Mississippi University for Women: Narrative Description

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1100 College St., MUW-1600
Columbus, MS 39701-9998
Tel: (662)329-4750; 877-GO 2 THE W
Admissions: (601)329-7106
Fax: (662)329-7297
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.muw.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1835 per student. Total enrollment: 2,328. Faculty: 214 (134 full-time, 80 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 609 applied, 65% were admitted. 60% from top quarter of their high school class, 88% from top half. 10 class presidents, 23 valedictorians, 26 student government officers. Students come from 26 states and territories, 11% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 28% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 21% live on campus. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Mississippi State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $3495 full-time, $145.67 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8442 full-time, $351.79 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $3778. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 84 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Union Advisory Cabinet, Black Student Council, W Angels, Student Alumni Ambassadors. Major annual events: homecoming, Oktoberfest, Gala Fall Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. John Clayton Fant Memorial Library with 426,543 books, 602,113 microform titles, 1,629 serials, 164 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $708,933. 250 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.

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