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MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN - [MUW], COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI

Columbus, MississippiLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1884Established Year
  2789Enrollment

Mississippi University for Women: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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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.

Rankings

Mississippi University for Women has been ranked for its quality education by several authoritative organizations. MUW's rankings from US News are given below:

  • #169th rank for Best Nursing Schools: Masters
  • Ranks between #143 – #182 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • #18 rank in Top Public Schools
  • #18 rank in Best Value Schools
  • #24 rank in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #26 rank Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #42 rank in Regional Universities South

Highlights

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 UniversityPublic
The student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Number of Undergraduate Seats2505
Number of Postgraduate Seats206
Percentage of International Students1%
Accredited BySouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Annual Acceptance Rate98%
Basic Tuition and Fees for International UG and Graduate Students7,525 USD
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT
Official Websitemuw.edu

Campus

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:

  • College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
  • College of Business and Professional Studies
  • College of Nursing and Health

The campus also offers many student-friendly services to help out the diverse student community in The W. These include:

  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • On-campus daycare for students' children
  • Student emergency aid
  • Remedial services
  • Disability services
  • Health center

Housing Facilities/Residence

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.

  • Applications for residence are accepted via the online portal
  • The W. offers a lot of facilities to students living in their residence halls. The amenities provided at residence halls in The W. includes free laundry service, Wi-Fi, Digital cable television, free fitness and recreation spaces, etc.
  • A meal plan is mandatory for all students living on the campus. Students can choose from 4 different meal plans offered.

Programs

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:

  • Nursing, BSN
  • Business Administration
  • Nursing, ASN
  • Kinesiology
  • Elementary Education
  • Public Health Education
  • Culinary Arts
  • Biology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Psychology

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.

Application Process

Prospective undergraduate or graduate students applying to MUW can find the respective details here.

  • How to Apply: International students are required to contact the respective authorities via email to get admission to Mississippi University for Women.
    • For undergraduate admissions or general enquiry, contact international@muw.edu.
    • For graduate admissions, contact graduatestudies@muw.edu.
    • Online applications for undergraduate studies are invited through the online portal
  • Application Fee: Non-refundable fee of 70 USD
  • Application Deadlines: Application deadlines for undergraduate international applications for each semester are as follows:
    • Fall Semester: May 1
    • Spring Semester: October 1
    • June summer session: March 1
    • July summer session: April 1
  • Supporting Documents: Official final high school transcript or leaving certificate, signed International Health Agreement, letter of financial backing, health insurance, proof of immunization.
  • Standardized Test Scores: UG: ACT or SAT I score
  • English Language Proficiency test scores in either TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.

Cost of Attendance

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.

Tuition Fee

Program/CourseTuition 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 Program10,000
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 Administration10,000

Cost of Living

Living ExpensesFee per semester (in USD)
Housing/Accommodation2,165 – 3,644
Food1,607

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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.

  • Presidential Award: 4,500 USD per year
  • Whitfield Award: 3,500 USD per year
  • Franklin Award: 2,000 USD per year
  • Kincannon Award: 750 USD per year

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:

  • Priority deadline: March 1
  • Final deadline: April 1

Applicant Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy or are required to fulfill the below criteria for receiving a scholarship award.

  • Submission of a student essay on “Why are you interested in attending Mississippi University for Women and how will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your goals?”
  • Two letters of reference, translated in English.
  • A score of at least 18 on ACT or 940 on SAT.
  • 3.0 CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) GPA or a 20 on ACT or 1030 on SAT and a 2.75 CPC GPA.

Work While You Study

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.

Alumni Network

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.

Benefits:

  • All alumni can avail discounts at the campus bookstore, dining hall, and recreation center.
  • The W. offers Legacy Scholarship to children and grandchildren of active alumni.
  • Active members of MUWAA can vote on MUWAA elections and other matters, serve on MUWAA Committees and Chapter Boards and also get a chance to become members of the MUWAA Board of Directors after 2 years.
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Mississippi University for Women Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population3465
FAFSA Code002422
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$6,840 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score113510701200 1%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing565540590-
Mathematics570530610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211823 99%
English211824-
Mathematics201723-

Mississippi University for Women Acceptance Rate

98.0%

Acceptance Rate

708

Total Applicants

3465

Total Enrolled

Male
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18.6%

Male

81.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program98.0%
Total Applicants3265
Total Enrolled3200
Graduate
Graduate Programs97.8%
Total Applicants271
Total Enrolled265

Mississippi University for Women Enrollment

Enrollment
Mississippi University for Women Enrollment3465
Undergraduate Enrollment3200
Graduate Enrollment265
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate39.6%

Attendance Cost

$6,840

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
2921185010712
+1-662- 329-4750
TELEPHONE
+1-877-462-8439
TOLL FREE
1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
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Pharmacy

Southern Drugs0.15 Km
Family Pharmacy2.04 Km
Jessica Y. Johnston, PharmD2.8 Km
Jackie Fortenberry, CRNA2.8 Km
Melissa Gillespie Anderson, RPH2.85 Km
Brioza2.85 Km
Catamaran2.87 Km
Robert's Apothecary2.9 Km
Kroger Pharmacy2.96 Km
Walmart Pharmacy3.2 Km
Community Pharmacy3.36 Km
Retail Pharmacy3.55 Km
EntrustRx3.91 Km
Family Pharmacy At Allegro Plaza5.17 Km
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Super Market

Family Dollar0.34 Km
Lz Grocery & Dell1.33 Km
A to Z Mart 21.71 Km
Food Giant3.2 Km
Walmart Supercenter3.25 Km
Sunflower Food Store3.43 Km
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Book Store

Barnes&Noble W0.37 Km
The Bookend0.39 Km
Books-A-Million2.27 Km

Restaurant

Domino's Pizza0.39 Km
Huck's Place0.83 Km
Thai By Thai Restaurant0.84 Km
Zachary's0.95 Km
Quality Inn1.99 Km
Burger King2.22 Km
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store2.23 Km
American Deli2.25 Km
Subway2.46 Km
Jack's2.53 Km
Shell2.57 Km
CJ's Pizza of Columbus2.65 Km
Arby's3.08 Km
Sonic Drive-In3.39 Km
KFC4.07 Km
Little Caesars Pizza4.84 Km
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Shopping Mall

The Mall1.77 Km
Hobby Lobby2.13 Km
Leigh Mall2.32 Km
VE designs2.49 Km
Towne Square2.67 Km
Kroger Plaza2.88 Km
Gateway Shopping Center3.35 Km
Fairlane Shopping Center3.48 Km
Straight Stylin Salon3.54 Km
University Mall Shopping Center3.73 Km
University Mall3.73 Km
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Airport

Columbus-Lowndes County Airport4.75 Km

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