Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX, USA
3.69 Average Rating

Founded in 1922 in Wichita Falls, Midwestern State University is the only institution in the state to become a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The 255-acre campus near Sikes Lakes offers 49 undergraduate programs and 27 graduate, and is home to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU which focuses on American works on paper. MSU Texas provides opportunities for undergraduates to become involved in research through the EURECA program, study abroad to places such as the West Indies and France, and apply for the Redwine Honors Program which comes with an academic scholarship.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
63%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1002
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,080
Total Number of Undergrads
5,330
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
18%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,516
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,216
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,166
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,012
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,142
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,256
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,126

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,622
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,300
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$231
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
102
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
29%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mustangs
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Lone Star Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Wichita Falls
Houston
Austin
San Antonio
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
Midwestern State has a very nice campus, small yet spread out, with well maintained buildings and lawns. The small class sizes give students a chance to connect with their professors. It was rated the best value in the nation among public universities by Consumer's Digest Magazine.
Richard from Highland Village, TX
I couldn't sum it up in 3 sentences. I love being a student at Midwestern State University! The class sizes are small, especially once you get really into your degree plan. I love being able to stop by my professors office and ask questions without having to wait long periods of time to see them. The campus is absolutely beautiful, with tons of green space for students to use for recreational purposes. The faculty and staff are wonderful and work very hard to help you with whatever you need. There are tons of job opportunities on campus ranging from student assistants, sales associates in the bookstore, to the fabulous tour guides in the welcome center. Also, there are over 100 groups, clubs, and organizations all around campus, so finding your perfect fit is easy. I hope you strongly consider becoming an MSU mustang, and make my university, yours!
Bethaney from Stamford, TX

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