About Mississippi University for Women

Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women. is a Public college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,745 full time undergraduate students, and 211 full time graduate students.

The Mississippi University for Women Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 142 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mississippi University for Women include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate98%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1010-1150
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at MUW are considered Less Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 39 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mississippi University for Women.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
82%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
9%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
21%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
29%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
14%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
82%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
9%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
21%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
29%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
7%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    34 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    34 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    35 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    34 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    34 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    35 Students rated academics 4.8 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

Mississippi University for Women REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Mississippi University for Women?

15 Students rated Mississippi University for Women

TiAlone - 05/06/2024

I fell like this college is a great college and has a lot of opportunities for students. Not only does it have awesome professors but it also has great sports team and a lot of support from the student body. No one ever feels left out because the school has a lot of clubs and groups to join.

Alexis - 06/23/2019

MUW is a great place to feel at home. Class sizes are small enough for you to enjoy one on one time with professor. Everyone is so welcoming and they instantly make you feel part of the W family. Ones advisor is always available to help with scheduling and Ashlee Hills is the best ! I love the W and I wouldn’t have wish for a better school to attend.

JaBria - 05/30/2018

Mississippi University for Women is an extremely education bound school. The Greek life here is pretty small and it’s almost like everyone is a little family. The dorms are probably the best I’ve seen out of all the colleges I’ve visited which is amazing.

Brady - 05/15/2018

I am an incoming Freshman at Mississippi University for Women where I received an academic and athletic scholarship to play golf for the Owls. I have been on campus for several events and my mother is a graduate of the BSN (Nursing) Program at the W. I am excited to start my college experience with MUW mostly because of the campus size and student to professor ratio for course work. I am also looking forward to enhancing my golf game by working with the Owls Golf Team to help make this sport relevant to the W and our community within D III NCAA Athletics. I would appreciate your consideration for this scholarship. This money will be put to great use toward my degree. Thank you for your consideration. Brady Scola

Mississippi University for Women FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Mississippi University for Women?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mississippi University for Women is 98%. 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?

    The advice that I would give myself would be to complete more schoalrship applications. Now that I know what to do, It's too late. I wish I was able to talk to myself. Things would have been totally different.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very friendly and accepting of everyone. Most everyone in my classes are willing to offer any help they can.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for good education. Every one that comes to this school is always able to get a job afterward. The education that is receved from the school is efficient and helpful. There is always a job opening for a person graduating from my school.

    Read all  5 answers
  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    That most activities are at night, so I have to commute about 30 minutes to be able to participate.

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

    My school is very challenging, and it is rated number one in Mississippi for having the best Nursing (RN, ASN, BSN) program.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The people here at Mississippi University for Women are what make the school so remarkable. I came in as a upset and confused sophomore who had taken 19 hours at a program at another college only to find out those hours would not transfer to MUW. The administrators were so understanding and helped me get back on track to pursing my degree.

    Read all  4 answers
  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    MUW is a great school, especially for nursing and teaching majors. I really enjoy my teachers and classes.

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

    Mostly about my GPA. I also will rub in a bit about the knowledge I've gained from the school. For example, I'll show off about things I remember from my Human Physiology class.

    Read all  4 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I do not like the fact that the schools cafeteria is lacking in the amount of options I hear my friends at other bigger colleges telling me thir cafeteria does have. I also wish we had more sports types of events on campus. There are no school sports teams and the recreational center does not always have things that I enjoy to do. They also plan their events at times that don't work into my schedule which means I don't get to attend some of the few events taht they do have on campus.

    Read all  3 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I shouldn't have, which is why I am switching to a new school in the fall. The communications department is weak, despite a tradition for a quality newspaper at the school. The school is low on the state's totem poll, so if your department requires funding and is not one of the big three, stay away. People who want a school with a lot of students or a "dressed up" campus should not come here. Women who are not interested in joining social clubs should stay away. Lastly, it rains a lot in Columbus.

    Read all  3 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known better than to take things too seriously. Students tend to sacrifice too much of their precious time to worrying about things beyond their control. Relax and make time to unwind because, even though you want to do your best, it's more important to not drive yourself insane with trying to figure out life all at once.

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

    It feels like a community not a school. You can't walk down the street without seeing someone you know. It's funny because I went to school in the fall afraid I wouldn't make new friends, and I left in the summer with a whole new family. That campus is home to me now, and I am actually homesick for the place I didn't want to go to. The W puts a spell on anyone who gives it a chance.

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Student Body

Students

81%

female

19%

male

2,745

Total Undergrad Enrollment

211

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

50%

In-State

33%

International

Organizations

98

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
35%
% Hispanic/Latino
N/A
% White or Caucasian
57%

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.

100% of students attending Mississippi University for Women receive some sort of financial aid. 56% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,634

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$6,929

Room and Board

25,063

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,197
$30 - $48K
$10,582
$48 - $75K
$13,328
$75 - $110K
$13,697
$110K & UP
N/A

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