Wichita State University

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Witchita State University, also known as
WSU, is a public university in Wichita,
Kansas, the third largest of the six state
universities under the umbrella of the
Kansas Board of Regents.  The other
two are University of Kansas and Kansas
State.

Offering more than 60 undergraduate degree
programs in more than 200 areas of study
in six colleges (Business, Education,
Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Professions
and Liberal Arts and Sciences), Wichita
State also has a graduate school that
offers 44 master’s degrees in more than
100 areas and a specialist in education
degree, as well as doctoral degrees in
applied mathematics; audiology; chemistry;
communicative disorders and sciences;
nursing practice; physical therapy;
psychology; educational administration;
aerospace, industrial and mechanical
engineering; and electrical engineering
and computer science.  While an
estimated 87 percent of the student body
is from Kansas, students represent nearly
all U.S. states and 110 foreign countries.

The school is ranked in the Tier 2
National Universities in the U.S., and has
been ranked No. 88 as of 2009 in terms of
all engineering research and development
expenditures.  It is accredited by
the Association of Public and Land-Grant
Universities and the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools.

Athletics

An NCAA Division I school, Wichita State’s
teams are known as the Shockers.  The
school offers teams in cross-country,
basketball, tennis, track, baseball and
golf, among others.  The men’s
baseball team is particularly strong,
having been the predominant team amongst
college baseball for more than 30
years.  The baseball team plays at
Eck Stadium.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

More than $100 million is disbursed
annually in grants, loans and scholarships
in order to help students defray the cost
of attendance.  Also offered are U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services
resources as well as Bureau of Indian
Services grants.  All applicants must
complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid.

Library System

Wichita State has three libraries
available to students and the surrounding
community: Ablah Library (main branch);
McKinley Chemistry Library and Thurlow
Lieurance Memorial Music Library. 
The Special Collections and University
Archives department offers such diverse
resources as the A.A. Hyde Collection of
William S. Soule Photographs, Civil War
Sanitary Fairs and Kansas Maps of Craig
Miner.

Student Housing

An estimated 1,000 students live in
on-campus residence halls, including both
traditional dorm rooms and apartments with
a view.  The Wichita State University
Housing and Residence Life office manages
three on-campus living facilities: 
Fairmount Towers, Brennan Hall and
Wheatshocker Apartments. In Fall 2014,
Brennan and Wheatshocker will be replaced
with the new living community of Shocker
Hall.

General Information

Admission
Office

1845 Fairmount Box 124
Wichita, KS 67260-0124
(316) 978-3085
(800) 362-2594
Fax: (316) 978-3174
[email protected]
Contact: Bobby Gandu
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260-0124
(316) 978-3456
www.wichita.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 11,600
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,420
Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,590

Graduate enrollment: 3,012

Setting
Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 86%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 72%

College Majors

Area,
Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender
Studies

Ethnic
Studies – General B
Geography

B
International

studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts –
General B
Commercial/Advertising

Art B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music –
Voice/Opera B
Music
Theory/Composition B
Musical
theater B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking

B
Human
Resources Management B
International

Business B
Management

Information Systems B
Marketing

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Athletic
training B
Early
Childhood Education B
Elementary

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
School
psychology B
Secondary

Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Manufacturing

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
Latin B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication

Disorders B
Dental
Hygiene A,B
Health
System Administration B
Medical
Staff Services Technology B
Nursing
Science B
Physician

Assistance B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biochemistry

B
Classical/Ancient

Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
B
Gerontology

B
Religion
B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Sport/Fitness

Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.