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See which majors are most popular at WSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
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The only urban-serving university in Kansas
WSU is a public, four-year, co-educational institution located in Wichita, Kan. Established in 1895 as Fairmount College, WSU continued to grow over the years. With 14,893 students and an idyllic 330 acre campus, WSU has the most diverse student body out of all the Kansas state universities, as well as the only urban setting. WSU also has an excellent cooperative education program with many work-based learning opportunities. Athletics at WSU include baseball, basketball, volleyball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis and the spirit squad. WSU is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, NCAA Division 1. The WSU mascot, WuShock, recalls the early days of Fairmount College when students shocked wheat to earn money during the harvest season.
Life as a Shocker at Wichita State University
A variety of student organizations are present at WSU, including Greek life, academic, political, religious, artistic, multicultural groups, honor societies and student government. WSU has several traditions that take place yearly, which offer live entertainment and give students an opportunity to mingle with and meet faculty. There is also a variety of housing options at WSU. WSU offers three different residence halls; Fairmount Towers, Brennan Hall, and Wheatshocker Apartments. WSU also offers several forms of academic support. The Intensive English Language Center is available for native and ESL students. Several TRIO programs are available including Disability Support Services, Student Support Services and the McNair Scholars Program. Tutoring labs, computer labs and the Writing Center are also valuable resources to students. The Counseling and Testing Center offers personal counseling as well as academic placement tests. Finally, Career Services offers career counseling and exploration, career fairs and workshops, and assistance writing resumes and mock interviews. Internship and cooperative education placements are also available.