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Kansas State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
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Fall 2019 admissions at Kansas State University saw overall enrollment of 21,719 students. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. With an acceptance rate of 94%, one might infer that admissions at Kansas State University are slightly competitive. The academic sessions at K State begin in Fall and Spring seasons, with some courses offered in the Summer semester as well.

Students can pick from over 250 academic options offered by Kansas State University. The university offers courses on-campus as well as online, however in a limited number. In Fall 2019, 93% of 8,685 applicants were accepted. A total of 43% accepted applicants enrolled with the university. International students from more than 100 countries are a part of K State, making it one of the most multicultural and popular public universities in the US.

  • Both undergraduate and graduate applicants are required to submit standardized test scores. 
  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and rank in the top one-third of their high school class
  • Minimum ACT composite score to meet eligibility requirements is 21 or 980 in SAT
  • Letters of recommendation are required for UG admissions. 
  • International applicants are not offered priority admissions. 


Application PortalUG: K-State Apply
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: 80 USD
PG: 75 USD
Mode of PaymentCredit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
Check or money order (mailed to State University of Kansas), Electronic cheque
Retention Rate84%
Acceptance Rate94%
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Summer, Spring
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships
International AdmissionsKState International

Kansas State University Admissions Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted up to 15 months in advance. The admission process for the Fall semester is ongoing. 

TermDeadline (Undergraduate)Deadline (Graduate)
SpringNovember 1August 1
SummerFebruary 1December 1
FallDecember 1January 8

The admission deadline for UG programs in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, College of Engineering, Interior design college of Human Ecology, Wildlife & outdoor Management, and the College of Architecture is February 1.

Kansas State University International Students Admissions

The student population at the university has international applicants from over 100 countries. The admission process for international applicants is the same as that for US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Academic records and transcripts.
    • Translations of transcripts, if required.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Official test scores of different standardized exams
  • Letter of Intent or Statement of purpose 
    • Should highlight an applicant’s career objective and future goals
  • LOR (as many specified by various departments)
  • Financial Statement

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

To meet the admission requirements at Kansas State University, a prospective international student needs to demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting any one of the following English Proficiency Test scores. The minimum scores required to be eligible for application are as follows :

TestMinimum score required

Requirements for International Students Visa

All non-US students will require an F-1 or J-1 student visa to study at Kansas State University.

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 or DS-2019 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview
  • Additional documents: Transcript(s), scores of any standardized tests taken, Affidavit of Financial Support Form.

Kansas State University Undergraduate Admissions

Kansas State University has over 250 undergraduate programs and has International students from around 100 countries. The general undergraduate admission process for Kansas State University is given below.

Where to apply: K-State Apply

Application Fees: 80 USD 

Academic requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test score for International students 
  • Standardized test scores
    • ACT score: 21 or higher
    • SAT (ERW+M) score: 1020 or higher, 980 or higher on the SAT (CR+M) if taken before March 2016.
  • GPA of 2.5
  • Authorized financial statement and Proof of financial support, copy of passport.

Kansas State University Graduate Admissions

Kansas State University offers 43 doctoral programs, 73 master’s programs and 43 graduate certificates. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same. 

Required Documents: 

  • Academic transcripts and records
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Various test scores of standardized exams
    • GRE/GMAT
  • Verified financial bank statement, 
  • Financial sponsor information, 
  • International information sheet, 
  • authorized clearance for transfer students.
CourseApplication PortalApplication FeesAcademic Requirements
MBAK-state Graduate Admissions75 USD
Waived for applicants with GPA 3.5 or higher
GMAT, GPA of 3.0, Six hours of undergraduate economics course, Two undergraduate levels or one graduate-level statistics course; ELP
MS BiochemK-state graduate portal75 USDGRE, Minimum GPA of 3.0; ELP
MS CSK-state graduate portal75 USDGRE (400 Verbal, 650 Quantitative, 600 Analytical); ELP
MAK-state graduate portal75 USDGRE, Minimum GPA of 3.0; ELP

The admission policy is not selective. The applicants are suggested to fulfill the minimum criteria and exceed if possible, to increase their chances of admissions. Admission decisions are released once all the documents required for admission have been received by the department/admission committee. 

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