Aug 18, 2023

Purple pride: K-State students ranked friendliest in national survey

Posted Aug 18, 2023 12:50 PM

By Michelle Geering

K-State News and Communications Services

  MANHATTAN — The latest rankings from The Princeton Review show Kansas State University students are the friendliest in the nation and take pride in the facilities, support and services available to ensure they have successful college experiences.

K-State received 15 Top 10 rankings and two Top 15 rankings in the latest national survey by The Princeton Review, "The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 edition." The survey asked students to rate their colleges on dozens of topics, including academics, amenities, school services, campus culture and extracurriculars. The top 25 schools are included in each category.

According to this year's rankings, K-State is No. 1 in the nation for friendliest students and town-gown relations are great; No. 2 for happiest students; No. 4 for best quality of life; No. 5 for best student support and counseling services and best athletic facilities; No. 6 for their students love these colleges and best health services; No. 8 for best college dorms; and No. 9 for best career services, best campus food and college city gets high marks. K-State is also No. 15 for most active student government.

"K-State is intentional about putting students first and offering a positive student experience both in and out of the classroom," said Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students. "Student success and well-being continue to be a top priority of the university, and our students recognize these efforts in the Princeton Review rankings."