B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Wichita State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Scores Range
937-1212
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Wichita State University

Cost

Net Price
$9,843/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,945/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,677/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,331/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,764/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,325/ 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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,909Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Studious
    29%
  • Individual
    26%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Mediocre
    14%
  • Laid back
    11%
  • Different
    3%
  • Pretentious...
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.121 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.139 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Content
    22%
  • A place to call home
    16%
  • You get out what you put in.
    16%
  • Fred VanVleet
    13%
  • Taking money &gt; quality education
    9%
  • Easy going
    8%
  • Humble
    5%

After Wichita State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
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

Wichita State University Reviews

1,275 reviews
All Categories
I graduated from there after 4 years. The undergraduate prerequisite courses were top-notch with top-notch teachers. The sports and extra-curricular activities available were awesome, I had fun with the different ethnic clubs and organizations. The nursing program is THE BEST! Thank you for an awesome 4 years!
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Student are not their first priority. Sports are the authority. Spending is a disaster, they spend money on things we don't need. We need new parking areas, new facilities, but they choose to spend money on food trucks! We don't need that. One of my classes I was looking forward to, bioethics was cancelled due to budget cuts. What a shame. Now, on a positive note, the teachers at WSU are tremendous.
My experience has overall been somewhat negative over the past three years. For those interested in entering the Engineering, Business Entrepreneur, or Education program this is the perfect university. For Pre Medical students like me, this is not the university to attend. Intro level courses are taught by professors who are not very fluent English speakers, vital chemistry courses are confusing as experiments meant to reinforce understanding of subjects constantly fail since the Chemistry Dept consistently contaminates their stock of chemicals. There is very little academic support for majors outside of the three groups mentioned above, and absolutely zero support for those seeking a career outside of the three academic fields. I am seeking a transfer to a different university in hopes they will have a safer, more academically friendly environment.