Wichita State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Established in 1895 and located in the biggest city in Kansas, Wichita State University is a public university with a 330-acre main campus. Students come from all around the country and world, but the great majority (over 90%) are from Kansas. Most students live off campus. The university has a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and about two-thirds of classes have fewer than 30 students. Professional fields in business, nursing, education and engineering are all popular with undergraduates. In athletics, the Wichita State University Shockers compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14405
Total Grad Students: 2642
Undergraduate Students: 11763
Faculty: 558

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 15%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1845 Fairmount
Wichita Kansas 67260

Website: http://www.wichita.edu

Main Email: admissions@wichita.edu

Main Phone: 316-978-3456

Additional Campuses:
WSU West Campus
3801 N. Walker Ave
Maize, Kansas 67101

WSU South Campus
200 W. Greenway Street
Derby, Kansas 67037

Admissions Contact:
Mandy Friess
Admissions Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
(316) 978-3638

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.0. The School of Business minimum GPA - 2.25. The College of Education minimum GPA - 2.50. The College of Health Professions has GPA requirements that vary depending on major.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken when a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimums and maximums are determined by the college or department to which the credits may be transferred. In no case will work done in a two-year college be credited as junior- or senior-level work at WSU.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 24 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for general admissions.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for general admissions.

Application Fee:
$30 nonrefundable application fee ($50 fee for international students).

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 20 28
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 610
Math 500 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2444

Transfers Accepted: 2293

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 94%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 90%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 4%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 975

Other Expenses: 3359

Room and Board: 5450

Tuition and Fees: 13924

Total Cost: 23708

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5890

Total Cost – In-State: 15674

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
To be considered for transfer scholarships, check the admission and transfer scholarship box on the application form and submit all required documents. For Financial Aid complete the FAFSA before March 15. Contact Office of Financial Aid at (316) 978-3430.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5092

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 71%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 40%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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