Kansas State University
Kansas State University (K-State) is a public research institution and the country’s first land-grant university, established in 1863. K-State is renowned for its research in global food systems and its expertise in addressing issues specific to Kansas through the K-State Research and Extension initiative, which involves collaborations with local and international partners. K-State is ranked #851-900 in QS World University Rankings 2024. Located in the northeastern Kansas town of Manhattan, the main campus of K-State provides a classic college town experience with a population of over 52,000 residents. Manhattan, also known as “The Little Apple,” offers attractions such as the Konza Prairie Biological Station and Tuttle Creek State Park, which features a reservoir park with activities like golf, camping, swimming, archery, and horse trails.
K-State also has a presence in Olathe, a city in Kansas, and its Polytechnic campus is situated in Salina, a major wheat-producing region. The K-State Global Campus serves students engaged in distance learning. K-State has been acknowledged by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges and holds the distinction of having the highest number of national prestigious scholarship winners among public research universities in the United States. With a diverse student body from all 50 states and 100 countries, K-State enrols over 22,000 students. The university provides substantial financial aid, distributing more than $286 million annually in grants, scholarships, and loans. Students at K-State have access to over 475 student organisations and a variety of sports teams.