Midwestern State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Midwestern State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 74%, Midwestern State is a generally accessible school. To apply, students will need to send in an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. Feel free to visit the campus; if you have any questions, be sure to check out Midwestern's website or get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Midwestern State University Acceptance Rate: 74%

Midwestern State University Description:

Midwestern State University is a public, four-year college located on 254 acres in Wichita Falls, Texas. The university's roughly 6,000 students are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. MSU offers a total of 45 undergraduate programs between the College of Health and Human Services, Dillard College of Business Administration, Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences, West College of Education, and College of Science and Mathematics. Midwestern State's graduate program offers 28 degree programs. High achieving students should look into the Honors Pprogram, which provides additional intellectual challenges and scholarship opportunities.

MSU students stay involved outside of the classroom as well -- the university has over 100 student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural sports and 14 sororities and fraternities. On the intercollegiate front, the MSU Mustangs compete in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference (LSC) with 13 teams, including men’s and women’s soccer, tennis, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,064 (5,319 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,620 (in-state); $10,570 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,012
  • Other Expenses: $1,830
  • Total Cost: $19,812 (in-state); $21,762 (out-of-state)

Midwestern State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,126
    • Loans: $5,622

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology, Biology, Business, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Radiologic Science, Respiratory Care

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Football
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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