Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,299

$17,481

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
700-800
10%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
14%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,342
Declined 2,605
Total Received 5,947
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Public

13,217

undergraduate students

2,835

graduate students

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Location

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 16,052
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS
67260

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Shocktoberfest
  • Welcome Fest
  • Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • 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
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • bicycle patrols by campus security

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
82%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
700-800
10%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
14%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,342
Declined 2,605
Total Received 5,947

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

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

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 112
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Golf, Rowing, Tennis, Track and field

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Golf, Rowing, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

16,052

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

13,217
students

Female
55%
7,277

Male
45%
5,940

18%

2,835
students

Female
58%
1,640

Male
42%
1,195

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

8,994
students

Female
54%
4,850

Male
46%
4,144

32%

4,223
students

Female
58%
2,427

Male
42%
1,796

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 23%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

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
13%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
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

1,173

Transfer students enrolled

7%

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 no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally 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

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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