University description (as per official university website)
Kansas State University ranks as one of the nation’s “cutting-edge schools,” according to a guidebook that pinpoints today’s hottest majors and the innovative colleges that offer them. K-State was the only school in the Big 12 to make the cut in Kaplan Publishing’s You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future. Here’s a quick profile:
Colleges: Arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; human ecology; architecture, planning, and design; technology and aviation (K-State at Salina); and veterinary medicine.
Graduate study: The Graduate School offers 65 masters degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines across campus.
Students: More than 23,000 from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
Degrees: 250+ undergraduate majors and options are available.
Organizations: More than 450 student organizations and more than 20 club sports.
Sports: NCAA Division 1. Big 12 conference. Club sports range from softball to water skiing.
Locations: The main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas. The “Little Apple” is a classic college town with a zoo, a mall, 21 parks, and a recreation trail that circles the city. The College of Technology and Aviation is located in Salina, home to the Smoky Hill River Festival.
More than $175 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work study is distributed each year.
K-State awarded more than $10 million in scholarships last year. Approximately 90 percent of all scholarships at the university are awarded on the basis of merit. The remaining awards are based on a combination of financial need and achievement in academic areas, activities, or sports.
Grants, which are available to students who meet financial need requirements, are funds that do not have to be repaid.
The most common grants are Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, which assist qualified undergraduate students who would be unable to attend college without aid, and Pell Grants, which range from $400 to $4,310 per academic year.
K-State will always consider your eligibility for grants before any loan programs.
Many students look to part-time employment through the work-study program to help supplement their money from home and their other financial assistance. Working part-time while in college not only helps pay the bills, but also enhances your resume for that first job after college.
K-State employs more than 7,000 students, who together earn more than $15 million annually. You'll earn $1,600 to $3,200 a year by working 10 to 20 hours a week on campus.