Key details
Type of institution
University
Year established
1895
Total students
16,097
On campus accomodation
Available
About
Wichita State University is located in the heart of the midwest in the largest city in the state of Kansas. When Wichita State first opened its doors in 1895, students rode horses to class, telegraph machines were cutting-edge technology and Wichita had only been a city for roughly 25 years. The past century has featured a remarkable evolution for Wichita State, one in which the school has grown from a small Christian college to a large state university – punctuated by two name changes and a few thousand extra students. Today, the university continues its evolution through collaboration, innovation, applied learning and entrepreneurship – creating the ideal environment for students, industry and community to work together and build a bright future for its city, region and world.
Wichita State University offers a wide variety of programs - including more than 225 majors and specializations. The University has impressive facilities including a large library with over 1 million items. Beside this, it has one of the largest Cooperative Education programs in the Midwest. Cooperative Education allows students to receive paid internships to get valuable work experience before going home. The engineering and science laboratories are modern and well-equipped. The campus has a Wi-Fi network for fast and easy access to the internet. It’s beautiful, park-like campus has 65 buildings and is 2 square kilometres in size. The University operates its own TV and radio stations and has a large sports complex, basketball arena, baseball and softball stadiums, track stadium, a bowling alley, an 18-hole golf course, and a large tennis complex.
On and off campus, Shockers have access to all the arts, entertainment and traditional college fun they could want. Year round, theres so much to do on the Wichita State campus -- from music, theater and dance performances to world-class museums to the heart-pounding excitement of Shocker athletics. With the establishment of Braeburn Square and the development of community-facing resources like GoCreate, it has even more attractions for the Wichita community at large. globe icon Visit Website
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Accreditations
logo of Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
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Campuses

Main Campus - Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kansas, 67260

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