2,470
Students
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8,948
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
96
96%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Mississippi University for Women is a Comprehensive institution located in Columbus, MS, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1100 College Street, MUW-1600
Columbus, MS  39701-9998
United States
Contact Phone: 662-329-4750

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

671
Applied
645
Accepted
2,470
Enrolled
96%
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Female Admissions

516
Females Applied
499
Females Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

155
Males Applied
146
Males Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.49
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Rank in upper 50% of high school class

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,965
In-state
16,534
Out-of-state
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Fees

100
Full-time student fees
6,808
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,948
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,521
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,278
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,223
Avg. Loan Aid
5,548
Avg. Grant Aid
5,487
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
29%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,470
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.41%
Black or African American 36.1%
White or Caucasian 57.39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 0.45%

Gender

Male (19.6%)
Female (80.4%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Blues Week, Late Night Exam Breakfast and intramurals

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Wesley Foundation, International Student Association, Baptist Student Union and International Justice Mission

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
tornado and voice-over sirens, voice mail and text messaging emergency notification system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

201
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 137
Part-time - 64
Male - 59
Female - 142