Get $150 Scholarship!


Columbus, MississippiLOCATION
Estd 1884Established Year

Mississippi University for Women 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

In the Fall intake of 2018, a total of 585 students, out of which 573 students were offered admission in the undergraduate programs. At present, it has 2,505 undergraduate students and 206 graduate students.

Mississippi University for Women, popularly known as ‘the W’ offers Undergraduate and Graduate programs. The acceptance rate is 98% at MUW. It shows that the university admissions are not competitive.

 The University recommends that international applicants evaluate their copies from the WES before applying. Undergraduate new applicants may apply for early admission.


Application portalUniversity online application portal
Application feeUndergraduate: No application fee for domestic applicants; 70 USD for international applicants;
Graduate: 25 USD
Acceptance rate98%
High school GPARequired
SAT and ACT test scoresRequired
SAT Range1080 and 1110
ACT Range18 and 24
Financial aidAvailable
Academic CalendarSemester – based

Application Deadlines

International undergraduate and graduate applicants have the same application deadlines.

Fall semesterMay 1
Spring semesterOctober 1
June summer semesterMarch 1
July summer semesterApril 1

International Admissions

International freshman and transfer applicants at the Mississippi University for Women have the same requirements besides SAT/ ACT scores. An SAT score of 960 or higher and an ACT score of 18 or more are required for Freshman applicants only.

Application portal: University online application portal

Application fee: 70 USD

Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admission and submit a $ 70 application fee. Applications will not be processed without paying this fee.

Step 2: Official transcripts from your high school or secondary institution. Leaving certificates is also acceptable.

Step 3: Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores and ACT (18 or more) or SAT (960 or more) marks.

Step 4: Statements of financial support. Bank statements and financial aid letters should be provided.

Step 5: Student Health Contract Form. Students should have 2 vaccines for measles, worms and rubella, 1 chest x-ray, and evidence of tuberculosis. A chest x-ray and tuberculosis shot should be administered in the United States.

All applicants must provide original or genuine certified copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates of all previous secondary and post-secondary academic studies. These documents must be certified and translated into English.

The Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States requires that applicants show financial support to meet the inspection cost before submitting Form I-20. Costs include tuition, fees, room, food, books, insurance, and estimated costs.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students are not required to submit the English Language Examination if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. They are the U.S. Graduates of the high school and submit the appropriate ACT or SAT score
  2. Accredited U.S. They have completed six-semester hour sophomore-level English courses at a college or university
  3. Accredited U.S. They have a bachelor's degree or higher in college or university
  4. They are citizens of a country where English is their first language
  5. They have graduated from high school, college or university, where English is the language of instruction

International applicants are required to submit the following minimum scores as proof of English language proficiency:

TestsUndergraduate ScoreGraduate ScoreThe score for graduate program Speech-Language Pathology and Nursing
TOEFL (PBT)525550600
TOEFL (CBT)197213250
TOEFL (iBT)7179100

Visa Process for International Students

The International Students Office will provide you with a Form I-20 once you are accepted. You can apply for an F-1 visa or the student visa to study in the US, as popularly known, through the U.S. Consulate/ Embassy in their own country.

Post this, your Visa Application Interview will be scheduled. For the Visa Interview, the students are required to have –

Passport: Must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period you plan to be in the United States,

  • Visa Application, form DS-160,
  • Application Fee payment receipt,
  • Photo,
  • Form I-20,
  • Transcripts,
  • Test scores,
  • OCU admission letter, and
  • Financial statement of support.

Undergraduate Admissions

Application portal: University online application portal

Application fee: There is no application fee for Domestic undergraduate applicants.

Freshman admission documents required:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Proof of immunization
  • Minimum GPA or ACT and SAT test scores are required

Transfer admission documents required:

  • Official transcript
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2 is required

Graduate Admissions

The W's three academic colleges offer students 13 graduate programs and concentrations to choose from.

Application portal: University online application portal

Application fee: $25

International graduate applicants have the same documents requirements for graduate programs except the following:

  • Translated official transcript
  • Proof of screening test for tuberculosis
  • Letter of financial backing
  • Proof of immunization
CoursesMBAMFAMSNMPHMSc in speech-language pathology
Official transcriptRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Standardized scoresGMATGRE Not RequiredGRENot Required-
3 letters of recommendationRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Immunization formRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Additional requirementEssay and resumeLetter of intent and writing sample-Reference form, essay, and resumeStatement of purpose
GPA of 3RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired

MSc in speech-language pathology*: International applicants have to submit recorded sample speech.

W-ALERT: COVID-19 Response & Information:

Updated May 26, 2020 - As the situation with COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) rapidly develops, more up-to-date information will be posted on the Corona Virus Information site

UPDATE June 5, 2020: Campus Renewal Working Group Progress Report added to COVID-19 Info Page.

UPDATE May 26, 2020: Summer 2020 campus renewal program added to faculty and staff information.

All classes will be taught online and in other alternative methods, until further notice, to prevent the spread, alertness, and spread of the coronavirus.


As part of The W's response to COVID-19, FAQs are provided below.

Ques. Is Mississippi University for Women closing its campus?

Ans. No, the University remains open on a very limited basis. Per the Governor’s Executive Order March 16, 2020, all employees at The W are to work from home as much as possible to minimize face-to-face interaction and risk the possible transmission of COVID-19 between employees. All employees who can work from home are being allowed to do so. Classes will resume for students online or in an alternate format. All campus facilities and operations will have restricted access and physical presence.

Ques. Will the library building remain open? Updated May 20, 2020

Ans. No. The library will only be open virtually. The virtual hours of operation for the library are Monday- Friday, 7:30 am-8 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 12 pm-8 pm. 

Ques. What campus offices and buildings will remain open? Updated May 1, 2020

Ans. Most residence halls will remain open for students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and who have nowhere else to reside.

Ques. Who is allowed on campus? Updated March 27, 2020

Ans. We are limiting vehicular access to campus to students, faculty, staff, those here on university business, or here to help a student. To help identify who belongs on campus, we are asking everyone to wear their W IDs. If you need a lanyard to display your ID, please ask at the Guardhouse when you arrive on campus.

Ques. Will campus offices be physically open?

Ans. No, commencing March 18, 2020, most offices will only be accessible by phone, email, or online.

Ques. I’m a student worker. Do I still have a job on campus?

Ans. No. Effective at the close of business Tuesday, March 17, 2020, on-campus student workers, both Institutional and Federal Work-Study, will no longer be allowed to work on campus during the Governor’s declared State of Emergency. You should reach out to your supervisor with any questions if you have not already spoken with him/her. Time logs will be due to your supervisor on March 18, 2020.

Common Freshmen FAQs

Ques. What is The W's admissions process?

Ans. Applying is simple! Follow these steps:

  1. Apply online at There is no application fee.
  2. Submit a high school transcript, senior schedule, and ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Give us a few days and we will have a decision made for you!

Questions about the admissions process? Visit

Ques. Are men allowed to attend The W?

Ans. Yes! We have been accepting men since 1982. Currently, our female to male ratio is 7 to 1, with males making up 18% of our total student population.

Ques. What is The W's award process?

Ans. At The W, we believe in helping our students with the cost of a college education. Within 3 to 5 business days, awards are automatically posted to your account once you've been admitted.

Awards are based on your CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) and your ACT/SAT score.

Curious what you would apply for?

Complete our award calculator at

More Questions about scholarships? Visit

Ques. Why should I attend The W?

Ans. The W offers a private college education at public college costs. The W consistently ranks as one of the top universities in our region by the US News & World Report. In addition to great academic resources, The W offers many leadership opportunities and superior student involvement.

Ques. How do I visit campus?

Ans. You can schedule a group tour or private tour by visiting our website. We do campus tours Monday through Friday. To schedule your campus tour, visit

Ques. What restaurants and dining facilities are on campus?

Ans. There are three dining options available on campus.

  • The Hogarth Dining Center offers unlimited opportunities for dining and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Parkinson Simply to Go is a quick food option if you are on the move and want to grab a sandwich or wrap in between classes. Dining dollars can be used here.
  • Subway Cafe is a full-service Subway restaurant with a coffee option. Dining dollars can be used here.

Not living on campus? As a commuter student, you will have $100 in dining dollars added to your student account each semester to cover meals in any of these locations.

Ques. How can I get involved on campus?

Ans. Getting involved is easy! We have 70 plus student organizations, 70,000 square feet of recreation space throughout campus, countless academic opportunities to get engaged in your major area, and more!

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Alcorn State University Alcorn, Mississippi
Delta State University Cleveland, Mississippi
Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi