors to classmates even to the people from the town.

    Did learn a lot

    Yes, the professors were amazing!

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip is live in the dorms (at least for your freshman year). When you live in the residence halls, the most simple tip is to sit in your floor's or residence hall's lobby! It is a good place to study away from the distractions in your room and you will instantly meet new people walking by or even there themselves! Also, take advantage of the activities that the dorms and academic departments put on. Some of them might seem dorky but you can meet people with your same interests and set yourself up for success!

    Bang for the buck

    With all the department scholarships and different housing options available, K-State is a great and affordable place to get a higher education!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyday I am on campus, I fall in love with it again. It is gorgeous in all seasons and the other students really make it awesome. K-State is just big enough that everyday you can meet new people, but not so big that you don't see a familiar face walking to class! I really can't imagine going to school anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    Coming from a smaller high school that didn't have very many classes or activities available, I was not expecting all the things you can do at K-State! There are so many classes you can take here including weight lifting or even history of rock and roll! If you don't have room the chance to learn new things in these fun electives you can always go to the activities fair and join a club or participate in intramural sports.

  • 08/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus a lot!, Try to be familiar with the area as much as possible before you get here so that you can start exploring faster.

    Bang for the buck

    There's plenty of options on where you want to put your money and how much you're willing to spend, from housing to tuition, campus fees to parking, it's all your decision.

    Am enjoying being here

    K-state has a place for everybody and anybody could find it easy to have a great time in Manhattan.

    Am learning a lot

    Kansas State's professors and even student teachers are MORE than qualified to instruct classes big and small with ease and enthusiasm. #lovingit

  • 09/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 191

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    Great for these types of students

    Love meeting people. Want a large campus with a smaller feel. Want a large student body, with a smaller feel. Deep school history with older architecture. Want to have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT! If you are unsure, go to a senior day or schedule a visit! If you dont already love it you will after an afternoon on th campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Great for in state students, and lots of opportunities for out of state students such as myself.

    Will enjoy being here

    Fun campus with amazing students and a positive environment to be in! There is something for everyone.

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers are excellent and very supportive.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 191

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you have friends who are currently at K-State ask them which professors they liked for certain classes. Some professors teach the class better than others and only teach during certain semesters. Plan ahead on where you want to live. Visit the dorms, Greek houses, and scholarship houses to find out which is best for you.

    Bang for the buck

    K-State has a wide variety of majors, minors, and certificates. There are classes for everyone to make your semesters fun. You can study abroad for a semester or go on a faculty led tour that can help broaden your horizons. There are plenty of chances to receive an internship while in K-State, either in Manhattan or out of state.

    Am enjoying being here

    K-State has a really great atmosphere. There are plenty of clubs to join to get to know fellow students and professors. Its a great way to make connections and friends. I usually do not like being in town as I'm a country kid but Manhattan does grow on you and there are plenty of ways to get back to the country by working at the Animal Science units.

    Am learning a lot

    Depending on the class, the class size will vary. Most classes will have over 200 students but there are classes that cap at 30 students or less. The smaller classes allow for you to get to know your classmates and help each other out better.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 191

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    Great for these types of students

    Any one who wants to meet good hearted and hard working people. People who care and want to help for the better of others. People who want to receive top notch education but do not want to pay the price of a private college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, but have fun and get involved in activities and clubs sponsored by the University. Explore the options before you commit.

    Bang for the buck

    College is not cheap, everyone knows that. But the environment KSU creates makes this school better then any school in the Midwest. The Alumni are very involved in the current students goals and help to fulfill their needs and wants. Also, the athletic atmosphere gives goosebumps and not much beats having school spirit with your friends surrounding you on a Saturday!

    Am enjoying being here

    I first attended in school at Oakland University in Michigan to play golf, but soon realized that the academics were not what I needed to go into Chiropractic college feeling more then prepared. KSU has unlimited amounts of opportunity to get in involved whether it is a sports club, outside research, or church related. Everyone is nice and friendly which has made a great atmosphere to the transition from Michigan back to Kansas.

    Am learning a lot

    Being a student in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre- Chiropractics I have had the privilege to take many courses outside of my specific major which have spiked new interests in other areas as well as helped me to think more critically. I find myself digging deeper and wanted to learn more daily.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 191

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    Great for these types of students

    I feel that K-State is great for all types of students because you can have an environment where you are at a huge school yet it is not overwhelming, everyone is very friendly and helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Never hesitate to go to a teacher and ask for help, 90% of the time your teachers and advisors will do all they can to help you.

    Am enjoying being here

    K-State feels like a family. I have transfered colleges twice before landing at K-State and falling in love with the department of Human Ecology.

    Am learning a lot

    Kansas State University Faculty and Staff are very educated on there area of interest. Incredible learning invorment, followed along with teacher availability and willingness to help students!

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 191

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    What to do for fun

    The Student Union offers many entertainment opportunities, and there are a plethora of clubs and organizations to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is helpful to have an idea of what you want to do with your life, and your intended major. Expect to spend more time studying than you had to in high school. But, at the same time, enjoy the experience.

    In three sentences

    K-State offers an excellent opportunity for specialization in your intended major. The professors I've had are very passionate about the subject matter. The food is also great in the dorms.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 191

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    What to do for fun

    There are many recreational facilities in the surrounding areas, from parks and pools to tennis and basketball courts. There is also a strip of retail shops, restaurants, and bars located near campus where you can spend time enjoying the Manhattan culture.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union offers a wide variety of foods, all in a clean and cozy atmosphere. The options are nice to have when you spend a lot of time on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but speaking with friends who have I get the impression that it is very enjoyable and a great social experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are eager to teach their subjects, and are clearly passionate about their fields. It makes a world of difference to be taught by someone who enjoys and believes in what they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be wary of the names of the professors when you enroll in classes, Kansas State University hires graduate students as teachers that don't speak English very well. I had a Calculus teacher who couldn't speak any English fluently and it made the class far more difficult than it had to be.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has been a great experience. The Professors are usually knowledgeable, the class sizes manageable, facilities typically clean, and overall atmosphere positive and suitable for a learning environment. It is a good University to attend if you wish to get a good education as well as have a positive college experience.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With many features throughout campus it's easy to feel safe on and around campus. There are many emergency buttons for you if you feel the slightest bit threatened and there are also other amenities such as safety walk, and cat-call.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is phenomenal. Not only are you given the option to join a Greek organization, but the recruiting events are fun and inviting to everyone!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and different extra curricular activities for you to get involved in, it's somewhat difficult to decide which ones to be a part of because they're all so great!

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State has a niche for each type of person. There are so many different classes, clubs, and organizations that it is easy to meet people that you fit in with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is a popular location among students at KSU because it's open, the scenery is beautiful and many people walk through there during the day so it's cool to see the diversity that we have at Kansas State.

    Bang for the buck

    Sure college is expensive, but they make sure you get your money's worth. If your not happy with something, let them know and chances are they'll do their best to fix it. But, the most important thing you'll get from college can't be bought, and that's the experience that you'll gain and the memories that will last you a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things that you can do for fun, you just have to be open for new ideas, and be supportive if people come up with ideas. Don't just turn them down because you've never done them before.

    Food and Dining

    The dining center food isn't bad but, it's nothing like mama's home cooking. So make sure that you learn to try new foods, live life on the edge. And most importantly, don't fret about freshman fifteen the amount of walking that you should do everyday should counteract the amount of food you will intake.

    Dorm Life

    Don't call your dorm a dorm. If you call it your home it will make you feel like it's yours and it won't make you as homesick. Don't be afraid to go meet the people in your building, the people that you meet in your dorm are probably the people you will become best friends with.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes are tough, but not impossible to do well in. If you want to do well in any of your classes you must do three things: study, sleep, go to class. If you do those three things the classes should be milder for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a great experience. That is if you make the right choices, one professor that I had always said Go to class! and boy was he right. Going to class is the most important thing to do in college, that and not staying up too late. Also, be courteous to your roommate, just because you like one thing, doesn't mean they will.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is not just another college, but is a place to call home. The environment that surrounds you when you step on campus is phenomenal and there is no feeling like it in the world. I'm glad I attend school there, and hope that many more people do too.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anyone who wants lots of opportunities to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't know if i'd call this unusual, but the library is beautiful. there are so many different levels, and there are quiet places to work on computers, and study halls. it seems like a great place to get a lot of work done.

    Bang for the buck

    they expect a lot in terms of academics for certain scholarships and honors requirements, but, like anything else, hard work pays off and if you make it into something, chances are you'll like it and deserve it.

    What to do for fun

    the town of manhattan is growing. there may not be much to do, but even going out somewhere small with a few friends is a great way to spend an evening.

    Dorm Life

    we visited one dorm, and while it was basic, there were computer rooms, study rooms, an entertainment area, practice rooms for students who had musical instruments, and each floor had a specific focus on a certain major.

    Academic Rigor

    there seem to be a lot of good classes, both in gen. ed. and once things get more specialized toward a specific major.

    In three sentences

    my best friend's sister goes here and she really loves it. i visited and it just seemed really friendly; the atmosphere was very casual. i feel like anyone who goes here can find something to suit their interests.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 191

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    In three sentences

    I went on a campus tour over the Spring Break and I was impressed how the teachers were very friendly and sold their school. I'm excited to being a Wildcat in the fall!

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I know the security officer by name. I like the small campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Women in Aviation

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At graduation, all faculty is dismissed first and they make a line for the graduates walk through!

    Bang for the buck

    Aviation and flight training is expensive whoever you attend.

    What to do for fun

    Study in study groups.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is not bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The flight training is very intense!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started early and take as many classes as possible per semester.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University at Salina is a great place to learn to fly. The job placement after graduation is encouraging. Almost all professors are extremely helpful.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This tuition is so affordable, especially with scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The school goes above and beyond.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is known for its bar scene, if you're of age. There are always parties going on; campus ministries are big, too, if you're not a big drinker, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty typical--not bad at all. There are a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to meet people. The RAs put forth a lot of effort to create events and activities for the residents.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely challenging classes, especially as the course levels get higher. But, it is the type of place that encourages self-motivation. You can get by with doing less, but teachers will be much more likely to write letters of recommendation, etc. if you show some initiative.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to apply yourself. You can learn as much or as little as you want. There are so many opportunities that aren't available elsewhere, but you just have to look for them! I'm an undergraduate who is assisting with research and is a teaching assistant; you can't do that at every university.

    In three sentences

    First and foremost, K-State has distinguished, award-winning professors who are knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. Not only are students here getting a great value--tuition is among the lowest in the country--they are also getting an education that rivals those of some much pricier private schools. The atmosphere is friendly, and the education has proven invaluable.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fake Patty's day came new to me

    What to do for fun

    ALOT!!!!

    Food and Dining

    you'll love the home cooked food

    Dorm Life

    Depending on who you live with and where it may be awesome or blah!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet exciting

    Tips for prospective students

    Have Money!!! Be social. Academics come first

    In three sentences

    I really like it here because it has an excellent Animal Science Program.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is definitely one of the safest campuses. Security is always around, and they provide many different services for students to remain safe at all times, day or night.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is HUGE. A vast majority of the students are involved in some sort of fraternity or sorority. It is quite expensive, but if you have the adequate funds, it is definitely something to consider. I for one could not afford it, but I wish that I would have had the availability to do so.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are NUMEROUS clubs and activities to get involved, so take advantage!

    Great for these types of students

    K-State is great for students that are wanting to further become more out going and who have a high interest in an agriculture-based occupation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Radina's Coffee House is great get-together place, and they have a wonderful menu with different foods and numerous coffee, and non-coffee drinks. Also, the recreation complex is very superior in its workout equipment and different classes, rooms, tracks, etc. that it has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out-of-state student, tuition was extremely hard to deal with. To pursue my dream and to take my necessary courses, along with providing for myself acceptable living conditions, it was quite pricy. If I had the choice, I would not be going out-of-state for college. It is far to expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Being a very small town, still in the act of growing and finding independence away from the university, there is not much to do for fun here. Many college students rely on late night weekend parties and illegal drinking unfortunately for fun, but the student union does offer movies to watch on weekends. Also, the dorms normally provide different group activities for those interested.

    Food and Dining

    From what I have been warned about college dining, my experience with the food here could have been much worse. They do offer many options for students looking to benefit and maintain healthy eating habits, however, the dining times and meal plans are not too ideal.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life experience has not been very enjoyable here. I prefer a great amount of quietness, privacy, and independence. So if you are looking for that type of environment, the dorm life is not for you.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not the hardest university to gain admittance to, but once privileged with acceptance, it is in your best interest to not get lazy. Laziness will only lead to failure, in which you will be forced to leave the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be prospective here, you definitely need to be involved. Seize your opportunities and make the best of every chance that you have here. These years are extremely important towards your future, so do not grow lazy, but remain strong, despite the difficulties that may arise, and prosper!

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is very student-oriented and tries to provide the utmost opportunities for its students to succeed. It thrives on the students' energy and encourages students to be extremely active. It is a great school for any agriculture-related field of studies.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In-state, out-of-state. Great architecture and engineering programs

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville! Pillsbury Crossing

    Tips for prospective students

    Gotta check KSU out! We have a great campus of students as well as academic and sports programs!

    In three sentences

    Great campus! Excellent academic programs!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is crucial to Kansas State University as it offers many ways to keep the students and staff safe. If you decide to study late at the library you can call the hotline a request a officer to walk you to your dorm and if you ever feel threatened or scared for your life there are several call help booths around campus to assist you. Also during the weekends when college students can become out of control they have a program called safe ride where it picks up students who are unable to drive home because of being intoxicated or just from keeping them from walking late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    If you like a college that is a big university but has a small town feel then you are choosing the right college. Although the University is huge the college lecture classes are also huge the university offers break down classes of your specific lecture class so you can get individual help and understand the class with less people and get more attention.

    What to do for fun

    Everyday there is something new to do as long as you stay involved on campus you will always have something to keep you busy and have fun with. If you do not come involved they have a little college town called Aggie Ville that is filled of excitement from food places to all kinds of entertainment for college students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    They are a variety of food to eat at K-state, from burgers to home cooked meals. They have a nice size dinning room and they have two dinning halls on campus that are located by the two dorm areas.

    Dorm Life

    As I have stated before K-state is a family oriented school and when you stay in the dorm everyone who is on your floor you become friends with and sooner or later you are like a little family. The dorms are a pretty nice size and hall shares one bathroom. Overall the dorms are pretty nice and should not be an experience you should pass up.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is not hard because each professor are very knowledgeable about their field of study and they are so many resources available to help you, if you find yourself struggling with one of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Kansas state be ready to become a part of a family that really loves its school and sports. The sports are a major part of the school and they have many rituals and traditions for each and every sports team.

    In three sentences

    Overall the school atmosphere is very nice. The staff and students that attend the college are helpful and willing to help anyone in need. The students and staff love the school and it is like a family when you attend the college.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 56 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have wildcat pals that help walk you to your car late at night if youre scared and campus ppolice is always very present

    Great for these types of students

    foriegn and outgoing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    theres fake patty's day its a drunk fest

    What to do for fun

    teres a lot lot lot of clubs to join and they also offer oppertunities for student employment on campus. there are lots of shopping plaes to go. bars and grills.

    Food and Dining

    wide variety in the union and cafes on campus. also very close to beacoup places to go out for lunch or dinner

    Dorm Life

    beautiful dorms. comfy suites.

    Academic Rigor

    highly enfore acedimics

    Tips for prospective students

    get use to walking.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University Has a beautiful campus. Great clubs oppertunity. Great Acedemics.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Kansas State University has hundreds of student organizations--you'll find everything from sports clubs, environmental action groups, religious organizations, and many more. Can't find one that interests you? If you get enough students on board, you can start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad outside the university library holds movies on the grass in the Summer months. It's a unique time to watch featured documentaries or other films with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State University is affordable for the quality education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is a hotspot for students to spend time in the afternoons or on the weekends. Check out the coffee shops, fun boutiques, and bars.

    Food and Dining

    Mm-mm, quality dining with plenty of options to choose from! You'll find a variety of fast-food areas in the Student Union, and dorm dining halls. Manhattan has several restaurants, from fancy feasts to locally grown foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a place where you can meet the fun, laid back, quarky, and crazy friends you'll stick with throughout college. Perhaps even a future spouse? Living in the dorms will help you discover your independence away from home. You may also get involved in activities you may have never anticipated--join an ultimate frisbee club, serve the community, or pitch hammocks around campus just for fun!

    Academic Rigor

    At Kansas State University professors and advisors will push you to think critically and help you discover your passion for learning and understanding, in whatever field of study you pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Open your mind to new experiences, new clubs, and new kinds of people. 2. Step out of your comfort zone. 3. Get on your teacher's good side. 4. Procrastinate, but not very often--and only if you're following tips 1-3.

    In three sentences

    At K-State you'll find exceptional faculty and degree programs, along with hundreds of ways to get involved on campus and in the community. Manhattan, KS is a charming city which lies in the heart of North America's precious grasslands and prairies. Visit Aggieville for local bars and coffee shops, or venture out to the Konza prairie for a beautiful taste of the Flint Hills!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt very safe on campus. There are many ways for you to make sure you don't ever have to walk alone at night on campus. There are always campus police patrolling the roads through campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life here at K-State is booming, with 12 or more sororities to pick from and I can't even count how many fraternities there are. Greek Life allows you to get involved with so many aspects of K-State life. Each fraternity or sorority has its own house as well as its own unique traditions and philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many many clubs here at K-State covering anything from baking to salsa dancing. Clubs are a great way of meeting people who share your same interests. We have a new student union that also hosts activities every week as well as dollar night movies on weekends in the auditorium.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students pursuing a career in agriculture, engineering, veterinary studies, or architecture. As far as personality, this is a great college for students looking for a homey atmosphere and close-knit community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    K-State has something called the quad which is essentially this little area in the center of K-State that has been the site of many a marriage proposal. While it is off-campus technically, right across from Goodnow (a dorm) there is this little pizza place, Pizza Shuttle, that is fantastic, but the thing that sets this place apart is its cream cheese pizza.

    Bang for the buck

    I have had so many good times at K-State and learned so much from my teachers and living in the dorms and on a cluster floor. My time at K-State so far has been priceless.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to Cold Stone in Aggieville on college night to get ice cream at a discounted price. There is a very nice mall with all the popular stores, as well as the Konza Prairie and the popular Pillsburry Creek. They have also recently built a new discovery center that I have yet to have visited, but plan to soon.

    Food and Dining

    The dining service is very good at K-State, I have not missed eating at home too much while at K-State. The hours don't go very late, which is a disappointment if you are like me and get hungry later at night while studying, but all in all the food is very good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to live, especially if you are considering a cluster floor. Cluster floors are a great opportunity to live with people who have the same major you do, and often they share the same interests.

    Academic Rigor

    As a general population, academics are very important. There will always be those students not concerned with their GPA, but as a whole the ones I have encountered are very dedicated to their majors and studious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors if you encounter any problems or are having difficulty with a subject. Make sure you get involved as it makes the large campus significantly smaller. Live in the residence halls, they are great ways to make friends and stay close to campus.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a very tight-knit community, it is the perfect college for any student. I have gone to K-State for only a year and it is the place I call home. While the large campus and number of students may seem daunting, I have found I always see a familiar face walking to and from classes which makes the large campus seem significantly smaller.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights all around campus for emergencies. I have never heard of any safety issues. They offer CampusWalk for students to have company walking at night. They also have SafeRide as a designated driver or for late night transportation.

    Greek Life

    There is a good sense of Greek Life on campus. They host lots of events as fundraisers for various organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs for just about every interest and major, so just get involved! Students chalk the sidewalks so you always have an idea about what is going on.

    Great for these types of students

    It really is great for all types of students. It has a strong greek life but it does not dominate over those who do not participate. There are majors and activities for everyone from every walk of life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have what is called the Wabash which they do during sporting events. You have to see it to appreciate it. On campus there are several hidden outdoor sitting areas and an onsite bakery.

    Bang for the buck

    For my program, I definitely found it worth the money to attend. I have learned so much thus far and have had the support of my professors.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, the Rec always has classes for students, several clubs, a lake nearby, and so much more. It has a big biking community so always lots to do.

    Food and Dining

    I did not have a dining plan, but I do eat at the Union. There is a wide variety of food from recognizable fast food to healthier options. It was always fresh and the people there friendly and efficient.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but everyone I know who did loved it. It is all about the friendships you form so get to know the people you live with and around and it will make all the difference in the world.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are well presented and professors are well qualified. I feel like my tuition dollars are put to good use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and get involved early!

    In three sentences

    KSU is full of opportunity and diversity. My major is rated among the top five in the nation and it surely lives up to that. It is everything I expected and more.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. they have wildcat walk if you are out late studying and do not want to walk alone. campus police is very active. also safe ride for those out drinking will drop you off where needed or close to free with your ID.

    Greek Life

    Tons of Greek including historically black also. they are all very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds of clubs to get into. always something going on that you can get into.

    Great for these types of students

    active students, outgoing,one's who like hands on, and one's who are seeking a good education while wanting the full college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the wambash cannon ball is a cheer/dance done at games it's really fun. at basketball and volleyball games we rip up tons of newspaper and when our team comes out we throw it all in the air it's fun to do and looks quite amazing from afar.

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out of state tuition and I love it there. it's totally worth the extra tuition I'm getting quality education and I love the campus.

    What to do for fun

    go to games of any type, intramurals, a lot of clubs, concerts, outdoor events, activities with your floor, movies at union, bowling, pool, going swimming at the nat., interactive activities where you can win things at the union, or just reading a book under one of the many trees on campus.

    Food and Dining

    lots of choices all the time and it's really easy to go healthy if you'd like it's pretty much up to you of how you want to eat and when.

    Dorm Life

    the people are friendly, RA's are extremely helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    a lot of my classes require a lot of studying. it's nothing like high school you have to stay focused or things will get extremely hard for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to walk, it's a big campus. have plenty of wildcat pride, get involved.. there is no way to be bored on this campus there is always something to do. study really hard the test given are not easy at all.

    In three sentences

    really pretty campus, hands on professors always willing to help out during or even out of office hours. friendly atmosphere and lots to do on and off campus.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at KSU really cares about their students. There are emergency towers located through out campus so that if something were to happen, students have close access to an emergency system to call for help.

    Greek Life

    Although not involved in greek life myself, Kansas State has an outstanding system. There are many opportunities within greek life as well as many different greek lifes you can join. Everyone can gain something out of being greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available of all kinds. If you are interested in something, there is sure to be a club involving it. If not, it is easy to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State is great for all types of students! We have many out of state students, in state students, and international students attending the university. It is a great place for students of all kinds and welcoming to everyone no matter what your background.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of Kansas State's biggest traditions is the Wabash. It is a song done at athletic events in which students move back and forth and side to side along with the university marching band. It seems silly, but it is one of the things we are most done for and one of the things I will never forget.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State is can be affordable with its financial aid opportunities. They are willing to help in any way needed. Although it is more expensive being out of state, they help to find ways to make it work. They want their students to stay all four years and are there to help make it happen.

    What to do for fun

    There are many extra-curricular activities and clubs available to all students. If K-State does not have the club you want, you are able to start your own! There are many on-campus activities such as bowling and movies, but also off-campus activities in Manhattan. Although Manhattan may seem small, it has everything one needs and more.

    Food and Dining

    Whether you are eating in the resident halls or the student union, there are many opportunities to eat at your favorite restaurants. The resident halls have all you can eat menus with 4 different types of lines: American, Mexican, Italian, and Classics with has a unique food with every meal. The student union has many popular choices such as chick-fil-a, taco bell, and subway

    Dorm Life

    I would definitely recommend the residence halls for students coming to K-State, especially for their freshmen year. The relationships that you form while living in the dorms are beneficial in helping you get through your first year successfully and to help you develop into an independent college student. They are monumental whether they last just that one year in the dorms, for your entire college career, or even for the rest of your life, the relationships you form in the dorms are something special that you’ll never forget.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State has so many different majors available all of which are widely known. Students have a number of degrees available as well as schooling past their 4 years (graduate school, vet school). Kansas State will serve as a wonderful education whether you are an incoming freshmen finding out what you want to do in an open option curriculum or a graduate degree in the major of your choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy every moment of your college career because it goes by faster than you can imagine. Remember to always have fun and try new things, but don't lose focus on your academics and the path you want to take in life. K-State is a great place to find new activities with all of their clubs and extra-curricular groups. Take advantage of these opportunities while you have the chance.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is family-oriented, beautiful, and a very tradition-based university. It is a place all students are able to call their home and always feel welcome. KSU students know they are a part of something great when they attend any school event.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    K-State has a safe walk system that runs from dusk till dawn every night. All you have to do is call the safe walk number and a campus police officer will meet you where you are at and walk you anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to get involved on campus, but its not for everybody. If you are even a little interested in greek life, I would recommend looking at the different houses for the sororities and fraternities. Try them out, see what organizations they are involved in. If you are thinking about joining a sorority, try fall recruitment. Its a great way to see what the girls are like. If you don't like it in the end, you aren't obligated to join a house.

    Clubs and Activities

    K-State has over 450 student organizations that you can be apart of, so chances are, there is one that will interest you. If there isn't, you can always start a new club!

    Great for these types of students

    -Friendly people -Students who want to be involved -People who want a university that feels like home

    What to do for fun

    Aggie Ville is a short walk from the dorms. It has shops, coffee stores, food, and other stuff. There are also lots of events held at the union on the weekends. The Union shows recent movies for $1 on the weekends, and there is also a bowling alley which is open in the evenings.

    Food and Dining

    The Derby dining center is for students who live in the residence halls. It serves meals everyday a week, except for sunday dinner. The food at Derby dining center is always hot and fresh, and there is a variety of options from hamburgers, to pizza, to italian food and much more.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people at K-State. I would recommend living in them for at least your freshman year. They are also convenient because they are right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I learned a lot my freshman year. Classes were difficult because I was a pre-health major, but I took advantage of tutoring which helped a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in a organization, it is a great way to make new friends who share similar interests with you. Also, take advantage of the tutoring on campus. Its free for students and can really make a difference in your grade. I would also recommend living in the dorms your freshman year. It is a great college experience and is also a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    K-State has a fun and friendly atmosphere that feels like family. There is always things to get involved with, from campus organizations to leadership roles with groups on campus.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm 120 lb. female and I always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    The strongest I've seen! The greek community is HUGE at KSU and I'm very proud to have been apart of it! Rush, if you don't like it, you don't have to join, but my bet is you'll love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    The hardest thing to do when you're a frightened freshman is to venture out and get involved but do it and you won't regret it! KSU has a club for literally everything!

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is beautiful and there is always something going on. A must see is the Harry Potter room in Hale, you'll feel like you're at Hogwarts.

    Bang for the buck

    I loved the time I spent at KSU but it is expensive and something to keep in mind if you intend on paying for college yourself. I held a part time job for my duration and still have loans to pay back.

    What to do for fun

    KSU has a TON of clubs! GET INVOLVED and go greek!

    Food and Dining

    It's dorm food, don't get too excited. The strong complex has the best dining center! Full salad bar was on my menu everyday

    Dorm Life

    LOVED IT! It was a wonderful experience that I would not trade for anything. Always a ton of activities planned for your floor and always ton of people to hang out with.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a D1 school, expect it to be difficult but know your professors are always willing to help! Compared to other Elementary Ed. programs I would consider K-States to be one of the more difficult but one of the most thorough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save Save Save. college tuition is expensive and there is always unexpected expenses. Meet with your adviser every semester! They are great and make sure you graduate on time!

    In three sentences

    Great school, I've enjoyed my four years here in the college of education. Ranked very high nationally in most degree programs, including the college of ed. Professors cannot be beat!

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. There are the blue emergency stations posted everywhere. The campus police make me feel secure.

    Greek Life

    I believe KSU has one of the largest Greek populations in the United States. I am not a part of a Greek entity. They look like they have fun and make the homecoming parade something not to be missed!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs on campus. There are a lot of activities as well. They are great!

    Great for these types of students

    I think that KSU is great for those who don't want to go to a huge school but still want the diversity of a college experience. The school is up there with some of the leading schools in the United States when it comes to a lot of things (Ag, and Architecture for instance). It is a great school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Harry Potter room in the library. Some times there is a slip and slide on the quad. There is a place that makes its own ice cream, and sells it, yum.

    Bang for the buck

    I thought it was going to be way more expensive. But I am able to afford it with the money I have saved from grants and working. The campus is beautiful and the classes are enriching.

    What to do for fun

    I like going to the Beach Museum on campus when I have a free minute. There are many interesting lectures featured on campus. I like to meet up with friends in the Union or coffee shop while on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know. I have never lived in the dorms. So I never had the joy of eating in the cafeteria there.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived there. Not a big fan of pooping in public bathrooms. I always live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot, and there are so many resources to tap into on campus. Discussion is usually a part of classes. Not only do I learn from lectures I also learn and process data through discussion with instructors and fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at many schools while you are trying to figure out where to go, even if you have your mind made up. Write down questions you might have before visiting with an admissions adviser. Don't be afraid to ask any questions.

    In three sentences

    The campus is smaller and pretty as well as easy to navigate. The classes that I am in are intellectually stimulating and interactive. The staff is approachable and knowledgeable.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had any reason to not feel safe on campus. But on the off chance that you feel wary walking home alone at night, there is a service that will allow you to call an campus security officer and have him walk you to your destination safely. We also have a transportation system called safe-ride that runs Thursday through Saturday night so people don't feel like they have to drive home from the bars after they've been drinking.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in the greek life on campus, but there is a sorority or a fraternity for every kind of person. I have a lot of friends who take part in greek life, and it's a great way to meet people.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally am in the marching band, which I find to be one of the best things at college, but with both band and class, I don't have a whole lot of time to explore other activities on campus. I know that there are a ton of clubs out there and there's usually at least two activity fairs so students can see what's out there.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. I mean it. I've seen everything from quiet students constantly in the library to girls and boys that can't wait for a good party and everything in between. There's a little something for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The biggest tradition I can think of is Wabash Cannonball at almost any sporting event. It's our unofficial school song, and whenever the band strikes it up, a huge cheer goes through the entire stadium. The students are the most into it, and if you look into the stands while it's playing, you'll see why they call us the sea of purple.

    Bang for the buck

    K-State is the most affordable of the Big 12 schools. I pay out-of-state tuition, which can get a little pricey, but I can usually find more than a couple scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at K-State. There's usually a couple of kids throwing a Frisbee around on a spot of grass somewhere, or intramural sports when they're in season. There's also a movie theater, and you can always take in the view of the city from Top of the World or Manhattan Hill. Football and basketball are huge draws for everyone, and the student section is always full.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 different dining centers on campus. Derby is the main hall. It's surrounded by the rest of the Derby complex, which includes four large residence halls. Kramer, which is on the other side of campus, is smaller with just two residence halls eating there. I've been in both and can honestly say I prefer Kramer, but only because I'm more familiar with it. Another nice thing is that you can use your meal swipe at either of the dining halls, so if you want to eat dinner with your friends across campus, it's entirely possible. The food selection is great, and there is always two or three options if something doesn't tickle your fancy. The third dining hall is very small and I've never been in it because it exclusively serves the Strong complex of residence halls. I hear you have to be invited to eat there.

    Dorm Life

    There are both pros and cons to living in the dorms. As a freshman, the dorms are a great place to meet new people that aren't in your field of study. All you've got to do is leave your door open and wait for someone to say hello. It's also a great place to get homework help from the students that are in the same classes you are, and your RA is always willing to help with problems. On the other hand, the dorms can be a rowdy place to try and get some studying done, and there is always another distraction. More potential problems arise with a roommate. A lot of people I know are good friends with their roommate and get along great, but I didn't like sharing that small space with a different personality.

    Academic Rigor

    I suspect that this category differs for the various colleges included in the university, but in the engineering department, there are many challenging courses. Keeping that in mind, there are many different places a student can go to receive tutoring, and the professors are very willing to help. It all comes down to staying on top of your work. In the Architectural Engineering department, there is an elevated grading scale. In most of my classes, and A is not a 90 percent, it's a 93.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter what your major is or is going to be, get to know the students and professors in your classes and don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what office hours are for. There are a ton of tutoring opportunities available for almost every subject. You just have to utilize them. And no matter how cold it is outside in December, go to class!

    In three sentences

    It's a great center for learning, growing, and being yourself. There are tutors available for almost every subject and the professors are always willing to help. Kansas State University is an ideal college environment.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I live off campus

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    School is definitely trying at times. It is not too overwhelming if you set aside time to study. Studying and going to class are definitely going to help out a lot with managing school.

    Tips for prospective students

    To anyone considering Kansas state I would advise to take advantage of the tutoring programs. I would also advice that you meet with your advisers as much as possible to help stay on track. Another thing that can be done is making sure that you set aside enough time to study.

    In three sentences

    This is my freshmen year at Kansas state and I love it so far. The people are very nice and I feel like I am learning a lot. I love my professors and I think that they are very good at what they do.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 191

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always available, helpful, approachable and on duty.

    Greek Life

    Don't attend but friends enjoy their experiences.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities for students from all walks of life.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoy the BaJa Club where we build boats, robots, and more.

    Bang for the buck

    If you need an economical good college Kansas State University is an excellent pick.

    What to do for fun

    The activities put on by different departments are good. I am in BaJa Club and have made lasting friendships.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. It is your standard cafeteria food so it does have it's issues in quality and taste.

    Dorm Life

    Have lived in the dorms for two years. The experince has been very good.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking the MET program and throughly enjoy it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start with a degree and stick with it. If you need help your counselor is available and willing to help you!

    In three sentences

    I have been attending KState for two years. The professors, academics, classes, and my experience have been excellent. I made the right choice.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    1. apply early

    In three sentences

    Really nice campus, and a very good tuition price, this school gives out good financial aid as well. I felt like it wasn't very diverse, but that is expected coming from a school in the middle of Kansas.

  • 11/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great college especially for if you are interested in a field in agriculture or engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right from the start no matter what college you end up going to. There are clubs in almost every category imaginable. These are great opportunities to network and meet important people as well. Not to mention make some great friends.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is really great. The buildings aren't too far apart and there is always tons going on.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are always very willing to help. If you're not understanding something in class it's easy to shoot them an email or visit during an office hour so you can have some one on one time to get your questions answered.

  • 12/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Good student athletes

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for anyone! There are hundreds of choices for majors and minors, a different club for everyone, and many different kinds of people. Also, if you love purple K-State is the perfect school for you because you have never seen so much purple in your life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit campus and just talk to people. Students and faculty love to share their love of K-State!

    Bang for the buck

    It can get a little pricey as an out of state student, but if you're willing to work for scholarships, you'll do fine. Also, there are many part-time on campus jobs if you need money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love K-State! Everyone is super friendly, the campus is gorgeous, and there are tons of activities and clubs. I've made new friends and had fun new experiences.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are great! They are more than willing to help if you have any problems. Also, there are plenty of different tutoring options if you need help in a subject.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school has a very outgoing campus. If you like a smaller, more inter-connected campus, this school is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so kind and considerate.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ready to learn and get started with their lives.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on course

    Bang for the buck

    I hope to receive a lot of scholarships

    Will enjoy being here

    I know I will enjoy being at Kansas state

    Will learn a lot

    I plan on learning a lot at Kansas state university it is a great college

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students are prepped on safety from the first day they are at orientations. Guards will walk students from building to building at night if they prefer, there are emergency lights everywhere on campus that have a button to push in any emergency.

    Greek Life

    All houses are awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    I cannot stress enough to join the greek system. It opens door for many opportunities that you may not have otherwise even known about.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student! From shy to outgoing, in-state to international, there is something for every student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main tradition is homecoming week on campus. Every greek house as well as many clubs and groups makes a float and marches in a parade. There are events all week (choreographed dancing, stomp competition,etc) that are worth points and the group with the most at the end of the week is the winner. This is a very fun way to meet new people and get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    The discount for living in-state is enormous and helps greatly! The price is very reasonable and the school provides many scholarships as well as many opportunities to work on campus. The most expensive classes will be online classes so if you are looking for affordability I would not choose those classes if at all possible.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends with everyone around you! It is not like high school where people have their specific groups that they hang out with, everyone gets along and everyone on campus is very very friendly. There is always something going on between events in the dorms, sorority and fraternity functions, and parties on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Derby dining is awesome. I have heard from the older girls in my house that once you have the food that is served in sorority house you will be wishing that you could still go to derby so enjoy it while you can! It is all that you can eat which is nice and I can bring guest when I am with friends working on a project.

    Dorm Life

    I was originally not too stoked about living in an all girls dorm but I have grown to absolutely love it! There are girls from my sorority on my floor and the floor above me and we all meet in the lobby to walk to events together. It has been a great way to meet people that I otherwise would not have met.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes that you take, as a freshman I have not found my classes to be too demanding other than my introduction to biology for premedical students. Making sure to stay on top of my work and know when it is due before hand really helped me. Using a planner and a desktop calendar has really helped me to stay organized between classes, sorority, and events that I have to go home for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the greek system! There are so many opportunities and it is a great way to meet people. Everyone that I know who did not originally join has since joined or rushed a house, it is a very exciting experience.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love KSU it is everything that I had hoped. I love the way that my schedule is structured to fit my needs and there are always resources to help if I need it. There is always something going on when I am not busy studying and I never feel that I am bored or wanting to go home.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    agronomy club

    Great for these types of students

    ag majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    theres a gaint fork on campus

    What to do for fun

    lots of clubs and intermurals

    Tips for prospective students

    pay attentiom

    In three sentences

    it is a four year college with a warm laid back atmosphere. it is really safe and all of the teachers want you to succeed in what ever your interested in.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I love the Greek community here at K-State. I am a member of the Gamma Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma and am so honored to be a part of this wonderful community. There are always so many different ways to get involved along with meeting great people! It is a wonderful way to find that family away from home and allows you to have that support system throughout your time in college.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is a great place to be. There are tons of restaurants, bars and shops. Along with this, there are many outdoor activities to do such as visiting the Flint Hills or taking a walk in the Konza Prairie. The k-state campus always has tons of fun activities going on every week.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is top notch!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Each dorm has unique qualities that makes them different from one another. Living in the dorms are a good way to get to know people in your residence hall along with getting involved in numerous things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit k-state and take a tour, you will see how amazing it is!

    In three sentences

    K-state is such a fantastic school. Everyone here is so nice and welcoming and really makes you feel at home. Our teachers are top of the line and want to give you the best education possible. We also have some awesome spirit and love to cheer on our Cats!

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is of course the student union and aggieville (the local place to party) but there are also dirt cheap movies every weekend great for a cheap date or if you're dead bored!

    Food and Dining

    the dining centers have won multiple awards and have great choice and nutrition! also depending on where you're working you have a close and delicious choice seeing as there are three dining centers!

    Dorm Life

    great fun people and multiple choices on how you want to be grouped!

    Academic Rigor

    this all depends on your major, if your an engineer or architect be ready for several jam packed years!

    Tips for prospective students

    try to get involved in a club or organization! there are hundreds with all sorts of different focuses times and places!

    In three sentences

    it is a very calm setting very conducive to an exceptional living/ learning environment. beautiful campus that is centrally located. perfect place for architects, engineers, vet science, and agriculture majors!

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money, come with an open mind and ready to study hard

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a great school, but the cost of living and trying to continue school is high. The University offers many programs to get you involved on campus. Kansas State also has great programs for any major.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fake Patty's - the most anticipated K-State tradition of the year. People from all over the midwest come to party in one of the biggest events in K-State.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is a great small-town place with clubs, bars, and much more. Don't worry about driving, because it's only 1 minute away from K-State, and because Safe-Ride (free for students) takes you from the party back to your place.

    Food and Dining

    K-State didn't make it to the top 15 college food services for nothing. Food either at Kramer or Derby is always great offering many options in a daily basis.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. You get different choices- from a private suite to an actual apartment for the same price. K-State has something for you!

    Academic Rigor

    Class difficulty varies. Engineering classes are difficult, but most general courses are not difficult, because professors here, are friendly and always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get here early! K-State might seen big the first days, but you get used to it. Try to rush a sorority or fraternity, since they're a big deal here in K-State. If not, get involved in clubs and dorm life.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is great. Most of the people here are friendly, and there is always something to do. K-State has great academic programs, and makes everyone feel like they're at home.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are always patrolling, I've not had any experiences while here. Seems like a safe school and town.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers of any type

    Bang for the buck

    Good value for money school check ut ouw.

    What to do for fun

    Anything your interested in.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't bad. Manhattan has lots of cheap and tasty places to eat

    Academic Rigor

    Strong curriculum with challenging but achievable goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and work hard, college isn't a game or a time to relax. What you do their will shape your future.

    In three sentences

    The KSU college of engineering has a strong culture and tradition of producing and educating talented engineers. It is a wonderful school to be a part off. Lots of opportunity clubs and challenges

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my first year of college and actually miss it! What a great opportunity to meet students your age with similar interests and become life-long friends!

    Academic Rigor

    While I am in one of the hardest majors at K-State, I know the college to be a challenging academic learning environment.

    In three sentences

    I am overly pleased with my time so far at Kansas State University. Not only does it provide a fantastic education for my major of choice (in fact, it's rated in the top 10 in the country!), but K-State is also known for its friendliness, which is apparent just while walking through campus. I would recommend this college for anyone!

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Numerous of organizations for all students of nationalities.

    Bang for the buck

    It's affordable for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, basketball games, dorm activities, softball games, baseball games. As well as numerous of others activities to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized, use your agenda and don't be afraid to get a tutor and email your instructors if needed.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a great school to attend. The academics and activities are wonderful as well as the student body. And the campus is beyond beautiful.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe on campus, even at 4 in the morning when I was leaving the library. With the campus being compact, I never felt like anyone was there who shouldn't be.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority and it was the best decision I could have made. I have truly made some of my best friends because of the house I joined. I was extremely nervous at first because I expected there would be hazing. However, K-State has a strict no hazing policy so nothing bad or forceful ever occurred. I feel like home away from home when I am with my sorority sisters.

    What to do for fun

    K-State always had a movie playing on Friday and Saturday nights. They also had several concerts come through; I know Gloriana, the country band came this year for sure. They also had several comedians. For the more outgoing, they also have Aggieville which is the block next to the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food was decent at the dining center. There were plenty of options so I could always find something to eat but the main course line wasn't always the greatest. They did have some pretty amazing pizza, which they almost always had.

    Dorm Life

    I loved dorm life. I met a lot of great people from my floor. I did live on a cluster floor, meaning most everyone had the same major. It was convenient because at anytime I could go into the lobby and someone would be working on the same homework as I was.

    Academic Rigor

    I wholeheartedly feel that you can chose the academic rigor when choosing your major. I am a chemical engineering major in the honors program. Without a doubt, Honors Chemistry was a work load I wasn't ready for. However, I chose to pick a rigorous major and an even more rigorous class. There were easier classes/majors I could have opted to choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    My main tip for perspective students is to make friends in your large lecture classes and form study groups. Not only have I made great friends but it truly helped when it came time to study for tests and the final.

    In three sentences

    Both faculty and students have an amazing attitude: always friendly and willing to help out. There are plenty of opportunities is get involved, which can be seen at the activities fair hold. Academic help was offered in every class I took my freshmen year.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Rec and the Union are great places to hang out. Also McCain Auditorium has a great performance series throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    I did not partake in Food and Dining Services.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm my freshman year

    Academic Rigor

    Courses at KSU are challenging and engaging. I enjoy my time in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead! Double check all deadlines and don't fall behind.

    In three sentences

    KSU is a warm, positive place to attend school. The faculty are very helpful. Manhattan, Kansas gives off a good vibe and is my second home.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. Movies, bowling, plays, concerts- you name it. Something exciting is always happening around campus, and usually fueled by students out to create fun for others.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a wide variety of choices to choose from, and the food even tastes great. Eating at the dinning centers helped me eat healthier, contrary to the rumors about unhealthy eating college rumors.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on which dorm and complex you live in. It may take several tries to find the right atmosphere that suits you, but there is something out there to suit everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to find a class that was too easy. Courses are challenging and engaging, and encourage students to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for your exams- especially your finals. Try not to procrastinate on big projects or papers, because they all add up to more stress towards the end of the semester. Join a club to meet friends, and go to events for a destresser.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is diverse in many ways- students, falculty, and food at the dining centers alike. It is also excellent for making wonderful friends and experiencing new things in a safe environment. Honestly, it is the most epic school in the Midwest And no one should have a hard time finding their niche.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless possibilities when it comes to clubs and other activities on campus. It is what you make it.

    Bang for the buck

    The options here are second to none.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus or in the surrounding areas!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to hang out and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the instructors are more than willing to put in the extra time to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved. The more you get out, the more comfortable your campus experience will be.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a great, affordable option when choosing a college to get your degree. They offer several degree programs with a great atmosphere to go with. On top of that, the people you meet here will change your life!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's an emergency help pole everywhere. Just push a button and someone will come to your rescue FAST.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap, and it's a great school.

    What to do for fun

    Fake Patty's Day!

    Food and Dining

    Typical cafeteria type food. Processed everything. GROSS.

    Dorm Life

    Let's just say the dorms are economical.

    Academic Rigor

    The homework load isn't too bad. If you're studying engineering, like myself, expect to spend all your time in Fiedler Library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any college, there can be many distractions in college that will keep you from completing your goal, graduating. Stick to the books and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is great for non-traditional students, like myself. They are very helpful with veterans navigating the tricky Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With the school nearing a military base there are a variety of police around; county, city, and military. There are also many emergency areas of campus that make it simple to get a hold of someone or hear if something is happening. They also offer a service where if you call they will send someone to walk with you throughout campus late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    With so many organizations there is something for everyone. Just go out and find something you like. If they don't have what you like there is a way to start a whole new organization just for it.

    Food and Dining

    Some days are better than others but overall dorm food is pretty good. It's hard to compare to a home-cooked meal but it is decent and theres so many options.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I did not actually live in the dorms but in a dorm-like scenario. Same rules and hall organizations took place there. But, from the friends I had in dorms most liked it very much. A few had roommate issues but they do the best they can to accommodate everyone in the best possible way.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult than others and some offer more out of class participation. As long as your willing and able to get things done it will go well.

    Tips for prospective students

    To enjoy as much of the campus life as you can with all the various organizations as well as stay on top of class work.

    In three sentences

    It is a gorgeous campus with lots of friendly people. Most will walk by you with a smile or simple hello. It is easy to get around as well.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Personal walking buddy available 24/7, so no worries on walking back to the dorm at midnight. Also, help alarm polls located all around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of fun and useful activities all around the campus. Just make sure you read advertisements all around the campus walls and floors.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. They personalize the dorm styles and roommates as you need. Also, there is always groups you can find that will fit your personality.

    What to do for fun

    volleyballs! Definitely everyone's favorite. You'll be invited to play even if you don't know the players.

    Food and Dining

    Good food that will not only feel up your belly, but also a comfy place to talk with your friends like a family dinner table.

    Dorm Life

    Good friendly environment. Many opportunities are provided from the dorm to make new friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Very informational and easy to understand. Lots of free tutoring will help students learn and save money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared, responsible, then you'll get what you worked for.

    In three sentences

    I love the school environment. I learned so much from good professors and excited to go back and see some of them!

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 90 of 191

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    Campus Safety

    Security sucks. Emergency procedures in every classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    Could use more classes based on computer technology.

    What to do for fun

    Student Life Center has TV's, pool table, vending machines, exercise equipment, and a basketball court.

    Food and Dining

    Same food every day.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are either too hard or too easy. Some instructors hand out too much busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Limited computer degrees. Instructors are helpful. Need more computer oriented electives.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do if you get involved

    Tips for prospective students

    none

    In three sentences

    Expensive but good classes. The campus is nice. The dorms and food are good.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun activities to do in Manhattan. The UPC or Union Program Council puts on a lot of acts throughout the year, examples of who came to the college last year are a hypnotist, comedians, a magician, and an improvisational troupe. As well as putting on shows, they also show movies every weekend for movie lovers everywhere to enjoy. There are opportunities to get involved with the UPC and plan things as well, if that is something that you enjoy, I would recommend looking into joining it and helping think of ideas for your fellow students to enjoy. As well as those events, there are also these events where you can go listen to foreign exchange students talk about their countries and get a little taste of where they came from through food. You could also get involved with your dorms Hall Governing Board, and volunteer with them to get and serve your dorm. There are plenty of things to do in Manhattan if you just look around and read the upcoming events!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls on campus are full of options and good food. Although some people can get sick of it after a while, everyone loves it right when the dining halls open. There are always many different options so if you do not like one of them, you can just go to the change-ups line and get the meal that is being served there that night. I live in the Kramer complex, so it is smaller than Derby, which means that usually there are less lines and it is easier to get your bowl of salad, rather than reaching around a hundred people. Derby is great too, whenever I have eaten there, there are just as many if not a few more options to eat for dinner or lunch. I really enjoy the food at the dining centers, and although I do miss home cooking sometimes, it makes it easier to get by without it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a wild ride, and is something that should be experienced by all incoming freshman. The dorms at K-State are up to par, and I have not heard very many complaints about the living situations or buildings that the students reside in. Although living in a community style hall can be very scary at first, most dorm livers get used to it and it becomes something that one does not give a second thought to. I think that it is a good idea to live in one of those community style living arrangements rather than living in a suite, because you do get that extra interaction with the people living right next door to you. In the dorms there is always someone willing to help you with homework that you do not understand, or a bed that you cannot loft yourself. That is one of my favorite things about the dorms, there is always someone there to help you or to talk to you. The dorm experience is one that I will never forget.

    Academic Rigor

    At K-State, students are usually expected to be in class ready to learn about whatever subject they are enrolled in. While some teachers do take attendance, there are a lot that do not. Despite this, the professors do encourage students to be there and some use iClickers or attendance sheets to award extra points to the students that did show up to class. As well as those extra points, homework is very important in these classes as well. Some classes assign homework but do not require it to be turned back in. Many students take this as a blessing and do not even begin to look at the homework, let alone complete it. This is a big mistake, because the extra practice can lead to way better test scores and a happier you! The homework can be hard, but with enough of those extra assignments and help from the professors, many students start to get a hold of the concepts and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that prospective students start looking into your colleges early. At Kansas State there are events that they put on called Family Day and Junior and Senior days. I found those very helpful as I was deciding on which college to choose, they helped me realize that I was meant to be at KSU. They also showed me how nice the people around campus were, and how willing they are to help incoming students with directions or any questions they might have.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has many of opportunities for students that are currently in college, and students that are planning on attending there in the next few years. There are plenty of fun activities to do on campus, from going to a football game to seeing shows at the Union, you can always be on the go. Another thing I love about my school is the education that you receive, it is always up to par and the professors are usually understanding and very helpful.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    University sports, many intramurals including Lacrosse, rugby and my favorite boxing. They have a massive gym & rec center that will not leave you waiting for someone else to finish at the squat rack. A growing amount of retail stores including Dick's, Best Buy, and Target will not leave you wanting for merchandise.

    Food and Dining

    Again I'm easily impressed but the many affordable options and the variety did not give me anything to complain about.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know since I'm a local student.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough, challenging, thorough.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure of what your major will be, don't go to a community challenge! Yes it is cheaper but you also will lose out on the great opportunity K-State provides to find out what you're good at. .

    In three sentences

    Kansas State has been a challenge so far but one that I know will prepare me well for the real world. I'm not very picky but the services and tools accessible have been ample. The people, study halls, and food options don't make it too much of a bother when you have to stay late

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    K state campus is as safe as any other campus. There are different options to ensure your safety like Saferide and the ATA bus or carpooling but just use common sense for the most part and you'll be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous Fraternities and sororities, international student clubs, Black student union, many step shows and parties. Many different options for exercise both on and off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    International students, athletic students, or those heavily involved in engineering or biology this will be an awesome school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Much too overpriced, also between parking and out of state tuition (Missouri is considered out of state no matter how long you've resided in Manhattan, KS) you really don't get as much bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    K state is heavily involved in sorority/fraternity life so if you want to get involved in that that can certainly be fun. Also, Aggieville is a bar strip here that is most common for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus because it makes for a more fulfilling four year experience.

    In three sentences

    K state is diverse. K state is a school with a sense of community. K state has school pride.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe, and if you find yourself out on campus late at night and you don't want to walk back to your dorm alone, you can call Wildcat Walk and they will walk you to your dorm late at night.

    Greek Life

    They take great pride in their Greek life here on campus! Lots of houses and activities put on by the Greek life at K-State.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get involved on campus! K-state hosts a couple of club and activity days where they will let every club and organization put up a booth to promote more members. There are usually two floors filled with booths and stands.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who can keep on track by themselves and take advantage of the resources provided by the college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone there does a dance called The Wabash. Don't worry, they teach everyone how to do it the moment you get there. if you don't know how to do it, you'll stick out like a sore thumb on game day.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a beautiful campus, but if your not from Kansas, good luck finding a way to pay for the tuition bill. It is definitely worth the money, especially if your majoring in Animal science & Industry.

    What to do for fun

    Watching and playing sports! K-state really does a lot to promote their athletic department.

    Food and Dining

    Kramer's dinning hall was cute and smaller than the larger dinning hall across campus which meant short lines.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Marlatt Hall, It was pretty nice and fairly clean. Things got louder than I would have liked at times but that's just part of the dorm life! The resident assistants put together many activities such as Tye-dye night and game night.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging but professors are great at guiding you through the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get to know the layout of the campus early on, that way it is easier for you to find the fastest routes on to class. 2. Join clubs! There are plenty to choose from on campus. 3. Buckle down and study early at the huge library offered on campus.

    In three sentences

    A very friendly campus geared towards agricultural students. The courses are awesome with very helpful professors. Overall it is a great campus environment for incoming freshmen.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Many options for safety such as blue light stations, people to walk you home, and late night shuttles.

    Greek Life

    Great houses doing wonderful charitable projects. Definite leaders.

    Clubs and Activities

    Vast variety of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse campus suited for anyone, but most comfortable for midwestern students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wabash cannonball.

    Bang for the buck

    Great experience, worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    Check out call hall, go to tuttle creek, or pillsburry crossing. Even just sit on top of Manhattan hill!

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome!!! I love the Derb.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice, and I look forward to living in them.

    Academic Rigor

    K-State is an impressive college, particularly for a public school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up. Study hard. Apply for every scholarship you can! Make tons of trips to campus,

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Wonderful staff. I'm ready for an amazing experience to start off my future.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study hard!

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a mid sized university with a down-home feel. The campus is compact and easy to navigate. I love every minute here!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can't remember the statistics, but overall we are really high in safety. The campus takes this very seriously. Every incoming freshman is aware of all the safety precautions K-State has.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities and organizations to become involved in. Make sure to get involved. There is too much to not be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone willing to learn. Awesome campus with great academic programs. Just have to put in the effort.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of apartments is expensive. Other than that, everything is reasonable. Lots of great deals if you keep your eyes peeled.

    What to do for fun

    Go to aggieville on the weekends. It's a great upbeat atmostphere. If you're over 21 you can hit the bars. If you're not there are still a few bars that hold raves and stuff.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great selection of food in the Student Union. It's hard to not find something you like. If you want to eat off campus, Aggieville is just a few blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As a psychology major in my first few years it seems to be relatively simple. I know other programs are alot harder, so it just depends. Either way, it's a good challenge that continues to progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be motivated to learn! Come in to the school with a great energetic attitude. Begin to build your network the minute you start.

    In three sentences

    The university is great! I am impressed with the faculty and students. Great friendly environment that welcomes everyone.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do, especially in Aggieville!

    Food and Dining

    The student union has a great cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    Non traditional student/distance education. Never experienced dorm life

    Tips for prospective students

    GO KSU WILDCATS!!!!

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing school, small campus and excellent professors!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    Don't have to share a shower with a lot of people but the cafeteria sucks.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not a big town so you'll have to look for things to do.

    In three sentences

    The Salina campus is small but it has what I need. People are nice. Lots of aviation students.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    good

    Clubs and Activities

    paintball, all kinds of sports

    Great for these types of students

    hard working and dream chasers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Helping our community is a must.

    Bang for the buck

    scholarships !!!

    What to do for fun

    hangout with friends, fly.

    Food and Dining

    food is well balanced and fresh

    Dorm Life

    Very Enjoyable, Well maintained dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are a top priority at K-state

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready for all the expenses!!!

    In three sentences

    K-state at salina offersan Excellent Pilot Program with top of the line fleet. Small campus and excellent instructors with a vast knowledge source. Very enjoyable

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great

    Greek Life

    Cool

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many choices

    Great for these types of students

    Traditional

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    April fool. St. Patrick's Day. Homecoming

    Bang for the buck

    Clothes and Stores are somewhat okay and the price are not too bad. There is not many store.

    What to do for fun

    Partying, Chilling. Running, swimming. Watching movie. Hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    Food in the dinning centers sucks. You should cook

    Dorm Life

    The girls want to show-off by partying like nuts and the guys want to prove that they can go hard by drinking. However, be yourself since you can find your circle of friends. Do not give in to peer pressure

    Academic Rigor

    Do your best, there is not many scholarship award but the tuition is payable

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car. Partying is not super nice, but it is okay.

    In three sentences

    The students are friendly and outgoing. There is a lot of activities to participate. Without cars, it would be difficult to go around town.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    K-State has one of the safest campus I have ever been on. There are well lit lights at dark, campus emergancy phones, programs that allow you to have a safe escort to your destination if you are up late at another dorm or studying in the library. There is also a shuttle that will take you where you need to go for free!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great! It is a great way to bond and meet new people. They have fun events like Mom and Daughter day, as well as Homecoming activities. You always have a buddy to go do something with.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 475 options, there's something for everyone. Whether you want to try something new or participate in a club you have had previous interest in, there is so much to do with these clubs. The clubs can help you find jobs, meet people, and provide valuable, as well as fun experiences.

    Great for these types of students

    Manhattan is great for alot of students. A lot of the students come from country farming backgrounds, but there are also alot of people from the city. There's a place for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wildcat Creek is a creek outside of town where people go to tailgate, walk dogs, play in the water, listen to music, hang out with friends, and just chill. It is so relaxing just to kick back and relax with your lawn chair and buddies. It's a must visit in Manhattan.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for what you spend. Financial aid is very willing to help and work with you. There are also many great ways to cut the cost of college here.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, my friends and I love to go to K-State games, but there are so many other options available. Manhattan has a great mall, as well as zoo and nature centers. They also have alot of fun local hangout spots such as Wildcat Creek and Aggieville.

    Food and Dining

    The food served at the Dining Hall is absolutely fabulous. There are many options and types of food, as well as lots of healthy options. Definitely has something for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty average as far as the rooms and setup goes. I have always had good, clean quality rooms for the number of people that use them each year.

    Academic Rigor

    You get a great education with many resources available, free tutoring, excellent library, and professors that are willing to help you (even at home).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you use the people and services around to help you. There are so many people, but you have to go to them. Try something new every once in awhile, Manhattan definitely has lots of options.

    In three sentences

    K-State has a wide variety of options and experiences, something for everyone. Everyone on campus is so friendly and helpful, even strangers. K-State has a wonderful set of traditions and amazing school pride.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their safety is great! Their are always people their to help. After 8 people need to check in to the dorms. They have campus police that are always there to help

    Greek Life

    Many and many greek life. They are always willing to have new people and are very into the community. Some are national ranked with great goals.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have more clubs then I could list. They just built a new sports center and gym with more activities then you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is welcome. It makes people who were not to outgoing now be be out standing students and out going and shows you a better way of life.

    Bang for the buck

    By far the best school I have ever been too. I have been to Boston college with cost way too much for what you get. Here at Kansas you get respect from everyone and out sources to help you succeeded in any field that you want.

    What to do for fun

    There are always school activities to do. You will be walking to class and the sidewalks are covers with group adds for things to do. From dodge-ball to swimming to camping and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are four cafes and the food is always good. There is also a taco bell subway and more right on campus

    Dorm Life

    As I have stated everyone is outgoing and there is always a endless amount of things to do. The dorms put on events and love when students get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are amazing. The professors want their students to thrive and grow!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a open mind and willingness to meet new people. There is always a lot to do. The student body and staff are all very out going and it's a great environment.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a very friendly and outgoing environment . The students there are very hard working and take the time to become part of the university. The staff and K-Sate are always very helpful and willing to help students with fulfilling their goals .

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safest campus in the Big 12

    What to do for fun

    DISC GOLF, watch movies, get involved with what Union Program Council puts on, meet people

    Food and Dining

    K-State has 3 dining centers. Kramer, Derby, and Van Zile. Derby is awful, Kramer isn't bad, and Van Zile is the best. The chocolate milk is incredible. It's made on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm life. Putnam Hall is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Taxing, yet not to much. Hard work required. But never over the limit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get an ACT score over 21 and you are a shoo-in.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is an incredible institution. The campus has such a friendly atmosphere. Over 450 campus organizations and clubs to get involved with!

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The use of SafeRide and other safety resources on campus allow us to be free and safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent at K-State. However, it is not the only thing we are passionate about and therefore the university does not revolve around it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus. Also, if you can't find one that you enjoy, you can make one.

    Great for these types of students

    Outspoken. Athletic. Introverted. Extroverted. Musical. Artistic. Hard Working. Muticultural. International. Religious. Ambitious. Driven. Eager. Creative.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are free study rooms in the Alumni Center. Holton Hall offers FREE tutoring to students in upper lever math courses.

    Bang for the buck

    The excellence and quality of an education at K-State is way beyond satisfactory.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with student organizations. Go bowling at the Union. Attend a sporting event. Join an intermural team. Go to the mall. Go to Pillsbury Crossing. Go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls on campus are fabulous. They each have several different choices to choose from on a day-to-day basis so that everyone can find something satisfying to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very fun to stay in. It's a great way for networking, which is EXTREMELY important in college.

    Academic Rigor

    K-State has a challenging academic plan. However, the university offers free tutoring in many hard subjects and the professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sweat the small stuff. Get involved on campus! Don't be afraid to schedule meetings with your prospective professors and department heads outside of normal college visits. VISIT the campus. MOST IMPORTANT! CONTACT YOUR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND ORGANIZATION HEADS TO SHOW YOUR INTEREST.

    In three sentences

    This University holds academic success in its highest regard. The atmosphere surrounding the university makes one feel at home and most certainly comfortable. Going to K-State is like going to school with family.

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want to learn and also enjoy themselves while in school.

    What to do for fun

    There is a good amount of things to do for fun. There is always something going on on and off campus

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat on campus. The food is good and it comes with housing expenses.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are pretty expensive. However, it's a very nice community to live in. There is also new construction being done to the community living areas and they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors teach at an efficient level. The classes are quite a challenge, however, the professors teach what is needed to be known.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great school to attend, definitely check out K-state University.

    In three sentences

    This college is the perfect university to attend. The people are nice, the vibe is awesome and there are so many different amazing clubs and organizations to get involved in. Also, the housing is great!

  • 09/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school. It has a lot of great programs and the professors are really easy to work with. Everyone is really kind.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first- it will really give you a good idea of what to expect.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is amazing because of it's small town feel and beautiful campus. You feel at home, even if you're on a short visit.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    yes, very safe, we have the wildcat walk where you call a number and a person will walk you home safely. There is the safe ride bus so if you need a ride from a club and you've had a bit much to drink. We also have an alert system that can shoot a text and/or e-mail all wildcats if there is a possible threat nearby.

    Greek Life

    they have the NPHC( elite 8) as well some other minority frats/sororities on campus. Many others that i cannot even name.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 450 clubs/orgs, and numerous activities each week.

    Great for these types of students

    large community where everyone is friendly and likes to have fun all while educating themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    well, you can run a certain street naked...oh only if you have a bar of soap in your hand while it's raining. There's paint the ville, pant the chant, and of course our games at bill snyder stadium.

    Bang for the buck

    OH yes!!!!! I paid zero out of pocket, k-state cost less than KU, and the faculty will go above and beyond to get you funds for your education, a lot of scholarships are available. Just be involved in high school and maintain high grades and you'll be good!

    What to do for fun

    there are parties of course (even bigger after we beat KU), bowling, go to chipotle, chill in the lobby, do homework, and various events that are held each year like homecoming (paint the ville) is very fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat, there's the Union, Derby, Kramer, and Van Zile, all good healthy selections of food as well as your junk food to help you with your freshman fifteen, lol!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, they're cleaned daily, if you have an issue you can always change rooms/floors/ or halls. There is also the UC's and Jardine Apartments, and man, those are nice! oh and temperature controlled rooms may i add.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on what you major in and also how much you procrastinate. It is only what you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a regular college town with things to do in aggieville and also on campus. I encourage you to get involved in activities, and there is always something to do with 450+ organizations on campus.

    In three sentences

    I like it here, there is a lot more free time than in high school. The faculty and deans really care about you and know you by name. You'll have fun while studying and time flies by.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is always open to students for no additional cost. Also, the student union plan many fun activities for students to enjoy. Such as, every Friday night there is movie premieres for a low-cost. There are many dances throughout the school year. But if that wasn't enough, there is also Aggieville. You might be wondering, what in the world is Aggieville? What Aggieville is, is a large concentration of bars, restaurants, shops, clubs, and also includes the Manhattan mall.

    Food and Dining

    There are many selections in food from all different ethic backgrounds. Students occasionally might miss homemade food, but that is very common.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms may not be so fun when they're full to its capacity. Although, the dinning centers are located just a few meters from dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Faculty take academics seriously, but the degree of knowledge that professors have obtain its something to be proud. Engineering and agriculture is huge at K-State. K-State has recognition for being a great school for engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy K-State to its fullest, but too much fun can definitely hurt your grades. Its important to find the right balance between fun and work.

    In three sentences

    As soon as a student steps onto the campus, you get the sense of being part of something bigger. The environment is extremely friendly and most of the time the university has various activities for students to enjoy. In conclusion, I feel that I made the right decision coming here.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am never worried about our campus being safe. Like I said, K-State is incredibly friendly and there is a very low risk of that security being compromised.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is GREAT at K-State. It allows you to get involved in the community, have fellowship and friendship, and become a leader!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs to choose from at K-State; there is bound to be something perfect for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, eager students wanting to get involved, students wanting to branch out, and students who want awesome school spirit!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hale Library is an awesome study spot- especially the Great Room, which everyone calls the Harry Potter room because it's a HUGE, beautiful room to study in at Hale.

    Bang for the buck

    I truly believe K-State is a one of a kind experience that shouldn't be passed up. I definitely am investing my money in not only my education but also the memories made.

    What to do for fun

    Go to any K-State event, go bowling in the Union, attend a concert on campus, climb up to Manhattan Hill, or attend any of the events the Union Program Council holds.

    Food and Dining

    I definitely enjoyed my experience in the dining halls. There is a huge variety of food to choose from daily, and it's pretty high quality. I love the Call Hall ice cream and the chicken parmesan!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at K-State is incredible. Each dorm has a unique atmosphere, but all are friendly and have tons of fun events and opportunities to get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    K-State offers challenging courses with talented professors who are willing to spend extra time with students individually.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enter every scholarship you can! Prepare to study a lot more than you did in college. Get involved on campus and branch out to make new friends. Keep your dorm room door open to meet people.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a family. It truly offers a unique college experience with an incredibly friendly community and genuine school spirit. There is no question that K-State is the happiest campus in America.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had an issue with safety. There are emergency buttons throughout campus to push if you are in a situation where you need help. There is also a safe drive service that is free if you are a student to drive you to or from campus at night.

    Greek Life

    Very active. I am not part of the greek life, but I do see their homecoming decorations and attend their homecoming performances.

    Clubs and Activities

    -Women in Design Chapter of Kansas State University (for design related majors) -Fencing Club -Salsa and Swing Dancing Club - AIAS There are over 200 clubs at Kansas State University - something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Architecture students! The architecture program is fantastic, ranked 5th in the nation. I have learned so much and developed so many friendships. It is a rigorous program however, so dedicated students are the ones that will succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At all the football games, we participate in the WABASH!!! It is a fun way our students get involved with the games. We also have great homecoming week festivities and a huge event for Fake Patties Day (since St. Patrick's Day is over a school break). The Student Union has a bowling alley, pool tables, restaurants, and tables.

    Bang for the buck

    at under $5,000 in tuition per semester, I feel as though Kansas State is one of the more inexpensive schools to attend. I certainly feel like I have gained a degree that is worth my money based on my expected post-graduate salary, the knowledge I have received, the experiences I have had, and the relationships I have developed.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I love having game nights together. The school puts on movie nights about once a week and often there are events on campus. Clubs tend to have events and meetings as well. Aggieville is our street of night life and is always full of people having a great time.

    Food and Dining

    Kansas State has one of the top dining facilities in the country! There is a wide variety of delicious, healthy food options including but not limited to cereal, salads, multiple main dish options, and chocolate milk that is to die for! Once a month the dining halls put on special dinner events. While all meals are good, the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners (which are the week before school lets out for the breaks) are always especially highly sought after meals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so worthwhile for at least your first year. I went potluck in the dorms my first year and ended up being the maid of honor at my roommates wedding - we are still best friends to this day. Also, the atmosphere and activities provided at the dorms really helps connect you to campus and allow you to feel a part of the community of the school. If you can afford it, suites are larger rooms with connected bathrooms. They are much easier to live in, however normal dorm rooms are also adequate. A communal bathroom is not as bad as you may think. Also, there is a Resident Assistant to help you with any concerns, questions, or suggestions for ways to get involved. They are safe and as clean as you keep them.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic major you choose has a great impact on the rigor of your courses. My program in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State is a very rigorous program. That being said, you will gain a great education and grow very close with your classmates, creating strong lifelong bonds. If you learn early to manage your time and use a planner, you can handle anything!

    Tips for prospective students

    As a new student, do not be afraid to get involved! Kansas State has something for everyone, so choose something you love and you will begin creating a valuable network of friends that can support you throughout your college experience and really enrich your time here. Be outgoing, people here are happy to say hello. Take opportunities to be a leader, your resume, your community, and your peers will be happy you did. Also, Kansas State has many great majors, so feel free to test them out, but the sooner you decide on your set program, the faster you can get into more specialized classes.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State provides the options for me to realize my potential. There are well-structured classes, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and many opportunities for leadership. I would rate K-State a 10 on their academic opportunities!

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything you want!

    Food and Dining

    Great dessert.

    Dorm Life

    I have an amazing roommate because I got lucky with random assignments. The food is awesome and I have plenty of space.

    Academic Rigor

    For engineering freshmen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships as early as possible.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is extremely positive and uplifting. It's academically oriented, but the social life is great. Friends and my personal goals help me get through my credits.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus, which was one of the things my parents and I took into consideration when picking a university. K-State offers a safe ride for late nights walking on campus. They also have emergency stations where at the push of a button, help will be on the way to where you are.

    Greek Life

    I went through Formal Recruitment and found a sorority I absolutely love. The entire Greek community has a sense of unity and we all support each others events and philanthropies. I have honestly met some of my best friends through Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs to get involved in! At the beginning of the year, K-State put on an Activity Fair for students who were interested in getting more involved!

    Great for these types of students

    I think K-State is really great for any types of students. Everyone is honestly so friendly!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the Friday before game day, and the Saturday of game day the entire town of Manhattan is decked out in purple garb. It is fun to see the spirit that everyone has for our school and the Wildcats!

    Bang for the buck

    Any large university will be pricey. I think that K-State does a great job about offering financial aid and student loans.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do around campus! The Union and the Dorms put on events for the students. Aggieville is also a great place to go and eat with friends or walk around.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at the Derby Dining Complex aka the Derb. They have flexible hours and have an array of items on the menu to choose from. The staff is also very friendly and excited to serve you.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in a four-person suite in the dorms. I knew my roomates before and I am having a blast living in the dorms. It is extremely safe and the staff is always willing to help.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes and professors are all extremely engaging and well qualified for the classes they are teaching. Classes are difficult, but Kansas State offers so many helpful resources. Free tutoring is something that a lot of my friends and I have taken advantage of.

    Tips for prospective students

    If a student is nervous or worried about moving away from home, Kansas State is definitely a place to consider. Everyone is smiling and willing to help if you have any questions or problems.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is an extremely friendly and family based college. I am enjoying my classes and the sense of community at this university. I would give it a very high rating in all aspects of this college and the town of Manhattan.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is big but I always feel safe walking around it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs at Kansas State University. Anything you are interested in there is a club for it. There is a skydiving club, country swing dance club, archery club, and lots more.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students interested in Agriculture, Business, and many more!

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think you get your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    There is a hill in Manhattan called Manhattan Hill that overlooks the town of Manhattan, you can go up there and have a nice picnic or just walk on the nature trails up there. There is also Pillsbury Crossing which is a limestone shelf that you can drive over that crosses a creek. There you can go swimming, hiking, or just look at the beautiful scenery. Also, there are so many clubs to get involved in and they always have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    Derby Dining center is a nationally ranked dining center when it comes to colleges and I can see why. Their food is wonderful and healthy. They truly do put passion into their meals because I have never not liked a meal at derby dining center.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in Haymaker and the dorm life is awesome! You meet so many new people and find so much stuff to keep you busy. The dining center's food is delicious and they always have so many options to choose from. I don't regret living in the dorms at all.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone that I know at K-State are concerned about their grades and strive for excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for all of the scholarships you are eligible for and don't give up on your dreams. K-state has so much to offer so explore your options and find what you truly have a passion for.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 Kansas State University is definitely a ten! All of the professors want to truly know you and help you with anything they can. The atmosphere is just amazing and there are so many great people.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many cops available all around campus to make you feel safe. As well as blue lights all over in the parking lot and other areas on campus that give you access to call for help.

    Greek Life

    I am no apart of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are all amazing and so many to choose from and to oget involved in!

    What to do for fun

    I liek to volunteer at the zoo and do things with my club.

    Food and Dining

    I currently work at one of the dining halls here at Kansas State Univeristy. I know we take a lot of time and effort in making and preparing the food for the students that live on and off of campus with meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I actually didn't live in the dorms but like anything it can have it's difficulties. From all the other people I have made friends with i've learned they all like it and have made a ton of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The only issues I personally have had so far would be adjusting to the way they teach compared to when I was in High School. It is a lot to adjust to and takes time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, don't be scared you won't fit in. The clubs are amazing and you make great friends. Volunteer!! it is another way to meet people and to get involved in Manhattan.

    In three sentences

    Great school, especially for students who want to be very active in clubs. A lot of great opportunities to meet people as well as get involved. I just started there this fall and already am in clubs and making friends.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a section of town called Aggieville with most of the bars and clubs, there is also a mall and a zoo.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a meal plan, but the food I have tasted in dining hall is pretty good. There are plenty of restaurants, cafe and fast food options on campus; including a dairy bar with campus made ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, but the on campus apartments are nice, though they are expensive and a little isolating.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but emphasis is on learning, not grades. Professors as a whole are eager to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships: classes can be expensive, especially for out of state or international students. If you don't have a mode of transportation, find someone who does, the city is small, but spread out and difficult to get around without a bike or vehicle.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is full of knowledgeable professors who love what they do. They are always striving for excellence and help students to know what to expect in the world outside academia. The University is well loved by its community full of friendly people.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities to do on and off campus for fun. The union offers events every friday night such as laser tag paintball. There is almost always a sporting event to go to whether it be football, basketball, volleyball, or baseball. A lot of students go sit on Manhattan hill and enjoy the view while reading or just hanging out. Our sororities and fraternities offer fun activities through out the year that all raise great money for amazing charities.

    Food and Dining

    Kramer, Derby, and Vanzile are the three dinning halls here on campus. They all serve about the same meals every night. As an added bonus all dinning halls put on special dinners throughout the year such as; thanksgiving dinner, christmas dinner, spring dinner, and much more. On the down side all dinning halls are closed on sunday evenings, which means no sunday dinner, but don't worry many local restaurants deliver!

    Dorm Life

    Kansas State has 9 residence hall total 2 of which are all female, the remaining 7 are coed by wing, floor, or room. Dorm life is great you will get the opportunity to meet some really amazing friends. Many students keep their dorm door open to be more inviting, this is a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are amazing! If you are concerned that the difficulty level will not be advanced enough talk with your advisor and they can look over your high school transcript, ACT, and SAT scores to guide you in the right direction. However, if you feel that the classes might be too challenging you can ask your advisor about freshman seminar classes. These classes are limited to 30 students to help you receive more one on one with the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in Kansas State I highly recommend that you come and visit campus. While you're on campus if you have any questions I encourage you to ask students you see on campus as opposed to your tour guide. This way you can see how helpful and polite our campus is and I believe you learn more from current students rather than your tour guide.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is an amazing school! The atmosphere is incredibly enticing. The faculty and student body are beyond helpful and considerate.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have these little safe spots around campus that, if for any reason in the middle of the night/day, you can press the button and someone is there to help you. Campus police are always everywhere, however, they keep quiet unless you need them, so it isnt overwhelming. And the parties dont get too crazy. So, if you dont like that kind of stuff, it stays out of your sight.

    Greek Life

    I honestly dont know much, i am not in a sorority.. However, i have several friends in them, and they absolutely love it. None of them are leaving the sorority or frat next year. They even have a volunteering fraternity, which is co-ed!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is just about anything to suit everyone. And if there isnt, all it takes if 4 students with a common goal!

    Great for these types of students

    Hmm.. There are religious groups for the people interested in praising, and academic groups for those of us nerds. And PLENTY of interest groups. (ie. Harry Potter, Magic: The Gathering, Swimming, Archery..)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PIZZA SHUTTLE!! You HAVE to buy a pizza and drop it. Thats right, drop it. (Its so greasy, the layer of grease comes off, but its sooooo tasty.. Ans homemade.)

    Bang for the buck

    As unhappy as i am going broke for college, it is so worth it. The education and experience you gain here is phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    Oh goodness.. So many choices. Manhattan has so many places to explore, and there are several parks to go camping or just be active outside. The movie theater is cheap. Campus ALWAYS has different activities to participate in. And the Rec center is fun for swimming and other sports!

    Food and Dining

    Like i mentioned, the food is good. We also got spoiled when it came to dining.. We got the entire Student Union! The restaurants in there are wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    There are some noise problems, however, if you do your best to make it a good experience, get along with your roommate and RA's, then it will be more than enjoyable. The food here at Kramer and the Derb is great, too!

    Academic Rigor

    Being in the architecture program, you get little to no sleep. Classes are upbeat and very kinetic, so you really appreciate a breather when you get one. However, through all of it, it is more than worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT overdo the college experience. You are here to learn, not kill your brain cells! Attend classes, and introduce yourself to the professors! Because that effort makes a difference to your grades. Also, be proactive. Get involved in sports, activities, or even religious groups.

    In three sentences

    I wouldnt give this college anything but an A+. My education means everything to not just myself, but the professors, advisers, and my peers. Everything is a team effort; no matter what youre going through, someone is willing to help.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Aggieville! KSU Challenge Course Pilsbury Crossing Dog Park Call Hall Ice Cream

    Food and Dining

    The food is sooooo good!! Tons of options and delicious! Everything is made from scratch.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a suite and loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    Although the basic classes are pretty easy once you get into your major they are really great at challenging you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit and check out the campus. Not only is it gorgeous, it also has the friendliest students you will ever meet. My first day visiting I had ten people come up to me to ask where I needed to go. (I guess I looked lost!)

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a wonderful school filled with tons of school pride, great teachers, and friendly students. The small-town feel in a big city instantly makes it feel like home. Should be your #1 choice for college!

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do with socializing on the weekends and even things during the week. there are deals at a lot of places depending on the day of the week. you just have to check it out

    Food and Dining

    I ate at the derby complex and it was pretty good food with good variety.

    Dorm Life

    I loved being the dorms. But my dorm floor was much more open than most i think. Just keep your door open and people will come peek in

    Academic Rigor

    Its pretty difficult. There is a lot of ways to get help though with a free tutoring center on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with credits from high school. Take AP classes and get ahead in any way you can. its likely you will change you major so be prepared.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome school and I love being here. It has a great community and great programs for students to get involved in and get a great education while having fun with lots to do.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety lights and buttons all over campus that will alert authorities in the event of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    We have one of the best Greek systems in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing more fun than football and basketball games!

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is the best school for me. While college was a hard adjustment, I felt very supported by my professors.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    K-state is right by an army base and there are many people from the army walking around so it feels safer.

    Greek Life

    I have not got into the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each Major offers a few different clubs that you can get into to get more experience for your feed by taking field trips or just meeting people that are already in your field of study.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for anyone that wants a big campus but not a huge town to go with it. Great for business, Engineers, and Ag students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football games are fun.

    Bang for the buck

    K-state offers a lot of opportunities and great schooling and it doesn't cost as much as a lot of other Universities.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus activities set up by the school as well as shopping malls, skating rings close by, and Aggie Vill is a great place to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    They have excellent friendly cooks that serve a variety of great food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms mostly nice four person sweets.

    Academic Rigor

    At K-State they try teaching you everything you need to know to succeed in the job market and what to expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend extra activities and stay involved.

    In three sentences

    K-State is a good sized school that works hard to have activities for the students. Their business program offers a unique program that allows you to learn real life problems.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in Aviation

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple events to do on campus or off campus that are held by K-State. There is also a recreation center that has games and a work-out area that is free (opposed to Manhattan's).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep track of important dates and get involved in campus activities.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University (at Salina) is a wonderful campus combined with an equal learning opportunity, even if your not planning to major in aviation. While having some aspects of a larger, big 12 college, K-State at Salina still maintains the key components of a small campus: classes of appx. 30, personable professors, and people you know. Overall, K-State at Salina is a great choice for college.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join as well as volunteering opportunities and intramural sports to take a part of. There is always something fun to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great environment to learn and meet new people. The dorms are extremely welcoming and the campus is large enough yet small enough to take your time walking to classes and relax along the way. Professors and upperclassmen are extremely helpful in assisting you with any sort of questions you may have to ask.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is an amazing school that has an amazing environment for any incoming freshman with the idea for any degree. It's the perfect mixture of fun and academic achievement where students get pushed to their limits yet are not always isolated inside of the library studying. All of the upperclassmen as well as the professors are astoundingly helpful and willing to work with any incoming students whether they be a freshman, transfer, or foreign exchange student to adapt to the environment and help with their studies.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a variety of different safety units provided by KSU including a campus police, a late-night safe transportation service, and many other things to ensure the safety of all students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kansas State has hundreds and hundreds of student organizations and extra-curricular activities that every student hopes and dreams for. Also, if they don't have what you are looking for, you can create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is looking for a solid education while having a fun and friendly campus experience should consider attending KSU!

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State has an awesome environment and also is surrounded by fun places that are off of campus! However, on campus there are several cheap, or free, things to do. Also, tuition is reasonable and fairly inexpensive compared to other colleges around the country.

    What to do for fun

    Kansas State has a ropes course, a recreation complex, several athletics events to attend, and hundreds upon hundreds of student organizations that you are able to participate in! That is, if classes do not win you over! :)

    Food and Dining

    The Dining services at KSU are tremendous! The Derby Dining Center works miracles on your appetite! They cook several different types of meals each day including consistent things such as pizza and sandwiches in case you do not want to eat what they have to offer on the classic menu.

    Dorm Life

    As I mentioned, the dorms are a great experience for the first year and will get you involved in the social aspect of college life and extra-curricular activities. However, after a year the dorm experience becomes a bit expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Kansas State are very organized and not incredibly hard but will occasionally challenge you to study quite a bit. However, most classes you can get by with just a little studying here and there.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering applying to Kansas State University, I would suggest living in the dorms for the first year and then living off campus but close by afterwards. Living in the dorms for your first year will ensure that you become involved socially and will open you up to several on-campus experiences. However, the dorms are a bit expensive so finding an apartment afterwards will definitely be a good option afterwards.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has very cooperative and typically clear and concise professors that are devoted to teaching proper subject material to their students. Kansas State University has an outstanding campus and the student life includes amazing extra-curricular experiences and friendly people everywhere along with well organized classes. This college was my first choice and I would recommend it to anyone who is considering to submit an application.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Girls just shouldn't walk around on campus alone after like 1 a.m.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The wabash cannonball is great fun. The great room in Hale library.

    Bang for the buck

    A great value, especially for in-state students. Comparatively great value.

    What to do for fun

    Study in groups. Go to Pillsbury. Stargaze. Hang out in the dorms. Play sports. Watch movies in the lobby. Go to the sports events.

    Food and Dining

    The Derby Dining center is incredibly delicious. Kramer is good as well, but I doubt many college dining plans could beat that of the Derb

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic. The people are great. If you invest in the people in your dorm, you will make some of the best friends of your life. Spend time and be open to getting to know people. Definitely eat with your floor and talk with people you think you might get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging, but if you apply yourself you will be fine. Spend more time studying than you ever did in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to pick a major before you get here. It is definitely a good option to come in undeclared and take some classes which you might be interested in. I thought that I might want to major in psychology, but after one semester taking a psych course, I realized this was not the case.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is fantastic. I love the people here and the community that we share. Our academics and our sports teams are both incredibly great.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Football! :D I'm a great Wildcats fan in every sport, but i love to watch their football team the most!

    Food and Dining

    Again, I wouldn't know very much about this because i am still researching this school, but I'm sure there is everything any person would need or want there! (:

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know much about college dorm life here, but i can only imagine that it would be just as awesome as the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never heard anyone say, I have no clue what i just learned, or, I never learned anything there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for their majors, they have a more specific one for you! (:

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing in every aspect, I have not seen one flaw. When I lived Kansas, I wanted to go there, as I now live in Colorado, it is still a top pick for me. They have a great campus and they also have a huge diversity.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Located throughout campus are blue lights that, when pushed, send an alert to campus police. An officer will come to your location and will escort you to your final destination. Students can also call the campus police to ask to be escorted up to 4 blocks off of campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Community plays a big role on campus. Many of the volunteers for events and many service events are held by Greek organizations. There is a strong bond between Greek Houses and events throughout the school year to help the community grow stronger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 30 clubs and competition teams and over 400 campus organizations at Kansas State. If there is not an organization that you want to be apart of, a student may start on by having a sponsor and 2 people who want to be in the group.

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State appeals to every type of student. With such a wide variety in programs offered, such as engineering, architecture, fashion design, milling science, and the arts, a student can easily find a niche. There are also places on campus to allow the students to continue doing what they love while meeting new people like playing ball at Old Stadium or playing water polo at the Natatorium.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most well-known tradition at K-State is the Wabash Cannonball. It is something that fans do at almost every sporting event and helps get the crowd pumped up. It is, in a way, something that unites current students with the alumni in a way other than The Wildcat Victory and The Alma Mater.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending any college can be financially hard; however, Kansas State University has some great perks that not many schools can offer. Manhattan, Kansas is in the middle of the Flint Hills without any major city close by (Topeka is about an hour away). It has the Mid-West charm and the citizens of Manhattan are some of the friendliest around; they are always there to help. Many consider it a mini oasis. The campus offers many places for students to go outside of the classroom setting. The Student Union has places to eat, a ballroom to hold events, a bowling alley with billiards, and a movie theater on the weekends. For the physical activities there is a recreational center which includes a rock wall, weight rooms, cardio rooms, and gym spaces. The Natatorium is also open to offer swimming lanes, diving boards, a pool for water polo. Outside there are baseball fields and soccer fields, along with an old football stadium that is open to all for any sport that would rather be on turf instead of grass.

    What to do for fun

    Manhattan offers many hiking/biking trails throughout the city. Tuttle Lake is nearby with camp sites and water activities. The Student Union Programming Council holds events for students, such as movies every weekend, bowling, concerts, and carnivals. The campus life is big in supporting the Athletics Department with 12 collegiate teams.

    Food and Dining

    The campus does as great job of offering students food options. The residence halls have dining attached to them and serve every meal except Sunday dinner. There are small restaurants in the Student Union and a strip of restaurants just off of campus, for a little get-away, called Aggieville.

    Dorm Life

    Good sized rooms with different living options: single, two-person, three-person, and four-person. There are also options for suits or community bathrooms. The Residence Assistants are there to help students in the dorms to create a sense of community. They also help as being mentors for new students adjust to college life.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State requires students to take classes in different areas of study so the students will be well-rounded in their knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus during the Academic school year and talk to current K-State students.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is one of the best universities. There are many changes currently going on to help get the university in the Top 50 Research Schools in the United States. It offers a wide variety of majors and minors with a faculty that is there to help you achieve your goals.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are so many safety precautions in place; even at 3:00 in the morning I feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of the Greek system but everyone who is involved seems to love it. All of the organizations seem to have a good reputation and are very involved with different campus activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 300 different clubs and student organizations. Seriously, there's a program for just about anything. But if you find something that doesn't exist, you can start a club easily on your own!

    Great for these types of students

    There's something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wabash! It's one of the school's main pep songs, and probably the most recognized theme besides the fight song. It involves simply rocking back and forth while the band plays. It came about when the music department burned down sometime in the 1900s and the only piece that survived was The Wabash Cannonball. Since there was football game the next night and there was no other music, Wabash was the only song the band played at that game - and the crowd loved it! It's now a great tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to other universities, K-State is really pretty cheap. We also have amazing financial aid opportunities! There is a scholarship for nearly everyone. The amazing memories you will make at this great school are worth millions, but luckily you will never have to pay that much!

    What to do for fun

    There are literally hundreds of possibilities! Aggieville is a huge highlight because it is right next to campus, but there are also tons of school sponsored activities. The Union is really great about sponsoring different, safe, fun activities for students.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of delicious food, but there is very little fresh fruit.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! I have made some amazing friends, and our floor is truly a family. We eat nearly every meal together, not because we have to, but because we want to! We do many activities together, and everyone gets along really well!

    Academic Rigor

    As with most colleges, each major is different. Architecture, music, and engineering have a reputation for having the most difficult classes because they require a lot of projects and sometimes complicated subject matter. But, for the most part, general education classes are really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time well! In college there are thousands of opportunities and it is easy to let responsibilities slip through the cracks. However, if you can manage your time well, you will have a variety of wonderful experience.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love K-State! We are truly one big, purple family; everyone is here to support one another and help you become a success. There is a perfect balance of extracurricular activities and academics.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe at all times of day. It is well lit at night and there are emergency buttons everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Each house is well rounded. Greek life is a big thing at KSU, so I would really recommend everyone at least try it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs you can join. They have so many clubs for each major and even some random ones, like a skydiving club.

    Great for these types of students

    KSU is a huge agriculture school. There are also lots of architecture and interior design students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the library there is a room called the Great Room, but we all call it the Harry Potter Room because it looks like a room from the Harry Potter movies.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but most universities. I guarantee you will have the time of your life, while receiving a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There are many classes to take at the awesome rec center if you're looking for some exercise. You can also make your way down to Aggieville for many things to do like eating and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There aren't very many healthy choices and it is expensive, but what college dining center isn't?

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and very fun! There are so many activities that each floor does together. The staff of each and every dorm is awesome as well!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are challenging, but that's part of what helps all the students learn so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and ask questions. It may be intimidating, but all of the professors are very approachable.

    In three sentences

    KSU is known for being the friendliest campus on earth and I will back that up 100%. All the professors and students are truly there to help. They also give an awesome education here!

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit. Campus security can be seen patrolling and helping where needed, day and night. But most importantly, everyone is just nice, if you need help you can ask anyone in earshot and they'll come running.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite literally THOUSANDS of groups and clubs on campus. It's mind-boggling, there is a group for any niche of people. And if one doesn't exist it's easy enough to start one up, but look first because it's probably already there.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State is a little pricey. But if you qualify for in-state tuition then it's easily managed. Plus the financial aid department is always more than willing to help those who need it.

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus and cook my own food daily, but I have taken advantage of the holiday meals on campus. If they have any relation to normal days' food, then it's restaurant quality.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student, so I can't speak on personal experience in this category. But, everyone I have spoked with raves about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State University offers classes that are challenging enough to keep your brain juices flowing. However, they don't go so far as to make the learning process unnecessarily stressful.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is pretty amazing place to go to school. The environment promotes healthy, happy student life. And the academic opportunities are too numerous for one student to take advantage of in three lifetimes.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For the 21-and-overs, Manhattan's Aggieville is a must-see. This mini oasis of bars and restaurants simply requires good times and laughter. Now if you are like me, and 19, do not be discouraged, there is still some Aggieville leftover for us. So Long Saloon may have the best burgers ever, not to mention their famous cheese dip. Also KSU has its own small zoo which offers volunteering opportunities if not just viewing pleasure. Oh, did I mention we have a lake? Yep, we have Tuttle Creek Lake. Manmade, yes; waste of time, not on your life. It's absolutely beautiful out there. And lastly, do not forget that KSU is a D1 sports school.

    Food and Dining

    I hear some pretty awesome things about our dining complexes which are attached to the dorms. Also the food court in the KSU Student Union offers many choices from healthy Naked Pear Cafe to good ole Taco Bell. Also, being an Agricultural school, we have a campus butcher who is FANTASTIC, so if you like great steak or hamburger head to Call Hall.

    Dorm Life

    Though I do not live in the dorms, I hear great things. There are many options on sizes of rooms and price points; and our food complexes and union food station are legendary!

    Academic Rigor

    There are many academic programs at this university that are esteemed country wide. Our veterinary, biology, physics, and communications divisions are all amazing. However, the best thing about this school, is no matter the subject, your teacher will be great. Classes are exciting as Kansas State is one of the first schools to integrate new forms of teaching and interacting with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try something new; I know that sounds overused and simplistic, but Kansas State offers a new student countless chances to find their way and begin their life as an adult. Don't be afraid to try something for no other reason but that you want to.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a fantastic place. Our school, here in Manhattan, Kansas, offers an experience like no other, with a true sense of community. The opportunities are endless, and the people are awesome; it is as easy as that.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many options for things to do and community involvement.

    Great for these types of students

    Students from all walks of life, it is a good idea to get comfortable with walking, because you will do a lot of it.

    What to do for fun

    Join a social group on campus, it is very diverse.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be a good idea to get involved in campus events and volunteer on campus.

    In three sentences

    The staff and employees on the campus are very friendly. The campus is large but everything is very accessible by walking or shuttle. Things can be overwhelming but there is a good support system in place.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe and secure on and off campus. I park my vehicle at faternity parking lot and it has been secure.

    Greek Life

    AGR as a freshman was an excellent housing choice for me. Comradery with a great group of outstanding individuals with the same degree interests as mine as proven to be very beneficial. I would recommend to anyone going into agriculture.

    Clubs and Activities

    KSU offers many types of activities and clubs for a college students interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First down! Wildcat football

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't go anywhere else for my education. 4 out of 5. College costs are expensive everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Wildcat football, basketball, bowling, open gym time, clubs,you name we've got it at KSU. If you are not busy, it is by your own doing.

    Food and Dining

    Meals at the dining room and also at the AGR house are very good. Great selection.

    Dorm Life

    Cannot rate dorm life because as a freshman entered AGR.

    Academic Rigor

    Stellar ag dept. Professors are knowledgeable, engaging, and helpful. Really enjoy learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit our Wildcat hospitality; enjoy historical limestone architecture, outstanding sports program, top notch agriculture and animal divisions as well as education, arts and many other degree opportunities. Come to work hard, get involved and to have fun.

    In three sentences

    My home away from home.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have safe ride which is a bus that will drive you around. We also have light poles with a blue light that are actually to call police.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The wabash is the dance we do at the football games.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas state gives a great education for the same price as many out of states in state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are many activities through the dorms. Some people are envolved in the greek life here. Also you can go to football games and basketball games. We have a great new recreation center for lifting weights, rock climbing, and even racketball.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls one is known as kramer the other one is called the derby dining center. The Derby is very large and you have a great choice from burritos to stur fry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, you get to meet a lot of people and potential friends. There's always activities and people to keep you occupied and integrated with other students. The restrooms and showers are cleaned everyday so the place is very well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas state has many majors that are top ten.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its okay to not know what you want to get into. Kansas state has everything you need to become who you want to be in your future.

    In three sentences

    A very student friendly campus based around a feeling of family. Great teachers and facilities. And all around great school to go to.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aggieville is where everyone likes to go and hangout as far as the night life. The Student Union is where students like to hang on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for a tutor at the first sign of trouble in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a fantastic school, across the board! The atmosphere is amazing, with friendly people everywhere you turn. There are so many student organizations to get involved in.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wabash Cannonball

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do on campus like movies and bowling which are super cheap at the union as well as around town, like Aggieville. Don't forget some of the beautiful sights to take in like Manhattan Hill and the Konza. Plus there is a movie theatre and a mall close by!

    Food and Dining

    The cookies are to die for!

    Dorm Life

    My RA's definitely made my dorm experience the best ever. We did things like Insanity and Zumba nights, and pizza and ice cream nights. We even had a murder mystery party!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are tons of scholarships offered through K-State. Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with small-town feel and definite sense of community and pride across the campus. There are tons of resources for college students to use including technology, a great library, tutoring, counseling, and more. You aren't just a number the professors genuinely care about you and want you to succeed.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe, they have blue buttons all over campus if you need someone to walk somewhere with you, they have a safe-ride program, and promote campus saftey everywhere!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 400

    Great for these types of students

    All - anything from graphic design to agriculture.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive college, but KSU grads get jobs!

    What to do for fun

    There's over 400 clubs and organizations you can join, also there's places like Manhattan Hill, Tuttle Creek Shooting Park, and more!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices and very good food!

    Dorm Life

    Great place to meet great people! First year students, this is a must!

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough, but extremely do-able!

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Stay organized. 2) Get involved 3) Find a great friend in your major!

    In three sentences

    I give it a 5 out of 5. The teachers, students, and others here are wonderful! All kinds of help and awesome opprotunities!

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always a campus police car roaming through campus to make sure that everything is going okay.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for pretty much everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, Fun, and open to new experiences.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the recreation complex, they have games in all the residence halls, there is a mall, the Student Union always has events going on, and sports games are always fun to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great. They always have a variety of foods to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Great. Everyone is so friendly. My roommate match was very nice. Me and her have a lot in common and get along great.

    Academic Rigor

    All my classes are great. The professors really try to help and make sure that students learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to have fun and get involved.

    In three sentences

    The people are friendly. The students have loads of spirit. The campus is lovely.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Among the top 10 in the nation.

    Great for these types of students

    -Friendly -Outgoing -Smart -Talented

    What to do for fun

    Visit Aggieville. Attend football games. Any sporting event really. See a show or go to a concert.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus! Attend junior/senior days and get to talk to the students that go there now!

    In three sentences

    K-State has a great, friendly environment. From football games to great food in Aggieville, there is never a dull moment in Manhattan. The school is among the top in the nation; what more do you want?

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten there once but it was great! Many options and endless soft serve ice cream!!

    Academic Rigor

    Like most University's, there is lots of homework but it's duable to get an A if you find a way to make the class apply to your life and you stay on top of the reading before class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry too much about what you'll study, just pick things that interest you and get involved. Also if you do know what degree you want, make sure you are ontop of getting the classes you need, because the counselors wont be too concerned about you wasting time in classes that don't apply to your major.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a great University! It's full of many ways to get involved and there is always a chance to be apart of a community. If you don't know what major you'd like, thats okay because the school has many ways to figure more out more of what you like.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Between the blue buttons, KSU PD, a walking service for those who are frightened to walk back to their cars at night, and SafeRide that picks up students who don't feel safe or are unable to drive back home during the weekends.

    Greek Life

    over 30 Greek Life Houses makes rush week a busy one for KSU students. A sorority or fraternity for every need and every personality. Perfect for out-of-staters who want to get connected right off the bat.

    Clubs and Activities

    100s of clubs. Too many to list!! We have fairs multiple times a year to get people interested and involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Our school is based on the Agriculture side, but I came to K-State for Theatre. We have great programs and are ranked highly in many of them. Everyone can find a place to belong here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wabash Cannonball is a known song/dance for sporting events. It is infamous do to its story. Originally Nichols Hall was the Music building until it burnt down. There was only one piece of music that remained in tact for the band to play, and thus a tradition was born.

    What to do for fun

    Manhattan has lots of hills and outdoor space like the Konza Prarie to go for bike rides and hikes or just to enjoy the open air. As you get into your later years at KSU, Aggieville is a strip of local restaurants and bars that offer a fun place to hang out on the weekends and offer many food and drink specials throughout the week. K-State is known for our nearly undefeated football team and our strong basketball team. When it gets snowy it is fun to borrow dining center trays and us them as sleds. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants, and it is a quick drive to many other places in Kansas for a weekend getaway.

    Food and Dining

    KSU has three dining centers I ate at the Derby Complex or The Derb 4 halls fed into it and were all connected through the basement, this means even on snow days you don't have to go outside to get food! The food is ranked highly for quality, portions, and nutrition. It isn't my favorite varieties, but for the Midwest population we attract, it has options that most people are used to.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the Residence Halls was the most fun two years I have ever had. Between the Hall governing board and working at the front desk it was easy to become involved in the Hall. The RA's plan cool programs and events that often involved free food or doing something fun or that you'd never done before. It is a controlled setting to be crazy, and make some really great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, especially in the transition from high school, but it is nice to be able to set your own schedule and sleep in when you want. They claim that you need to study 3 hours per hour of the class you take so for a 3 hour class you need to study 9 hours a week for that class. But if you take anything above 12 hours this is next to impossible. Some majors will be more time consuming than others. Family Studies and Business are less and Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design are more time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected! Don't wait too long to make friends, and to get involved in things happening on campus. There are always free events to attend. Learn how to study! Most undergrad students come out of a high school that doesn't focus on study skills, take advantage of the many tutoring groups and if you get overwhelmed Counseling Services are very relaxed and the first 4 sessions are free. Live on Campus! this is the quickest way to make friends, and you have an automatic support system, you're Resident Assistant (RA) is a great resource to use.

    In three sentences

    KSU is a very welcoming campus with tons of clubs and extra curricular activities. The Students have a huge impact on what happens on campus. I have never felt out of place, and despite my desire to move away from Kansas I will always pride myself in getting my undergraduate degree in Wildcat Country.

  • 02/25/2013

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    Great for these types of students

    this college is great for students who like big schools and love school spirit. K-state has great athletics as well.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    no problems what so ever, and I am usually walking back very late at night! always use the buddy system tho!

    Greek Life

    it looks like fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    leadership, anything that is within your department, church

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    wabashing!

    Bang for the buck

    save up! college is expensive

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is just down the street!

    Food and Dining

    Nothing can beat home cooking, but the dinning centers do a good job with the food!

    Dorm Life

    Friendly and fun atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the architecture program so I would say my studies are extremely challenging and exhausting at times. But this program is ranked 5th in the nation so it has to be. Well worth it though for a bright future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with clubs, sports, or church groups. It is a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a beautiful campus filled with the most friendly people. Having a great connection with the local town, it feels like home. I feel like I am getting a great education here at KState.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    K-State takes extensive measures to make sure all their students are safe, from services like Wildcat Walk (where someone walks you to your destination to make sure you arrive safely), to SafeRide (for late nights when you need a safe way to make it home), Kansas State University takes care of their students.

    Greek Life

    New Fraternities and Sororities created constantly, and very interactive people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 diverse clubs all across campus! Plus, if they don't have that club, create it yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for Greek Life. Someone who likes to watch good sports teams ranging from Football, to Hockey, to Rowing, K-State is known for their wonderful sports. Great for people that want to meet new people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you come to Kansas State University, be sure to attend at least one sporting event and participate in the Wabash Cannonball!

    Bang for the buck

    Although campus is a little pricey, the experience you will receive is PRICELESS.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 300 clubs, ranging from bowling club, to swing and salsa club, to multiple religious youth groups that go on exciting trips throughout the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining areas are exquisite. Better food than I eat at home!

    Dorm Life

    There are multiple dorms on campus, all close to the heart of campus, and each is very close to 1 of the 3 dining halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Very Strong! Even in sorority life, GPA is extremely important no matter what you're into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Open-Minded. This campus has opportunities for every type of person!

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a well-rounded university. Whether a student is into playing or watching sports, performance arts, or even the excellent Engineering Program, KSU has it all. On top of all that, this year the Wildcats made it to NUMBER 1 IN THE BIG 12!

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Let me give you some advice you can definitely do better and protect your possessions

    Greek Life

    I would not recommended that is all. Trust me is a waste of time

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list it depends the significance and value to the student

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas state residents, recent high school graduates students with parents that pay all their tuition

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as I am concern I did not observe any

    Bang for the buck

    If the person can afford the outrageous out of state tuition then yes if not just a traditional college student with middle class parents than no! I learn that the hard way

    What to do for fun

    depends on your location if you are going to stay in one of the main four residence halls there is always some kind of program or resident life coordinator activity happening. There is the REC which is free for all enrolled students

    Tips for prospective students

    bring a parka the temp can rise high in the fall through winter make for certain you bring plenty of cash for off campus activities and home games for residents just study go to class sleep eat breakfast and study some more.

    In three sentences

    it is not for out of state or exchange students I would suggest living off campus It has a high tolerance of tobacco cigarettes near residence halls

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The K-State campus has their own separate police force, and the campus is very well lit at night. I have always felt safe while on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are looking for a club, they probably have it. If they dont, then just get four friends to join you. it only takes five people to register as an official K-State club, and you can receive funding for events from the student government.

    Great for these types of students

    There are cluster floors for people with pets,and for people with similar majors if you would like to be with people similar to you..

    Bang for the buck

    The union has pool tables that can be rented out for about 2$ an hour. and relatively new movies for 3$ on the weekend.

    What to do for fun

    The student union has cheap movies on the weekends, and pool, bowling, darts, and an arcade open every day. There is also fun to be had partying in Aggieville. While you are there make sure to go to a couple of Football and Basketball games. Sitting in the student section is a ton of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food is decent considering that usually it is students that are preparing it. There are plenty of options for every meal as well as considerations made for those with allergies or who are vegetarian. If you want something else, then Aggieville is relatively close by.

    Dorm Life

    If you want to meet people then just leave you door open, hang out or study in the floor lobby's, and go to the floor dinners. there are plenty of friendly people at K-State

    Academic Rigor

    While the major you choose may change things, the majority of the gen ed classes I have taken have had some part that made them somewhat hard and or require a decent amount of work. Luckily, there are plenty of groups outside of class that can help with reviewing for tests, homework, and making sure you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay a little attention to the sidewalk. Lots of student groups advertise events and activities in chalk on the sidewalk.

    In three sentences

    K-State is a student focused school with tons of degree options, and plenty of help to get you through the degree programs. The dorms are nice, and the food is decent. The best part though, is that somehow, the K-State student body and faculty both are filled with awesome people.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Kansas State University is absolutely amazing. There is a phone number for a Safe-Ride, where a police officer will swiftly pick you up and take you where you need to go if you do not feel safe. Similarly, if you are walking somewhere on campus at night, there is a phone number you can call so that a police officer will actually come and walk with you. I truly feel safe here at Kansas State University, which allows a more fruitful college experience.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of the Greek life here at Kansas State University, but my girlfriend and several of my friends are. Similar to the dorm life, it is a great way to meet people and create friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs and activities are available for students searching to continue their past loves. My personal favorite club is the paintball club here at Kansas State University. If you enjoy doing something, I guarantee you we have a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone with a true desire to learn, live, laugh, and love. It offers an experience everyone is searching for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aggieville is somewhat of a legendary place in Kansas. It offers and immaculate evening atmosphere in the temperate Manhattan weather. It is truly something you have to experience to believe. Of course Bill Snyder Family Stadium is another thing to experience on game day. The football team and marching band are both nationally renowned exemplary performers.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the greatest joys of my life have come at Kansas State University. Crazy football and basketball games are a whole day ordeal with tailgating and celebrating. I think that's what people look for in a college, unforgettable life experiences to cherish for the rest of your life when you get out and sadly have to be a responsible adult.

    What to do for fun

    Manhattan, Kansas is a beautiful town with mostly agreeable weather. Get out and barbecue, play whatever sport your heart desires, attend football games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, truly the options are endless. Aggieville provides an experience to see for yourself, with numerous restaurants and bars all bunched together in a cluster of college mayhem.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Kansas State University is unparalleled. Delicious and healthy food options are a huge bonus for weary college students with no cooking skills, such as myself.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet people, and Kansas State University does the dorm life right. However, you will eventually want your own house or apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses and exceptional teachers are the perfect combination for a rigorous and enjoyable learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Those that know what they want to learn, great! There is a very good chance Kansas State University has an outstanding program in your desired field. For the vast majority, however, it is completely normal to have questionable future. Keep your options open for the first few semesters, and observe what classes give you the desire to learn more than is required. This is where you will find a happy life.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University offers an intellectually and culturally diverse learning experience in beautiful Manhattan, Kansas. Along with an amazing campus, students are kept busy with hundreds of extra curricular activities and a plethora of outstanding NCAA sports programs. Kansas State University is a great place to learn, live, and ultimately grow into a model citizen.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus activities, such as movies, plays, guest speakers, and of course parties, and aggieville.

    Food and Dining

    Dining gives you a lot of options, including the basics like pizza and cheeseburgers.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you live in, each floor can become like one big family, and can make friends you'll have for years.

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes can be very challenging but the professors give you a lot of opportunities to get your grades up, and have office hours to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will definitely go above and beyond all your expectations.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great student atmosphere, with a ton of school spirit. The campus is beautiful. There are many opportunities for students within their major.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe place to be around at all times of the day.

    Greek Life

    Alpha Gamma Rho is a good agricultural professional fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    ATM club is a very good time along with the sporting events.

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas State is worth every penny. I am from out-of-state and the tuition increase I receive is worth it and I wouldn't change a thing.

    What to do for fun

    The sporting events are always a blast and there are a bunch of fun clubs and organizations to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten on campus a few times and every time I have it has been great.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms but have heard it is a pretty good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is challenging as well as enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should get dual credit in high school if possible to be able to jump right into your majors curriculum when you first start to see if you enjoy it or need to switch early.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a fun family based University. You are not just a number in their system. They care about the betterment of your future at Kansas State University.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Personally, I always feel safe on campus. I'm comfortable walking by myself at night, but you can always call Wildcat Walk or Safe Ride. Campus Police are friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Purple Masque Theatre in Old Stadium is haunted by a ghost named Nick.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is right next to campus and it has bars, ice cream, Bluestem Bistro, and The Varsity Truck. It can also be fun to see a movie or leave town and go to Tuttle or Pot 2 (both are lakes nearby).

    Food and Dining

    I've eaten at all the dining halls and they all have there advantages and disadvantages. The food is good and Call Hall ice cream is available every day!

    Dorm Life

    Live in the residence halls your first year. Your RA is a great resource and is there to help you adjust to college life. Residence halls are a great place to meet new people and get involved. Kramer complex is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard. Some are easy. A lot of it depends on your previous knowledge of the subject. For the most part my professors have been willing to help if you need it and reach out to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on campus visits to different places. They are more important than you realize. If you decide to come to K-State, get involved the first few weeks and then you can pick and choose from there what people and organizations you want to commit to.

    In three sentences

    K-State has the most welcoming environment I've ever experience on a college campus. We are a wildcat family. The faculty in my department is willing to help me however they can in order for me to be successful.

  • 06/03/2013

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    Dorm Life

    Same as the academic question I answered. The people whom I know that are attending are liking the dorms. I have stayed in the dorms twice for Oasis (a weekend church event with the college) and they seem really sweet. Pretty standard for a college dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The people that I know who attend are enjoying what they are learning and how they are being taught.

    In three sentences

    I've been here multiple times for research reasons and have also been to the Christian College that is intertwined with KU. I really like the school and wouldn't have to thing about attending if it wasn't so far away from family and friends.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Distance learning

    Food and Dining

    Distance learning

    Dorm Life

    Distance learning

    Tips for prospective students

    None

    In three sentences

    Haven't started yet but those that I have been in contact with have been extremely helpful.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Union is where our food is served. They have a variety of of restaurants to choose from while also incorporating its own salad bar. the dining area is quite spacious and serves to many students as a hang-out spot in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a Dorm. I have a few Friends who did and they say they enjoy it to the fullest. Many good friendships/intimate relationships come from living in dorms. It is a convenient way of meeting people when you are new to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    By word of mouth, the average opinion will be classes are cake. I cannot testify its validity. I am taking three mini term summer courses and it has not been a walk in the park. Luckily, I have amazing professors who love what they do and they make it a little more bearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take this University as a joke, Study hard. Become organized with your time, also stay healthy. Show Respect and it will be reciprocated.

    In three sentences

    This University is heavily Student body orientated which gives off an acceptance to anyone affiliated with the institution. The Campus is the cleanest and prettiest I have seen. Claiming Three BIG 12 Titles (Football, Basketball, Baseball) this past year has shown the humility and pride that the affiliates to this institution portray on a daily basis.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even when I'm walking back to my dorm after being at the library until 2 in the morning, I feel safe taking the 5 minute walk. Even if I don't, there's the Wildcat Walk, where I call a number and a biked campus police officer will walk me to my dorm. Additionally, in order to get into the dorms, you MUST have a student ID. This is to provide students in the hall the utmost best security and safety.

    Greek Life

    I wasn't involved with greek life, so I can not successfully comment on this about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Because of Marching Band, I wasn't really able to get out and do much, but this school does offer a club for any walk of life, about 300 clubs to be exact! Check this website out to see them all! --> http://www.k-state.edu/directories/orgs.html

    Great for these types of students

    K-State is great for open minded students who are always forward thinking and who want to learn. The type of student who likes to work hard, but always make it fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wabash Cannonball, a rocking motion of the fans as the band plays this traditional tune. Call Hall is the dairy bar on campus! Because K-State is the agriculture-based college in the state, we have a place where you can buy fresh Ice Cream, Meats, cheeses and Milk!

    Bang for the buck

    Kansas recently approved a Regents tuition increase and K-State is hiking up 7%, right now a bout $355 per credit hour. The education is good, but the price is starting to burn the wallet a little bit.

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do for fun up in MHK?? You don't even have to leave campus to go enjoy something whether it's a performance in McCain Auditorium, a movie at the union, a Football/Basketball game or go shopping in Aggieville. With Pillsbury Crossing, Milford Lake and the Konza Prarie, there is a gorgeous about of nature around if you're into that! Trust me, there is not a dull moment in Manhattan Kansas!

    Food and Dining

    Just like the dorms, you always have your options! Serving 20 meals per week (not Sunday Dinner) there is a normal breakfast fare of pastries, meats and fruits and juices, just like a hotel breakfast. Lunch offers more variety as in Stir Fry, Mexican, Italian and classics, things you would eat at home. Dinner is just about the same. Don't forget about the unlimited soft drinks, salad bar and dessert bars ;)

    Dorm Life

    Rated among the top 10% in housing in the nation, K-State offers a WIDE variety housing options.3 dorm complexes with their own dining halls (1-4 person rooms with community bathrooms as well as 1-4 person suits with attached bathrooms), scholarship housing, greek houses, apartments, and a new honors house reserved especially for students in the honors program. There is NEVER a dull moment in a hall as each one of them has their own special events and programs that encourages all students to be active and act as a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major! The hardest classes you might take will be the gen eds, the ones that are in the lecture halls. Once you get into the major-specific classes, things will be more easier! Always remember, you can change your major if you don't like it! Be mindful though that even though we advertise that Professors teach classes alot, there are an equal amount of classes taught by Graduate students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn and be prepared to have fun! There is always something to do, see and hear. The tuition is a little pricey but the education is well worth it! K-State is one of the state's top school's as far as value, even though it doesn't look like it $$$ wise.

    In three sentences

    A great place for the open minded! This institution is in a liberal part of Kansas (which is rare in this state) and has a spectacular campus in a beautiful city. All and everyone is welcome!

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is also well lit and there are light poles that have emergency red buttons on them that will immediately send an officer to your location. K-State has there very own campus police division as well as a group of designated drivers and drivers to drive you to your home or dorm in the dark.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of from soccer to skydiving!

    Great for these types of students

    K-State is great for all types of students. For some students K-State's out-of-state tuition is cheaper than their own in-state tuition. K-State also offers a lot of opportunities for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Doing the wabash cannonball at all the football games. Tearing the newspaper and throwing like confetti at all the basketball games. There are lots of neat hangout/study areas on campus as well.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot for your money here at K-State! There are so many things to do and places to go.

    What to do for fun

    Aggieville is right down the street with lots of fun things to do. There is always a concert or guest speaker on campus. They have movies on the lawn, ice cream socials and many other on campus activities. There is also a lot of clubs and organizations to get involved in, as well as sports clubs! Going to games is also a must!

    Food and Dining

    K-State has amazing food! Lots to choose from and it's all hot and fresh whenever you want it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is such a great way to meet people and be involved on campus. The dorms here at K-State are very nice and reasonably priced and none of them are too large and they are all located on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Like every college, you will have to study. Some classes are harder than others but if you get a bad grade, that's on you. There is disabilities support services here if you have a learning disability and tutoring is already part of your tuition so go! As I mentioned earlier, the teachers and advisers are very helpful in your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! Never be afraid to ask questions. Everyone here is so very helpful. Never think that you can't do something. The advisers and teachers here want you to succeed and will help you in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    The best college experience I could have hoped for. I've met some of the most amazing people here and had some of my best experiences here.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Pathways are lit at night and there is even a hotline to call for assistance walking home.

    Greek Life

    Over two dozen fraternities and sororities are available at Kansas State

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and intramurals to join, but if for some reason they don't have what you're looking for, you and some friends can make your own club or team!

    Great for these types of students

    K-State is great for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mascot's identity, Willie Wildcat, is kept a secret; known only by a very select few.

    What to do for fun

    You name it; athletics, intramurals, entertainment, bowling, movies, shopping. K-State and Manhattan has it all.

    Food and Dining

    Arguably one of the best things about K-State are the food choices. The Derby complex has different cuisines available everyday, the Student Union has even more options, and the famous Call Hall ice cream is made fresh in Manhattan every day.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is essential to starting the freshman year off right. You'll meet other students just like you and you can make hundreds of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    K-State classes will push you, but not break you. Also, if you fall behind, free mentoring is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for admission early. Fill out the admission and scholarship application before November 1st and take the ACT before your senior year. Also, visit campus on specialized student days. The campus isn't too big and everyone is very friendly.

    In three sentences

    K-State is an amazing place; the atmosphere around campus and through Manhattan is like no other environment. Everybody is extremely friendly and the campus isn't too large that you will get lost. K-State is the best university around with the small-town feel located in an average-sized city.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Of course I've heard of safety issues on campus, especially with girls. But the truth is as long you're smart and use your resources, KSU is really good about safety. The campus is about a 10-15 minute walk from one side to the other and really well-lit. If you're really nervous campus provides safe-ride if you've been out drinking and safe-walk if you need someone to walk you from one spot to another on campus safely. Both services are completely free and just a phone call away!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in the marching band and pre-vet club. The opportunities both have presented have been great. It was awesome going to the Fiesta Bowl as a Freshman!!!

    Great for these types of students

    KSU is really great for anyone; it's just about finding your niche. Be ready to be surrounded by a lot of school spirit...and I mean A. LOT.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, I really think KSU does a great job helping you find financial aid. Just make sure you ASK for help. Also, don't wait until the last minute.

    Food and Dining

    My dad is in the catering business and I have eaten some nasty cafeteria food. KSU has great meals and there is always something on the menu for everyone, even if it's just pizza or a burger. Plus the holiday meals are fantastic!

    Dorm Life

    Housing and Dining has been the biggest upset for me. The dorms were decent, but the process of getting in is a hassle.

    Academic Rigor

    Class have been really good so far; I've learned a lot. Make sure to ask your academic adviser for advise on which professor to take certain classes from. Also, keep an open line of communication with as many of your professors as possible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. K-State really has a small-town feel, but you have to make the effort to meet people and make those connections!

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kansas State University is a caring and safe university. At all times, there are people and technology devices that are supervising campus. If a student is worried about his/her safety at Kansas State University, he or she should contact university personnel and they will take care of the situation immediately. Kansas State University is truly dedicated to providing a safe environment for their students.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a numerous amount of clubs and activities at Kansas State University. All students are sure to find a club or activity that they would like to belong to or participate in. A numerous amount of interests and majors are addressed throughout the different clubs and activities. All students are sure to find a place at this university. Along with some terms, any student is able to develop their own club or activity. These clubs and activities make a huge part of Kansas State University and are a great way to make new friends in college.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are expensive these days. Kansas State University offers a lot of scholarships that help students with their financial needs. Kansas State University does not allow money to stand as a barrier for the educational dreams of a student. The university has many scholarships that help students obtain their dreams. Colleges are not cheap. With the the help and assistance provided, anything is possible. It is important to remember that our education will be well worth it in the future.

    What to do for fun

    There are always different activities going on at Kansas State University. Posters will be found throughout campus about different activities that will be occurring. University activities are usually free or of little cost. These activities are a great way to become involved, and a great way to meet new people. The KSU student union is a great way to have some fun. Students can visit the campus store or eat here. The union always has some type of presentation or activity occurring. The union is a great place to go for fun. The university is located in a city that also has many things to do for fun. Manhattan is a great place to live while going to college.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at Kansas State University is awesome!! A student is never limited to his/her options and always has plenty to eat. A students always has the opportunity to choose from, at least, five different main entrees. Once a week, food and dining services will have a special night where they bring in special food for students. Food and dining services also have services that celebrate holidays and cultures. Students are allowed to have a guest, for free, five times a semester. Food and dining can also be taken on-the-go, and students can enjoy their food in class or at their dorm. From my experience, I really enjoyed my food and dining experience at KSU.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kansas State University is a great experience. There are activities every week to help students meet one another. Every student is acknowledged in the dorms. The rooms are perfect for the amount of people living there. Dorm RA's are continuously on the lookout for safety concerns or trouble. The dorms provide a great amount of safety. All students must check in with their student ID when entering a dorm room at night. The student ID is also used as a key to get inside the building. The dorms provide a very safe and comfortable environment for students to live in. If at any time a student is unhappy with his/her dorm life, he/she needs to contact housing services, and they will quickly try to find the solution for the problem.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken seriously at Kansas State University. Students are expected to do their best in order to truly earn their degree. Although academics are a strict part of the university, no student is left alone. If a student is struggling or having a tough time with a class, tutoring services available for all. Professors are always willing to help students outside of the classroom. All students are expected to do a great job on their academics, and the help need is provided to help those who are struggling reach their goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great tip is to go around campus the day before classes begins. While on this little adventure, students should locate the buildings where they have classes. This will help students know where they are going the next day to avoid tardiness or getting lost. A great tip is to leave to class a few minutes before it begins (15 min.). Some classes get full quickly and a seat could be hard to find. Also, parking can be hard to find at times and can cause tardiness. Leaving early/arriving early is a great way to avoid these problems. A great tip is to get involved. By getting involved, students are more likely to have a better college experience. Students will have the opportunity to meet more people, and to expand their interest(s). Getting involved also creates relationships that can help students with their future dreams.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has many different resources and organizations that help students reach their dreams. At Kansas State, students will find what they love to do while learning at a positive environment. Kansas State University is a prideful education institution that takes pride in their students and career programs; any career option can be achieved here.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports is a great way to stay competitive in college, but there are also clubs for mathletes, farmers, and even sky divers! Kansas State prides itself in competing for awards in many fields such as design and engineering. These out of the classroom projects are valuable and look great on a resume.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kansas State has something not many campuses do: A fully functional modern art museum. The Beech Museum of Modern Art is full of intriguing pieces to add some zest to your day. Also, if you have a rough test coming up, walk under the blue tile are there. It's supposed to be good luck. If you look to the student section during a sporting event, odds are eventually you'll see us all swaying back and forth like weeble-wobble dolls. We're doing the Wabash! It's an old tradition that carries on today.

    What to do for fun

    Head to the Rec Center and climb the new rock wall! The Rec is a great place to blow off some steam and keep yourself in healthy shape. The Carmike Cinema, the theater in town, offers student discounts every day and discounts on food and drinks on Tuesdays. Throughout the week the Aggieville bars and restaurants have deal on food and drinks. Just today I had fifty cent tacos at Porter's! You can always take in the sunset on the Konza. It's always beautiful there, no better way to end a day.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are simply incredible. Who doesn't love a variety buffet!? Make sure to taste the Call Hall chocolate milk.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the dorms need some minor updates, but the experience is really about making friends. RAs make sure that things run smoothly and also provide some well needed, stress relieving fun on occasion.

    Academic Rigor

    I am studying Architectural Design at Kansas State. The program is time consuming and difficult, but the pay off is tremendous. Teachers all expect the highest from their students and are willing to lend a hand in the learning process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind. Feel free to explore not just the campus, but the town as a whole. Class is only one part of the college experience, and Kansas State offers a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to students. Oh and don't feed the squirrels! They're fat enough as it is.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a place that feels like home. Everyone you meet wheres that infectious Midwest hospitality on their sleeve. The campus and the classes are all the perfect size for me.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Theres security and if you have a problem with anyone call security or get a teacher.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure on this one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres plenty of students who can find almost anything to do

    Great for these types of students

    sports addict students who love purple students who love nature students who love to make friends

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nice shady spot under a tree

    Bang for the buck

    go to the $1 movie theater instead of the one in the mall. check out an on campus job

    What to do for fun

    Go to the $1 movie theatre Play video games play board games with your friends. video chat bowling go to the games.

    Food and Dining

    Some people say there food is good and some say it's boring so im not sure.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms look amazing from the online site.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard there academics are awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard keep your head held push through and move on

    In three sentences

    The classes seem they are going to be awesome. They have awesome scenery of all the trees outside. Also they love to recycle so thats an amazing.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of opportunities for you to have fun. Student organizations. Greek life. Pretty much everything you can think of; Kansas State has it.

    Food and Dining

    The best food in the world between the dorm cafeteria's and the Union. Best college food in the country by far.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great thing. You have the chance to meet new people from all over the world. You will get put with people that will have a great time, no matter what type of enjoyment you have in life.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken course work at KSU yet. From what I hear, and how my advisor puts it. It will be hard work, but there are always people there to help out for all prospects of life as a student. No matter if you are full time, part time or just picking up a class here and there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for things early on. It never hurts to get things done as early as you possibly can.

    In three sentences

    The best time of your life. Between the academics, student life and, of course, the sporting events. You should be no other place.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Derb is the best! Derby Dining Center.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice but can grow away from your room mate very easily.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not difficult at intro level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Do your homework and learn to study.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is a University for many different demographics as well as personalities. I have completely fallen in love with the family style atmosphere and the level of involvement that I can participate in. Kansas State University is one of the best things to have happened in my life.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a definite A+. If you need someone to walk you at night from class to a dorm just give the K-State hotline a ring and they'll send you someone right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    They're over 450+ clubs and activities at Kansas State University. They'll also allow you to start your own club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Varsity Donuts in Aggieville The Great Room also known as the Harry Potter room in Hale Library The Student Union which has a bowling alley in it

    What to do for fun

    They're many things to do for fun at Kansas State University. Aggieville is a little place where most K-State students enjoy going to wether it's for their famous Varsity Donuts or their little shops all around. Their is also planned events for students on Friday nights that bring famous comedians down or show movie nights at the Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    Sometime's the food is not all that great but Kansas State University has a variety of choices. They have everything from three different course meals, salad bars, and dessert bars. They also make special foods for those who may need gluten-free food or have special allergies.

    Dorm Life

    This summer I had the chance to experience the dorm life for six weeks due to the MAPS program. The dorm life is truly amazing you meet all kinds of new people throughout the building.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State University loves to see all their students excel in the best way possible. Their are all kinds of resources and ways to get help on campus such as libraries, professors office hours, and also in your dorm hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip is to always ask for help no matter what. I would also say use your resources around you for example libraries, students, professors and so on. My last tip would be to make connections on campus with people who can or will eventually take you far with your future and start early don't wait until it's to late.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a great school! They're very active with giving incoming and current students the help they will need from tutors to financial aid. Kansas State University is also welcoming.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you have an evening class or are needing to walk a great deal around campus at night students are welcome to using Wildcat Walk. A staff member of Wildcat Walk (mostly campus security) will walk with you around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    K-state has over 300 clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    The first few weeks of school they give out a lot of free stuff. If you go to activity fairs they have a lot of raffle drawings and pass out many coupon booklets. Going to some volleyball games and baseball games you get the chance to win some awesome nice (non-generic) team shirts. Also admission to home volleyball, women's basketball, and baseball is free for students. If you're interested in going to a show/performance at the McCain theater students get one free reserved ticket.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities going around campus. You can join a club that you're interested in. There is the rec center to exercise at. There's a bowling alley, billiards, and darts at the Union basement. Bowling is very cheap as well. There's many recreational sports that you can do. Also Aggieville is very close to campus. It has many shops, restaurants, and bars. McCain theater hosts many shows/performances as well.

    Food and Dining

    Derby has fresh organic food! Eating there for meals is like eating at a buffet. They don't let kids starve. There is also the Union which hosts many different restaurants. If you use your Cat Cash there you get 5% off!

    Dorm Life

    K-State has different types of dormitories. Ford is an all girls and very clean most of the girls there are friendly but beware of some sorority girls. Some are very unfriendly and cliquish. Many come home from events very late at night and can be very loud but the problem can be fixed by talking to your R.A. Haymaker is the co-ed dorm and it is pretty laid back there.

    Academic Rigor

    First year classes are small and easy. Instructors do their best to help students and get them on the right track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. The staff and students are here to help out. Make sure you have clear information about financial aid.

    In three sentences

    First year classes are small and help freshmen transition through college. There are many clubs/activities on campus and many job opportunities on campus as well. Everyone is friendly!

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kansas State boast one of the safest campuses around the country. Since it is out of the way of major cities and crossroads, there is little crime in the surrounding area and campus has extensive safety services available to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 300 clubs, if you can't find something you like then you can start a new one. I have helped start a board game club that meets every weekend and draws a lot of people who want a break from classes.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can find their niche here: nerdy, athletic, spiritual, intellectual, ambitious, innovative, inquisitive, and more!

    Bang for the buck

    This category is dependent on final cost after scholarships are applied. But with all of the extension opportunities, you can make the most of your opportunities and graduate with expertise that even some Ivy Leaguer's can't boast. The flexibility of programs also adds to the experience which allows you to participate in multiple research and study abroad programs and

    What to do for fun

    There is always a continuous stream of activities to participate in on campus. The student union hosts a ton of movies and presentations and Tuttle Creek Reservoir down the road to go camping or sailing. If I were to write down everything that there is to do, I would write a book (actually, there is a 60 page booklet on all the activities that you can find on campus). Pursue your interests because there is likely a club here for it. Music, sports, dance, research, science, art, theater. If you are bored here, something is wrong

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are splendid. The variety is endless and there is always the classic food you can find from home. You will never go hungry and Call Hall ice cream is amazing and always served at dinner!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is splendid! I went potluck for my roommate and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever. The dorms are tidy and clean, hot fresh meals are provided, and there are always people around to hang out with or ask questions from. I am on an engineering cluster floor and honestly feel out of place not working on homework in the lobby. At least during the day it is odd, but after 7 pm the floor comes to life with a flurry of activities, games, and socialization. And yes, I remind you that we are a bunch of engineers.

    Academic Rigor

    I originally wanted to attend a high-level university particularly for the rigor, but I have discovered, upon chatting with friends attending Harvard and MIT, that Kansas State University maintains the challenge and rigor that Ivies do. Furthermore, the nuances and crummy classes exist wherever you go, so why not attend a school that lends more academic flexibility and the pursuit of your true intellectual interests, rather than a streamlined, standardized education?

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overlook state schools. You may want to attend the top Ivy for your discipline or the high-level, internationally recognized university and completely forget about the schools when there is a golden gem sitting right by your backyard. State schools are cheaper, tend to lend you more flexibility in your academic and extracurricular pursuits, and still hold international recognition. Find the university that fits your personality best rather than the one everyone tells you to apply to and/or attend.

    In three sentences

    Attending Kansas State University has been one of my best decisions. Everyone acts with the traditional Midwestern hospitality and the university grounds are the thriving site of intellectual development. There is an endless list of activities to attend aside from a rigorous academic life which culminate together in a delightful experience.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For anyone who might feel a little uneasy about walking across campus at night, you can call Wildcat Walk and someone will meet you outside your class or dorm and walk you safely where you need to go. There are also many emergency call buttons stationed throughout campus that will alert the campus police right away if you need help.

    Greek Life

    There's a lot of them. I'm not in a sorority so that life is foreign to me, but everyone I've met who's in one loves it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have TONS of intramural sports teams! Our rec complex just got some new renovations and a new tennis court. There are an endless amount of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    We pretty much have every type of student. We have a large greek community, and also a lot of international students, and some non-traditional students. You name it, we've got it. Everyone can find their place they fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    AGGIEVILLE! We also have a mall 5 minutes driving from campus, a Walmart, Target, two Dillons, Hyvee, IHOP, Olive Garden, Starbucks, Panera, a movie theater, etc. Pretty much everything. Big college town with a small town feel.

    Bang for the buck

    It is on the expensive side, but there are a lot of scholarship opportunities available if you're willing to look. I believe wholeheartedly that it is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something fun going on on campus. $1 movie night at the union every weekend (with newly released hits!), laser tag, swing dancing, bowling and pool, walking down to the 'ville... etc. Never a dull moment on campus. Aggieville is just a short walk next to campus and has a variety of shops and food options. You can also take a tandem bike ride on one of the bikes from Varsity Donuts! The Varsity Food Truck comes out every Thursday night with food like grilled mac and cheese sandwiches, corndogs, bacon burgers, and of course donuts. Nationally ranked football anyone? Everyone needs to go to a football or basketball game at least once just to experience the amazing atmosphere. With traditions like the Wabash Cannonball and swaying to the Alma Mater, it's hard not to feel a little prideful for the Wildcats on game day.

    Food and Dining

    The Derby Dining Center is award winning and often has home-style meals to make you feel right at home. Free self-serve ice cream out every day, and the bakery is to die for! Thursdays we have change-ups which consist of themed dinners like campfire food (foil dinners, gourmet smores), fair food (funnel cakes, corn dogs) and retro diner night (milkshakes, pigs in a blanket, homestyle mac and cheese...) just to name a few! Each meal has a huge variety of options like deli sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza, steak, potatoes, you name it. You could go for weeks without eating the same thing twice!

    Dorm Life

    There are nine dorms at K-State and each one offers unique opportunities, but all are very welcoming to all students (well with the exception of the all-girls dorms of course). I lived in one of the all-girls dorms my freshman year, and I met some of the nicest people on my floor. The RA's coordinate events in the halls and on the floors to help you get to know people and succeed in your academic endeavors. There are academic cluster floors in each dorm that can match you up with people with the same academic focus as you.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm majoring in mechanical engineering, so I can't speak for other majors, but the engineering program and K-State is one of the best in the nation. The beginning courses in engineering are designed to be weed-out courses, so don't worry if they get difficult; they're supposed to be. But if you can stick it out, you'll get one of the best educations you can ask for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get to know people! It might get tiring answering the same five questions over and over, but making those connections across campus can pay off in the long run. If you live in the dorms, get to know people on your floor! They can become some of your closest friends throughout college. Also get to know people in your classes, they can be an easy back up if you accidentally miss class and need notes. Have a social life, but don't put it before schoolwork too often. It is all too easy to get behind in some classes, and if you have a GPA-dependent scholarship, it can cost you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The people at Kansas State University are some of the most polite and welcoming people you will ever meet. The scenery across campus is beautiful in every season. The education is top notch and most professors are very helpful and want to help you succeed in all that you do.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do the Wabash Canon Ball at the football games. There is a long history with that song and the dance is really fun and unique.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sort of event that students can attend. We also have many events planned for our residence hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Apply for scholarships. Apply for housing early.

    In three sentences

    This is the best school around. The people and staff are amazing. The campus is gorgeous.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kansas State University provides excellent safety. On campus, there are multiple blue lights that indicate where the emergency button is. When you press that button, police will be directed your way. Also, if you plan on walking back to the dorm, or where you live, by yourself, you can contact the Wildcat Walk. They will come to you and walk you to wherever you need to be.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that students can join. Each of them will benefit you in your future, especially those pertaining to your major.

    Great for these types of students

    Kansas State University is a really good college for students planning on doing anything in the Agriculture field. It has been an Agriculture college from the beginning. You get a lot of hands on experience at Kansas State University int he Agriculture section. Also, the Business department is a really good choice. They have a 95% rate of students who get jobs right after they graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    As with most colleges, tuition prices are going to fluctuate. Kansas Sate University isn't the highest priced college, but it also isn't the cheapest. Out of state tuition is a little pricey, so getting in state tuition would be a good option. Though tuition is a little high, you get a lot included. It covers your Wildcat ID, the recreation center, and you get ten dollars (free) on your Wildcat ID to use for printing papers in the library.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless amounts of things to do for fun. You can join clubs and start working on leadership skills, go to the games, meet new people and start life long friendships, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices at Kansas State University are pretty good. They have many choices in the union such as Subway, Denny's, Taco Bell, Chick Fil A, Salsaritas, and Panda Express. There are also nice coffee shops such as Radinas, Caribou, and Einstein's. For the people who live in the dorms, they are able to go to the Derby dining center which provides meal plans for students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an experience that most people like to have. Kansas State provides a friendly dorm life for all its students. At the dorms, you'll meet new people who can eventually become life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the academics can be considered a little challenging. Ultimately it's up to you as the student to decide if a class is difficult and whether or not you're willing to make an effort in doing things that'll help make the class easy- tutoring, talking with your professor, joining certain clubs, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you begin college, you tend to feel nervous, shy, or even feel out of place. Don't let those feelings get in the way of your mission at K-State: Getting a degree! Become an outgoing person, if you aren't already, and join some of the clubs that they have on campus. Begin your networking early so that when it's time to apply for your career job, you'll have plenty of recommendations. Lastly, have fun- That's what college is all about.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a fantastic college with lots of opportunities for each and every student. No matter which department you are in, you will be given an education that will benefit your future to the fullest extent. The experience you have at Kansas State University will be one of the best you'll ever have!

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The K-State Wildcats are known for their traditional song the Wabash Cannonball and the dance that the entire student section participates in when the bands plays it at games.

    Bang for the buck

    Choosing Kansas State University as my home may have been the best decision of my life; however, it definitely was not the cheapest. Tuition, room and dining, and all additional expenses can add up to nearly $19,000. I still considered myself very blessed to attend KSU because the experience you gain here is life changing.

    What to do for fun

    The campus at K-State hosts several events throughout the year that any student may participate in. Several student organizations, greek communities, and classes grant the opportunity to be involved with anything you could dream.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall in the Derby complex offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week throughout the school year. The Derb provides several options for each meal from a variety of food groups and cultures. For instance, everyday at lunch the Derby Dining Center offers a line made especially for Hispanic food and its been quoted to taste just like Chipotle! The only complaint is that most of the foods provided are not portion controlled and very high in fat (dessert is offered every meal).

    Dorm Life

    Kansas State university offers a wide variety of dorms to live in. The most popular is the Derby complex because it has four separate halls that are all connected underground by the dining center: you never have to travel out in the cold to get breakfast! Many of the other dorms around campus have also been recently renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    I started off my freshman year with only 13 hours. The academic advisors will tell you to take a standard of between 12-15 hours. I do not feel too challenged in my core coursework; however, my professors pay close attention to their students and wish for their success. I can take the classes I know I can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to get involved in as much as you can. During my first year at K-State, I joined clubs and extracurricular activities that were focussed on my major and what I wanted to study. One more thing, the e-mail is your most valuable tool here at KSU.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University provides a detailed learning environment for any academic major that you could possibly seek. The students, faculty, and fans offer an unexplainable experience for college; the atmosphere is vibrant with learning and school spirit. I could not have picked a better school to attend.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, clubs, friends!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with your teachers, they will help you greatly.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are the best in the country! Everyone is super helpful and makes education worth it! The amazing athletics help as well!!

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    K-State and Manhattan have a great variety of clubs and community activities to choose from making it easy to fill any down time with fun and productive activities.

    Food and Dining

    Although i didn't live in the dorms, i did visit from time to time and eat at the derby dinning complex. The food is great and you get a good variety to keep meals interesting from day to day.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but I wish I had for a semester or two just to meet new people and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering major I can definitely tell you that classes can get tough, but all classes are designed to make you work for the grade you want. So like anything else, you have to put in the work that is proportional to the grade you wish to acquire.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking at colleges you need to be sure you are choosing that college for the right reasons. K-State has many great programs and if you find that one of them is of interest then I have no reason for you why you shouldn't attend.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University has a great atmosphere with plenty of school spirit to spare. K-State also has a large variety of clubs and activities to help you through school and have fun while you do it. K-State is a great place for anyone of any major to get started on college.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Just get out and hang out with friends join clubs and be apart of campus.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University clean campus, the educators are amazing and helpful in anyway. The environment is happy place to be and everyone is always nice to one another.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities all around the city to have fun. City park is always a good choice, and in the winter you can do skating in their public ice rink. Aggieville, is the central place for activity if you are over 21 years old. On top of everything, nothings beats the game day experience that comes on the Wildcat saturdays.

    Food and Dining

    The few times that i have eaten on campus, it has been great. A little expensive for my taste but then again anything other than free is a little expensive for me.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot give it the final star just because i have never lived in the dorms. I really wish i have because all of my friends that have lived in the dorms and currently live there say great things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Kansas State University is a family, and like any family, they want the best for their students. Understanding this, the standard of excellence is high, but at the same time there is more to college than just school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get connected and involved in the school, whether that is by joining one of the many organizations that KSU has to offer or simply attending the great events that are held to really begin to mesh with our KSU family.

    In three sentences

    The family at Kansas State cannot be beat. No matter where you come from, there will always be open spot, and an inviting atmosphere. EMAW.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I recommend visiting stores like Varney's. Also eating out at Kite's.

    Food and Dining

    I have been to this campus many times for agricultural speech contest. The dining is amazing and worth your money.

    Dorm Life

    I am not a student here. I have not personally experienced the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I am not a student here but I have researched many reviews on this area. Many seem to have the same perspective, that the programs and courses this school has to offer can't be beat, along with the perspective educators.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State is simply beautiful. Everyone I have met there have had a positive attitude and have been extremely helpful. This is the school I'm crossing my fingers to attend.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join different organizations, attend different events held at the Union, attend parties around campus to socialize. There are also many events that you can attend at your dorm hall to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad, but you do become burntout fairly quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life has it's perk, but you just have know how to get a lot with strangers on a regular basis. You must always be respectful to the people around you, because the walls are very thin.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursing are amazing here and the professors are very helpful. I haven't ran into a professor that isn't willing to help you, and there are a lot of programs for Freshmen students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell them that they should make sure they are willing to walk, because K-State isn't a small campus, and the parking isn't the best at all.

    In three sentences

    I would K-State as being one of the schools that every student should look into while picking their prospective college.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Many options. Great variety and theres always something new.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to meet friends. Didn't enjoy my roommate much but I survived. So if you want a good roommate choice, apply early

    Academic Rigor

    For most classes its good when it comes to grading. For other classes, their grading curve is sketchy. Ive experienced grading problems which messed up my gpa big time. It got fixed but still is a problem. Always check your grades but the programs are great.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of things to do plus the college is always offering thing for free as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and you will achieve.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school and everybody is very friendly. plus it is a very safe campus too.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    located in a small city. never have I been worried for my own safety.

    Bang for the buck

    a great overall college

    What to do for fun

    there is an excellent recreation facility and all kinds of baseball and football fields. there are multiple parks and golf courses. Excellent student life off campus to be apart of

    Food and Dining

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

    Academic Rigor

    its a challenging college. the classes are not to hard but you will have to study and take them seriously. The teachers are all willing to help you succeed though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the people in your classes, most people that attend this college all are friendly.

    In three sentences

    the college has a great atmosphere that makes it easy for anyone to succeed. its not to big and not to small and everyone is friendly on campus. With all kinds of activities that take place this college is the best I have ever seen.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at Kansas State University is one of the best. At night there are police that patrol the campus, and there are emergency phone call booths on every side walk. It is so safe at KSU that I have left my car running in the parking lot to warm it up when it's cold outside. Is there crime, yes, but nothing major. The biggest crime that happens on campus is somebody's bicycle was stolen because they did not lock it up. Even at 4 o'clock in the morning there are always students walking back from a late night study session or finishing a project. If feel extremely safe when I am on campus at K-State.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs at KSU are phenomenal. With over 200 different clubs and activities to choose from chances are you will find one that interests you. Plus, there is no major commitment. The club presidents understand if their activity isn't right for you. If you don't want to attend anymore, then don't go. It is a show up if your interested activity and if you don't like it, then just show up to a different club meeting. Some of the clubs to name a few include: Longboard/Skateboarding, Archery/Shooting, Robotics, Debate Teams, Video Games, Swimming, Basketball, Rowing, Dancing (many types), and many more clubs. If you are sports type of person then you will have no lack of choices. At K-State the Recreational Commission has a gym for you to go work out, run, and play all types of sports. Also, if you want to join a team there are many different intramural leagues all year for sports like: flag football, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Majoring in Agriculture, Business, Engineering, or a Science related field, then Kansas State University is the place for you. We have many state of the art facilities for you to not only learn in class, but also for you to extend your knowledge outside of school time as well. If you want to do a little extra work in your field, or even just try out a new thought chances are there is a lab, professor, and/or student willing to help you with your new idea.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most interesting traditions is chalking the sidewalks on campus. If there is an club, event, or meeting going on during the week then chances are the news about when and where will be written on the sidewalks throughout campus. It is perfect for clubs to advertise themselves and encourage other students to join. Every week there is always something new written on the sidewalks of Kansas State University.

    Bang for the buck

    Like most colleges tuition at Kansas State University is expensive. It is not the highest tuition but it is not the lowest. However, you get what you paid for. With most of the halls and labs open almost 24/7 and availability of help outside of class it makes the tuition cost well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    At Kansas State University there are events that the campus puts on almost every weekend. Dances, movies, carnivals, concerts, you name it and K-State will have it. Many of these events are located at the K-State Student Union. The clubs at KSU are where a large amount of students time is spent. With over 200 clubs to choose from you can go dancing, build robots, and even play video games with many other students. Joining a club is a must do for students at K-State.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Kansas State University is excellent. You can choose a dorm that has other students in the same major as yourself. This pairs you with like minded people whom you will befriend instantly. There are many activities that are organized in each dorm and are incredibly enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    My rating on this is five stars because once you start taking classes that pertain to your major, you will notice how passionate the professors are in what they teach. The enjoyment you will find in your classes is fueled by teachers who are more than willing to help you understand, and students who will enjoy it just as much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early if you are going to be staying in the dorms because it fills up quickly. Do not be afraid to ask for aid on classes, studying, etc. There are many professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are more than willing to help if you are struggling.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is one of the friendliest universities you could attend. When you are attending Kansas State University everyone is like family to you. You will enjoy attending college if you enroll at Kansas State University.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to join.. the best thing to do is to get involved!

    Food and Dining

    We have luxury food and its delicious. Almost close to a home cooked meal

    Dorm Life

    Makes you feel at home and everyone is great

    Academic Rigor

    Free tutoring and great tutors, there is no excuse to not succeed.

    In three sentences

    This place is a family atmosphere. The students are great, and the classes are not hard at all. I love this school!

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join for fun.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm life, though I have friends that aren't as thrilled. It is what you make it. Be social and open to new friends and activities.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make it. If you want to do well, you will. There are many resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be narrow minded. Keep an open mind to new experiences and groups and people. You will never have an experience quite like this.

    In three sentences

    KSU has a large student body, with a small campus feel. The general atmosphere of the students is friendly and happy, and the teachers care about your success if you reach out to them. There are many clubs and organizations to join as well.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    K-State is one of the safest campuses around. The crime is almost nonexistent, and there is always someone to talk to or get help if something does happen. There are lots of blue lights around campus and if you feel like you are in danger, press one and within two minutes someone will be there, and it also alerts the emergency teams of Manhattan, KS.

    Greek Life

    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!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is over 400 clubs at K-State and if there isn't one for you, get 5 friends together, and a faculty member from K-State and boom, a new club! Like I said before, there is ALWAYS something going on somewhere so it's impossible to be bored!

    Great for these types of students

    You will have to work hard to succeed here but the campus itself is just so motivating, there is just no way to fail! There is always someone here to help so even if you're not the best at something or if you don't understand something, there is always someone who does who is available for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Boscoe Plaza is an open space right in front of the student union for students to hang out. It is named after the dean of students, a really nice man, and there is always some kind of event going on there for students to participate in!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little expensive for me, but there are lots of scholarships offered for any and every person! Work study is offered as well to help with the debt.

    What to do for fun

    Different floors of the dorms and the dorms themselves always are planning some kind of fun activity to do as a unit! There is also a rec center that offers equipment to work out and tons of fun free classes of anything imaginable, such as zumba, yoga, etc... Also, there is ALWAYS something going on in the union with the stores, or bowling, or just hanging out in the cafeteria or the quad.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    The Resident Assistants here are very invested in you as well and are very available. The people in dorms are usually very respectful of quiet time and what not. Also, the dorms are equipped with weight rooms, study rooms, and entertainment in the basement.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academics here is just perfect, not too easy, but not too stressful. As long as you pace yourself and do your work in a timely manner, it's totally do-able! Also, there are free tutors here on campus that are always available if you need help! Also, academic advisers are there to help you plan your schedule and answer any other questions about the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Obviously, study hard! Do the homework, come to class, do the reading, and don't be afraid to ask questions or go see your professor! Also, don't forget to get involved and have fun!

    In three sentences

    I love Kansas State University because the campus is beautiful and easily navegable, the professors are so invested in the students here, and there is always someone available to help with anything if you need it! The dorms are nice, the food is yummy, and the people here are so friendly and helpful. Also, K-State has almost any major one could ever desire!

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you need to appreciate the outdoors to really love kansas

    Tips for prospective students

    be open to campus life

    In three sentences

    KSU is much more personal then the first university that i attended. they do i good job of keeping the students informed. They are always keep their students well informed. nice small town location.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GREAT! I didn't know this until a couple years into my time at KSU. The campus police actually do walk throughs of the dorms at night to make sure everything is good. You can call campus police to have someone walk with you if you are on campus alone at night and need to walk back to the dorms. There is also emergency buttons all over campus if you feel unsafe and need to reach them quickly. I feel very safe here.

    Greek Life

    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!

    Great for these types of students

    Any and All students!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aggieville is something we all know and love but not all campuses have an area like this. It is the catch all of College kids on the weekends, between classes, and of course on weekends. Also it is the host of Fake Patty's Day. The yearly celebration of St. Patty's day that usually falls during our spring break. This event is a town wide celebration and even draws many from out of town to join the festivities.

    Bang for the buck

    Although for me as an out of state student it is not cheap, I know I am getting a great education. I can't speak more highly of the factually and their knowledge and willingness to help their students. They want us to do well, they want to get to know us, they simply love their jobs.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING!! There are over 300 clubs and organizations on campus. We have a large Greek community. Active Student Government. Many Active Honor Societies. Aggieville is right off the corner of campus. McCain Auditorium is a road house bringing in shows like Blue Man Group, Burnadette Peters, Memphis, and much more. And of course Division One Sporting events â?¦ Just to name a few. =]

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress over your major, you will find where you fit! I have gone through four majors and had to do so to be happy where I am. KSU gives you a wide variety of great options and it is very easy to switch/add majors and minors. Advisors and faculty are always willing to help you figure things out!

    In three sentences

    KSU is the Happy Purple Place. You will always see a friendly face on campus and there is always something to do. The faculty is amazing, I have never had a bad teacher.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcomed and treated equally.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EMAW! K-S-U with Willie the Wildcat Singing the Alma Mater First Down Chalking

    Bang for the buck

    In the semester and a half I have been here I have learned a lot of important things towards my major. Yes, it is expensive (but aren't all universities), but you learn what you need and you do it in a fun environment.

    What to do for fun

    Pre-Vet club and hang out with the many friends I have made.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious!

    Dorm Life

    It's great! You get to make a ton of friends and make an extreme amount of memories. However, it can get kind of loud which can sometimes interrupt sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    Surprisingly pretty easy as long as you apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up, do your best in high school, and apply to as many scholarships as possible.

    In three sentences

    This school is like another home for me. Everyone is considered family and everyone is welcome. There is a lot of diversity throughout the students.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus now has a safe trek app, that you can hold a button and it will start to connect you to the police in case of an emergency. They also have a safe ride program and an alert system set up. Also if something does happen, they inform everyone quickly by email.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there is of course Aggieville or shopping at the mall. There is also the Flint Hills Discovery Center for a more educational approach. There are also the KSU games to attend and have fun.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and do not know anything of the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult, but as long as you attend class and ask for help it is good. The tutoring center is also very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to class and ask questions when you need help. It doesn't help to sit there and not know something. Make friends with at least one person in your class, so if you miss a class you have a friend to ask for notes.

    In three sentences

    KSU is a very friendly and exciting environment. Teachers are always willing to help with anything The community is wonderful and there is always something to do in your downtime.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Kansas State University is a home away from home. Everyone on campus is so nice and joyful and happy to be a Wildcat. What DON'T I love about K-State!

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The recent peak in sexual assaults has made me cautious and wary to go on campus alone at sunset and during the night. I've tried calling SafeWalk several times in the past when leaving the library (which is by the engineering side of campus where most of the assaults take place) and received no answer. Which was one of the main reasons my mom wanted me to pick this campus. Also, a lot of the emergency boxes are run down and don't actually work. K-State talks up their SafeWalk and campus safety programs, but overall it's not as impressive as you think it is until you're a student and have lived it. So unfortunately, unless you have a buddy, try to avoid campus at night since we have a serial rapist. If you're a woman that is.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not a big social, club person. But the clubs I have joined in seemed to be a very tight knit family. I really enjoy the group FIRE and was also a member of Pre-Vet Club and attempted Collegiate Cattlewomen. Just wasn't my type of a thing. But is great for someone who is into that kind of stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course every college is going to have high tuition. But I feel like the majority of my tuition is wasted. I was previously an Animal Science/Pre-Vet major with a double major in Women's Studies and recently changed to nursing. The Women's Studies department is amazing and all of the professors actually care about making sure you learn the content and are very passionate about what they do. However, in Animal Science, I felt like the majority of the classes, since they were larger, didn't really care and just wanted to throw the content at you to say they did their job. I also had a horrible advisor who was a complete scatter brain and didn't know anything about the classes outside of Animal Science. Was very sad. He also was the one who made me change my mind about my major in Animal Science. He pretty much told me I wasn't smart enough and needed to downgrade to something else. Which was very sad for me because I loved the idea of being a veterinarian. But after working at the vet hospital (which was quite an experience) and being told that I was going to fail I eventually gave up on that dream. K-State doesn't have it's priorities straight when it comes to what they spend student tuition on. And the fact that, as I previously stated, my tuition also goes towards paying for my tutoring I am very disappointed with the fact that I'm paying someone who has no idea what they're doing to help me. Very sad.

    Food and Dining

    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. :)

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was awful. All of the other dorms were great, but my floor partied 24/7 even though I was on the 24 hours quiet floor. I would even talk to my RA about it and she blew me off and told me she would take care of it but never did because the girls that tended to party all the time were good friends of hers. But other dorms I visited where my friends stayed seemed to be decent enough. Moore hall is awful but Haymaker is by far the best.

    Academic Rigor

    My smaller classes have always benefitted me more than my larger ones. Classes like biology and chemistry were terrible for me. I struggled with the content and when asked for help wasn't given the help I need or was blown off and told to go talk to a tutor. However, physics has been a much better experience for me which is NOT what I expected at all. However, the tutors in Leasure Hall tend to be worthless. I've had 3 tutors there (currently one for physics and in the past for macroeconomics and chemistry). All three have turned out to be awful and not much help to me at all. In macro, the girl just wanted to flirt with the boys the whole time. In chemistry he treated you like a moron if you didn't know how to derive the answer. And in physics, she doesn't know how to do half of the problems and gets them wrong for us when she tries and claims it's been a while. Which I get, but at least try to keep up with the class a bit if you're going to be a tutor.

    In three sentences

    Kansas State University definitely has its fair share of pros and cons. There are a lot of good people here and professors who mean well. However, it wasn't quite the atmosphere that I thought it would be and am slightly disappointed. But if you're looking for a school that you want to feel connected with in your department, you better pick one of the smaller, less popular majors.