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K-State Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Kansas State University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Kansas State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into K-State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at K-State is 94%.  It ranks #22 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Kansas State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,669 out of 9,208 applicants were admitted.

Kansas State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.58. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The K-State application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Kansas State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

K-State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Kansas State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Kansas State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

K-State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Kansas State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Kansas State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

K-State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Kansas State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into K-State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kansas State University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as K-State accepts 94% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52% of Kansas State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kansas State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Kansas State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,748 4,265 9,208
Accepted 4,512 4,023 8,669
Acceptance Rate 95% 94% 94%
Enrolled 1,512 1,474 2,986
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 37% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kansas State University is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kansas State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Kansas State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kansas State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155399 IPEDS survey data for Kansas State University.


What is my chance of getting into Kansas State University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to K-State. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.