Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

19%

male

79%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 571
Declined 14
Total Received 585
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Public

2,505

undergraduate students

168

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Mississippi University for Women was founded in 1884 as a public, liberal arts institution for women. It adopted coeducation in 1982. Its 110-acre campus is located in Columbus, 85 miles north of Meridian.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,673
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

110-acre campus in Columbus (population: 24,041), 120 miles from Birmingham, AL; branch campuses at Columbus Air Force Base and in Tupelo. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Birmingham; train serves Tuscaloosa, AL (60 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Golden Triangle Regional

Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street
Columbus, MS
39701

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Wesley Foundation
  • International Student Association
  • Baptist Student Union
  • International Justice Mission

Top Events

  • Blues Week
  • Late Night Exam Breakfast
  • intramurals
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • tornado and voice-over sirens, voice mail and text messaging emergency notification system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 571
Declined 14
Total Received 585

Admissions Factors

Considered

extracurricular activities
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family Systems
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Physical Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,673

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

2,505
students

Female
79%
1,986

Male
19%
484

8%

203
students

Female
83%
169

Male
17%
34

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

1,976
students

Female
83%
1,636

Male
17%
340

20%

494
students

Female
71%
350

Male
29%
144

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 63%
Student 4 year graduation rate 27%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
36%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

672

Transfer students enrolled

25%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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