Why WSU?

For incoming U.S. freshmen

Location. It's what separates Wichita State from the other guys. As Kansas' only research university in an urban setting, WSU can offer things the others can't. By combining a traditional college atmosphere with the endless possibilities of the state's biggest city, Wichita State is the only school in Kansas that can provide an educational experience that goes beyond the limits of a typical college town. Bottom line – because we're in Wichita, Kansas, Wichita State students have advantages other students don't. Period.

Academic Programs
A comprehensive listing of all degree programs and academic certifications offered by Wichita State University.

Campus Life
Take a look around and explore a sampling of what Shocker life – and life in Wichita – has to offer.

First Year Programs
Stay connected and ease your transition to WSU with the help of First Year Programs. This office coordinates events and opportunities designed especially for students in their first year at Wichita State.

From claiming national championships to reaching the 2013 Final Four, Wichita State has a tradition of great athletes, great teams, great seasons and great fans

Urban Location
WSU's close relationship with the city of Wichita means its students have unmatched opportunities to work in their chosen field while still in school.

Life after WSU
Once a Shocker, always a Shocker. The WSU Alumni Association helps WSU grads stay connected to the University – and to each other.

WSU Admissions Publications
Want to find out more about Wichita State University? Take a peek at some of our recruitment publications in pdf format.