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  • 10/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think WSU is great for all types of students because it offeres so many different types of class and ways to take your class. It isn't all just the typical college lecture class. And also it is a great college for all different ages. WSU is considered a commuter college because there are so many people coming back to college that have already been married and had children. It isn't the typical campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Befriend your teaches. Especially when you are in large class. It really helps them to put a name to a face when they are going through grading papers.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not really sure what this means. Ya I think I get my money's worth but that could be because I take advantage of all the opportunity that the school has. But obviously I need more buck because I am filling out things for scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    I gave WSU a 5 because I am involved in a sorority on campus and that helps so much. You really love college more when you can feel like you belong and you aren't just one in the crowd. Because when you go from a high school where everyone knows you to a college that is so much bigger than what you are use to it really helps to get involved. Sororities aren't the only way that you can get involved and WSU is great about offering many clubs and organizations and just things to do while you are on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I really enjoy the classes I have been taking. The teachers I've had fill their classes with a lot of information so it can be hard to handle at times, but many of the classes offer SI sessions where you can go and get extra help from a student who just recently took the class. Sometimes it can be hard to understand the teacher that are from India because of their accent, that makes it hard for some to be able to learn. Most of the time the teachers want to help you out or answer questions if you have any so don't be afraid to ask questions. Dr. Talaty for Chemistry is the best. Don't ever take Anatomy and Microbiology in the same semester or pharmacology and phathophysiology its madness.

  • 05/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to study at school, who spend all day at school, who party occasionally and who like medium sized environments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on your general education requirements in the fall and your major in the spring, take any other classes that you failed/dropped/need in the summer!

    Bang for the buck

    Wichita State University is NOT cheap, but neither is their services or what they offer. It is good money well spent for good outcome so long as you apply yourself.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere, the campus is huge and beautiful, the students are amazing and the organizations are absolutely wonderful if you get involved with them.

    Am learning a lot

    Wichita State University has some of the best teachers and professors I have ever met. With very few exceptions I am able to understand all of them with acceptable to superb degrees, and all of them know their stuff much better than they would ever need to for what they are teaching.

  • 10/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wichita State is great for any type of student. We have such a diverse student community that I find it amazing. We have all types of different ethnicities and religions and not just that, but all the students are different and unique in their own ways.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are great and so are the facilities. It's deffinitely got more Bang for the buck!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being on campus. The campus is always so clean and there is always something going on. Most of the people are very friendly and say hey as you walk by and smile. Everything here revolves around the student center. It's a fun place to go, lots of good food, and it's also where you can pick up some Shocker gear to show your pride.

    Am learning a lot

    I really like the classes I am taking. All of them teach me so much. The teachers try to do classwork that suits all different learners so that they all have a chance to learn. All of my teachers/ professors love answering questions that I have. I'm not afraid to speak up in class to either answer or ask questions or just to speak my mind.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Desire large class setting highly active to low active All Ages offers a wide verity of classes great for anyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time on every assignment, just because it is a 101 class does not mean you can slack off at all! Get any extra help available to you, the writing center is a great place to go for help on any paper. I know I spent several hours there. Talk to the teachers let them know that you care about your grades and they will be more willing to help you. Also get involved, this is college! I joined crew rowing and meet a tons of new people, and went to several different things on campus. You can meet people through bowling, playing pool, at the Heskett center, just put your self out there.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, it was not at all, I disliked the huge class size, it was hard to catch a chances to talk to the proffesors with any questions I my have. Although there was always a sufficient amount of things to do on campus, It was in the class room part that runined it for me.

    Am enjoying being here

    For the most part the atmosphere was great, the campus always had somthing going on. Not being in a dorm really set me back for meeting people, but once i got involved in some of the thigs WSU had to offer i meet tons of diffrent people. plus the campus was always clean and well kept.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes and no it really comes down to what teachers you have and how much time they are willing to help you. Just going to class is not enough, meeting with the professor after class is a must do in most classes. With doing that I learned a lot, in a wide verity of fields.

  • 02/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wichita State is great for students who are interested in sports and have a lot of school/team spirit. Wichita State is a very school-spirit oriented university. It is also great for students who like a diverse campus and a fast paced living environment as the school is located in a larger city.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that prospective students come to the campus and walk around and take tours of the different buildings on campus and the different housing options as well. I also recommend tasting the food offered in the dining hall before committing to the school. Also, prospective students should be sure to thoroughly examine the school to be sure this is the school they would like to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rates and room and board are very reasonable for the amount that you receive. The education as I have said is excellent and the dorms and on campus housing are very large and livable. Also the meal plans are very reasonably priced and the dining is all you can eat so there is no limit to the amount that you would like.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although the education I am receiving is wonderful, the neighborhood where the school is located is not the best. I recommend never travelling alone and always having your cell phone on and charged if you are walking to or from classes in the dark. You will never be bored here though! There is so much to do on campus and throughout Wichita that there will never be a problem finding something to entertain you.

    Am learning a lot

    The education I have received throughout my time here at Wichita State has been great! I love all of the professors I have had in my classes and I greatly appreciate all they do for the school. Academically Wichita State is an amazing place to receive a college education.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 82

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    anything! wichita is an amazing city!

    Food and Dining

    so many choices!

    Dorm Life

    i'm still in high school, i'm just taking 12 credit hours this semester through an early release program at my school. will probably do dorms next semester.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes i've been in this semester, so far, have been easier than expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    arrive early, it takes a while to find a parking spot. also try to enroll as soon as possible, classes fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    the teachers are very diverse, you may end up with a very helpful one or one you may not be able to understand. i love the campus, it is beautiful! the student center is also very nice.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a large, full-time police force on its grounds. It also has a campus wide emergency phone system. The university police department also posts complete crime statistics online and issues alerts about possible threats.

    Greek Life

    Members of the Greek communities are leaders on campus (both the student government president and vice-president are Greek members). There are roughly 600 fraternity and sorority members on campus, and 21 different organizations. Out of the those, about 50 students averaged a 4.00, and 4 organizations had 10% of their members average a 4.00.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of student body organizations, both for specific fields and for the general student body. For instance, engineers have teams that build and drive race cars, and there are a couple of groups on campus that fly planes. The Student Activities Council is always a great organization to join, and do something about every week.

    Great for these types of students

    Wichita State is great for prospective engineers, foreign students, and non-traditional students. The engineering program has a terrific endowment and a ton of opportunities to gain work experience, and is one the best in the nation in aeronautics. Foreign students will be impressed with the number of nationalities represented and the general size of the foreign student population, while non-traditional students will like the number of night classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hippodrome is an annual event in its 84th year that has a lot of student interest. It is now a week-long affair with multiple events (the original had wrestling and boxing matches). The main event, however, are skit performances, which are written, choreographed, and performed by student groups.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is EXTREMELY low, even for a public 4-year. A full 4 years will cost you about $51,000, which is less than a lot of school's charge for a single year of tuition. Room and board are more expensive ($2000-4000 per semester), though local apartments can be cheap ($300 per month).

    What to do for fun

    Fraternities/Sororities like every other college. Also, great basketball atmosphere, some opportunities to get involved in the music programs, and everything urban life offers. The student council does a good job of setting up a lot of events that range from great to 'meh'.

    Food and Dining

    A fair number of options near campus, mostly cheap fast-food. A food-court in the student center contains a sub shop, Pizza Hut, Chick Fil-As, Taco Bell, a couple of Asian places, and a general food stand. There is a coffee place in the library and another sub shop on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty average. Dorms are very close to campus and host ~1000 students. Cost is pretty high in comparison to tuition though.

    Academic Rigor

    Intensity varies by professor, but generally ranges on the easier side of things. Some professors are demonic though. Harder in engineering than most other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend scholarship competitions. It will let see a lot of the campus and interact with students and faculty. Some of the competitions even give full-ride scholarships for winners.

    In three sentences

    Strong engineering and business programs. Great endowment. Urban opportunities, especially for co-opts and internships.

  • 05/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is for any type of student. It is a great place to meet people of different cultures. I went to a small farm school that had little diversity when it came to its students. When I came to WSU I got to experience other cultures which I believe is something very important in todays everyday life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to break out of your shell! I have always been a shy person. Branch out and make friends in the beginning when the college environment is new to everyone. Walk through your schedule and find your buildings before classes start: my roommate missed her first classes because she couldn't find her class. The most important thing to remember is to get your school work done first then party. It will make finals a lot less stressful. :)

    Bang for the buck

    I don't think anyone could be happy about college tuition costs. Schooling is expensive these days. However it is nice that all athletic events are free to students, and there are many events on campus that are also free. I believe if you attend many of these events you will get a lot more bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the environment on campus!! Everyone is happy (even though it is school). I have not ran into a single person who was rude or mean. You cannot tell the separation of classes, what I mean by this is that freshman are not looked at as the low man on the totem pole. There are programs such as SI to go to for help when you are struggling on a subject.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman I have been taking a lot of general eduacation courses. To me these are review courses of what you have already learned in high school. I can't wait to start taking the courses that are more focused on my major because I feel like I will be learning so much more (and I will be able to give WSU five stars instead of four). Not only are the professors there to help you but they challenge you to think about their subjects in different ways.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for student who love to work in groups in the classroom, loving living in a big city, and have a sense of adventure! There are so many things to go on campus and even more things to do off-campus! Being able to live in a city that is not only a college town is a great benefit because you will be able to build relationships with business people around the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a campus visit! This will definitely help with the anxiety of not knowing campus. Form a relationship with an Admissions Counselor or any faculty or staff member on campus, therefore, if you are having problems or have questions, you have a trusted person to seek advice. Join organizations! Joining an organization of any kind will help you get to know people and form long-lasting relationships.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are expensive to me. However, they are cheaper than the other universities in Kansas, according to the research I have done. Fees are expensive too, but they do include things such as parking passes for those who live in the dorms and entrance into the Heskett Center.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is lively and there is always something to do. There are many options and way for people to get to know other people and to get involved on campus. Once I became involved on campus, I felt so comfortable with being here. Everybody is friendly and very welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging and make you think about and apply what you are learning currently or have learned in the past. The teachers are involved and will help you with any questions you have or if you need the subject matter clarified. Working in groups is something that you will encounter quite often, which is good because you get to work with people that you might not have the chance to work with otherwise.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The learning kind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go there.

    Bang for the buck

    Just as any college is expensive.

    Will enjoy being here

    Very comfortable and a decent college to go to.

    Will learn a lot

    Very well organized learning system.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although our campus is located within a safe area, our campus is covered all over with emergency buttons.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to go to a four year university but don't want to leave the hometown feeling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions on Campus are events that Greek throw. Things like Hippodrome and Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.

    Bang for the buck

    Wichita State is at least half the cost of the two other four year universities in Kansas. All three school are very comparable in every way.

    What to do for fun

    At Wichita State University, the student center is the place to be. There are always events like concerts, comedians, and magic shows going on. And if those events don't interest you, downstair in the student center there is a full size bowling alley that has a bar and pool!

    Food and Dining

    Wichita State University has great food. Our dining hall is always packed because the dorm cafeteria serves great food that feels like a home cooked meal. The student center offers a wide variety of fast food restaurants for students on the go.

    Dorm Life

    We have multiple options for on-campus living. The quality of our dorms are pretty great.

    Academic Rigor

    Most students will take no more than 12-15 hours a semester because they classes challenge everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to get an advisor that is within your intended major. If you don't know what you want to do, any advisor will do. But as soon as you figure out what you want to major in, change advisers accordingly. All advisers at WSU are good, but some might overlook something that is needed for your degree if they are not a professor within that major.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a four year college that is placed within the ever-growing city of Wichita, Kansas. It has a great set of dorm rooms for oncoming freshman, but most students choose to commute since WSU is so close to everything. The best thing about WSU is the fact that they have a program that any student can join, and the school will set the student up to do real-life work in jobs they want to work in, they do all this before the student graduates.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great. always there if you need them

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs everyone can find something suited to them

    Bang for the buck

    great pricing

    What to do for fun

    check out new groups or see what free stuff is around campus

    Dorm Life

    housing is a little dull

    Academic Rigor

    always challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out WSU, i promise you'll enjoy your experience.

    In three sentences

    This is by far the best college i've been to. everyone here wants you to succeed and they provide so many opportunities.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this campus is very diverse, so i feel its a place that can fit any and everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead, make sure you ask question!!!! college is a big step and a very important one make sure you pick a school that fits your needs.

    Bang for the buck

    compared to the rest of the colleges in the area i think WSU is priced right for the experience it offers

    Am enjoying being here

    I have meet several good friends every time i have attend this University

    Am learning a lot

    I really enjoy coming to WSU for summer classes. They have a wide variety of summer course's. The professors are very knowledgeable and make learning fun which helps keep your mind of the fact its summer.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anyone willing to go to school... or depending on the professor, you may not even have to do that. i guess there is also growing number of online classes availible too

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as possible, i know in high school counselers always said join clubs to get close to you college, but you never realize it until you go a semester not investing yourself in the college then the second joinging and having fun.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is pretty good but i gave it an average 3. The reasoning is because it is WAY better than going to KU or KState and getting a TON of study loans, WSU is an affordable (2010-2011) $176 in state and this next year i think just south of $200, the reason for the 3 is there are still cheapter colleges (BCCC) but WSU is definately way better... unless you are out of state, i know many out of state students via living in dorm; they pay over $500 per credit, however, they say this is still worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is all about how active you are on campus, whats nice about WSU is you can just go to college by just attending classes and just get by or you can join organizations and have a blast, there are MANY different organizations to join and really make your college experience amazing

    Am learning a lot

    I am planning on getting my BSN here at WSU and found WSU not only has courses in my degree path, but many other classes.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student willing to get an education and make something of themselves!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I know you hear that in every class, in high school, in college, etc...but its true! I got involved in an organization my first semester on campus and by the end of the year I had two job offers on campus also! Another tip is to stay focused. Especially if you're an incoming freshman; that first year of freedom can be overwhelming and you can lose sight of your goals fast. Don't!! Stay focused and determined and always ask for help!

    Bang for the buck

    I receive not only a great education for what I pay, but I also (again) make great connections for my future career! WSU sets you up with both an education and opportunities to gain experience in your chosen field.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Wichita State! There are over 200 different organizations you can join, and if you have enough people, you can even start your own! I meet new people every day and am making connections both inside and outside the campus quickly!

    Am learning a lot

    I learn new things everyday! Not just in my course work but also about the campus and all the different people and cultures around me!

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is welcome to join our Shocker family. There is a great sense of diversity on our campus. Its a great college for anyone who wants to try something new.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with the students, staff, advisers, teachers, etc... if you ever have any questions. Get to know your teachers, become friends...for you never know if they can help you out after graduating. Time management is an essential factor if you wish to succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships. Once are you are set, dont think that it means to stop looking for scholarships. Even its $200, it could possibly help you pay anything. Make it part of your routine to always check for scholarships Set some time in your schedule to search and apply for scholarships

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something for you to do. Get involved is clubs/organizations....its a great way to meet new people. There are so many different clubs at WSU. Once you are a Shocker....you have to act like a Shocker!

    Academic Rigor

    Even though teachers seem to be in their own world....they truly emphasize that they do care about your education. Always ask them for help even though you may think that its not important....ASK! They are always willing to help. Go to the library, tutoring, stay after class (if you have time).

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is an excellent University; I've only been to WSU but I have had several friends who went to KU first and then transferred. According to them, the quality of teaching is just as good, if not better, only you pay half as much.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are extremely well informed and can answer any question effortlessly, even if the answer is we don't have one yet.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage students to go to WSU, They are one of the best in Aerospace Engineering due to the presence of NIAR on campus. Their business school is also in the top league.

    Bang for the buck

    It really is a lot more expensive than I feel it should be as an international student pays at least 3 times more than a citizen, so I would not really rate it really good for the amount of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its great! Great teachers, great friends, fun activities, what more could I ask for.

    Am learning a lot

    As I am International student, it really is a new and challenging learning experience as the education system in America is a lot more practical unlike the theory based education system back home.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as hard as you can. It's worth it when you get that good grade.

    Bang for the buck

    Not very many scholarships awarded.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have friends and family here.

    Am learning a lot

    Some teachers shouldn't be in this career.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look into the major you want to study and make sure you choose the best possible school. WSU has a lot of strong points for many different programs.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition reflects the quality of education your getting. The cost of the school isn't outrageous its actually pretty reasonable and your getting a really good quality education for how much your spending.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beauitful and I love how easy it is to navigate to where my classes are. I have yet to get lost.

    Am learning a lot

    I have found all of my classes to be challenging and they are requiring me to work really hard and retain a lot of information.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 82

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs in wichita. also there are many lakes that are a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    the food is fantastic and always seems to be homemade. i do wish they would change up their menus more.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are excellent. it is nice to have the cafeteria in the same vicinity.

    Academic Rigor

    i am an engineering student so many of my classes are very difficult to the average college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    decide where you are going to college by the start of your senior year. i regret not deciding until much later.

    In three sentences

    i believe that wichita state has done an excellent job with creating a great college atmosphere that is conductive to learning. i do, however, disagree with their grading scales using the plus minus grading system.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there are many dining options and the rhatigan student center is about to be upgraded with more opportunities for the students.

    Dorm Life

    i haven't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    i believe most classes have a good balance between the difficulty and rigor of the programs and the enjoyability of the classroom setting. i have yet to have a professor who was unenjoyable and didn't have pertinent knowledge to pass along.

    Tips for prospective students

    new or prospective students should take the opportunities to get involved in student organizations and activities such as convocation and hippodrome to really get the most out of the school and our community spirit.

    In three sentences

    i think wichita state is diverse and offers lots of opportunities to the students who want them. it is a beautiful campus with lots of rich history. it has something for nearly everyone to enjoy.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    wsu has 25 full-time police officers trained by the wpd. we also have campus emergency boxes with blue lights on top. they are stationed to be at least 2 within sight on almost any spot on campus, and officers respond within 2 minutes of the siren being hit. the officers also offer escort services for students with night classes who feel uncomfortable walking back to their car or residence hall. the officers will also provide free jumping for dead car batteries.

    Greek Life

    fraternaties: phi-delta-theta, sigma-phi-epsilon, beta-theta-pi, delta-upsilon, kappa-sigma. sororities: delta-delta-delta, delta-gamma, alpha-phi, gamma-phi-beta

    Clubs and Activities

    these are just some of them, there are far too many to name all of them. sac - student activity council sga - student government association sas - student ambassador society acs - american chemical society young democrats, young republicans, college libertarians, college socialists. shocker navigators - tour guides psa - pre-medical student association ppa - pre-pharmacy student association many, many more besides, but these are some of the ones i'm involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are looking for a college experience that is affordable and respected. wichita state can be whatever you want it to be, commuter college to full-blown university experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have the first ever pizza hut on campus. we have niar, the national institute of aeronautic research

    Bang for the buck

    wichita state is easily the most affordable option in kansas for many. it is cheaper by nearly $8,000 per year to live on our campus than ku, ksu, and the other kansas universities. wsu hands out millions every year in scholarships. we have the 11th ranked business school in the nation, the barton school of business, and the 2nd highest-spending aerospace research college in the nation, the wallace school of engineering. nasa regularly recruits our engineers. for more info on that, visit www.wichita.edu and read the story about alex k! we have a co-op program that allows students to get experience in their chosen field as a paid employee and earn college credit. we place more people in that co-op program than the other state universities combined. we are in the hub of kansas aviation, education, and business and that allows us to have our massive co-op program.

    What to do for fun

    we have all sorts of things to do on campus! there are 5 fraternities and 4 sororities with on-campus housing, as well as many greek honor organizations. the student government body, sga, allocates more than $8 million in student fees for multiple projects, such as our renevation of the student union. we have an activities council called sac that has multiple committees to come up with on-campus fun, such as gaming committee which organizes the humans vs zombies tag game to daytime distractions that organizes games and activities to do in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good. there's always stalwarts like pizza and hamburgers, as well as some exotic dishes to make international students feel more comfortable here. there's a fresh salad bar, soup, cereal, and more. on campus, we have taco bell, pizza hut, the only chick-fil-a in wichita, and breakfast/yogurt joint called fastbreak, a blimpies sandwich shop, and greek and chinese food joints as well.

    Dorm Life

    i love living on campus. there are 108 countries represented on campus and many of them can be found in the residence halls. i've met people from croatia, ukraine, india, the middle east, and africa. being close to campus makes going to the many on-campus activities easy and fun with large groups of people going to each event.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are easy, quite a few are designed to challenge you and make sure you are ready for the next level of classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to study from day one. the professors will challenge you to do your very best, so being prepared from the get-go is a major factor in success.

    In three sentences

    wichita state university is a college where you are not just a number. here, there are world-class engineering, business, and education opportunities. wichita state is all about making the college experience yours.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    i have only been to the main campus a handful of times, but the dining in the student center is to die for. they have so many options.

    In three sentences

    the professors i have met have been helpful and caring. the financial aid office is really helpful. wsu also has a really good student guest program if you are still in high school.

  • 09/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like being involved WSU is the school for you :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    I really enjoy Wichita State University, I believe the tuition is fair considering what you get in return.

    Am enjoying being here

    Go Shocks! There are tons of activities and clubs to join. Plus the Rhatigan Center has a cool atmosphere which lets you easily connect with others.

    Am learning a lot

    WSU offers a great variety of classes and teachers. It is exciting to learn all the new perspectives that come with WSU!

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety is very rigorous on campus. they have their own police force on campus. they also have a texting system that will update you on anything that happens on campus to look out for

    Greek Life

    not into it. but there is a strong presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    aiesec, aiesec, aiesec! best organization i have ever encountered. wonderful for networking and learning management skills. geared toward business students but students from all majors are welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    it's worth every penny, so long as you take advantage of the resources given to you. make sure to check them all out.

    What to do for fun

    the rsc is great for playing some pool. they also have bowling and video games. it is not a dry campus, you can have a beer while playing some games!

    Food and Dining

    as stated earlier, the food is wonderful! they have a good variety to choose from, but they close really early.

    Dorm Life

    didn't live in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to get to campus early, as there arent enough parking spaces in the lots around campus. also, join aiesec, an organization on campus. great way to network

    In three sentences

    it is a wonderful university for business and music students. very helpful faculty and staff. has a very good indian restaurant and the only chic-fil-a in town!

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The original Pizza Hut building is on campus but it isn't too interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    College costs are low compared to other universities and offers a good selection of classes and professors.

    What to do for fun

    The school is not based in a college strictly college city but rather in a typical small city setting, movies, restaurants, bowling, and similar activities are what people do to keep busy.

    Food and Dining

    The dormitory food is nothing to write about but the student center offers many different fast food options and the dining area's are well kept.

    Dorm Life

    I lived outside of the dorms but have many friends that live there, the atmosphere is nice, the rooms aren't too bad, especially in the newer dormitory. There are also a lot of events in the dorms that help keep students involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The school pushes you to work hard and do well but does this without restricting the students freedoms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, join a student organization and make connections. Staying involved will help you keep your focus on your education as well as allow you to meet people that will help you in your career path.

    In three sentences

    This university offers a great experience. Many teachers have a great understanding of the material they're teaching and know how to communicate it to the students. You will rarely find an instructor that isn't there to help you succeed.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The instructors have an expectation that you will work your hardest to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early to get the classes you want.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a friendly, welcoming campus with top rate instructors. Most of the the classes are not too big that you feel like a number and can get help that you need when you ask for it. I would recommend this campus.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Idependent. Self-starters. Pro-active.

    What to do for fun

    Wichita is a hub for a social life - there is plenty to do in Wichita if the campus activities are not enough for you!

    Food and Dining

    There are options both on-campus and off campus for yummy food!

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Your education is what you make it - learn from your professors while you have them around!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take ownership in your education by being proactive with your studies. Do not fall behind! Make time for campus activities and sports. Ask questions. Dream big!

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a large college but offers so much to its students! In the classroom, professors are easy to approach and willing to help their students outside class. Between all the organizations and activities available, a Shocker has so much opportunity to grow and develop outside the classroom.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun? To many to name.

    Food and Dining

    Fairmount Towers cafe sometimes has it's bad days, but sometimes they come up with good food.

    Dorm Life

    I love the social activities set up for dorm residences and the inviting environment.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the courses you take, as with any college. but major specific are more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this for students that live close or for international students. Things may be fun, but have time-management skills!

    In three sentences

    I love the student organizations here, they encouraged me to be very involved with campus life. I love the people I have met here; they were always helpful. This students/faculty always have great school spirit.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are specific blue light telephones around campus at every parking lot in case of an emergency. These phones contact the security guards directly. An e-mail is then sent to all students reporting the attack or emergency so that we can be well informed.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those going into Dentistry, Nursing, and Physical Therapy. However there are many other specific buildings on campus for a variety of majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WSU has 2 mascots. There is WuShock the traditional mascot and a Hippo named Huxley.

    Bang for the buck

    Less expensive than other Universities around here with the same education.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to participate in. Also there is an arena on campus that houses awesome events.

    Food and Dining

    Chick-fil-A!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very difficult with quite a bit of homework. Others are easier and enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take this seriously. You are paying for your education and if you don't feel you are getting the service you deserve please say something.

    In three sentences

    A very complicated University. Some teachers are very good and some are horrible. Admissions has been my worst experience so far, overall it is an alright University.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is not very safe given the location. Recently many people have been mugged and threatened which is not a good atmosphere for students and it is not recommended to walk alone at night.

    Greek Life

    The life is nice they are more family oriented and no hazing really occurs.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who want to major in any type of engineering due to the amount of funds provided for the program and the connections WSU has with engineering companies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    October fest occurs every year.

    Bang for the buck

    The college experience is rather simple at this school. Things tend to remain pretty quiet and that makes studying rather easy.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the student activities association and attend the events they host.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but it is rather repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty ugly however they allow for socialization and a better college experience

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to attend class especially if there is a lecture, but the most affective way of doing well in college is to read and study the material in the book.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Wichita State as a 7 on a scale of 1-10.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are always around and on the look out. When ever anything goes south, everyone on campus is notified through e-mails or texts.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many local owned business that sell some of the best food ranging from Mexican food, Arab cuisine, to your good old fashioned American cheeseburger.

    What to do for fun

    I love to work out, it helps to relieve stress. When ever the weather permits and enough guys are free we like to get together and play soccer, either on campus or close by. On the weekends if a good movie is coming out I like to go watch it at the IMAX theater.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is with in walking distance. Chick-fa-la in actually on campus! Food is very diverse in the city of Wichita so that's a big plus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a bit warn down. Campus life isn't all that either, but your surrounded by the Wichita community. If you want you can always join a sorority for a better experience.

    Academic Rigor

    So far i have only taken one class which was psychology. I enjoyed my professor, i felt like he made it very easy to learn. I did have to study between every class, in other words i had to earn my grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is only as hard as you want to make it. Chose classes you can handle and learn how to manage your time well. If you can do this you will have an amazing college experience.

    In three sentences

    People are very friendly. Most of the teachers truly care and smile. A great atmosphere to earn an affordable education.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Scattered across the campus are posts where you can press a button for help in an emergency. Security personnel are everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot in which to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students

    Bang for the buck

    WSU provides an excellent all-around educational experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are many student organization and sports events in which to participate.

    Food and Dining

    The dining room is great!!

    Dorm Life

    The facilities seem to be good. I'm impressed with all of the security measures.

    Academic Rigor

    The first semester of the freshmen year of the mechanical engineering program is a recommended fifteen hours

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to download the WSU app. This will help you find your way around campus and keep up the with latest events. Also, be sure to take advantage of the YouTube videos which will show you how to best utilize the libraries, including the online library.

    In three sentences

    WSU has an outstanding engineering program which graduates ALL four-year degree students with significant work experience. Students are required to participate in three of six different types of work and research opportunities. The school is well-known for the quality of their engineering program.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on my campus. There are stations on practically every corner, that if you are in distress you can push a button and the police are automatically informed and an alarm goes off. There are also a lot of patrol cars/campus police that drive around daily.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally a member of the Greek community, but I have many friends who are. They enjoy it a lot and are always busy with some event, like sports, or some kind of competition or tradition. Their parties are a lot of fun too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities for everyone to join in and participate. There are inter-mural sports, tons of different clubs, councils and organizations for everyone to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Wichita State University is great for all types of students! It has something to offer for anyone and it really is an exceptional school! :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are statues all over the campus. They are one of my favorite things about walking around there. They are all very different and unique in their own way. Another unique thing about the Wichita State University campus would be the squirrels! They are so friendly and unafraid; you can usually spot people trying to touch them or feed them. It's pretty cute and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like Wichita State tuition expenses are pretty average. I pay for my schooling myself, minus the scholarships I get (which aren't many); its tough that's for sure, but it's manageable. I work about three different jobs on top of my schooling and that is how I afford it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun things to do at Wichita State University. The sporting events always have high intensity and school pride! The fine arts events are fabulous; including comedic plays to beautiful dancing concerts. You could also have fun at any of the Greek events, there are so many clubs to get involved in or inter-mural sports.

    Food and Dining

    Since I didn't live in the dorms full time, and only ate at the dorm cafeteria on occasion, I would rate the food alright. It was not awful, but I've eaten better. The student center (RSC) has great food upstairs and downstairs! You can get fast food like Pizza Hut or Taco Bell, or get a salad or sandwich. I am addicted to their Frozen Yogurt! :)

    Dorm Life

    Yes the dorms are small, but if you are on a fun floor it can be a blast. I personally did not live in the dorms, but I wish I would have. I stayed many nights there with friends who did and there was never a dull moment. There is always someone up (no matter what hour of the day/or night) willing to talk, hang out, study, or goof off with, and you can meet great friends there.

    Academic Rigor

    School work is not a joke; but it is also not killer hard. If you work hard and truly apply yourself you will most likely get the grade you worked for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't write it off because it is in Kansas! Do your research on potential scholarships; there are so many out there you just have to look and try! Be active in the student life; go to as many sporting events, fine arts events, Greek and other activities as you can. The more you are involved in the better your experience will be.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State has a beautiful campus that is fun to be out and about in. The people (and squirrels) are very friendly and fun! I feel like I'm getting a great education, as well as a terrific life experience from being a student here.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never have felt uneasy about walking in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Not really sure what this here means just yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is a little difficult to manage all that college students have, but if you really try and branch out with a club, you learn quite a bit about people and what the club teaches.

    Great for these types of students

    I love WSU because they are hands on helping you every step of the way. If you are willing to put in the effort, they will help you graduate no problem.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There was a tradition among Engineers and Business majors where we would each steal a sacred rock with a plaque on it from the other, up until Engineers cemented it in front of the Engineering building.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to the games, they're free!

    What to do for fun

    The best things to do on campus is either to join a frat / sororities because they really help you meet people to go and do things on campus you really might enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    We have a Chick Filet, ( my favorite) Taco Bell, and Subway on campus, and the lunch options from the school cafeteria are pretty nice too with the addition of steaks.

    Dorm Life

    Ultimately depends on who you are living it with, but I love the people I'm around and wouldn't trade it.

    Academic Rigor

    It will be tough studying every night, but you will get used to it. The pressure is a bit much at times, but that is when you need to cool off by whatever means.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a university that is less expensive, but caring, definitely check WSU out.

    In three sentences

    Cares about students. University helps kids graduate. They are here for you.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus there is not much, the best thing near campus would be The Downtown Warren Theatre $5 Wednesday movies!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would not recommend the dorms, and ratemyprofessor.com is a great way to see which teachers are going to be the most beneficial.

    In three sentences

    I am a sophomore at Wichita State University. I feel that the classroom atmosphere is a easy place to learn; however, before beginning WSU I was told a lot about the outside activities, I do not feel that they measure up to all the hype.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wichita offers many great activities such as seeing a movie or shopping. At the university you can participate in bowling at the student center. My favorite thing to do for fun is participate in activities the Student Activities Council provides, such as a rave dance.

    Food and Dining

    Many unique resteraunts are located close to the university. There is also a couple of places to eat on campus. My favorite place to eat on campus is Chik-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are located a block off of the main campus. The rooms are spacious and you never share a bathroom with more than 3 people. The RAs are fabulous.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging! The teachers push you to your best, but are always open for discussions and questions. The courses are very dynamic and there is many to chose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for many scholarships and pay for all of your tuition! Take time to explore the awesome places on campus, such as blimpies in Hubbard Hall. Take classes that are out of your bubble.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State is an innovative university that is changing for the future. It offers a traditional campus with non traditional options for students. WSU has small friendly classes with a big campus atmosphere.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    alerts go out through e-mail of storm warnings, any concerns on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Multi-cultural club is especially good

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The original Pizza Hut building. It is tiny. Also, the National Aviation Institute. Not many universities can say that!!!

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is cheap compared to other universities here in Kansas. The people of the area are friendly and caring and the professors are very good. I feel it is a much better value than Kansas State University or Kansas University.

    What to do for fun

    Award-winning Music Theatre, Orchestra, Wichita River Festival, Omnisphere in Wichita and Cosmosphere in near-by Hutchinson. African American Museum show-cases first successful restaurant sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement in 1958 in downtown Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of different foods available in different ethnicities on campus and more in the community.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms but I knew a student who was in one and they really enjoyed it.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU has a very rigorous course of study; no gimmies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Writing is so important in college and post-college life. You don't need a vehicle, all campus housing is very close. Many different area church denominations. We have a lot of international students.

    In three sentences

    WSU has been a great choice for me as a returning student. I have met great traditional students whose needs are met, also. My 19 year old goes to Kansas University which is not at all harder in it's course work, just more expensive and away from home.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the Wichita state RSC to chat and relax. go to the WSU gym center to play tennis, basketball, swim, and workout.

    Tips for prospective students

    time management. Get homework done ahead of time. Go to class no matter what.

    In three sentences

    Wichita state is a nice campus, full of life and intelligent students.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of student activities and movies, shopping centers, and parks near by.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good school to consider it offers plenty of student activities to feel in the times between classes. The teachers are friendly and helpful and the campus is easy to learn to the location of class buildings.

    In three sentences

    It's a very good school with a nice campus. The classes offered cover a wide variety of topics and the teachers are very helpful. The campus is located close to shopping centers and many nice places to live.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so many sports teams that no matter what the season is there will always be a game or math of some sort to attend. There are multiple student billboards that announce different student activities such as student/faculty games, volunteer hours, tutoring/mentoring, etc. No matter what classes you have there is always time to find some fun!

    Food and Dining

    I don't know any information on the food other than Chic-Fil-A is AWESOME!!!!!

    Dorm Life

    I don't know any information on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is challenging and will keep you on your toes in gearing up for your ending career. WSU is great at how the colleges is broken down far enough to suit your major/minor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be in class and on time for ALL of your classes. Always, always do the extra credit. Just when you think that you have studied enough, study some more. Don't settle for a grade you didn't earn. Keep focus on your academics. Most of all have fun!

    In three sentences

    WSU is full of great school spirit ( GO SHOCKERS!), fun and most of all its a family! Classes are on key and to the point. Always some sort of activity going on for your entertainment.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Can anyone tell me more about the Catholic Newman Center at WSU?

    Food and Dining

    There is a Chick-fil-a on the campus, enough said.

    Dorm Life

    Is the dorm worth living in if you are a freshman?

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know very much about it.

    In three sentences

    Great price, great mascot, no football.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I go to Civil Air Patrol for fun. I'm planning on starting a model or something like that with my spare time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. It's buffet style, and they switch out what they make every meal and day, so you don't eat have to eat the same thing over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little small, but they're nice. They're not all ratty and gross like I was expecting.

    Academic Rigor

    They have some awesome engineering programs. In the Aerospace engineering department, they have lots of research and projects that we can do.

    In three sentences

    Their staff is always willing to help when you need them. They have tons of opportunities to get ahead.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wichita State has its own police force monitering campus 24/7. They are willing to do escorts if you are too scared to walk to your car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to choose from. You are sure to find one that fits you. With having so many clubs, there is many opportunities to get your foot in the door with whatever your career choice may be!

    Bang for the buck

    There is more bang for the buck at WSU. It really isn't that expensive compared to other state schools. It also gives you the college life you would experience at another college.

    What to do for fun

    They always have something going on on campus whether its in the dorms or on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Fairmount towers is good. The buffet style is nice. It gives you a choice and a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. It gave me a good opportunity to meet new people. It is also more convient because of its close location to campus. I also find myself studying more often and harder.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are personable and understanding. They want you to succeed and are willing to work with you if a problem arises.

    Tips for prospective students

    You know the school you want to go to when you walk on campus. I knew as soon as I stepped foot on Wichita State's campus that I wanted to be a part of their school. I love it here.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State has excellent teachers. It is just big enough to be a major school and small enough where you're not overwhelmed by an immense amount of people. In most cases, WSU has good teacher/student ratio.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    WSU offers all kinds of human performance studies classes such as horseback riding, ice skating and yoga. My degree was very difficult, so I used these courses to build in some fun time to my schedule.

    Food and Dining

    I recommend eating at Chick-fil-a, Blimpie and fast break. I didn't have the best luck with the Fairmount Towers Cafeteria. The food there seems very greasy.

    Dorm Life

    WSU does have on-campus housing, but many of the locations are wearing down. WSU has also had lots of troubles with bed bugs. I would suggest finding a nearby apartment complex instead.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU presents a wide array of opportunities. Many degrees allow you to work at your own pace. You can determine your own academic speed based on your needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and get involved. You'll get out of your degree what you put into it.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University provides a variety of degrees for a variety of types of students. WSU is beneficial to traditional AND non-traditional students. WSU has good teachers, degree opportunities and works to connect students with employment after graduation.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In addition to having campus police, WSU is outfitted with emergency telephones that automatically connect you to them, providing for a safe and sound environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    With a vast amount of clubs and organizations, WSU has somewhere for everyone to belong.

    Great for these types of students

    Wichita State University is a great place for anyone who loves to learn about interesting subjects and make new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Wichita State is a place that everyone feels welcome. With it's easy-going atmosphere and friendly professors, it will be a decision that will change your life, and you'll never regret.

    What to do for fun

    WSU has many clubs and organizations that have events weekly. These events receive mass audience, and provide entertainment for everyone. In addition to organizations, the college has an on-campus gym that is free to all students, and has practice rooms for dancing, gymnastics, and sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus meets everyone's needs. In addition to having a burger joint, WSU has a food court with Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Chick Fil-A, and Masala Asian Grill. Also located throughout the campus is a Blimpie's sandwich shop, Fast Break smoothies, and Book & Bean coffee.

    Dorm Life

    The options for on-campus living are vast. You can find exactly what you are looking for, and make connections with other students in the mean time.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper level classes are designed to take more time and effort, but most of the upper level courses you will be taking will be for your major, so they will directly pertain to your interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many experienced professors on campus, find one who understands your major, and listen to them. Along with having amazing experience, they also have great advice.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University has a great atmosphere that is beneficial to learning, it feels like a home away from home with it's friendly people and many organizations. It has a wide variety of majors to choose from, that fit almost any degree of interest, along with a great deal of experienced professors to help guide you. Overall, Wichita State University is more of a life experience than an educational program.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has police officers that patrol in cars all over campus. They are professional and seem to not be like local police in the sense that they don't pull you over for the slightest infraction. Any assistance you need they are more than happy to help.

    Greek Life

    The greek life has always been a pretty involved part of the campus life. For the most part they put on a lot of great entertainment and a lot of them are very academic oriented. I recommend you talk to a active member during rush to learn more about if its for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not too familiar with the clubs but I do know that there are a lot of them! Seems like there is a club for everything on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody interested in business, engineering, psychology, economics, performing arts, biology, nursing, pre-med, and management would do well here.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that I am getting plenty of education for my money. The classes try to pack as much into them as they can. you really have plenty to look back on later and refer to. With all the extra activities i.e. sports and performances you really get a lot for your money.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of the campus activity groups put on events that are a lot of fun. There is always a cook out or a dance or some kind of activity that is always a good sociable time. In addition, the fitness center has a lot of great equipment if your wanting to shed a few pounds.

    Food and Dining

    The dining facilities on campus are top notch! We have everything from Chick Fillet to Pizza Hut and everything in between. The coffee shops are nice providing great coffee and the staff are also very nice.

    Dorm Life

    I would say the dorm life is actually very nice. The cooking facilities as well as the living quarters are nice and easily accessible. The layout of the floors is well thought out and most people are considerate of others.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not difficult IF YOU APPLY YOURSELF. The work load is substantial but manageable if you have good study habits. Mostly, you will spend more time than anything doing research which can take a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    See an academic adviser to better understand what will be expected for you coming into college. Its best to do a campus visit and get a comfortable feel with the campus finding out where all the buildings are as well as the coffee shops. Lastly, once you have decided on your major it is a good idea to become familiar with that department by meeting with an adviser from that department to better develop a road map to success.

    In three sentences

    The Wichita State University campus is a comfortable learning environment allowing for optimal educational growth. The classes are plentiful and all instructors I have met are very approachable and are concerned with your educational experience. The opportunities for campus involvement are numerous and the general campus population is friendly and accepting.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A disabled student was beaten and robbed today.

    Greek Life

    It exists. No experience with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very few.

    Great for these types of students

    With low ambitions and self worth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Basketball

    Bang for the buck

    You are wasting your money on a degree from here unless you have no ambition to be more the dull and unemployable.

    What to do for fun

    This is Wichita, KS. There is very little that is fun and if someone notices the fun it will either become illegal or the price will be doubled.

    Food and Dining

    Never eat on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that some of the teachers can be challenging but most are just adjuncts who don't care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a school better the a third ranked school in the forty-third ranked state.

    In three sentences

    The Art Department is unorganized and lacks any innovative ideas. They are stale, sheltered bunch of midwesterners.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I prefer daytime classes on campus, it gets quiet during night hours, I take night classes with the University's satellite campuses.

    Great for these types of students

    Returning adults.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I the quiet room of the computer lab more than the library.

    Bang for the buck

    Blimpie's offers an ample cup of hot soup and a cookie for $2.88

    What to do for fun

    Take a fun class outside of your major, like voices lessons or ceramics.

    Food and Dining

    Blimpies is great for sandwiches, but they offer good hot soup and you can buy a cookie for under $3.00.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Any college institution expects excellency

    Tips for prospective students

    Teachers are great at helping and understanding you goals and needs.

    In three sentences

    I am impressed because I am a returning adult. Wichita State has helped me see that learning is possible for someone of my age. I like the opportunities they offer to meet my educational and employment goals.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have to be honest.. There is campus security and a on-site campus police station along with a Wichita Police department directly across the street however their is a lot of theft, car break in, gun shots, and robbery at gun point. Since I have been a student they has been an alert email at least 1-2x 2-3 months. Our officers are not very dependable or reliable and focus on parking tickets more then safety.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active on campus and holds the majority of student involvement and student goverment decisions.

    Bang for the buck

    This is truly subjective it really depends on your major. The prices of tuition has increased since the remodeling of the school. Also their are hidden expenses that are not included in the tuition price but tacked on to your bill. The school charges you for everything including fax, email, copies, and some professors charge you for a syllabus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many student organizations on campus of every interest, academically, culturally, and personal. There are student life centers where students can get a first hand look at all the organizations and their involvements to find out want interest you.

    Food and Dining

    The food life is not so great in my opinion but they have just rebuilt the cafeteria and currently working on building another building where students can hang out and lounge and many other opportunities for food vendors. Currently there is a Blimpies, Chic Fillet, Chinese, Indian, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum focus on group project so you can learn how to work with different people in different roles. The class are very easy because its a collaborative effort. The exams are mainly presentations, active community engagements, and personal essays regarding comprehension of materials.

    In three sentences

    This a great school for social work. This is one of the few Universities that include in the enviroment practicum placements so you have a chance to work direcrly in the enviroment and learn your areas if interest.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just follow your instincts.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to study and acquire a degree. Nursing is much sought after program through Wichita State University. It is a great place with great people

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WSU works very hard to keep campus safe. If you are alert to your environment you can stay safe.

    Greek Life

    As a parent of a greek, I am impressed with the way the sororities are put together and have seen my daughter explore many things that she wouldn't have without it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! New incoming Freshman just out of high school, returning students, transfer students and nontraditional. The variety of classes avail for working people is quite amazing. The advisers work very hard to get your transfer credits to count

    Bang for the buck

    Best pricing for the variety of degrees!

    What to do for fun

    Be adventurous the area has much to offer if you get out and explore. Get involved on campus, especially if you are just out of high school.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options!

    Dorm Life

    I have no personal experiences, but there are many choices. The rooms are pretty standard in Fairmont tower, but Brennan Hall and the shocker apartments allow for some change up in the standard room set up. Pretty neat.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't truly answer this from my experiences, as i haven't started classes. But helping my daughter study has given my a pretty good insight. The classes have been challenging but accomplish-able.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a question about something, call that department and ask. I was had very helpful people every time i have called for myself or my daughter.

    In three sentences

    So far i have had excellent experiences in all the areas I have had to dealt with. My adviser has been excellent in guiding me so I will spend the minimum amount of time to achieve my degree. The people in financial aid have also been most helpful.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is safe overall. There are security posts set up all around campus that are lit up with bright blue nights at dark. These allow you to press a button and police will be to that location within minutes. The university has its own police force and building right on campus and they can even help you if you get locked out of your car or stranded. They also have a cellphone/email service where you can get safety alerts as soon as anything happens (it even tells you if the campus closes due to inclement weather, which is always a welcome surprise). The only safety concern is that I have received emails somewhat frequently (about 1 a month on average) through the school informing students about robberies and thefts occurring around the dorm areas and students being robbed as they walk outside the dorms at night. However, if you stay smart and aware of your surroundings the chances are low. The robberies mainly happen to the male students. Again, this is all hearsay from me, I have never had any personal experience around that area, I have only received emails informing students of what happens.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a circular architecture between the student center and library. It is said that if you walk through this circle as a freshman or sophomore, you will be doomed to fail classes throughout the rest of your years there. Whether or not its true is a different story.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes themselves are pretty decently priced for residents - they range about $300 per credit hour, making in-state tuition roughly $3,600 for an average full-time schedule. Books are still expensive, as can be expected. However many other things around campus are well-priced. Food in the student center is cheap, and so are school supplies at the book store. Overall, it is well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is always offering grand events that take place year-round. They hold a lot of promotional celebrations with food, music, information booths and such. There's Hippodrome, a summer bonfire night, homecoming week, Humans vs. Zombies - a campus wide tag game, and they also have a lot of performing visitors such as comedians, artists, motivational speakers, and even magicians and hypnotists. Naturally, there are also athletic events and games to go to for all kinds of sports (although they don't have football, out of remembrance to the infamous plane crash years ago that killed the team; considerations for starting a new team are in debate however). Plus there's the Alley, an on-campus bowling alley complete with pool tables, darts, and video game consoles connected to the flat screens.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafeteria is fairly decent and they have a wide variety. The student center has an excellent list of choices for dining in between classes. They have snacks available in the book store, a coffee/smoothie stand, pizza hut, taco bell, chick fil a, Thai cuisine, and a couple sub-sandwich and soup outlets. They also have a diner in the bowling alley downstairs where you can grab burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I have visited a few. It is typical of anything you'd expect from one though - small rooms, a bit of noise and ruckus, and things as such. They are very close to campus however, and one thing I did take note on is that they had bathrooms placed between each two dorm rooms, so that only four people would share one bathroom as opposed to having one big community bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    A majority of the classes are relatively small and the teachers are very personable, making the learning much easier and less intimidating. As long as you put yourself out there and get to know your teachers, they are very willing to help you. Some of the classes can be pretty tough, such as Bio210, but there are a lot of ways to get help such as through SI sessions, tutoring, your teacher, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people around campus. They can really help you find out which teachers are better for your individual learning style, as well as giving tips and tricks on things like important dates, signing up for classes, etc.

    In three sentences

    I love the small and quaint campus, it's very homely feeling and easy to get around; there's no rushing and running to get to your next class across campus. The landscaping is very beautiful, creating a peaceful atmosphere all around with plenty of places to sit and rest or get some homework done. All the teachers and staff are very nice and hospitable.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Wichita State has been so helpful when it comes to scholarships. The staff is great and they really work with you . They care about your education!

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WSU not only has a city police station less than a block away from campus, but also its very own police force right on campus. You really can't drive through campus without seeing at least two police cars, always.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is easily the best way to feel like you're getting the most out of college at WSU. Not only will you meet 90% of the student population that is actually your age, but it also opens doors to all kinds of other leadership positions and opportunities around campus that are hard to find out about otherwise. They definitely liven up your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    WSU is not a college town and you definitely have to make your own fun here, but it's not terrible. There are the standard bowling alleys/movie theaters/etc, and Wichita actually has a not-so-terrible downtown scene on the weekends. We have two country bar/clubs that have nights geared towards college-aged people and those are always a pretty good time. The more involved you are on campus, the more fun you'll have and the more people you'll meet, obviously.

    Food and Dining

    WSU honestly has the nicest, most adorable dining staff of all time. The elderly ladies that swipe your ID card love to talk about how school is going, the cooks LOVE to joke around while they serve you. The food gets pretty repetitive, but it tastes good almost always. Go to the late night meal time from 9-11! The best food is always at late night.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely recommend living in the dorms your first year or two. Almost all the friends I have at school now I met my freshman year in the dorms. Since WSU is mostly a commuter school and a large percentage of its students are returning adults, living on campus is the easiest way to be around students of the traditional college age. They do a lot of activities in the courtyard, and most RAs set up field trips for their floor that can be really fun if you can get your floor to be there.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes are all pretty standard and shouldn't take an enormous amount of outside studying time to do well in. Once you start taking upper level courses, just make sure you do the readings, even if there aren't tests over them. It's so much easier to follow what's being said in class if you've read the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with more than one adviser! They all tend to say different things and it takes a while to figure out which classes you REALLY need. You should definitely live on campus for at least one year, as it is the best way at this university to meet other students your age. WSU is pretty good about letting you drop and add classes once they've started, so if you think you won't be handle a particularly ridiculous professor (because we have a few of them) don't be afraid to get out.

    In three sentences

    The professors at WSU will work as hard as possible to give you an outstanding education. There is usually something to get involved in on campus if you look hard enough. Socially, the school is a little dwarfed, which is to be expected of a mostly returning-adult/commuter school.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety here is 100% secure. We have a police station one block down from the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at the dorms is gross. It taste like old elementary school food. I believe it was a waste for me to even spend my money on a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here at Wichita State is simple. It's very old, and out of style, but in 2014 the college is set to build brand new dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As a incoming freshman, you truly have to go into college with the mind set of wanting to succeed. College is very hard and as the years move along, it only gets harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take anything for granted, work hard because it will definitely pay off in the end.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a great school, it has a variety of majors and programs you can enter. The campus here is amazing. I love it here, it is my home away from home.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any adults returning to school!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is an amazing university! It provides a challenging yet stimulating learning environment. The professors are friendly and ready to help make your college career successful!

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    motorcycle ride and blow lampwork glass beads and make jewelry

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food on campus at the student center and in many of the other buildings there is at least one food establishment. Great food choices

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm, I live off campus in my personal home but my daughter lives in the dorm and really loves it

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important and you will generally have homework each week in every class and reading assignments to go with it. I take 12 hours and all my off time is spent reading. There is a lot of reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read all your textbook and reading assignments as lectures generally cover the textbook material and additional information needed for your exams.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a fantastic University, they are really supporting me in all my efforts to obtain a bachelors of science degree in Healthcare Management. I have a great time attending school with my 2 daughters who also attend Wichita State University. I am considering going on for my masters degree in healthcare management here because the have an awesome program.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It is available, but not worth the high costs.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are only school focused and do not want that fun college experience to be able to talk about after it's all said and done.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rates go up every year along with other unnecessary fees. I would never pay out of pocket to attend this school, but that's just me.

    What to do for fun

    Uhm, nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not hard to get in at all, have a minimum 2.5 gpa to be safe. The on-campus housing is not great so I would look elsewhere or the freshmen dorms.

    In three sentences

    I would not recommend this school to anyone. There is not that college feel to it that makes you excited to be there. The level of diversity is extremely low and the surrounding area is lackluster.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Smoke hookah

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your freshman year seriously.

    In three sentences

    Good university. Class sizes aren't too huge. Close to home.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This is an undergraduate school and a graduate school.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in Wichita. There are some of the best bowling alleys I have seen, and Huge movie theatres. There is also a really cool zoo to go to and some fun night life for those older than 21.

    Food and Dining

    The food at in campus is amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school that has amazing programs and advisors.

    In three sentences

    This is the best college I have been at, because the teacher are helpful and there is free academic help for all departments. I couldn't' be happier and excited about completing my Bioengineering degree here.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    good

    What to do for fun

    study and hang with friends

    Food and Dining

    I eat at home

    Dorm Life

    I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do your research and try to get involved

    In three sentences

    Very good college to attend

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Awesome way to get involved and meet lots of people. Makes Wichita State feel more like a college town despite its city atmosphere.

    Great for these types of students

    Dental Hygiene

    What to do for fun

    Greek activities. The drive-in. Clubs and bars downtown. Bowling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a Greek house. Don't live at home! Get involved. Go to class.

    In three sentences

    Offer great aid for needy students. Below average college experience. Great Bachelor's degree programs.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, security is available and there are emergency buttons placed around campus. If you take a night class or something and do not feel safe walking to/from your car to your building, they can send someone to walk you to class.

    Greek Life

    I'm not an expert on this subject, but know a couple people in Greek Life and they love it. The friendships, fun, and outreach they do for the community and campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different. From ones relating to your major, to sports, to faith and beliefs. If you don't find one you are interested in, you have the opportunity to begin your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hippodrome, Shocktoberfest, and many other student activities.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the bang for the buck depends on each student. It depends on what you're studying, etc. Personally, I think the education program and cooperative education/internships are a great advantage when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    The student center has bowling, pool and lounge areas. The residence halls have lounge/TV rooms on each floor. Plenty of places to just hang out and chat with friends. The Heskett Center (athletic) has different intramural sports, volleyball, basketball, track, swimming, dance, weights, etc. PLENTY of things to do around Wichita as well as surrounding towns!

    Food and Dining

    Great food in the residence halls, as well as great choices in the Student Center!

    Dorm Life

    I have not/will not stay on campus. However, after touring several times, it seems to be a good place to stay. Clean place and friendly people. Great food!!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what class you take, but each class challenges you in their own way. Very manageable, however. Be prepared to work hard, and study hard, no matter where you go to school. It's meant to be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate when it comes to getting your paperwork in for scholarships, health forms, dorms, financial aid, etc. If you have questions, do not be afraid to ask, there are people who have answers. Also, shoot for an earlier Orientation date, that way you can have better choices for classes and don't have to give away more of your summer! Great school!!

    In three sentences

    I'm not sure about other majors/colleges, but their College of Education is a great program. They really want to help you be prepared for your career when the time comes. The people are friendly, pretty campus, and pretty easy to find your way around!

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is quiet safe for every student..!!

    Greek Life

    NO Comments..!!

    Clubs and Activities

    can join and cheer for Wshockers..!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Computer Science students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every student is treated equally well

    Bang for the buck

    Havent experinced it

    What to do for fun

    Shopping..!!!! Towne East Mall is just around the corner. And World's biggest Imax is here. So can have loads of fun

    Food and Dining

    Food here costs reasonable for students and has got a variety

    Dorm Life

    They are the safest to stay in (on campus)

    Academic Rigor

    Tie-up's wid Alto Pal and CISCO gives students an opportunity to get internships.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university has got good culture no matter where you belong from.

    In three sentences

    As Wichita State University-KS has got a wide stretch of networking subject ,every student gets an opportunity to get an exposure to them, it has got good tie-up's with CISCO which includes internships

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus. But like all campuses, always keep your eyes open at night.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Basketball games!! Very fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few choices for food in the campus student center. They are just finished remodeling the building, so I am looking forward to the upgrades they have made.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally experienced dorm life at WSU. I was lucky enough to live at home or with some friends throughout my college life. That said, I have heard that the dorms are a great place to be. Especially for incoming freshman that will have a fun time living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most universities, some classes will be much more rigorous than others. It's all about balancing your schedule. Do not take all difficult classes in one semester. Spread them out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared with a list of classes you would like to take, and enroll as quickly as you can.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University rates highly on my list of collegiate experiences. Not only do they have a beautifully kept campus, competitive tuition, and outstanding professors, they also give students an entertaining learning atmosphere and help students with internships or hands on learning experiences for a well-prepared professional after graduation.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    unknown

    Academic Rigor

    Normal

    In three sentences

    I am concurrently enrolled in WSU and in high school. This is a great place to start off. It's small, easy to navigate, and has flexible professors.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is great! There are police buttons all on campus if you ever feel scared to walk to your car or walk back to the dorms by yourself. They are available 24 hours a day and respond within minutes!

    Clubs and Activities

    Wichita State University has more then 120 clubs you can join. You can even create your own. Being involved is a great way to really connect with people on campus. We have a bowling alley on campus and a pool hall!

    Great for these types of students

    If you're student looking for a great experience in college, then WSU is for you!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition on Campus is Shocktober Fest. It is like a homecoming week!

    Bang for the buck

    If you get involved and become part of the WSU community and want a great education then WSU is a definitely worth it!!!

    What to do for fun

    Wichita University holds TONS of events for students. Like Beach Parties, Zombie Week, Convocation, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes and much more! Also,as a student you get in to all the games and plays for FREE!!

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good! They have an international bar, where the food is ALWAYS different! Always fresh food :)

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very nice! We're like a whole community! We have quiet hours from 10pm to 10am, Monday through Thursday. All the floors host movie nights in their lounge or dance parties. Always a good time!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are decent sized. Yes there are a few big lecture halls, but classes have no more then 25 students. The homework load depends on how many credit hours you decide to take.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join. For engineers there is the Rocket Club, ASE, SHPE, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    Great selection. Rhatigan Student Center has Pizza Hut, Asian food, Taco Bell, and Chik-fil-A, plus its own bar and bowling alley. In Fairmont towers you have the choices of asian, american, and italian.

    Dorm Life

    Dont live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There academics are, i would assume, the same as every other college. The difference between WSU and other schools is that your professors and academic advisors really care about you. Every quarter your professor will tell your academic advisor if your are in trouble of failing the class, form there the advisors work with you to get those grades up and give you a ton of helpful resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to get a chance at all the scholarships they offer. If you drive try to get there early on your first week or else you will have to walk up to 15 mins to get to your class(parking is horrible!).

    In three sentences

    Very affordable for out of state students, plus tons of scholarships if you get accepted early. Professors are very nice and reliable, they truly care about your academics, plus most of them make it a habit of remembering everyones name. Great school for engineering students, especially Aerospace, it's my freshman year and i have already received a fellowship from NASA.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police station ON-CAMPUS, good lighting in the parking lots, and blue boxes spread strategically throughout campus for emergencies.

    Greek Life

    pretty active, not as in-your-face as they are on other campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of on-campus and off-campus opportunities

    Great for these types of students

    Internationals, especially Indians, have a huge support system here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Largest percentage of statues on campus. They have statue tours & a great art museum and also the first Pizza Hut!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the more reasonably priced colleges. Still expensive, but not as bad as K-State or K-U and a better atmosphere

    What to do for fun

    Lots of community events, theaters, movies, concerts, performances, just look around and you'll be amazed at all that goes on both in Wichita and on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Student center has great dining options, coffee shop in the library is simple but nice for some caffeine or bagels between classes

    Dorm Life

    RAs are great and keep the students active and meeting each other.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the program and the teachers. Most programs are pretty vigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, there are so many groups to join. Get to know your classmates and teachers, and don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it! There are a bunch of services on campus dedicated to student success, people who will edit resumes for you, and ones that will find personalized tutoring for you.

    In three sentences

    1.) great medium-sized campus with lots of benefits for students such as discounts and tickets to college and city events, a great fitness center, and a newly-renovated student center. 2.) Large percentage of international students on campus who host events to introduce traditional students to their food, culture, and customs! 3.) Great Basketball program!! Go Shox!!

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is located all over campus, including emergency buttons located outside. There are also text message alerts that are available for the students.

    Greek Life

    So many sororities/fraternities and very smart, and great people. It is a great way to get involved in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club and activity for anything and everything. All over campus there are signs that are posted everyday for the different clubs that students are involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Career driven Spontaneous Creative Friendly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wichita State University's Keg (rootbeer)

    Bang for the buck

    Great college experience! The town is just right. There are probably more tutors than there are students, this is great because there is always help! The library has great hours and more resources than most students need. The campus literally, has everything.

    What to do for fun

    Our Student Government Association host many different events, usually more than one a week, this allows students to get out and be apart of the shocker pride! Also, there is a student center, in which students are allowed to go hang out, play games, have drinks, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of choices!

    Dorm Life

    Everything you need is close by and it is a great way to meet new people and make friends!

    Academic Rigor

    There is honestly no way someone should not be able to pass any of their classes. Teachers, teach what they need to, help with anything that needs to be done and understands that there are more classes you maybe taking therefore, they are very lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest in everything Reliability and honesty is huge Dedication and the need to succeed in your life is appreciated

    In three sentences

    WSU has a great selection of majors/minors available to the students. The staff is wonderful and you are able to get help anywhere. It is a great school to help you get your life and career started.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very friendly,and are always present to protect the students!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs and organizations to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering and Business is very strong here!

    Bang for the buck

    What you pay for what you receive put of this school is a very low price and tons of education, experience, and fun!

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join and there is also the Heskett center, where you can play different sports in. There are also many intramural sports including futsal, flag football, volleyball, and many more!

    Food and Dining

    Many popular options on campus more food, including pizza hut, taco bell, blimpie, and a few more.

    Dorm Life

    I currently am living at home, but have various friends living in dorms, and from their experience, it's great. New dorms are being constructed in the middle of campus this year!

    Academic Rigor

    There is tons of help offered at WSU, with Supplemental instructuon sessions, math lab, writing center, and many more services that are ready to help! Some courses here are very challenging but proffesors and tutors are always willing to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU offers tons of scholarships, APPLY for any that you qualify, there's nothing to lose in applying for scholarships! There's scholarships for nearly anything. Get to know your instructors, they're all great here at WSU.

    In three sentences

    WSU has a great engineering program that offers many classes with great, knowledgeable, and experienced professors. The tuition is definitely a low price for what you get out of Wichita State University. Overall, a great school with many great students and professors, and a great engineering program.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Rhatigan Student Center offers many different dining options as well as a modern, warm space to enjoy your food and good company.

    Academic Rigor

    Wichita State University get 4-stars from me for academic rigor but it's not all in the classroom. You will be challenged to think outside the box and experience your program outside the classroom. You'll get hands on experience that will challenge you but prepare you for work outside of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking at Wichita State University should get involved in Shocker Madness! We have thriving sports programs (Go Shox!) along with other ways for students to get involved. If you're considering Wichita State University, I would ask to get a full tour of the newly renovated Rhatigan Student Center and take a look at the new dorms that are under construction. I suggest you look at what program you're interested in and find out what the other students do during their spare time. You might find that much of it is done right on campus!

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a good school offering a multitude of opportunities for students from every walk of life. There is a vast number of students from international countries and the region that get to experience the arts, culture, and the programs that range from aerospace and engineering to ballet. Student involvement is high on campus making Wichita State a great University to attend.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing for the part of town that Wichita State University is located in.

    Greek Life

    Amazing. The Greek life on campus is unified and provides a strong social experience in college.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in a Fraternity and hold an executive position in the National Honors Society. These keep me busy outside of class.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for sociable students that are interested in keeping their grades up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't say any of the traditions are unusual but the athletic traditions are definitely entertaining.

    Bang for the buck

    Wichita State University's quality for the amount of money students spend is amazing. I would not choose any other school in the state.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities on campus to participate in to keep entertained. Greek Life has kept me occupied throughout my first semester at Wichita State University.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is nothing special. Although you will not find five star restaurants on campus, the food is good and it fills you up.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know too much about living in the dorms on campus but I have no heard an complaints from my friends that currently live in them. I live in a Fraternity house just off campus and I am definitely satisfied.

    Academic Rigor

    Wichita State University is average when it comes to difficulty of classes. The Honors Program is not overly stressful like many students assume.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports, and Greek Life.

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is an extremely helpful college. Academics are extremely important to my college and it shows in their Honors Program. The Emory Lindquist Honors program at Wichita State University puts its students in a perfect environment to succeed by allowing them to study with the current graduate professors and students.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Be careful... there's a lot of robberies and some violent crime on the south side of campus, due to it bordering 17th street. Avoid parking here, especially at night. Otherwise safe overall. Emergency help stations are frequent throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    I know it's there, but again not a high presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I think there are some good ones, but the presence isn't real high apart from a few activities you see in the student center from time to time.

    Great for these types of students

    International, engineering, aviation, business

    Bang for the buck

    There are definitely some good professors here, but there are a lot of inexperienced ones too, probably just using the university as a stepping stone in their own careers. Like most schools, sometimes you get what you're paying for and sometimes you don't. Tuition is pretty low however compared to other state universities, so I rate this a 4.

    What to do for fun

    Not a lot of great opportunities. A lot of the students here live off-campus and so the community isn't great. There are groups and clubs of course, and lots of study abroad opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    New restaurants in the Rhatigan Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    New residence hall being built.

    Academic Rigor

    Probably average for a state university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're stuck in Wichita, consider Butler County Community College, at least for your first two years. It's much cheaper and has some good professors. On the other hand, the new president at WSU is implementing lots of changes that will affect the entire university. The changes are designed to make WSU better in many ways, from having more online options to applying knowledge in real-world applications.

    In three sentences

    Not a great visual art department. Professors in art will wear you down, and a lot of classes are taught by graduate students. Liberal arts, engineering and business are much better.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WSU police on campus Emergency buttons located on campus

    Greek Life

    I am a sorority woman. Honestly, Greek life has changed my outlook of life, and education. I value the meaning of community service, I am always encouraged to do my best in academics all while having a huge support system.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Involvement WSUTV Major dedicated clubs

    Great for these types of students

    welcomes anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Shoktoberfest Mud Events Big Pink Volleyball Hippodrome Multicultural events

    Bang for the buck

    Wichita State University has made myself more academically motivated. I know, as a student, I have others who want to help me achieve my goals and succeed. I feel comfortable using the resources offered to us. I love student pride - especially at home basketball games! We love cheering on our shockers! Overall, I'm excited to be a shocker, I do enjoy going to class and learning from professors who will help me reach my future goals. I'm proud to be a student at Wichita State Student

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals Fraternity / Sorority life Student athletic games Work out in the Heskett Center - pool, machines, tennis, raquetball Bowl on campus Working on campus Hangout in the newly done Rhatigan

    Food and Dining

    You can always find something tasty in the cafeteria at the dorms Fast food is available inside the Rhatigan

    Dorm Life

    Haven't experienced - friends love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are always a challenge but with help from other students and professors you can succeed well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved on campus ( student ambassador, wu crew, clubs ) Learn to use the tutors and student teachers- they're there to help you Communicate with other students and professors!

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is filled with many valuable tools for students to use to further assist them in their education. From great professors to hard working student tutors to a resourceful library there isn't anything one cannot achieve while attending Wichita State University.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Only complaint I hear of is people having their bikes stolen. Make sure to have a good bike lock if you plan on riding it on campus.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek life with many good houses to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Overall the clubs and activities are good. They cover a wide array of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pizza Hut was founded on WSU's campus, and the building it started in is still there.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall good education for a good price.

    What to do for fun

    Campus always has something going on at campus. Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and you will always have something to do. Off campus there are your normal things to do like any other city.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Fairmount is really good and has multiple options to choose from. The food on campus is good but has only a few places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The college is building a new dorm hall, so I do not know how the dorm life there will be like. Fairmount Towers has good dorm life and is a blast to be in as long as you make friends on you floor the first week you are there. Once classes pick up hallway interaction goes down except on the weekends. Brennan Hall is a small hall and is best for people wanting to room by themselves and have peace and quiet to study. This hall is usually laid back. Wheatshocker apartments are for upper classmen. Quiet and for the most part boring.

    Academic Rigor

    This is all based off of the teachers you select to take. Some teachers are harder than others so use rate my professor to help pick the best instructor for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an adviser that you get along with and that has majored in a similar field of study. Have the adviser help you plan your semesters, so you can have the best chance of success.

    In three sentences

    Overall good bang for your buck. Teachers are good with the exception of a few bad teachers.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a ton of activities. One of the things that I love is that the SAC activities are typically family oriented. I took my son to a carnival a few weeks ago on campus. It was free to be there and the rides (blow up type) were very cheap.

    Food and Dining

    The only complaint is that most things shut down and only are open during the lunch hour. That's expected but wish there were more options during the non-lunch hours.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms here but have been on campus enough that they have a lot of things to do and good food selection.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging!

    Tips for prospective students

    As with most any college- make any appointments to speak with your adviser early. They fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    Wichita State University is a great college with a lot of majors to choose from. Class sizes are small for most classes, some general courses may have larger class size. Everyone is always really helpful too!

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a new push for the students to be more involved on campus in fun activities and that should help with the what to do for fun aspect. Wichita isn't the most exciting city so fun is mostly decided by groups.

    Food and Dining

    The food's nothing to write home about, but it's edible so what more can you want?

    Dorm Life

    I didn't actually live in the dorms, but the new ones look pretty awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a good school and there are definitely ways to make it rigorous, such as the honors program. However, it is just a public university so if rigor is your main goal, you might want to look somewhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll want a car if you're moving to the Wichita area. There buildings are all relatively close, but getting anywhere off campus can be a hassle.

    In three sentences

    It's a good hometown school. It's a nice alternative to K-State or KU. However, there's not much of a draw for outside students that I know of.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force who regularly patrol, and panic buttons periodically placed, with a response time of about 3 minutes.

    What to do for fun

    Many campus opportunities and facilities. We have a quiddich team, a pool, and practice fields for football/marching band, tennis, baseball, and softball.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know about dorm food, but there is an acceptable selection of restaurants on campus, and nice spaces to sit with friends and enjoy a meal.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms, so I cannot accurately rate this.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not gone far into my major's classes, but the general classes have been of an average difficulty. As long as you are willing to put in a bit of effort when studying, it seems to go well.

    In three sentences

    WSU currently has a smaller population, but still has many benefits of a bigger school, with the additional bonus of a smaller student-to-teacher ratio. It is an environment unto itself within the city of Wichita. They do not want a student to be on their own if they don't want to be, and so have many helpful services.

  • 10/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and student organizations to plug into on campus and there is constantly a new play or contest to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    There are options for food in multiple places on campus and many quick and student friendly off campus dining options in the near vicinity.

    Dorm Life

    There is a new dorm in the central part of campus and it is pretty well laid out.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that you should make sure to keep up on assignments because they require work. The classes here are to prepare you for the future, not be something you sleep through and pass anyway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to work with an adviser to line up your classes and make a long term plan for getting your degree. This will prepare you for the level of coursework you will be taking and give you some confidence in knowing what your future holds.

    In three sentences

    It is a great campus to tour. Students are friendly and nice. Professors are really helpful.