The premier land grant university in the country, K-State offers over 250 majors and options in 9 different colleges. No matter which you choose, the quality of a K-State education can be found both in the achievements of its students and by the accolades of its faculty.
Since 1986, K-State has won more Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholarships than any other public university in the United States. K-State trails only 5 private institutions in top scholarship awards: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and Duke. More info on K-State scholar achievements
K-State is the only research university in the United States to have three national CASE/Carnegie professors of the year. All three are active teachers: Michael Wesch, 2008 national winner; Chris Sorensen, 2007 national winner; and Dean Zollman, 1996 national winner. Click here for more info on K-State awards
With such a reputation for excellence, it's no surprise that K-State's enrollment has surged to an all-time high in recent years. Every county in the state, every state in the nation and numerous countries from around the world are represented by students attending K-State.
The $650 million research facility will provide the country with an urgently needed, state-of-the-art lab to protect the food supply and agriculture economy.
Construction was also recently completed on K-State's $53.4 million Biosecurity Research Institute, making the University a national leader in the fight against bio terrorism.
Kansas State junior third baseman RJ Santigate was one of 12 players named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 7 first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced.
Santigate, who earned the seventh academic all-district accolade in the last seven seasons at K-State, picked up his first-career designation as the third baseman holds a 3.32 GPA in social sciences.
A former community-college transfer, Santigate is in his second season with the program as the junior is hitting .331 with three doubles and a triple to go along with 27 RBI. The Las Vegas, Nev., product ranks eighth in the Big 12 in hits (57) and 10th in walks (23), while his 53 singles this year are four shy of entering the top 10 in K-State history.
Santigate is the first Wildcat since Jason King in 2011 to pick up first team academic all-district honors. Prior to King, Brett Scott earned the nod in both 2007 and 2008, while he went on to claim Academic All-American honors in 2008. King and Thomas Rooke were honored in 2009 before Carter Jurica was selected in 2010.
In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.00 scale and participate in at least 50 percent of his team’s games. Freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible.
Academic Support Services
K-State is committed to our student-athletes overall experience, including the completion of their degree, career planning, campus and community service and personal development. The Academic Learning Center provides athletes academic support with 6 full-time academic counselors and over 60 academic tutors.
Kansas State works hard to provide rich educational development and experience. Having strong educational support will enhance the overall probability of academic success and graduation among our student-athletes. Through our Academic Staff, we provide our athletes with academic support through:
Use of Tutorial Services
Supervised Study Sessions and Facilities
Faculty Mentoring Program
Second Wind Program
Under the Second Wind program, former student-athletes are contacted and encouraged to complete their degree by either returning to Kansas State or attending a college or university close to their residence.
Athletic academic counselors and the academic advisors from your college or major can assist you in planning your return, guide you through the preparation for completing degree requirements, and outline the exact credit hours or semesters you will need. K-State coaches and counselors will provide you with information for re-admission, financial aid, local housing, and possible employment. Before you arrive on campus, you can have a detailed plan for your class schedule, graduation time line, and necessary arrangements for student living.
Kansas State University is a volunteer member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big 12 Conference. We are committed to abiding by all rules and regulations of these bodies. The NCAA governs the actions of our coaches and student-athletes, and has explicit guidelines that regulate the actions of our program. For further information on the K-State Athletics Compliance office, please visit their main page.