Wichita State University Overview
Wichita State University is a public institution located in Wichita, Kansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Wichita State University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at WSU.
- In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
Wichita State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
WSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WSU.
Where Is Wichita State University?
Contact details for WSU are given below.
|Address:||1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0124|
How Do I Get Into WSU?
You can apply to WSU online at: https://wsu-info.org/go/split.htm
Admission Requirements for WSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into WSU?
Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.
Average Test Scores
About 6% of students accepted to WSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 625. Math scores were between 500 and 650.
Can I Afford Wichita State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At WSU, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,159 a year. That adds up to $32,636 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at WSU is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Wichita State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,719 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,994 full-time undergraduates at WSU, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wichita State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||531|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,200|
Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Wichita State University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 101 countries are represented at WSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka.
Online Learning at Wichita State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at WSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of WSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wichita State University was 39.6%. This is the #570 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of WSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WSU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Wichita State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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