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School Spotlight: Kansas State University

Kansas State University
Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon August 1st, 2017

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Locally known as “The Little Apple,” Manhattan, Kansas is the home of Kansas State University, a comprehensive research institution enrolling just under 20,000 undergraduates. While the majority of students come from Kansas (77 percent), out-of-staters have a great incentive to enroll. High achieving students can earn $12,000 per year as part of a scholarship specifically earmarked for non-Kansas residents. The university features nine academic colleges and more than 250 undergraduate majors and programs. Majors in animal sciences, marketing, elementary education, and kinesiology are the most popular, but students can also study unique options such as bakery science, park management and conservation, or complete flight training as a professional pilot. Looking for even more unusual enrichment opportunities? Paintball, rodeo, and skydiving are just three of the many club teams available, while fun intramural options include darts, foosball, and inner tube water polo. Did you know that K-State has an outstanding record of producing student scholars? Thanks to the tremendous support of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, the University has graduated 8 Rhodes Scholars, 12 Marshall Scholars, 29 Truman Scholars, 73 Goldwater Scholars, and 22 Udall Scholars in the last 30 years. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Kansas State University College-Visit-CTA


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