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Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women Overview

Mississippi University for Women is a public, state school in a small town setting in Columbus, MS. Mississippi University for Women was founded in 1884 and the school now enrolls around 2,673 students a year, which includes 2,470 undergrad students. Mississippi University for Women offers housing for up to 643 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 25% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Mississippi University for Women

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Mississippi University for Women's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Mississippi University for Women students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Mississippi University for Women has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Mississippi University for Women has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mississippi University for Women on the Student Life page.

2022 Mississippi University for Women Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%
In-State Tuition $7,656
Out-of-State $7,656
Percent of Need Met 50%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,521

Is Mississippi University for Women a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Mississippi University for Women offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

Mississippi University for Women Acceptance Rate 2022

Mississippi University for Women is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Mississippi University for Women is 98%. Last year, 585 students applied to Mississippi University for Women and 571 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mississippi University for Women

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 63% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mississippi University for Womenreturn for the next year. Mississippi University for Women's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 49%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Mississippi University for Women Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Mississippi University for Women directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Mississippi University for Women's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2019, the total market value of Mississippi University for Women's endowment was $50.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,257 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi University for Women

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Mississippi University for Women meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mississippi University for Women full-time are awarded $10,521 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,851 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mississippi University for Women.

Based on this information, is Mississippi University for Women the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Mississippi University for Women a good school for you?

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Where is Mississippi University for Women?

Mississippi University for Women is located in the small town setting of Columbus, MS.

If you would like to see Mississippi University for Women for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 82 to Columbus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Golden Triangle Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mississippi University for Women and Columbus are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1100 College Street, MUW-1600 Columbus, MS 39701-9998

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mississippi University for Women Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mississippi University for Women is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mississippi University for Women is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mississippi University for Women ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mississippi University for Women is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Mississippi University for Women. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mississippi University for Women SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

560 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 530

Mississippi University for Women Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$15,173

In State

$15,173

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,425
$7,425
Fees
$100
$100
Housing
$7,648
$7,648
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Mississippi University for Women is like? There are approximately 2,673 students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women, including 2,470 undergraduate students and 203 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from MS and 25% percent of students are from other states.

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

75%

In State

25%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,673

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,525

Out-of-State

$7,525

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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