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Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS
#47

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Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women (MUW) is a public institution residing on 114 rural acres in Columbus, Mississippi. The school has admitted male students for more than 20 years, though the majority of its student body is still female. MUW offers over 50 majors and concentrations, and students have about 75 different campus organization to join.

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Quick Facts


1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701

2014-2015 Tuition

$15,360 Tuition and Fees

Students

2429 undergraduate students
18% male / 82% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
43.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1884

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Culinary Science/Culinology, Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other, Elementary Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Spanish Language and Literature, Family Systems, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Public Administration, Social Sciences, General, Political Science and Government, General, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Music, General, Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Public Health Education and Promotion, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Family Systems, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, International/Global Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Political Science and Government, General, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Health and Wellness, General, Public Health Education and Promotion, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,429
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,942
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 310
Percent of male undergraduates: 18%
Percent of female undergraduates: 82%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 1
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.