Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX

Midwestern State, founded in 1922, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 175-acre campus is located in Wichita Falls.

Website: www.mwsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,287
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 3,041 Women
(42.5%) 2,246 Men
756
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 2,854 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$16,220
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,891
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
236
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Wichita Falls Population
104,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mustangs
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
15.3% Black/African-American
18.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
8.5% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3410 Taft Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone
(940) 397-4334
Fax
(940) 397-4302
E-mail
admissions@mwsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 2,854 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,664 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,190 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,283 (59%) of 2,169 admitted students enrolled
Women
667 (53%) of 1,259 admitted students enrolled
Men
616 (68%) of 910 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.44
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003592
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
780 (85.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
609 (75.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
605 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
91 (43.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$16,220
Need-Based Gift
Received by 556 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,506
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 396 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,393
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 58 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
111 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,103

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,745 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,571 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,524 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
370 (49.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$15,251
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,239 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,899
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,755 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,966
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 243 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
807 (17.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,582

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,891
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
236
Part-Time Faculty
109
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
55%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
525,059
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
405
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wichita Falls Population
104,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
255 acres

Weather

Temperature
27.6 average low in January, 91.5 average high in September
Rain
72 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Wichita
Nearest Train Station
Dallas

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
72%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mustangs
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, fencing
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, fencing

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, caribbean students organization, baptist student ministry, catholic campus ministry, african students organization, university programming board
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,287
Women
3,041 (57.5%)
Men
2,246 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,055
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
15.3% Black/African-American
18.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
8.5% from 53 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
756

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
35.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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