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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public, research university located in Wichita, KS, the largest city in Kansas. Wichita State offers a welcoming, supportive environment at an affordable price while helping you grow and develop your knowledge and professional skills. Every degree we offer has applied learning or research experience built right into it. Whether you are studying in our Barton School of Business or our colleges of Applied Studies, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Professions, Cohen Honors College, or Fairmount Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will gain practical experience, a professional network, college credit and even a paycheck, all while interacting with the most diverse student body in Kansas. We know cost is a major factor when selecting a college. To maintain our affordability, Wichita State offers tuition discounts for students from many states.

Wichita State University is a public, state school in the city of Wichita, Kansas. Wichita State University was founded in 1895. The college enrolls around 16,091 students a year, including 12,722 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wichita State University

It is not difficult to get into Wichita State University. The acceptance rate at Wichita State University is 78%. In 2022, 5,150 out of 6,636 total applicants were accepted.

Wichita State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%

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Wichita State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wichita State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wichita State University is Continuous processing.

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Wichita State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

985 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

485 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


985 to 1230


985 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wichita State University students is 1098. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wichita State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 985 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 985 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wichita State University.

Wichita State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wichita State University is like? There are approximately 16,091 students enrolled at Wichita State University, including 12,722 undergraduate students and 3,369 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from KS and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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