Newman University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Wichita, Kansas
Downtown Wichita, Kansas. Lane Pearman / Flickr

Newman University Admissions Overview:

Newman University is just a slightly selective school, admitting over half of applicants in 2016. Successful applicants generally have good grades and test scores, and a strong application. To apply, students will need to submit an application (online or on paper), official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For complete instructions and guidelines, along with important dates and deadlines, check out the school's website.

And, if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a campus visit, be sure to get in touch with an admissions counselor at Newman.

Admissions Data (2016):

Newman University Description:

Newman University is a private, Catholic university located in Wichita, Kansas, the largest city in the state. Along with traditional residential undergraduates, Newman University also caters to adult students. The university has evening and weekend courses, online classes, and teaching centers in Colorado, Oklahoma, and two other Kansas locations. 45% of students attend classes part-time.

The university's curriculum has a liberal arts foundation, and professional fields in nursing and education are most popular among undergraduates. Academics at Newman are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Academics and student life are well integrated at Newman, and the university has more than 30 official academic clubs and organizations, interesting "learning communities" for new students, and a range of other co-curricular activities.

On the athletic front, the Newman Jets compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. The university fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,170 (2,535 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 39% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,556
  • Books: $986 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,674
  • Other Expenses: $3,190
  • Total Cost: $39,406

Newman University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,804
    • Loans: $5,854

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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