Resources › For Students and Parents Wichita State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Witchita State University Shockers Athletic Program. White & Blue Review / Flickr / CC-ND 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 19, 2017 Wichita State University Description: Established in 1895 and located in the biggest city in Kansas, Wichita State University is a public university with a 330-acre main campus. Students come from all around the country and world, but the great majority (over 90%) are from Kansas. Most students live off campus. The university has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about two-thirds of classes have fewer than 30 students. Professional fields in business, nursing, education and engineering are all popular with undergraduates. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Wichita State University Shockers (what's a Shocker?) compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, tennis, track and field, and golf. Admissions Data (2016): Wichita State Acceptance Rate: 86%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 445 / 615SAT Math: 470 / 605SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT comparison for Kansas collegesMissouri Valley Conference SAT comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 27ACT English: 19 / 26ACT Math: 20 / 26What these ACT numbers meanACT comparison for Kansas collegesMissouri Valley Conference ACT comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 14,166 (11,585 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female75% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,895 (in-state); $16,634 (out-of-state)Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,853Other Expenses: $3,614Total Cost: $22,362 (in-state); $31,101 (out-of-state) Wichita State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 91%Loans: 55%Average Amount of AidGrants: $4,397Loans: $8,273 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%Transfer Out Rate: 30%4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%6-Year Graduation Rate: 46% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Wichita State, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Kansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashburn University: Profile Kansas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaker University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Oklahoma: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphArizona State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphFort Hays State University: Profile University of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Missouri: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Wichita State University Mission Statement: view the full mission statement at http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=wsustrategy&p=/mission/ "The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good."