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Tuition & Fees

$8,211

$16,245

not including room and board

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,344
Declined + 148
Total Received 3,492
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Accounting
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Wichita State is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1895 as a private college, it joined the state system of higher education in 1964. Its 330-acre urban campus is located in Wichita.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,550
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 6884
ACT 1472

Social Networks

Public

11,787

undergraduate students

2,763

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
32%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
34%
12-17
23%
6-11
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%
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Wichita, KS

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Wichita, KS

330-acre urban campus in Wichita (population: 385,577); centers in downtown, west, and south Wichita. Served by air and bus; train serves Newton (30 miles). School operates transportation to local public transportation. Public transportation serves campus.

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
34%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 4% of male students
 
7 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
32%
400-499
39%
300-399
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
34%
12-17
23%
6-11
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,344
Declined + 148
Total Received 3,492

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Bobbu Gandu
Director of Admissions
P: 316 978-3085
F: 316 978-3174
admissions@wichita.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,107,447
State $685,967
Institutional
Other external $147,611
Total $18,941,025

Non-need-based

Federal $51,395
State $109,154
Institutional $9,087,433
Other external $965,344
Total $10,213,326

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Shockers
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Art/Ceramics
Art/Painting
Art/Printmaking
Art/Sculpture
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Biochemistry
Business Administration
Business Administration/E-Business
Chemical Science
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
Classical Studies
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Broadcast Journalism
Communication/Marketing
Communication/Speech Communication
Communications
Communications/Applied Communication Strategies
Communications/Broadcast Journalism
Communications/Electronic Media
Communications/Integrated Marketing
Communications/Print Journalism
Computer Engineering
Computer Networking
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Environmental/Physical Sciences
Economics
Economics/Real Estate
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Music
Engineering Management
English
English Language/Literature
English/Creative Writing
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship/Real Estate
Executive Business Administration
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Science
Field Major
Finance
Finance/Bank Management
Finance/Real Estate
Forensic Science
French
General Studies
Geology
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Services Management
History
Human Resources Management
Industrial Engineering
Instrumental Music
International Area Studies
International Business
International Studies/Administration
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Marketing/Real Estate
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Microbiology
Modern/Classical Languages
Music
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Theory
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Instrumental Conducting
Music/Opera Performance
Music/Piano Accompanying
Music/Piano Pedagogy
Music/Special Education
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Performing Arts/Dance
Performing Arts/Theatre
Performing Arts/Theatre/Tech Design
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Production Management
Psychology
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/Clinical/Community
Psychology/Community
Psychology/Human Factors
Public Administration
Public Health
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Administration
Sport Management
Studio Art/Painting
Studio Art/Printmaking
Studio Art/Sculpture
Transition to Teaching
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

81%

11,787
students

Female
52%
6,155

Male
48%
5,632

Graduate

19%

2,763
students

Female
51%
1,422

Male
49%
1,341

undergraduateFull-time

74%

8,807
students

Female
52%
4,569

Male
48%
4,238

undergraduatePart-time

26%

2,980
students

Female
54%
1,586

Male
46%
1,394

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
Malaysia
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Armin Gerhard
Executive Director, International Education
316 978-3232
international@wichita.edu

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