Tuition & Fees

$7,431

$16,393

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
43%
18-23
37%
12-17
13%
30-36
10%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,309
Declined + 160
Total Received 5,469
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Public

12,398

undergraduate students

2,683

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6884
ACT 1472

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School Facts

Wichita State University 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 15,081
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Wichita, KS

330-acre, urban campus in Wichita (population: 390,591); centers in downtown, south, and west 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
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 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
43%
18-23
37%
12-17
13%
30-36
10%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,309
Declined + 160
Total Received 5,469

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Bobby Gandu
Director of Admissions
P: 316 978-3085
admissions@wichita.edu

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,927

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,773
Room $5,000
Board $4,320
Additional fees $658
Books & supplies $945
Total $17,696
Average Financial Aid - $7,927
Total with Avg. Aid $9,769

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,782,871
State $1,352,970
Institutional $2,129,161
Other external $118,677
Total $19,383,679

Non-need-based

Federal $41,799
State $111,301
Institutional $10,252,330
Other external $1,554,740
Total $11,960,170
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 316 978-3430
F: 316 978-3396
finaid@wichita.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sheelu Surender
Director of Financial Aid
sheelu.surender@wichita.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Darron Boatright (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Rebecca Endicott (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA
Mascot
Shockers
School colors
black and gold

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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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

15,081

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

12,398
students

Female
54%
6,714

Male
46%
5,684

18%

2,683
students

Female
56%
1,493

Male
44%
1,190

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

8,749
students

Female
54%
4,667

Male
46%
4,082

30%

3,649
students

Female
57%
2,047

Male
43%
1,602

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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
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