1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701 662-329-7106
http://www.muw.edu admissions@muw.edu
About Mississippi University for Women
  • Year of Foundation 1884
  • Size of Campus 114 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,124
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 3,690 in-state, 8,914 out-of-state
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
MUW is a public university that feels like a private college. Founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the United States, MUW is a tradition-rich university that has educated men for more than 20 years. U.S.News & World Report has consistently ranked MUW among the top Southern public master's universities. MUW also has been prominently ranked in other leading publications such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Consumer's Digest magazines. Our four colleges feature more than 50 outstanding majors and concentrations, and with more than 75 campus organizations, it is almost impossible not to find a perfect fit. With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, our dedicated instructors and staff, as well as talented alumni and friends, are here to help you excel!
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 15
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Catholic Student Assoc. , Christian Student Center, Ecumenical Ministries, Impact Christian Fellowship, Latter Day Saints Student Assoc. , United Harmony Gospel Ministries, Wesley Foundation
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 15%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Coretta Social Club, Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (Image), Intern
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Art Gallery Showings, Black History Month Series, Chili Cook-off, Choir Recitals, Coffee House Series, Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium, Get Fit, Hearin High School Conference, Intramurals, Oktoberfest, 100 Inning Softball Game, Minority Day, Residence Hall
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies Accounting Honorary, Aristos Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Delta Mu Delta, Epsilon (Phi Theta Kappa), Hottentots, Iota Iota Iota, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Lambda Tau, Lantern Honor Society, Mortar Board, Phi Alpha Theta,
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Memphis, TN (177), Golden Triangle Regional Airport (Columbus) (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Tuscaloosa, AL (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus Tupelo, MS (63)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (64%), men's dorms (12%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (23%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 43%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 28%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 71%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 29%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 148
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,500
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 40
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 221
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 200
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 16,362
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Nursing, Education, and Career Services house collections of library materials (books, CDs, and DVDS) used by their students.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 12,601
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 11,535
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Mississippi State University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Mississippi State University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,200