Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Mississippi University for Women is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. Despite the college’s name, MUW has been admitting both men and women since 1982. The college features a variety of facilities for on-campus students to visit, such as the Marie Charlotte Stark Recreational Building and the Hogarth Student Union. Eligible students can enroll in the Gordy Honors College, which includes opportunities for undergraduate research grants, regional and national conferences, a forum series, and the chance to enter the Residential Honors Program.

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
Suburb or town

0
100
99%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
66%
Submitting ACT
34%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1012
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,956
Total Number of Undergrads
2,745
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,874
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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.
$6,614
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.
$18,155
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.
$7,032
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

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.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,846
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.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,901
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,881

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.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,530
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.
$12,500
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.
$155
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
19%
81%
Student Organizations
55
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blues
Varsity Athletics Association
NSCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
1. a safe college for girls (as well as boy) as the college is well committed to avoid sexual violence.

2. is situated in a calm environment that greatly helps students to focus on the academics and extracurriculars.

3. It is easy to adapt to the college life as the excellent faculty create friendly atmosphere
Nikesh from Columbus, MS
A close-knit community where people get to know each other in common fields of study. The professors know your name and call you by it when they see you in the hallway. Beautiful campus full of activities and things of interest.
Danielle from Macon, MS
Full of history and beauty, Mississippi University for Women is a wonderful university to attend. Here, students are able to experience a sense of community and be a name rather than just a number. The price is very reasonable, and they have wonderful programs in culinary arts, nursing, education, theater, music therapy, kinesiology and many more.
Mallory from Tupelo, MS
I would give it a 10. The staff are very friendly and make you feel wanted and appreciated.
Annette from Columbus, MS
Its a school that has everything your looking for. Great, inviting atmosphere and very social. The education that you receive is all apart of the experience here at MUW
Tracy from Brookhaven, MS
The W is known for it's small size, historic campus, caring teachers, and great academic programs. I chose to go there because of its small classrooms, many awards, and the multiple wonderful teachers I met before I made my decision. On the W's campus you never meet a stranger, and you will learn more than just information from books: you will learn about who you are.
Stefani from Brandon, MS
It is a nice small community. The professors don't mind helping you. It is a little overwhelming at first.
Demyia from Port Gibson, MS