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.
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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
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.