It doesn't matter if you ask a longtime professor, recent graduate, passionate alumnus or a fresh-eyed freshman. Pick a member of the K-State community at random and ask him or her what it means to be a Wildcat, and you will most likely get a one-word answer: Family.
K-Staters consider themselves family, and that belief shines through contributions as diverse as our members. Researchers invent solutions to problems that could save a life halfway across the world, and students band together on a Saturday morning for community service. Thousands of Wildcat fans pack our stadiums shouting in unison, and our leadership guides us in ways befitting the obligations of a land-grant university.
In fact, these obligations could be considered our family values, and the many ways we achieve them are the Wildcat Way. We invite you to come along for the ride, because there's always room for one more in the K-State family.
K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and thrives in its vibrant college-town atmosphere.
The Manhattan campus encompasses more than 2,320 acres, including agricultural and research facilities.
Manhattan has a population of more than 56,000, and enjoys a great relationship with the K-State family.
This campus is situated next door to Fort Riley, a large Army installation, and collaborates on many military-focused projects.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-defense Facility is being constructed adjacent to campus.