12,398
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,927
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
97
97%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Wichita State University is a University institution located in Wichita, KS, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1845 North Fairmount
Wichita, KS  67260
United States
Contact Phone: 316-978-3456

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology Related Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration, Management And Operations Related Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Health And Wellness Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History 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
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,469
Applied
5,309
Accepted
12,398
Enrolled
97%
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Female Admissions

2,935
Females Applied
2,853
Females Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,534
Males Applied
2,456
Males Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Minimun high school GPA
Other requirements: 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)

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
SAT Critical Reading 500 622
SAT Math 500 657
ACT Composite 23 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,709
In-state
15,890
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,562
Full-time student fees
11,252
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

7,927
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,704
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,288
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,134
Avg. Loan Aid
1,235
Avg. Grant Aid
4,838
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

12,398
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12%
Black or African American 5.82%
White or Caucasian 59.22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.63%
Asian 6.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.53%
Other 2.94%

Gender

Male (45.85%)
Female (54.15%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 11%

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Shocktoberfest, Welcome Fest and Convocation

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols by campus security

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

771
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 505
Part-time - 266
Male - 384
Female - 387