Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,433

$17,798

not including room and board

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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

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
Percent 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-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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
Room & board $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 Facts

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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
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

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

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

67%

9,788
students

Female
54%
5,285

Male
46%
4,503

33%

4,660
students

Female
55%
2,539

Male
45%
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 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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