WSU

Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, United States
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  • Total Documents
    38
  • Class Notes
    37
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    16
  • Previously Enrolled
    28

Overview of Wichita State University (WSU)

About this school

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. It is located on a beautiful 330-acre campus in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Students have fantastic educational, economic and entertainment opportunities. While obtaining a degree, students can get valuable work experience at companies like Boeing, Raytheon Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Coleman, Bank of America, Bombadier Aerospace Learjet, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wesley Medical Center and Koch Industries. After attending class and studying, students enjoy going to the largest collection of malls, shops, restaurants, clubs, golf courses, amusement parks and movie theatres in the state.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:12,398
    • Men:5,684 (45.8%)
    • Women:6,714 (54.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (WSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wichita State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1845 North Fairmount
City, State, Zip
Wichita, KS  67260
Phone
(316) 978-3085
Fax
(316) 978-3795
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Rank in upper one-third of high school class or complete the pre-college curriculum with a minimum 2.0 GPA (2.5 GPA for nonresidents) recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 5,469 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 2,935 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 2,534 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,725 (51%) of 5,309 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,483 (52%) of 2,853 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,242 (51%) of 2,456 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-657 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
500-622 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,325|Out-of-state: $17,283
  • Room & Board: - $6,782 (55.64489661962586%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (8.204791598293403%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,406 (36.150311782080735%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wichita State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning August 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001950
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,192 (82.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
791 (66.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
777 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
195 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$7,704
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 484 (62.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,274
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 524 (67.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,592
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 502 (64.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
348 (24.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,329

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,289 (73.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,839 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,728 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
800 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$7,927
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,202 (67.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,838
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,515 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,119
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,071 (43.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,355 (15.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,235

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,380
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants, GEAR UP Scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,623

Academics & Instruction (WSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


505

Part-Time Faculty


266

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,440,512

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wichita State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors (WSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Innovation Design, Master of Music Education, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Physician Assistant

Master's Programs of Study (57)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Economics
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Writing

Campus Life (WSU)

Location & Geography

Population


386,552

Nearest Metropolitan Area


335 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


11% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


89%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
WuShock
School Colors
Black and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, crew, golf, rowing, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wichita State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,749

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
12,398
Women
6,714
Men
5,684

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.3% Asian
  • 6.3% Black/African-American
  • 13.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.4% White
  • 3.2% Unknown

International Students


8.0% from 96 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


2,683

Student Resources (WSU)

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