Mississippi University for Women Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4446 of 14,131 In the World
#1247 of 2,597 In North America
#1172 of 2,496 In the United States
#11 of 18 In Mississippi

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
99%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,418
Graduates
286
Male:Female Ratio
19:81
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
muw.edu

Mississippi University for Women Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Applicants 516 83 433
Admissions 511 82 429
Freshmen enrolled full time 178 35 143
Freshmen enrolled part time 12 3 9

749 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,496 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
4 or 2%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1300
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the Mississippi University for Women are 990-1300 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
185 or 97%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the Mississippi University for Women are 19-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1553 (58%)
Black or African American 1008 (38%)
Asian 65 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 30 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0.4%)
Hispanic 8 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)
Two or more races 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,489
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,425$7,425
Tuition in-state $7,425$7,425
Tuition out-of-state $7,425$7,425
Fee in-district $100$100
Fee in-state $100$100
Fee out-of-state $100$100

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 665
Combined charge for room and board $7,648
Room charge $4,434
Meal charge $3,214

Mississippi University for Women Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 47 371
Business Administration and Management, General 112 6
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 24 15
Public Health Education and Promotion 38
Psychology, General 36
Elementary Education and Teaching 27
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 27
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 26
English Language and Literature, General 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 19
Public Health, General 18
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 16
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 13
Accounting 9
Visual and Performing Arts, General 8
Creative Writing 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 7
Nursing Practice 7
Women's Studies 1 5
Music, General 6
Family Systems 6
History, General 5
Chemistry, General 5
Education, General 5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Child Development 2
Art Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
Acting 2
General Studies 1
Grand Total 47 775 88 7
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 36% 48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

Publications
175
Citations
1,925

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
64 / 371
Medicine
42 / 815
Psychology
36 / 392
Business
20 / 161
Biology
18 / 517
Social Psychology
15 / 201
Computer Science
15 / 93
Political Science
14 / 37
Art & Design
13 / 30
Sociology
10 / 22
Education Majors
10 / 71
Mathematics
9 / 32
Math Teachers
8 / 32
Public Health
8 / 150
Child Psychology
7 / 163
Communications and Public Relations
7 / 27
Nursing
7 / 7
Environmental Science
7 / 137
Cognitive Science
7 / 56
Demography
7 / 115
Healthcare Management (MHA)
6 / 33
Chemistry
6 / 100
Engineering
6 / 91
Physical Therapy
5 / 125
Health Science
5 / 200
Physics
5 / 90
Economics
5 / 48
History
5 / 64
Public Policy / Administration
5 / 13
Advertising
5 / 83
Zoology
5 / 27
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 64
Law
4 / 4
Surgery
3 / 98
Art History
3 / 3
Pathology
3 / 11
Literature
3 / 2
Sports / Exercise science
3 / 9
Gerontology
3 / 119
Multimedia
3 / 11

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 6
1992 3 6
1993 1 5
1994 0 5
1995 1 8
1996 0 5
1997 3 25
1998 6 5
1999 5 8
2000 5 14
2001 6 78
2002 3 30
2003 7 44
2004 2 70
2005 1 72
2006 3 113
2007 3 99
2008 7 84
2009 6 73
2010 1 84
2011 7 108
2012 14 126
2013 5 171
2014 6 175
2015 6 199
2016 12 206
2017 7 220
2018 8 190
2019 8 166
2020 14 248
2021 6 243

Notable alumni

  1. Eudora Welty

    Eudora Welty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1909-2001 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    photographernovelistwriterliterary criticautobiographer
    Biography

    Eudora Alice Welty was an American short story writer, novelist and photographer, who wrote about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as a house museum.

  2. Elizabeth Lee Hazen

    Elizabeth Lee Hazen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1975 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    biologistmycologistmicrobiologist
    Biography

    Elizabeth Lee Hazen is most known for her contribution to the development of nystatin. Her education focused on science and research where she developed a passion for microbiology. Her peers and teachers knew her as a quick learner and a bright student. In 1948, she teamed up with Rachel Fuller Brown to develop nystatin, the first non-toxic drug treatment for fungal infections in humans. Her research had multiple applications ranging from saving infected trees to restoring paintings and artwork damaged due to mold.

  3. Doris Taylor

    Doris Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    Doris Anita Taylor, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA is an American scientist working in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. She was the Director, Regenerative Medicine Research and Director, Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas until March 2020.

  4. Faye B. Culp

    Faye B. Culp
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Faye B. Culp is a retired educator and Republican politician who served as the District 57 Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. She was the first female Republican to serve as Majority Whip in the Florida House.

  5. Elizabeth H. West

    Elizabeth H. West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1948 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Elizabeth H. West (March 23, 1873 – January 4, 1948), was a librarian and archivist active in the United States during the early 20th century. West was appointed the Texas State Librarian in 1918, was two time President of the Texas Library Association, co-founder and first President of the Southwestern Library Association, and was the first Head Librarian of Texas Technological College (later Texas Tech University).

General info

Alternative names MUW
Founded 1884
Motto We study for light to bless with light.
Colors w blue, welty blue
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 347
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi, 39701
United States
City population 24,000
Phone 6623294750
Fax +1 (662) 329 7297

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