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 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.
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||√||√|
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.
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.
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