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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS


About This Campus

WSU is located in the largest city in Kansas, combining tradition with innovation and taking learning out of the classroom and into the real world - gaining practical experience, building a resume and making connections to get a jump-start on a career. On and off campus, Shockers have access to arts, entertainment, student groups, athletics, and volunteer opportunities. Shocker Hall, The Flats and The Suites provide on-campus living with quick access to all the events and resources the university has to offer. WSU is home to 15 NCAA Division I Teams, plus a wide range of intramural and club sports. WSU's active Greek community is comprised of 11 sororities and 13 fraternities, including Historically Black and Latino Charters. WSU has 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 200 areas of study. Through the Cooperative Education and Internships program, students earn college credit, professional connections and experience-based learning.

Location Information

Wichita State University is located in the Northeast section of Wichita with easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Helpful Information

We typically send more students to other campuses on exchange than request to exchange to Wichita State so this gives students wishing to exchange a greater chance of being placed at Wichita State. Housing is available on campus as well as many options within a 3 to 4 miles radius of campus.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Wichita
Population | 644,610
Enrollment | 15,784
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/19-12/12
Spring | 1/21-5/14

Campus Diversity

White | 58%
Black | 6%
Hispanic/Latino | 12%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 11%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Dental Hygiene, Forensic Science, Medical Technology, Nursing

Students wishing to enroll in upper division business courses numbered 300 and above must be junior standing (60 plus credit hours) and have completed certain prerequisite courses. All 400 level courses in health services management and community development are limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Music Theater
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Management
  • Communications

Unique Academic Programs

  • International Business
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Media Arts

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Integrated Marketing, Journalism

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Theatre Education

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Physician Assistant

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: French, German, Latin, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Piano Pedagogy, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/21/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $275.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $150.00 Year Plan B Optional

Important Notes: $275 housing deposit includes $75 non-refundable application fee and the $200 prepayment to secure a space. The housing fee is not required if you plan to live off-campus.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $610 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/21/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $6310.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus: 2-5
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans vary between Shocker Hall, The Flats and The Suites. Please go to wichita.edu/housing to view the meal plan rates available.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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