Wichita State University is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1895 as a private college, it joined the state system of higher education in 1964. It is located on a beautiful 330-acre campus in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Students have fantastic educational, economic and entertainment opportunities. While obtaining a degree, students can get valuable work experience at companies like Boeing, Raytheon Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Coleman, Bank of America, Bombadier Aerospace Learjet, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wesley Medical Center and Koch Industries. After attending class and studying, students enjoy going to the largest collection of malls, shops, restaurants, clubs, golf courses, amusement parks and movie theatres in the state.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
13,217
Undergraduates
5,935
Men - 44.9%
7,283
Women - 55.1%
2,835
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 5,947 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
579 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
573 average
510-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,439
Out-of-state: $34,621
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,299
Out-of-state: $17,481
Room and Board
$12,620
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$7,956
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,839
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
551
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
22%
10-19
26%
20-29
22%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
9%
Over 100
2%
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Not reported Population
386,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
13% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
WuShock
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7%
Asian
7.8%
Black/African-American
6.6%
Hispanic/Latino
14.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
63.3%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
4.9% from 112 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
8.1%