Wichita State University, Wichita (WSU)

Wichita, KS

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Wichita State University, Wichita

Wichita State University, Wichita

Wichita State University, Wichita Student Essentials

Wichita State University, Wichita Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Shockers
Nickname: WSU
Website: www.wichita.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,442
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,476
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 19,348
Year Established: 1895

About WSU

Wichita State University is the perfect school for students looking to combine a traditional college atmosphere with the freedom of a big city.

Students applying to WSU must submit a non-refundable $30 application fee when submitting their application for admissions. Additionally, the cost of tuition varies depending on whether or not you are a Kansas resident.

Wichita State provides, on average, more than $100 million in grants, scholarships and student loans each year. WSU also offers three of the state’s largest individual undergraduate scholarships: the Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships and the Clay Barton Scholarship.

WSU offers academics through several colleges, including the College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Professions, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pre-Professional College, and the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

With a focus on experience-based learning, Wichita State focuses on real world learning, not just academic testing. This school believes that by preparing students for future jobs, they are also expanding their experience, thus making them more marketable to prospective employers.

The Rhatigan Student Center is the hub of student life at WSU. Located in the center of campus, the Rhatigan Center houses places to eat, study, hang out with friends, shop, relax or get a haircut. Students looking to get involved in campus organizations will find a diverse assortment of leadership, Greek, volunteer and student organizations to choose from.

WSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 21 Reviews

52% of students gave Wichita State University, Wichita 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Wichita State has a wide variety of activities and groups to be involved in. As a nursing student, I am in one building for all of my classes but feel very connected to the whole university. Recently, all eyes have been on WSU since the men's basketball team is doing so well this season. Hopefully with all of this attention, more people will see Wichita State as the great university it really is. Many of my most memorable experiences have come from different activities on campus. Convocation at the beginning of every school year is a great time to kick off the year and meet new people.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

WSU is a great school for students who know what they want to major in, and for others who aren't quite sure what they're passion is yet. The advisers here are fantastic, and are at least willing to point you in the right direction. The classes here have great professors (right now my two favorite are my psychology professor and my Geology professor), and the teachers here are willing to talk after class with you if you are having problems. The student life here is also excellent, and the students here come from a variety of backgrounds. My main tip is: check for scholarships, and if you think there aren't any for you, KEEP LOOKING. There is a scholarship out there for anyone, and WSU lists a great many scholarships on their website.


WSU Map & Location

Wichita State University, Wichita
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260


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Getting Around WSU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Wichita, KS

Winter
Dec
44
24
Jan
43
22
Feb
48
26
Spring
Mar
58
35
Apr
68
45
May
77
55
Summer
Jun
87
65
Jul
93
70
Aug
91
69
Fall
Sep
83
60
Oct
70
47
Nov
56
35

WSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,517
Freshman Class 1,359
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 19,348

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 69%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 8%
African American 8%
Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 7%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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