K-State Established in Manhattan in 1863, Kansas State University is one of the nation's first land-grant universities. K-State also has campuses in Salina and Olathe, plus extension fields, offices and other facilities in Kansas and Nebraska. Recognizing K-State's expertise in animal health, NBAF, a national institute for animal health, will be built here.
K-State is in the top 4 percent of the nation's public universities identified by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity." K-State undergraduates have rich opportunities to work side-by-side with some of the nation's best authorities in their fields. Many students begin undergraduate research their freshman year.
Kansas State University is a national leader among public universities in the total number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall prestigious scholarship winners. The university is home to more national CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year than any other public research university in America.