alleycat03

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I've searched and haven't found a thread for the K-State class of 2025, so I figured I would start one since I've seen a couple c/o 2025 threads pop up recently! I am currently an undergraduate student at K-State so if you have any questions about Manhattan or the college as a whole, I would gladly answer them to the best of my ability. I started my K-State supplemental application today, and I am excited to hear from any potential future classmates. Post away!
 
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Polocrosse2017

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@alleycat03 seems like I was just messaging you a few weeks ago about applying to the early admit program!

I'll be starting at K-State vet school in August and was also undergrad there so feel free to ask me questions too! I was/am an OOS student. Really like K-State and have had nothing but good experiences (well except COVID which has been a pain - not K-State's fault). Good luck to all.
 
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I just graduated from K-State, happy to answer any questions that I can! The admissions process has changed a fair bit since I went through it, so I'm probably not the best person to ask about that.
 
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alleycat03

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@alleycat03 seems like I was just messaging you a few weeks ago about applying to the early admit program!

I'll be starting at K-State vet school in August and was also undergrad there so feel free to ask me questions too! I was/am an OOS student. Really like K-State and have had nothing but good experiences (well except COVID which has been a pain - not K-State's fault). Good luck to all.
Yes, can't believe that was already more than 2 years ago!

I just have to take physics 2 in the fall and then I am done with all of my pre-requisites. I am going to finish my biology degree along with an animal science minor and graduate in May 2021.

I have met and emailed with Dr. Rost before (dean of admissions) and she is a very nice person (she was also the one who interviewed me for the early admit program), so if anyone has specific questions about applying, I would definitely suggest going to her!

They have done a lot to remodel the vet school recently, and I got to check out the new clinical skills lab through my involvement with a pre-vet club on campus. I also had the opportunity to tour the mobile spay/neuter trailer and it was a fascinating experience. I cannot recommend KSU enough, and if anyone has doubts about the size of Manhattan, I think it is a great college town full of plenty of activities and things to do. I come from KC (on the Kansas side), so it is definitely a smaller town compared to that large city and suburbs, but Manhattan still has almost all of the main restaurants/stores I frequent back home. The town has grown a lot over the past decade, and we now have 2 stand-alone Starbucks (plus the one in Target)!

With our fall semester already being altered slightly due to COVID-19 (we go back to school a week early and are online only after thanksgiving break for dead week and finals), I am definitely curious to see how they will handle doing interviews this year, since they have occurred in December/January in previous years, and the possibility of a second wave could complicate that process.
 
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biomajor2019

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OOS applicant for c/o 2025! first time applying! :) For those of you who attended K-state for undergrad, or are currently vet students there, what has been your favorite part of the university, curriculum, college town, etc? :)
 
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K-State :lovey: Hands down my favorite interview despite the ice storm. Good luck y’all! Can’t go wrong with K-State!!
 
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alleycat03

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OOS applicant for c/o 2025! first time applying! :) For those of you who attended K-state for undergrad, or are currently vet students there, what has been your favorite part of the university, curriculum, college town, etc? :)

I love our campus so much. I have spent time at the vet med campus, but of course most of my time is spent on the main undergrad campus. Everyone here is really nice, I truly feel like I'm part of that cliche "K-State Family." The vet school is very close to the rec (gym/fitness center), which is included in your campus privilege fees. There's lots of different intramural sports (I play on a volleyball team with my sorority sisters), fitness classes, a rock climbing wall, and the rec has pretty good hours (I think it is open 5am-12am, though post-pandemic that might change), plus we have a pool on campus called the natatorium.

I love hiking the Konza prairie (it has gorgeous views), and K-State is located in the Flint Hills, which is one of the least-flat parts of Kansas. :) The local dog park is pretty nice, and I have not had any trouble finding pet-friendly affordable housing. On campus you can only have a dog or cat if they are a documented emotional support animal/service animal, but there are lots of places off campus where you can have a dog or cat. My current rental house has a fenced in backyard for my roommate's dog, and the house is very close to the vet med part of campus.

We have plenty of restaurants and businesses here, mostly national chains (Target, Walmart, Chipotle, Texas Roadhouse, etc), and I really enjoy Aggieville (our bars/local entertainment area). Aggieville has tons of different bars and restaurants to check out when you need a break from studying or want to celebrate a good exam score. We have Varsity donuts and the Varsity food truck is open late nights on the weekends for cheap and delicious 1am meals (my favorite is the mac & cheese grilled cheese).

As a biology major, I have done research on campus since my first semester, and I know there is a significant amount of research being done at the vet school as well. We also have NBAF (the USDA facilities that will replace Plum Island) currently being built here, so that will be a large source of jobs in the coming 5-10 years. We also have different farm units operating through our College of Agriculture. I don't know a ton about them, but we have horse, swine, poultry, sheep & goat, beef, and dairy farm units. I got to visit all of them through various classes I've taken and they've all looked like very nice and well-ran facilities. This school is definitely recommended for people interested in large animals. As I mentioned above, the vet school has done a significant amount of renovations recently and incorporated more clinical skills into the curriculum. We also have Dr. Carpenter and a very strong exotics program. The Sunset Zoo in Manhattan is small, but it is still a pretty nice place to visit. Our veterinary teaching hospital has nice facilities. I have not been there a lot, but I've toured several times and it looks like a great place to do clinical rotations at.

If you are a sports fan, our football team and program has been gaining hype recently with our new coach replacing the legendary Bill Snyder after he retired. We had a very good season last year and I am looking forward to hopefully having a semi-normal football season this fall. I have no idea if vet students have time to attend games, but it has been a really fun experience as an undergrad getting to cheer on the Wildcats. The vet school is very close to the football stadium (Jardine, the on-campus apartments, are just in between the two), so on game days they sell parking spots at the vet school as a fundraiser for veterinary students.

That's about everything I have to share, if you want more details or have specific questions let me know! I have really enjoyed attending school here and I'm sure other KSU students can share more about the vet school specifically.
 

Polocrosse2017

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I will chime in quickly. Just got off work. I may come back later with more. I echo what @alleycat03 has said. From the first day I came to visit when I was still in high school everyone was friendly. People stopped and asked if they could help us and even walked us where we needed to go (turned out it was one of the professors). The is just a sense of the "K-State Family". It isn't just hype it is the culture of the college.

I love Aggieville. The variety of places to eat, study, or just relax is much greater than you would thing for such a small town. Coming from a big city about all I missed was a Barnes and Noble (but we do have a great small book store). Hiking the Kwanza Prairie was one of my favorite things to do. I would drive in to KC for Chief's games or concerts or even skiing (yes there is skiing just north of KC). I'd also drive to Wichita to shop sometimes.

We have great coffee shops but there is only one Mexican place I can eat at (I'm a Texan). I love the tailgates and the football games but don't know what will happen this year.

As far as the vet school I'll know more when I get started in the fall. All the people I have spoken to there over the years have been nice. I was employed by the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) which does a great deal of high end research. I was technically a vet school employee when I worked there. It is a great place for all types of specialties. I like that we do not track so can get a broad view of all animals. I came in wanting equine but not sure at this point because there are so many great things.

The alumni networking is great. I'm currently OOS (for both home and K-State) working for an alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine. I have now worked for two alumni, neither in Kansas, and learned a lot.

I don't think you can beat K-State (except for the tuition - since you can't get instate tuition once you start).
 

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Great to see this thread! I’m applying to KSU this year, I’m a non-trad OOS student, second time applying. Hopefully second time’s the charm!

For those current students & recent grads, can you offer some insight about weather? I’m from the East Coast but I’ve lived in super cold coastal areas, so trying to figure out just how awful KS is in February haha.
 

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@EB73674 I'm from southern Texas and really didn't find it too bad. I'm not going to lie one winter we had several really cold days (single digits) and one year we had a lot of snow(for me a lot but not compared to other northern states) but other winters haven't been bad at all. I can count on one hand the days I felt that I didn't want to drive because of ice on the road. I like the cold so I may not be the best person to ask but it was better than 107 degrees in the shade! There were a couple of football games I didn't last the entire game because of the cold and wind. Chicago is FAR worse for reference. KSU does not like to close down even when everyone around does. Just so you know. Usually by noon it was fine on those days though.
 
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@EB73674 I'm from southern Texas and really didn't find it too bad. I'm not going to lie one winter we had several really cold days (single digits) and one year we had a lot of snow(for me a lot but not compared to other northern states) but other winters haven't been bad at all. I can count on one hand the days I felt that I didn't want to drive because of ice on the road. I like the cold so I may not be the best person to ask but it was better than 107 degrees in the shade! There were a couple of football games I didn't last the entire game because of the cold and wind. Chicago is FAR worse for reference. KSU does not like to close down even when everyone around does. Just so you know. Usually by noon it was fine on those days though.
Oh yeah, I’m 100% a cold weather person, would move to Canada in 2 seconds if I could lol, but I think I’d have trouble with any place where it consistently goes negative. Single digits is fine though, and I grew up driving back country roads barely plowed in New England, I can do snow ;) Whats humidity like in summer? Thanks for the info, btw!
 
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@EB73674 not much humidity at all! Of course where I'm from it is 75 - 95% in Manhattan the high is around 65 or 70% in the summer but usually a lot lower. To me it usually feels like a drier heat.
 
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@EB73674 not much humidity at all! Of course where I'm from it is 75 - 95% in Manhattan the high is around 65 or 70% in the summer but usually a lot lower. To me it usually feels like a drier heat.
...Yeah, it’s typically ~80-95% all summer here in New Jersey. I can’t get out of here fast enough. Winters are fine & spring and fall are at least mild, but summer is BRUTAL. 70% being the high sounds like a dream!
 
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alleycat03

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For those current students & recent grads, can you offer some insight about weather? I’m from the East Coast but I’ve lived in super cold coastal areas, so trying to figure out just how awful KS is in February haha.
Whats humidity like in summer? Thanks for the info, btw!
...Yeah, it’s typically ~80-95% all summer here in New Jersey. I can’t get out of here fast enough. Winters are fine & spring and fall are at least mild, but summer is BRUTAL. 70% being the high sounds like a dream!
As a native Kansan, I think we have very wacky weather, but I've grown to appreciate it! We do truly have all 4 seasons in a year. Sometimes all 4 seasons in a day. ;) I feel like it gets pretty humid occasionally, but of course nowhere near how humid it is in places like Florida or Texas. Definitely not 80-95% humidity. I agree with Polo, for the most part our summer heat is a dry heat. There will be some muggy and rainy summer days, but they are not very common. The first month of school is very hot, so definitely pack shorts, and Dec-Feb is pretty cold, but it is tolerable with a winter coat and some snow boots. Also, I have only seen 1 tornado in my life (I was 6 years old) and we did have a tornado warning last fall (although there was no actual tornado in the end), so for the most part I do not worry about severe weather here. Strong winds and thunderstorms are about all we have, and those are not too bad.

It does get very cold in the winter, but there have been only a few times where campus didn't close and I thought it should. I don't like the extreme heat or cold, and you will end up with both here, but the weather is pretty tolerable. If you are dissatisfied with the weather, wait a day (or maybe only a few hours) and it will change! Our weather is definitely variable, but I do not think it is unbearably hot or unbearably cold.

I thought this website was pretty interesting, so check it out for different weather trends. I hope this helps!

 
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As a native Kansan, I think we have very wacky weather, but I've grown to appreciate it! We do truly have all 4 seasons in a year. Sometimes all 4 seasons in a day. ;) I feel like it gets pretty humid occasionally, but of course nowhere near how humid it is in places like Florida or Texas. Definitely not 80-95% humidity. I agree with Polo, for the most part our summer heat is a dry heat. There will be some muggy and rainy summer days, but they are not very common. The first month of school is very hot, so definitely pack shorts, and Dec-Feb is pretty cold, but it is tolerable with a winter coat and some snow boots. Also, I have only seen 1 tornado in my life (I was 6 years old) and we did have a tornado warning last fall (although there was no actual tornado in the end), so for the most part I do not worry about severe weather here. Strong winds and thunderstorms are about all we have, and those are not too bad.

It does get very cold in the winter, but there have been only a few times where campus didn't close and I thought it should. I don't like the extreme heat or cold, and you will end up with both here, but the weather is pretty tolerable. If you are dissatisfied with the weather, wait a day (or maybe only a few hours) and it will change! Our weather is definitely variable, but I do not think it is unbearably hot or unbearably cold.

I thought this website was pretty interesting, so check it out for different weather trends. I hope this helps!

Fabulous, thank you so much! That's a much more positive weather pattern than I was afraid of getting (lol)!
 
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Good luck everyone applying! I'm part of the class of 2023 (OOS). I can honestly say I am so happy I ended up at K-State. Just like everyone else said: all the cliche "K-State Family" stuff is true, the faculty and administration genuinely care about each student, and the town is exactly the kind of place I want to go to professional school at (not too busy but busy enough not to be boring).
 
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hi!! ok i feel so dumb for this but the amount of equations for calculating the last 45 gpa have me overthinking.. can anyone tell me which equation you used for this? thank you!!
 
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Second time applicant but first time applying to Kansas State! I finished their supplemental application does anyone have an studying suggestions for the Casper test that is required??
 

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Second time applicant but first time applying to Kansas State! I finished their supplemental application does anyone have an studying suggestions for the Casper test that is required??
I recommend doing the practice tests available on the CASPer website mainly to get a sense of the timing. Five minutes is not a lot of time to answer three questions! Once I did the practice tests I felt comfortable with the timing and I didn't feel like on my actual test I had to cut any of my answers short due to timing. I also watched some YouTube videos to get a sense of strategies for how to answer each type of question.

As for the CASPer Snapshot, I'm not sure which schools actually require this. I got an email that said at least one of my programs required it, but there's no way to see which one that is. I dressed as if I was going to an actual interview, did the practice, and I actually thought the questions were more "softballs" than the actual CASPer, but that's just me. Hope that helps!
 
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bird.nerd

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Second time applicant, first time to Kansas State! OOS here in Ohio :). How was the CASPer test for everyone? I’m taking it Oct 28th.
 
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Second time applicant, first time to Kansas State! OOS here in Ohio :). How was the CASPer test for everyone? I’m taking it Oct 28th.
I honestly found it to be quite easy and not very stressful. It is difficult with the time constraint to form responses, but overall I felt it was the easiest part of this entire process LOL! I'm pretty annoyed that we get 0 feedback on how we did though.
 
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Second time applicant, first time to Kansas State! OOS here in Ohio :). How was the CASPer test for everyone? I’m taking it Oct 28th.
I suggest taking the practice test and reading some of the sample questions! Getting used to typing in that short amount of time is the biggest challenge I thought. Also have some situational stories kind of in mind to help answer so you dont draw a blank like I did! But the test overall is very relaxed and not to stressful!
 
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Polocrosse2017

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@PhiloslothicalStudent sorry it has taken so long to get back to you! First year is REALLY busy! I like El Patron for a nice Mexican place most like the food I'm used to in TX. I do go eat at El Gordos for quick food. There are some good taco trucks too!

Good luck everyone! So far I'm really happy with my decision to attend here!
 
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Hi there! I am OOS, 2nd applicant cycle, but first-time applicant to K-State! I was wondering if anyone has gotten any emails to confirm the status of their application? I haven't heard anything from them since I submitted my supplemental app. Is there a portal or something to check my status?
 

bird.nerd

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Hi there! I am OOS, 2nd applicant cycle, but first-time applicant to K-State! I was wondering if anyone has gotten any emails to confirm the status of their application? I haven't heard anything from them since I submitted my supplemental app. Is there a portal or something to check my status?
Just an email to verify i took the CASPer test, nothing about confirming my app!
 
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alleycat03

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@PhiloslothicalStudent sorry it has taken so long to get back to you! First year is REALLY busy! I like El Patron for a nice Mexican place most like the food I'm used to in TX. I do go eat at El Gordos for quick food. There are some good taco trucks too!

Good luck everyone! So far I'm really happy with my decision to attend here!
I hope your first year is going well so far! I am not super picky when it comes to Mexican food, and I've enjoyed several of the Mexican restaurants in mhk. Are you not a fan of Taco Lucha's? I do not know how much it differs from Texan Mexican food but I LOVE the raspberry black bean dip (I know it sounds gross but it was amazing) that they have there, and some of the different tacos are amazing. I also had Coco Bolos the other day, and while they have a wide variety of different food options from different cuisines, I thought their street tacos were quite yummy.
 
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