Wichita State University: Ranking & Review

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Wichita Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 265 850
Top 5%

Wichita State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate94%93%95%
Applicants5,4692,5342,935
Admissions5,1302,3502,780
Enrolled undergraduates1,598765833
Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,0756,8718,204

8,821 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,780 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores88
Percent of students submitting SAT scores6%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
562
Math
575

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,420
Percent of students submitting ACT scores88%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
22

Wichita State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $23,758 $32,716
Off-campus $25,036 $33,994
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,000 and other expenses per full academic year.

Wichita State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,184 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,545 $15,503
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,887 $1,887
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $218 $517
Tuition for Full-time graduates $5,302 $13,022
Fees for full-time graduates $1,785 $1,785
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $295 $723

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 296 205 22 523
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 414 96 510
Health Professions and Related Programs 356 71 61 488
Education 194 118 9 321
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 76 112 2 190
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 150 40 190
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 6 65 75 146
Psychology 9 72 16 10 107
Visual and Performing Arts 1 74 23 98
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 70 21 91
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 69 6 75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 58 17 75
Social Sciences 43 11 54
Physical Sciences 40 8 4 52
English Language and Literature & Letters 26 7 33
History 23 7 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 15 4 25
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 2 18 20
Mathematics and Statistics 11 4 4 19
Natural Resources and Conservation 12 12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4 4
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1
Grand Total982,1127611103,081

A total of 2,210 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wichita State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 871 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%43%52%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 36%

General info

Alternative namesWSU
Founded1895
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,111
Instructional FTE521
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewichita.edu
Address1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas, 67260-0124
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Phone3169783456
Fax+1 (316) 978 3777

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