Kansas State University: Narrative Description

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Manhattan, KS 66506
Tel: (785)532-6011; Admissions: (785)532-6250; Fax: (785)532-6393; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.ksu.edu/

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of Kansas Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 668-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $155.2 million. Research spending 2002-03: $39.9 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5258 per student. Total enrollment: 23,050. Faculty: 976 (851 full-time, 125 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 7,952 applied, 60% were admitted. 60% from top quarter of their high school class, 90% from top half. Full-time: 16,285 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,798 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 100 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 9% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 79% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Manhattan Christian College, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 19 Kansas community colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3510 full-time, $117 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,400 full-time, $380 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $549 full-time, $19 per credit hour part-time, $66 per term part-time. College room and board: $5080. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 372 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: athletic department groups, marching band, Union Governing Board, theater productions, debate team. Major annual events: Homecoming, Multicultural Week, open house. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Hale Library plus 3 others with 1.6 million books, 2.5 million microform titles, 1,365 serials, 5,056 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $8.9 million. 556 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Manhattan, a beautiful city, situated on the Blue River and Kansas River, enjoys the excellent recreational facilities of Tuttle Creek Dam. The community offers libraries, churches, hospitals, hotels, motels, rooming houses and four attractive shopping centers including Manhattan Town Center. Numerous civic, service and social organizations exist. Part-time work is available. Historic Fort Riley is eight miles away.

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