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At Kansas State University, we invite you to write your own story. 

Our students have been ranked among the happiest in the nation, thanks to a classic college experience in a friendly enviroment that prioritizes student success. Choose from more than 250 majors and options; award-winning programs; and professors at the top of their fields. K-State, one of the nation's first land-grant schools, offers a multicampus system committed to diversity, outstanding teaching and a student-centered environment. The university is home to more than 475 student organizations, Big 12 athletics and top-tier research facilities, including the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Wildcats find what they need on campus — including an expanded recreation center, nationally known performers or academic support — and in the community. Manhattan, or "The Little Apple," is home to the beautiful Konza Prairie and Tuttle Creek State Park, as well as exciting nightlife, unique shopping and a healthy dose of purple pride. Undergraduates interested in research can work side-by-side with some of the world's best scientists. As a research hub for world-renowned scientists in animal health and food safety, K-Staters work daily to influence the world and make it better.

Living in the K-State Community

In the K-State community, all Wildcats are family. 

K-State's main campus is located in Manhattan, which is nestled in the Flint Hills and offers students a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities. K-State also has campuses in Salina and Olathe, Kansas. Students take advantage of part-time campus jobs and internships to prepare them for their future careers. To relax, students attend Big 12 athletic events, visit our on-campus art gallery, take in a theater performance or just kick back and enjoy what has been ranked one of the best small cities in the nation. When it's time to crack open a book or two, students have a choice of several on-campus libraries or cozying up to the fire in the K-State Student Union or the K-State Alumni Center. Get physical working out at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, playing intramural sports, bowling in the K-State Student Union or going for a run on campus. When students are ready to expand their horizons, K-State's study abroad programs offer more than 85 countries to visit. The Office of Student Life provides caring services that help each student feel supported in the university environment. K-State is known for its family environment and dedication to student success — both before graduation and after. 

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