KSU Campus Photo 2018

A large powercat design on the floor of the First Floor Concourse in the Student Union on campus.

A national survey ranks K-State’s student quality of life as No. 2 in the nation.

In its 2020 issue of its “Best 385 Colleges” publication, The Princeton Review ranked the university No. 2 not only in quality of life but also in its relationship with the surrounding town and for best health services.

“K-State has an average 18-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio and is known for its student-centered approach to higher education,” said Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students. “Countless rankings like The Princeton Review’s show that the university is providing an enriching and career-focused college experience for the best value in the state and one of the best among all the nation’s higher education institutions.”

The publication also ranked K-State No. 3 for happiest students and No. 7 for best run colleges and best athletics facilities. The publication surveys more than 140,000 students nationally and ranks four-year colleges across 62 categories.

K-State also ranked as No. 12 for most active student government, No. 13 for best career services and No. 16 for best college residence halls.