Mississippi University for Women

country rank  1078
world rank  3122

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University Overview

Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Columbus (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Mississippi University for Women (MUW) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Mississippi University for Women (MUW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 136 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MUW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym MUW
Founded 1884
Motto We study for light to bless with light.
Colours W Blue and Welty Blue

University Location

Address 1100 College Street
Columbus
39701 Mississippi
United States
Tel +1 (662) 329 4750
Fax +1 (662) 329 7297

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Box W-1613
Columbus 39701
(662) 329 7106
877 462 8439

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Mississippi University for Women's Library
Mississippi University for Women's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 135,212 physical volumes, 1,077 physical media and 107 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Mississippi University for Women provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 665 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1921


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (MIHL)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

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