B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Wichita State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley 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
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
915-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,175/ 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
    $17,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,233/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,879/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,119/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,683Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Studious
    27%
  • Individual
    24%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Mediocre
    14%
  • Laid back
    11%
  • Different
    3%
  • Pretentious...
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.126 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Content
    22%
  • A place to call home
    16%
  • You get out what you put in.
    16%
  • Fred VanVleet
    12%
  • Taking money &gt; quality education
    9%
  • Easy going
    7%
  • On the rise
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.70 responses
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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!
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I live in the newly furnished dorms called the flats on campus are really nice and very well taken care of. In the lobby, there is pool, shuffleboard, and ping pong to play. Outside there is a sand volleyball court, grill and seating, and a pool. Academic Rigor You will have the typical one or two teachers that irritate you the way they teach, but they are still very good. Every teacher I have is really good and want the best for me. Tips for prospective students Do your best and find people that you automatically click with. Go to the events. Make memories. Talk to people you do not know. Have fun, but not blackout fun. Wichita State is one of the best colleges, to me. The college always makes sure you're on top of things. During the school year, they have fun events that you can attend for free and they are always fun to attend!
Wichita State University is more than I could of ever asked for! The campus is absolutely beautiful. It's extremely cozy and just feels like home! The campus life is rapidly improving, along with new facilities which is creating buzz among the students. The basketball team is doing amazing for the last couple years which creates a sense pride that is unmatched. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and fair. It's safe to say that Wichita State University is up and coming and already is one of the best schools in the region!