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Academic Success

 Did You Know?
 Finest Land Grant University in the Nation

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.
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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.
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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.

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 A National Leader in Biodefense

Kansas State University has been selected as the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility(NBAF).

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.

 Latest News

Kansas State women's tennis placed one student-athlete on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team in an announcement by the league office on Tuesday. The lone honoree for the Wildcats was junior Petra Niedermayerova, who earned her second career first team citation and was one of two women's tennis student-athletes to be named to the team with a perfect grade point average.

In the history of the Big 12, K-State women's tennis has had 19 student-athletes earn 38 first team selections and seven student-athletes earn nine second team citations.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services, the women's tennis academic all-league team consisted of 37 first team members and eight on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
The product of Brno, Czech Republic is an economics major who boasts a 4.0 grade point average over her last two semesters and a stellar 3.96 cumulative GPA. In addition to earning her second Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor, Niedermayerova is a two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete selection.

On the court this season, Niedermayerova, who is ranked No. 16 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings, owns a career-best record of 29-9 while playing in the number one position in the K-State lineup. She ranks second in school history for singles victories in a season and needs two singles wins to tie the school record of 31 set by Tamar Kvaratskhelia in the 2004-05 season.

Niedermayerova is also tied for second on the K-State career singles wins list with a record of 77-32 (.706) and is tied with Petra Sedlmajerova (1999-03; 77-47) and Jessica Simosa (2001-06; 77-61). She needs two wins to move into a tie for first with Maria Rosenberg (2000-05; 79-54). She attained her highest career ranking of No. 11 in the ITA singles rankings on March 26 this season.

Within the economics department, Niedermayerova has been highly decorated, as she was the recipient of the Dudley Williams Sophomore Book Prize, awarded annually to two outstanding sophomores by the Beta of Kansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 2012 and the Duane L. and Leslee K. Cantrell Scholarship, based on outstanding academic performance & service to the economics department at K-State.

 Academic Support Services

K-State is committed to our student-athletesâÂÂTM 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.

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Student Athletes in the Community

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:
  • Learning Specialists
  • Academic Advising/Counseling
  • Use of Tutorial Services
  • Writing Skills
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Computer Skills
  • 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.

Second Wind ProgramAthletic 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.

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 Compliance and NCAA Guidelines

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.
Academic Eligibility
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Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (PDF)
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Extra Benefits and Inducements (PDF)
National Letter of Intent
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NCAA Transfer Guide (PDF)
Division I Recruiting Guidelines -All Sports (PDF)