Wichita State University (WSU)

Wichita State University is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,787, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 330 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wichita State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,267 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,697 (2014-15).

Percent on Financial Aidd: 85%
Percent Admittede: 96%
SAT Composite Rangef: 937-1212
ACT Composite Rangef: 21-

It offers doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; audiology; chemistry; communicative disorders and sciences; nursing practice; physical therapy; psychology (programs in human factors, community and APA-accredited clinical psychology); educational administration; aerospace, industrial and mechanical engineering; and electrical engineering and computer science.

The University comprises the following six academic colleges:

W. Frank Barton School of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
College of Health Professions
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Wichita State University was established in 1895 in Wichita, KS, and originally named Fairmount College. It is the state’s only urban-serving research state university. The original Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 in Wichita by brothers Frank and Dan Carney who were WSU business school students at the time; the original store has been relocated to campus. In addition to the Carney brothers, WSU also produced billionaire entrepreneur Gary Burrell, the cofounder of the GPS maker Garmin. Wichita State competes in NCAA Division I with 15 teams. The school’s bowling program has won 19 men’s and women’s national championships. In 2013 the men’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.