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Kansas State University

Total Grad Surveys 13
Females 7
Males 6
Avg years at University 2.7
Research Quality B (7.1)
Research Availability B+ (7.6)
Research Funding B (6.5)
Graduate Politics B (7.0)
Not Errand Runners B+ (7.8)
Degree Completion B+ (7.4)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] A- (8.7)
Sufficient Pay B (6.7)
Competitiveness C+ (5.5)
Education Quality B- (6.1)
Faculty Accessibility B (6.6)
Useful Research B+ (7.9)
"Individual" treatment B- (5.8)
Friendliness C+ (5.5)
Safety B+ (7.9)
Campus Beauty B+ (7.6)
Campus Maintenance B- (6.2)
University Spending C+ (5.7)
Extracurriculars B (6.9)
Scholastic Success B- (6.5)
Surrounding City C+ (5.2)
Social Life/ Environment B (6.7)
Surrounding CityC+
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]A-
I have been at K-State or in theSep 07 2016Education
I have been at K-State or in the Manhattan area since 1992. Manhattan is a great place to live and what it lacks in some amenities the city makes up for by being open and friendly. The nightlife is great for college student.

The campus itself is beautiful and historic. Some buildings are better than others maintenance-wise, but the university is making a concerted effort to update buildings as time/money allows. Faculty are very approachable and the student life professionals on the campus are second to none. No matter what your problem is, they will work tirelessly to get it resolved.

Although some people inAug 11 2016Economics
Although some people in the town discourage me, K-State is good school because they support their students. They teach lots of things in school.
KSU is top researchMar 23 2016Agriculture/Horticulture
KSU is top research university here and most faculties are helpful and knowledgeable. We are the family, but the program is easy to get in and some students are not ambassadors.
Jul 25 2015Accounting
Gang members are living in school.
The Department of Geography is probably an okayFeb 12 2009Geography and Geosciences
The Department of Geography is probably an okay place for undergraduates and master's-level students, but PhD students would do well to stay away from here. The department is highly dysfunctional. The Department of Geography is a repressive place with strange pressure put on PhD students to engage in social activities with the other people from the department. It is as if professors think that the PhD students do not come to the program already with fully developed lives of their own. There is an unspoken pressure to group-think, and people who think outside of the box are scorned. Some professors delight in publicly humiliating female graduate students. American women, in particular, should stay away from here, unless you consider yourself a blank slate to be shaped and molded by dominating personality types.
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Aug 06 2007Electrical Engineering
You would be hard pressed to find professors that care more about their students than at KSU. K-State will quickly become home.
The biology graduate program is first rateApr 19 2006Biology
The biology graduate program is first rate. 100% of tuition and fees were covered. There were ~15 graduate students admitted when I was accepted, the small size leads to quality interactions with faculty. The faculty mentor the grad students and treat them with respect. This was evident during journal clubs and lectures (grad student opinions/comments were encouraged and welcomed). I felt as though I could approach any member of the biology faculty at KSU. An exceptional faculty with first rate researchers - If you can get accepted you won't regret KSU as a choice.
This is an awful place everybody is soMay 10 2005Math
This is an awful place everybody is so stupid it is unbelievable. I can't believe that people can be in university with such a low level of education. The people here are friendly but they are evangelical religious lunatics, the social life is very dry. If your from a fairly cosmopolitan city or another country avoid this place like the plague!! I'm getting out of here ASAP. This experience has tainted my view of the American education system.
There are certain professors who are EXTREMELY approachableFeb 20 2003Engineering Department
There are certain professors who are EXTREMELY approachable and helpful at Kansas State. If you are lucky enough to find them you will have an extremely successful time attending graduate school at K-State. I came in on a federal fellowship, and finished with a very generous RA position in Agronomy. On the otherhand, the administration seems to be oblivious of the student body as a whole. Offices all across campus close from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, and most close for business by 4:30 PM. Registration is a pain in the butt, and costs $4 more if you try to do it via the web - so what's the point? Additionally, budgets are so tight that some departments do NOT interact very well - mostly due to long standing funding issues, so beware of this before attempting to do inter-disciplinary research. If you enjoy outside activities you'll love Manhattan, but if you're looking for lots of exciting cultural activities you're looking in the wrong place. Most people from Kansas are really great - but be aware of an underlying moral majority/Christian ethos that sometimes translates into open racism, homophobia and/or sexism.
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