Wichita State is a public university located in Wichita, Kansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,687 undergraduate students. The Wichita State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Curriculum. Graduating 46% of students, Wichita State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
Wichita State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities190 Graduates
Business Administration and Management104 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering99 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science97 Graduates
Health Care Management80 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services71 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.135 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.70 responses
Wichita State University Reviews
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!
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!
They are working hard to create a unique campus experience. Innovation Campus is building up quickly and there's a lot of neat thing things to check out. Wichita isn't a typical "college town", but they're creating a lot of really cool things for students on the campus. Academics wise, a lot of the professors are pretty cool!