Fort Hays State University was established in 1902 as the Western Branch of the Kansas Normal School. After going through a variety of name changes, it was finally managed to Fort Hays State University in 1977. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the institute is a renowned name in the US Education System with a campus set up in 200 acres of land in Hays, Kansas.
It offers an array graduate and undergraduate courses in the field of Arts, Humanities, Social science, Business administration, Education, Health, Science, and Technology. The institute started with a mere 57 students and currently has a total student population of around 15,523 students and 427 faculties.
Admissions at Fort Hays State University are offered in the seasonal intake of Fall And Spring. The institute with an acceptance rate of nearly 89% comes under the category of lighty selective institutes for studying in the USA. This along with a high employment rate of over 96% makes the institute one of the coveted and favored choices worth pursuing.
|Accreditation||Higher Learning Commission|
|Annual Endowment||USD 91.4 million|
|Mode of Programs||Full time; Part-time; Online|
|Student Housing Capacity||1,743|
|Application Fee||50 USD|
|Application Season||Fall and Spring|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as Loans, Scholarships and Grants|
|Admission Helpdesk||785-628-5666 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Through its 5 academic colleges, Fort Hays State University offers a plethora of courses for international students at the ranging levels of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate. The available options include more than 60 undergraduate majors and about 20 graduate programs along with a doctoral degree program in Nursing for students to choose from.
The 5 colleges of the institute are namely, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Education, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences, and College of Science, Technology & Mathematics.
The institute also provides associate degrees and online programs that have constantly been top-ranked with respect to affordability..
The institute offers on-campus accommodation for its candidates. About 11% of the students live on campus across its 7 residential buildings which accounts to accommodation to nearly 1,800 students in a growth-facilitating environment that allows better personal and professional interactions.
The residence halls available are namely, Custer hall, Mcmindes hall, Stadium palace, Tiger place, Victoria E. Village, Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall, Wooster Place.
These residential buildings usually consist of cafes, recreation rooms, 2R classrooms & living rooms, private study rooms, free laundry, etc. The rooms in these buildings provide amenities like height-adjustable beds, desks, mirrors, dressers, closets, cabinets, etc.
Application Portal:Apply online at International students application
Application fees: 50 USD
Some of the deadlies to be observed strictly when applying to the institute are as tabulated below.
|Intake seasons||Undergraduate deadline||Graduate deadline|
|Fall Semester||January 1||June 1|
|Spring Semester||October 15||October 1|
Basic Admission Requirements
|English Proficiency tests||Minimum scores for Undergraduate admission||Minimum scores for Graduate admission|
Additional documents required for graduate admission:
For all the prospective students of the university looking to enroll in the upcoming session, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been compiled as follows:
|Expenses||Estimated Costs for UG|
|Tuition and Fees (12 credits per semester)||12,480 USD|
|Registration fees||60 USD|
|Living expenses (room and board)||8,410 USD for 9 months|
|Health Insurance||2,300 USD|
|Miscellaneous (laundry, clothing, personal expenses)||1,000 USD|
|Books and supplies||700 USD|
The University offers various kinds of financial aid in the forms of grants, loans and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Note that international candidates are not eligible for need-based financial aid at Fort Hays State University. They might, however, apply for merit-based and other scholarships offered by their respective departments.
The university spends around 19.9 USD on student grants and loans. The freshman students receive a scholarship of up to 15,000 USD automatically based on their high school GPA and ACT/ SAT scores.
Some of such scholarships available for the applicants are mentioned below:
|Name of the Scholarship||Award Amount||Eligibility|
|Tiger Pride Scholarship||3,750 USD||2.95 GPA; 27 ACT/ 1290-1260 SAT|
|Victor E. Scholarship||2,750 USD||2.55 GPA; 23 ACT/ 1150-1130 SAT|
|Black & Gold Scholarship||2,000 USD||2.25 GPA; 20 ACT/ 1050-1030 SAT|
|Hays City Scholarship||1,5000 USD||2.25 GPA; 18 ACT/ 980-960 SAT|
Alumni association helps alumni to stay connected with the university. They conduct activities to involve both the alumni and the university. Some of the activities are:
Some of the notable alumni of the institute are Vashone Adams, NFL player; Greg Anderson, personal trainer linked to the BALCO steroids scandal; Sheila Frahm, Former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas and Former United States Senator; Kris Kuksi, visual artist; among others.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$15,180 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Fort Hays State University Enrollment||17429|
|Average Graduation Rate||33.4%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$15,180 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$18,150 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,080 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$7,894 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,848 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,894 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,848 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,980 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,990 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary