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COLLEGE PROFILE

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

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.

Web Sitewww.muw.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,470
   Women1,986 (80.4%)
   Men484 (19.6%)
Graduate Students203

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate96% of 671 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.49
SAT Math619 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading450 average
410-490 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $17,242
Out-of-state: $27,811
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,065
Out-of-state: $16,634
Room and Board
$6,902
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Freshman Award$10,521
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates
$31,851

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
135
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Columbus Population23,518
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences 
MascotOdy Owl
Sororities13% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate

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 Students4.0% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning75.0%
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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