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Wichita State University Student Life

Wichita State University is on a 335-acre campus in an urban setting in Wichita, Kansas. There are many activities and organizations for Wichita State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wichita State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Wichita State University students' favorite campus traditions are Shocktoberfest, Welcome Fest and Convocation.

Wichita State University Housing

Wichita State University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Wichita State University students live off campus. In 2021, 11.3% of undergrads at Wichita State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88.7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Wichita State University. There are 1,282 spots available in on-campus housing for all 12,406 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,229 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Wichita State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Wichita State University Athletics

At Wichita State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Wichita State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Bowling Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Wichita State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wichita State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Wichita State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Wichita State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Wichita State University has bicycle patrols by campus security.

Plan a Visit to Wichita State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Wichita State University, take Interstate 135 to Wichita, KS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Kansas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Keep Reading About Wichita State University

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Wichita State University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

69%

Full Time

31%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

60%

14%

7%

6%

5%

5%

2%

1%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

12,406

Graduate Students

3,139

Non-Resident / International Students

558

Wichita State University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,545

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

55%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,434

Out-of-State

$17,799

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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