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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.

Website: www.wichita.edu/

Public
Co-ed
13,217
Undergraduate
Students
(55.1%) 7,277 Women
(44.9%) 5,940 Men
2,835
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
65%
Average Freshman Award
$7,956
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$24,839
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
551
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Wichita Population
386,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.8% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
14.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.3% White
2.3% Unknown
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%
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