Kansas State University Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(30 Reviews)
  • Manhattan (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,887
96% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 30 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Chloe Nelson - 6/28/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017
"Kansas State University embodies the concept of "family" through its high priority for all types of students, a variety of inclusive groups to identify with, and a sense of purple pride and connection that you will feel for a lifetime. K-State welcomes all with open arms and ensures student success and well-being."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Olivia Redelsheimer - 5/9/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2018
"This program is a great one to be in if you know that you want to work with kids but you are not sure you want to dive into teaching right away. You are able to learn the psychology behind a child's brain, to the way that the aging process takes a toll on the mind. The teachers and staff are very supportive and open to any and all questions that students have. I would recommend looking online at the descriptions that the classes and staff have as you can form your experience with HDFS any way that you choose."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Grace Gregory - 4/29/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018
"I all-around enjoyed my experience studying at Kansas State University. My professors went above and beyond to help me in any way that they could. The student body is very friendly and helpful. It is easy to make new friends in class. Even after graduating, I can still email my professors with any questions."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Katelyn Gantenbein - 3/21/2018
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"Kansas State University is an amazing college, but the Park Management and Conservation degree program was not beneficial to my future. Jobs in the field are limited. The prospect of a future career in parks and recreation is glorified while in school, but the only real opportunities after college are typically in the maintenance field. Id recommend a wildlife biology degree instead to those interested in the outdoor field."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Abby - 2/27/2018
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"The second I stepped foot on campus at Kansas State University, I instantly knew that I wanted to attend and pursue my education here--it just felt like home. At Kansas State you will hear a lot about how we are "family" and it is hard to understand until you actually are immersed in it. Being a university with around 24,000 students, it seems small and feels like a community. The campus is all within close proximity and you can get from one side of campus to the other within 10 minutes. Placed in the heart of Kansas, you get all it has to offer--four different season, rolling hills, flat land, city life, and the list goes on an on. At Kansas State we are also extremely proud and supportive of our sports teams. We are nationally recognized for one of the top pre-game traditions (Wabash Cannonball), have record sell-outs, and are currently ranked #1 for college towns. Striving to become one of the top 50 public research institutions by the year 2025, K-State is always building and bettering the campus. Soon, Manhattan will be home to the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility. With all of these astonishing things about Manhattan and it's university, Manhattan is also home to an additional college and technical college. Graduating with my bachelor's degree in December of 2017 I obtained an abundance of knowledge within my three and half years there. I got my undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, secondary major in Gerontology, and minor in Human Development and Family Science. With a range of degrees and class sizes, I got to experience a wide range of professors who all undisputedly cared for their students. My undergraduate programs were rigorous, but structured enough to where I still had time outside of class to enjoy the city I was living in. At Kansas State University I felt comfortable reaching out to professors for guidance when needed and even dropping by their office ours to chat. Pursuing a degree at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas was one of the best decisions I have made thus far in my life. With all of that being said, I can sincerely say that you will not regret choosing an academic path at Kansas State University."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Austin - 12/28/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
"Like most large state universities, general education classes and introductory classes for your major of choice tend to take place in large lecture halls and little to no one-on-one attention. Kansas State University is no different. However, the teachers of these classes try to mediate this issue with recitations which give you a much better experience. From there, when you get into your major-specific classes, the experience is greatly improves. This is where I believe Kansas State University shines. Not only are class sizes typically less than 30 people, professors will bend over backwards in order to help you understand the course material which is especially helpful in upper level classes. If you like a more personal experience for your major specific classes, with friendly teachers and professors, as well as a great campus and fun town such as Manhattan, Kansas, you should put Kansas State University on your short list."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Madison May - 12/15/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated from Kansas State University in 2017 with a double major, a double minor, and I graduated with honors. I also studied abroad three times. I was able to do so much in four years because of the excellent staff of professors and advisers. K-State is very cost efficient and the faculty genuinely care about each individual's success during and after graduation. Many of my advisors kept in contact with me even after I moved out of state."
4.0 out of 5 stars
JMM - 10/25/2017
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015
"Kansas State University Academic Advising Graduate Certificate: I completed this 15 credit program online from Jan 2015 - Dec 2015. I was already working in higher education in registration and enrollments but wanted to advance my career and move into academic advising. Because my educational journey for both my bachelors and masters had not yet included academic advising or education related classes, I felt this Kstate program would be ideal to provide me with the right concentration of knowledge to be an excellent academic advisor. I also felt that this program combined with my education and employment history would make my resume stand out over other candidates applying for academic advisor positionsand it did as I did get an academic advising position while completing my first term of classes! Although I am no longer employed as an academic advisor (military life), I still work in an advisor capacity but now for a federal organization. The program itself is a lot of work. I took it as a 2-1-2 format. Two classes in the spring, one class in the summer and two classes in the fall. With all classes online, you have to schedule dedicated time for all the readings, time to craft written responses to instructors lessons and time to craft responses to classmate responses. It is a challenge when some classes have more activities than just posting online material. For example, EDCEP 829 - Learning Principles & EDCEP 851 - Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising have very interesting projects in additional to normal online postings. EDCEP 829 had lot of weekly projects that added up to a personal learning portfolio and EDCEP 851 had a fun (and stressful) group project to create a syllabus from an advising perspective. With so much of the program materials coming from NACADA I was surprised that there werent more opportunities in the program to partner up with the organization. It is sometimes difficult to feel included in an educational community when you are an online student and this would have been a nice touch. I probably could have sought this out on my own, but I was close to my limit with school, work and family needs. I paid for this program out of pocket and setup a payment plan each term to make the program costs fit into my monthly budget."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Christina Engelken - 3/25/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I absolutely loved attending Kansas State University, and particularly the Department of Psychology. This school has prepared me to begin a clinical psychology master's program in the Fall. Many classes are rigorous, but it is well worth it in the end. The knowledge and experiences I've gained from Kansas State University are truly irreplaceable. As well as receiving a bachelor's in psychology, I will also be receiving a degree in criminology. This university made it so easy and enjoyable to complete two degrees simultaneously. Kansas State University does its best to work with you and tailor your schedule to your interests. I am hesitant to leave this school, but they do not offer a graduate program in Clinical Psychology. If they did, I would never leave!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Erica Harley - 3/20/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016
"Kansas State is certainly an awesome school, I registered for classes when I found out my husband would be stationed at Fort Riley. The admission guidance counselor quickly set me up with the requirements I needed to complete my degree. When I started classes I felt as though the professors were really passionate about their research and teaching me. The coursework was certainly time consuming and rigorous but it was time well spent. After I graduated I received a pet-time job with the school as a Research Assistant and I couldn't be happier. Now I am working towards my masters degree while working for my alumni university. So thrilled to be making positive connections and steps in the right direction."
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