A cool and well-respected midwest university located in Manhattan, Kansas, know especially for the school of Architecture and Engineering, Chemistry, Agriculture and Equine Science.
The campus is scenic with lots of great limestone buildings and flora. The business and bar district, known as Aggieville, is a favorite hang-out for many college students.
Manhattan is a fairly cheap place to live, but the quality of life is still very high. The best part is if your neighbors are assholes, you can still shoot at them with airsoft guns and not get in trouble. It still is Kansas.
The University is also surprisingly liberal for being located in the heart of right-wing nation.
Also home to thriving sports teams.
Kevin: "So I want to go to MIT and study engineering, but I am stuck in the middle of Kansas and don't have enough money!"
Professor: "Forget MIT, Kansas State University is just as good and is only an hour away!"