Kansas State University

Kansas State University is an accredited major public university with many academic programs including more than 250 academic programs for undergraduate students, 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 certificates for graduate students.

Quick facts about Kansas State University

  • Founded: 1863
  • Main campus: Manhattan, a city of 50,000
  • Degrees: more than 250 majors and options
  • Students: 24,000, including over 2,100 from more than 100 countries
  • Campus housing: residence halls (dormitories) and apartments

A quality educational experience

Kansas State University is an accredited major public university with many academic programs:

  • More than 250 academic programs for undergraduate students.
  • 71 master's degrees, 43 doctoral degrees, and 55 certificates for graduate students.

Excellent services for international students

The International Student Center is a place for students to get help, and have meetings and celebrations. The staff of the International Student and Scholars Service, located in the ISC, is prepared to help students with questions concerning immigration, travel, work, and cultural adjustment. They can also provide contact information with your country's student association. For more information, go to http://www.ksu.edu/isss

The English Language Program can accept students at any level of English ability. The ELP has an experienced faculty with advanced degrees and many years of teaching English to international students. There are 15-week programs available each spring and fall semester, and 8-week programs available each summer semester. Students can earn academic credit while taking English classes; up to 15 credit hours of English will count towards a degree. For more information, go to http://www.ksu.edu/elp

Undergraduate Admission

If you have a high enough grade point average (GPA), Kansas State University can admit you with no proof of English proficiency. Once you arrive, you will be required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT). The results of the EPT will determine if you have to study full-time intensive English or part-time high-level English, or if you are ready to begin full-time university classes. For more information, go to http://www.ksu.edu/oip/intlpreadmit/languageproficiency.htm

Graduate Admission

For information on all graduate programs, costs, and requirements, go to http://www.ksu.edu/grad

A variety of housing choices

Most residence halls (dormitories) offer double rooms along with computer rooms and laundry facilities. The room rate includes three meals a day except for Sunday evenings. In the residence halls you can meet American friends, practice your English, and participate in parties and sports. For more information, go to http://housing.ksu.edu/reshalls/index.php

You can apply to live in university apartments at the Jardine Apartment Complex. There are one-bedroom or two-bedroom units, with or without furniture. There are several play areas and open areas in Jardine for children. For more information, go to http://housing.ksu.edu/jardine/index.php

There are also many apartments and houses near campus. The cost of housing and living in Manhattan is very reasonable compared to many U.S. cities. For more information, go to http://consider.ksu.edu/housing/offcampus.htm

A friendly and safe community

Manhattan, a city of 50,000, is known for the friendliness of its people and its beautiful natural environment. Manhattan has a four-season climate, with wonderful, mild springs, hot summers, cool and colorful autumns, and cold winters with some snow. Manhattan has many public parks and tennis courts, a zoo, a regional shopping mall, a regional airport, international food stores, and public golf courses.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: August through December
Spring semester: January through May
Summer semester: June and July

Some popular majors and degrees offered

  • Architecture
    • Architecture
    • Interior Architecture
    • Landscape Architecture
  • Agriculture
    • Economics
    • Agronomy
    • Animal sciences
    • Horticulture
    • Natural Resources
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Food Science and Industry
  • Arts & Sciences
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Digital Media
  • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Engineering
    • Architectural and Construction Science
    • Biological and Agricultural
    • Chemical
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical & Computer
    • Industrial
    • Mechanical and Nuclear
    • Civil
  • Human Ecology
    • Hospitality Management
    • Human Nutrition
    • Apparel Marketing and Design
    • Interior Design
  • Technology and Aviation
    • Aviation Maintenance
    • Professional Pilot
  • Veterinary Medicine


$25,000—$30,000 Year

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Type of School

University/Intensive English Program

  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

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