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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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

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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1280
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,793/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,749Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,649
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 87 responses
Report
  • Studious
    24%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Individual
    21%
  • Mediocre
    11%
  • Laid back
    10%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Different
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.142 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • You get out what you put in.
    24%
  • Content
    18%
  • A place to call home
    13%
  • Fred VanVleet
    9%
  • Easy going
    8%
  • Taking money > quality education
    7%
  • 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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I am currently a freshman at Wichita State and I do not know if that will affect anything. From what I have experienced since I have arrived here, I would say that this College is really unique. The opportunities available to everyone are amazing and numerous. The food here is quite carb heavy but still good! Diversity here is amazing and it amazes me to see all of the art on Campus. I still have yet to see everything, but when I do I will give more input.
Wichita State has a new Innovation Campus. It is AMAZING! The campus is beautiful, and it also compact so that you can walk everywhere you need to go. Dorms are newer, there are a ton of opportunities for students to get involved. I'm not a big sports fan, so being a college that doesn't have a football team, it feels more focused on education than sports.