Kansas State University (K-State)

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Kansas State University can be found in Manhattan, KS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at K-State number about 22,000 per year, and is one of the biggest universities in the state.

Kansas State University sends acceptance letters to about 100% of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, about 41% attended the school. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected K-State acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 88%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at k-state.edu.

Overall K-State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kansas State University was reported as 95.4% in Fall 2020 with over 8,280 applications submitted to Kansas State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kansas State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.1%
  • 2017-2018: 94.1%
  • 2018-2019: 93.4%
  • 2019-2020: 95.4%
  • Projected K-State Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 87.8%

How Does K-State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Kansas State University is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Kansas93.1%
University of Missouri-Kansas City61.3%
Wichita State University91.7%
University of Nebraska-Lincoln78.2%
University of Nebraska at Omaha83.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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