About Midwestern State University

Founded in 1922, Midwestern State University. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,319 full time undergraduate students, and 745 full time graduate students.

The Midwestern State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 238 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Midwestern State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range870-1080
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at MSU are considered Selective, with ,44% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 28% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Midwestern State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
80%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
17%
“We bought the gear”
80%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
35%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Midwestern State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    82 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    55 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    90 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    98 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    98 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    96 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    98 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Midwestern State University?

65 Students rated Midwestern State University

micaiah - 06/17/2021

Overall, I would say that Midwestern State University is a good school. There are many different clubs and organizations to get involved with and on campus. There is also a wide variety of people that are from all over the states and countries as well. The food is okay, and the housing is pretty good. However, the location of the school is sorely lacking. You are pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so the student/party life is not really there. The campus is pretty dead on the weekend as well as most students go home or stay in their rooms. I am transferring this fall to another university, but my time at MSU was well spent. I will always appreciate and cherish it as it allowed me to really discover a college campus, make life-long connections, and find out what was really for me. Thank you for that MSU; I will always appreciate the time I spent at the university.

Briana

I believe this school can have a lot to offer for the city that it is in. MSU is located in the small town of Wichita Falls, as long as you stay involved. I transferred from the University of Houston so this was a big change for me. I believe that even though they are a smaller school, the one big thing that lacks the most is school spirit. It's sad to see how small of a crowd shows up. They also share a stadium with the surrounding high schools in the area. They seem to have little to no traditions at this school. They need to do a better job in that department. But they also do very well in academics and have a pretty good nursing program. Overall it is a good school, but It needs some work in those departments.

Rebekah

I feel that Midwestern State University is a wonderful school to attend! There is literally always something happening on campus. Student Life makes sure that whether there is an art lecture, magician, or just a movie night with popcorn happening on campus, we are all aware of it. The professors try their best to give us all a well-rounded education and do everything they can to make us more marketable to future employers. This is a school to not just learn about adulthood, but a place to make sure your adulthood thrives!

Peyton

I was so nervous to stay in my hometown for university, but I knew it was a smart decision for me both financially and personally. I had already formed an opinion on Midwestern State University before I even attended my first class. This opinion was engendered by my high school teachers telling me to "dream bigger" and other authority figures telling me I wouldn't get the full "college experience." I appreciate their concern, but Midwestern State has been an amazing option for me. No, it is not a huge campus with the fanciest of facilities in the best town, but it is constantly growing and ALWAYS inspiring. MWSU has pushed me to achieve my academic dreams and to pursue even bigger dreams in my future career. The full "college experience" is here, but it is up to each student to take advantage. Over all, I am mostly thankful for the open professors who are constantly concerned about my mental well-being and academic success, for the multiple organizations that encourage school and community involvement, and for the campus spirit that has reminded me that even staying in your hometown for university can allow for the best years of your life.

Midwestern State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Midwestern State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Midwestern State University is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to think about what I want to do and not let the desires and needs of others influence the decisions I make regarding school. I went in thinking I knew what I wanted to do, but really it was the convenience that drew me to it. Now I know that I should follow my heart and do what feels right to me. I wasted more than a year in school because I thought I was doing what would help me have a better life. I'm thankful that I went through it though- because I now know that it was completely the wrong path for me. It helped me realize I'm not that person and what kind of person I truly am. I think the experience has helped me however, because now i know I am on the right path. But I sure would have liked to have known which was the right path when I was still in high school!

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The many things that are available to students activites, places to get help if needed for learning and so. People can make the most out of the college in the way that they choose if there are many options available drawing in a more diverse student body.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Evryone in the music department gets along for the most part, there is some drama, but my classmates are helpful for those that need help and don't exclude new students.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Midwestern is well known for rigorous mathematics and science programs. Also, we are a well-known liberal arts college. We are a medium-sized school, but we have promising academic programs and helpful professors.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had know a better to way to study before starting the semester. There are a lot of opportunities out there for help with studying and everyone should take advantage of these.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Sometimes there is nothing to do. A lot of places close early and everyone knows that college students are up late. The location can be rough too being that I had to drive for seven to eight hours to arrive. I wish that I could plant this school in San Antonio so that I could have finished my degree because it is just too far for the direction my path is headed - big places.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe Midwestern State University is a good fit for anyone looking for a great education and a little variety to go along with it. There are many differenty activities and extracurricular events to fit almost any personality.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    As a student, one of the most important thing that we look for is "privacy", or a place we can call our own, and make it feel like our home away from home. Midwestern State University offers each and every one of their students a semi-private room, where you still have a roomate(s), but you don't necessarily sleep facing each other so to speak. The most importand thing to them is their housing acccomodations, because they want all of their students to feel safe, welcomed, and at home. It is what essentially makes us all a family.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I will most likely tell them about the free things you get throughout the school year. Through the year, the school have many activities were you can get free stuff from, like t-shirts. If they want any MSU t-shirts, they would not have to go to the bookstore to get unless they just want to because you will come across so many oppurtunities to get free shirts. I barely bought any shirts from the bookstore but at the end of the year I came home with so many MSU shirts.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Midwestern State University is a great school that cares about its students, professors, the environment, academics, sports, and the importance of maintaining a social life.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who just does not care if they acheive academically should not attend this school . When it comes to academic acheivement Stetson is known for making sure there students suceed. This is a also a small school that thrives with student activity, involvement and community so a person who does not want to be part of their school should not go there.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Parking is a nightmare, especially for off-campus students. On-campus students have specific parking lots for their cars, but they still insist on taking up spaces specified for off-campus students. Sometimes this is because they don't want to walk to class, sometimes because they can't find a close enough space. Whatever the case, they take spaces that off-campus students need, because if they can't park then they can't go to class.

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  14. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    A day on campus I would never forget is the day they brought a mechanical bull at the school as part of a fun day activity and people were getting on it and falling off. They had loads of fun and others had loads of laughs.

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  15. What are the most popular classes offered?

    The most popular classes offered are probably speech classes, online history, political science and appreciation of music

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The school is an overall good school. It's not a very big school, so the classes aren't huge so if you ever need help from a professor you would be able to get one on one time with him or her convenient to your schedule. Most people out of Texas do not know the school that well, but the school is know very well in most Caribbean island. Midwestern State University is located in Wichita Falls where there is not much to do, but there are on campus activities that are very fun and would keep your interest. For example there are sometimes magicians, musical artists, movie nights, fun nights etc. The school is a division 2 school, but the sporting teams are extremely good and are probably the best in their conference. The games tend to be very intense and the teams have great winning records. One of the greatest I had at this school was homecoming football game. The game brought the whole school together and everyone was wearing the school colors proudly singing and cheering on the football team. Current students mostly complain about the lack of parking on campus, which is basically one of the biggest issues on campus, however the school is a great school. The tuition is affordable, the campus is beautiful with fairly new buildings and the courses are accredited.

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  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go to this school because it has a great engineering program that is ABET accredited. The tuition is affordable, and also I am from the Caribbean and the school has a great Caribbean recruitment program so I know fitting right in would not have been a problem and because of the recruitment of all other students from all over the world, fitting in should not be a problem for anyone.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

5,319

Total Undergrad Enrollment

745

Total Grad Students

3%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

114

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending Midwestern State University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$10,244

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,350

Books and Supplies

$8,012

Room and Board

19,606

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,071
$30 - $48K
$7,333
$48 - $75K
$11,022
$75 - $110K
$15,215
$110K & UP
$15,807

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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