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Mississippi University for Women was founded in 1884 as a public, liberal arts institution for women. It adopted coeducation in 1982. Its 110-acre campus is located in Columbus, 85 miles north of Meridian.

Website: www.muw.edu

Public
Co-ed
2,470
Undergraduate
Students
(79.3%) 1,986 Women
(19.3%) 484 Men
203
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
98% of 585 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
570 average
560-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
525 average
520-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 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
58%
Average Freshman Award
$10,521
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$31,851
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
141
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Columbus Population
23,518
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Ody Owl
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
37.5% Black/African-American
0.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.6% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
4.0% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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