Newman University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Newman University is a private, Catholic university located in Wichita, Kansas, the largest city in the state. Along with traditional residential undergraduates, Newman University also caters to adult students. The university has evening and weekend courses, online classes, and teaching centers in Colorado, Oklahoma, and two other Kansas locations. 45% of students attend classes part-time. The university's curriculum has a liberal arts foundation, and professional fields in nursing and education are most popular among undergraduates. Academics at Newman are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Academics and student life are well integrated at Newman, and the university has more than 30 official academic clubs and organizations, interesting "learning communities" for new students, and a range of other co-curricular activities. On the athletic front, the Newman Jets compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. The university fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate teams.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2435
Total Grad Students: 432
Undergraduate Students: 2003
Faculty: 75

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1

Percent Male: 37%
Percent Female: 63%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

3100 McCormick Avenue
Wichita Kansas 67213


Main Email:

Main Phone: 316-942-4291

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Linda Sabala
(316) 942-4291 ext. 2230

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Vic Trilli
Director, Athletics
(316) 942-4291 ext. 2120

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Newman requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Newman does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum amount of community college transfer credit which may be applied to a baccalaureate degree is 62 credit hours. (Sixty-two (62) credit hours from a four-year college/university are required for a bachelor's degree.)

Test Scores for Applying:
Newman does not publish a requirement for the submission of official standardized test scores for transfer admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Newman does not require references or letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is not required, but is recommended as a great way to help us get to know you better.

Application Fee:
There is a $20 nonrefundable application fee ($40 for international students). Your fee is waived with an online application.

Other Requirements:
Under our articulation policy, students who have an AA or AS from a regionally accredited 2-year college will automatically meet all general education requirements, with the exception of the 6 hours of philosophy and 6 hours of theology required.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 28
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 560
Math 510 650
Writing 400 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 43%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -43%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1048

Other Expenses: 4649

Room and Board: 6790

Tuition and Fees: 21716

Total Cost: 34203

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Newman awards on average $8,000 to $10,000 in financial aid to each student. Several financial aid sources are available to traditional, transfer and adult students who enroll at Newman.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6061

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 60%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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