Wichita State University

Wichita, KS, USA
3.67 Average Rating

Situated at the top of a hill overlooking downtown, Wichita State University is a 4-year public research institution in Wichita. Wichita State features seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors College and technical institute. In addition to classroom facilities, the Wichita State campus is home to the Ulrich Museum of Art, Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, and the Pizza Hut Museum. WSU also maintains four satellite locations, WSU South, WSU West, WSU Downtown Center, and Advanced Education in General Dentistry all located around the state of Kansas. Ever year, Wichita State University hosts a weeklong festival known as Shocktoberfest that includes a mud tug-of-war and carnival.

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
Major city

0
100
94%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
88%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1159
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,075
Total Number of Undergrads
12,398
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,113
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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.
$8,271
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.
$17,452
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.
$11,252
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,793
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.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,441
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,238

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,072
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.
$14,000
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.
$223
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
11%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Shockers
School Colors
Yellow/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
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

Top 5 Cities
Wichita
Kansas City
Dallas
Denver
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
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.
Haley from Goddard, KS
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.
Kristyn from Haysville, KS
I chose to attend Wichita State because of the quality of the Aerospace Engineering program. Plus I selected this university because of the opportunities to secure internships with local aerospace companies and gain hands on experiences through the Cooperative Education program with NASA.
Daniel from Springfield, MO
This is by far the best college i've been to. everyone here wants you to succeed and they provide so many opportunities.
Chieraqui from Wichita, KS
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.
Rachel from Goddard, KS
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.
Drew from WICHITA, KS