Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,433

$17,798

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
630
25th
510
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,096
Declined 1,559
Total Received 7,655
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Public

14,448

undergraduate students

3,369

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,817
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS
67260

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
630
25th
510
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,096
Declined 1,559
Total Received 7,655

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,276

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,843
Housing & Food $12,610
Additional fees $1,590
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $22,293
Average Financial Aid - $5,276
Total with Avg. Aid $17,017

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, flag football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult Development and Aging. yes yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes yes
Community Psychology. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. yes
Conducting. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes
Homeland Security. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Painting. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Sculpture. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Stringed Instruments. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes

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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

17,817

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

14,448
students

Female
54%
7,824

Male
46%
6,624

19%

3,369
students

Female
58%
1,969

Male
42%
1,400

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

9,788
students

Female
54%
5,285

Male
46%
4,503

32%

4,660
students

Female
54%
2,539

Male
46%
2,121

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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