Wichita State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,166 (11,585 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 75% 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: $9,853
  • Other Expenses: $3,614
  • Total 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 Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,397
    • Loans: $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 Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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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."

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