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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 Students2,429
   Women1,988 (81.8%)
   Men441 (18.2%)
Graduate Students200

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 1,274 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 GPA3.45
SAT Math599 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading469 average
440-480 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $15,684
Out-of-state: $25,404
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,640
Out-of-state: $15,360
Room and Board
$6,469
Average Percent of Need Met61%
Average Freshman Award$10,502
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$20,388

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 Housing66% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences 
MascotOdy Owl
Sororities12% of women participate
Fraternities8% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
38.3% Black/African-American
0.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students1.6% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
21.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.98 4.10       28
Low 3.98 4.10       28
High 3.98 4.10       28
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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