Mississippi University for Women (The W. or MUW) was chartered in 1884. It is the first state-supported college for women in America. MUW has a tradition of excellence and quality in liberal arts professional education. MUW was originally a university for women only, but started admitting men 1982 onwards.
MUW is recognized for its best value ranking in U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly. Also, MUW focuses on student-centered education and provides a personalized learning experience to all students with its smaller classroom sizes. There are over 75 campus organizations at The W. and students get wider opportunities to build their careers as well as for personal development.
Mississippi University for Women has been ranked for its quality education by several authoritative organizations. MUW's rankings from US News are given below:
The major highlights, features and profile of the Mississippi University for Women are given below. These figures can help you get a quick overview of the university and its admission criteria.
|Type of University||Public|
|The student to Faculty Ratio||13:1|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||2505|
|Number of Postgraduate Seats||206|
|Percentage of International Students||1%|
|Accredited By||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||98%|
|Basic Tuition and Fees for International UG and Graduate Students||7,525 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT|
Mississippi University for Women has its campus in the historic downtown Columbus, Mississippi. The city of Columbus offers students a variety of opportunities for employment, affordable housing, cultural events, shopping, visit museums, and sight-seeing. The resplendent campus is spread over 144 hectares and houses 3 colleges. These are as follows:
The campus also offers many student-friendly services to help out the diverse student community in The W. These include:
Mississippi University for Women provides housing facilities for its students on contract-base. For students starting from the Fall semester, a housing contract is a 9-month contract from August to May. Students intending to stay on campus during the summer terms must take at least six hours of classes.
The W. offers over 50 majors and concentrations for undergraduate study, and 13 graduate courses. The programs offered at The W. are mainly in the domains of liberal arts, science, business administration, legal studies, psychology, health, and nursing. The top 10 most popular courses at the Mississippi University for Women are:
The W offers 12 online undergraduate degree programs and 2 graduate programs that can help students who cannot attend classes on-campus. These are offered in teaching, business administration, education and public health.
Prospective undergraduate or graduate students applying to MUW can find the respective details here.
The total costs a student might incur as part of his/her studies or living at The W. campus are summarised below. This includes tuition fees and estimated living expenses for an international student.
|Program/Course||Tuition Fee (in USD)|
|Undergraduate Full-time (12-19 credits)||3,762.50|
|Undergraduate Part-Time (per credit hr for 1-11 credits)||313.55|
|Nursing RN-to-BSN Program||10,000|
|Graduate Full Time (9-13 credits)||3,762.50|
|Graduate Part-Time (per credit hr for 1-8 credits)||418.06|
|Master’s in Business Administration||10,000|
|Living Expenses||Fee per semester (in USD)|
|Housing/Accommodation||2,165 – 3,644|
Mississippi University for Women offers annual merit-based awards for approximately 10 international undergraduate students. The awards are for only those students who are applying for the Fall Admissions. There are 4 types of awards that are offered, which differ by name and value and, are awarded to eligible students according to their merits. SAT/ACT scores and CPC GPA are weighed to determine the award range for each candidate. The awards and their values are as follows.
Qualified students may apply online to receive these awards via the official scholarship application portal of MUW
Students have to apply for the scholarships before the deadlines to get their scholarship awards. A priority deadline is an early deadline and applying for scholarships by the priority deadline makes sure you can receive the award. Scholarship applications submitted after priority deadlines are considered only if further funds are available. The deadlines are:
Applicants must satisfy or are required to fulfill the below criteria for receiving a scholarship award.
Students get work while studying options at The W. via the Office of Human Resources of the university. Students may create an account in the online portal and stay updated for notifications regarding vacancies. If you are hired as a student-worker, you get paid every two weeks after your supervisor approves the time log.
Some of the notable alumni of The W. include the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty, Denise Dillard, L. Kim Kimbrough, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Hazen among others.
All students who have completed at least 12 semester hours at The W. are part of the MUW Alumni Association (MUWAA). The Office of Alumni and Development helps you to build relationships with the alumni and friends of the university.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$6,840 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Mississippi University for Women Enrollment||3465|
|Average Graduation Rate||39.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$6,840 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$6,840 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,500 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$7,032 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$4,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,500 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,080 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,000 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary