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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Wichita State is a public university located in Wichita, Kansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,749 undergraduate students. The Wichita State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Education. Graduating 48% of students, Wichita State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
About Wichita State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260
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Wichita State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1000-1280
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,541/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,588/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,463/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,297/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,749Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Studious
    26%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Individual
    22%
  • Mediocre
    12%
  • Laid back
    10%
  • Different
    2%
  • Pretentious...
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • You get out what you put in.
    20%
  • Content
    19%
  • A place to call home
    14%
  • Fred VanVleet
    10%
  • Easy going
    9%
  • Taking money &gt; quality education
    8%
  • On the rise
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.70 responses
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So far I have had an incredibly welcoming and inclusive experience at Wichita state. I have been involved with the Student Ambassador Society, Student Government Association, fine arts Glee Chorus, Honors student Council, Delta Gamma Sorority, and am the president of the Green Group environmental club on campus. I have gotten to meet many incredible leaders in these organizations, and I have found myself being pushed into uncomfortable growing periods that were necessary to my success. I love the diversity we have here at WSU, and I can always find a helping hand whenever I reach out. There are a multitude of resources available to students, like free tutoring, plenty of quiet study spaces, free admission to sports and fine arts events, and with over 300 organizations, plenty of places to belong! I hope everyone gets the chance to feel so at home in their university as I have at WSU.
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Wichita State is a diverse college that provides comfort to anyone. They make sure you have enough information to satisfy any questions students and adults have. If you choose to go here, Wichita has helpful programs to aid student financial needs. It could be jobs, scholarships or loans.
Wichita also has other benefits. The students studying abroad have a variety of choices. They are partnered with many countries around the world. It could give many people benefits to enjoy new culture and meeting new friends. With many other benefits it could also help with job opportunities. Many jobs are interested in someone educated in different languages and cultures.
What I definitely love the most about Wichita State are the students. Everyone is connected to a very large friend group - from the people in their classes, to former or current roommates to friends of friends - and I love that! I'm a really extraverted person, so being able to make lots of connections and build relationships is something I find a lot of enjoyment in. However, I will say one of WSU's greatest downfalls is the use of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) to teach an entire class. I know they'll have to one day teach a class, but a lot of the GTAs seem a little unprepared for it. Also, off the GTAs I have, some of them have even taught lecture for twenty minutes and let students go. Professors can take up the full hour with one lecture, so GTAs should be held to the same standard. In all honesty, this is just a small problem I have with WSU so far, so I hope it will change as I go forward in my degree program!