14 Facts About Kansas State University


Kansas State University is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States.

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Kansas State University is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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Kansas State University was succeeded by Richard Linton, a former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Science at North Carolina State University .

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Kansas State was the first public institution of higher learning founded in the state and began teaching college-level classes in 1863.

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Kansas State was founded with an agricultural and scientific college consistent with the land-grant college mandate, as well as departments for military science and literature.

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K-Kansas State University paid a deductible of $5 million for their insurance to repair all damages.

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Kansas State University has 65 academic departments in nine colleges: Agriculture; Architecture, Planning and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; Technology and Aviation; and Veterinary Medicine.

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Kansas State University has had a long-standing interest in agriculture, particularly native Great Plains plant and animal life.

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The Kansas State University Gardens is an on-campus horticulture display garden that serves as an educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State students and the public.

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The Konza Prairie is a native tallgrass prairie preserve south of Manhattan, which is co-owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University and operated as a field research station by the department of biology.

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Kansas State was involved in early experimentation with television and radio broadcasts.

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K-Kansas State University has twelve residence halls on campus: Boyd Hall, Ford Hall, Goodnow Hall, Haymaker Hall, Marlatt Hall, Moore Hall, West Hall, Putnam Hall, Van Zile Hall, and the new Wefald hall, completed in 2016.

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In 2012-2013, Kansas State became only the second Big 12 school to win conference titles in football, men's basketball, and baseball in the same school year.

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Kansas State alums have been enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and have earned Emmy Awards and Olympic gold medals.

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