Midwestern State University: Narrative Description

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3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Tel: (940)397-4000
Free: 800-842-1922
Admissions: (940)397-4334
Fax: (940)397-4302
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mwsu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 172-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $129,387. Educational spending 2003-04: $4309 per student. Total enrollment: 6,348. Faculty: 315 (218 full-time, 97 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,746 applied, 87% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 3,992 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,614 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 37 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 30% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/7. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $48 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9180 full-time, $306 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2300 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4844. College room only: $2400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 14% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: honor societies, political groups. Major annual events: Homecoming, Parents' Day, Honors Recognition Banquet. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 824 students; 856 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Moffett Library with 484,106 books, 26,789 microform titles, 1,582 serials, 29,964 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 402 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 100,000. A distributing point for both southern Oklahoma and northwestern Texas, Wichita Falls is one of the important trade centers of the Southwest. The community has a library, museum, two hospitals, 3 YMCA's and YWCA. Various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations serve the city. Part-time employment is available. Local recreational facilities include theatres, nightclubs, bowling, skating, boating, fishing, municipal golf course, and two country club golf courses.

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