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Reviews 1000 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am loving my time at school! So much fun!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes and faculty are great but campus dorms and parking are seriously irritating.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has a chronic case of overpopulation. Parking is the first thing you will experience, which often results in parking a few miles out of your way, taking a bus - then walking because all the busses are full just to get to your class. Then you go in, sit in your first undergraduate class, and do all your work in your spare time because your Teacher Assistant can't teach a 130 student class effectively.

So why go to this school? Proximity? Yes, but expect to spend plenty of time dealing with wichita traffic and fighting over parking zones. Then you get to pay a $150 fee for a parking pass so you can do nothing different.

Okay. Price? Originally competitive, this school's prices have skyrocketed. Tuition increases, additional fees, and now a new "$50 per credit hour" to go fund the Engineering College I don't care about.

It's just not worth it. Find somewhere that will accommodate you. At the very least, if I have to stay in this prison, I don't want to have to deal with another cellmate.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wish Wichita had more things to do for college students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I would choose WSU again for its charm, convenience, and wonderful teachers.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some things could have been better

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really loved Wichita State my first year but as changes keep occurring with dorm life, I find myself more and more upset with administration. I definitely don't regret coming to Wichita State and I love my friends and classes and instructors, but dorm life is rather miserable for people who cannot afford to live in the new dorm. I spent my freshman year in the oldest and smallest of the dorms, Brennan Hall, and even back then, our dorm was treated like the redheaded stepchild of housing, but we didn't mind because we had a great community and all loved each other and made up for it in our own ways. The end of my freshman year Brennan Hall was turned into offices (and the other dorm near it, Wheatshocker Apartments, was demolished), so a lot of my friends were split up and forced to either move to the remaining dorms or find an apartment. Most people who lived at Brennan lived there for a reason; it was the cheapest dorm. Fairmount Towers, the only remaining of the original dorms is more than $1000 more expensive a semester, which for some people, it would just make more sense and be more economical to get an apartment. But for someone like me, who doesn't have a car, it was my only option. In the new dorm, Shocker Hall, the cheapest room is is more than twice what I paid at Brennan and better rooms jumped by huge numbers. But as bad as paying for the room is, the cafeterias are much worse. By the end of last year, the Fairmount cafeteria, was only open for breakfast dinner on weekdays(opposed to serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and -- on weekdays -- "late night") -- the cafeteria was closed on weekends, no longer served lunch, and breakfast was limited to "cold" options like cereal and fruit. Despite this, we still have to pay the same meal plan as Shocker Hall residents, who are given the same meals Fairmount used to serve. Unfortunately, I've had numerous experiences with unsanitary conditions at Shocker Hall and refuse to eat there any longer.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at my school so far has been pretty good for the most part. The only down fall I would say would be the campus rebuilding and having construction everywhere blocking walkways and parking lots.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been on this campus many times in my youth as a swimmer of a swim team in my local town. I decided on WSU when I was a sophomore in high school and glad I never changed my mind. I like that it was close to home and how easy it is to get around. Since arriving my experience has been excellent. It's really easy to get around and everyone has been super helpful and friendly.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: They accept you for who you are. The campus has a homey feel.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love, love, LOVE WSU! Being there is a unique experience and becoming a shocker is one of the most significant decision I have made for myself. Being the first in my family to attend college I had no idea about how college worked or if I would even be able to go to college! The staff at Wichita State University were outstandingly helpful and the academic advisers guided me through each decision and were able to answer any questions i had. i have truly had a great freshmen year experience,

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone is helpful, and welcoming. This was especially great during that first semester when everything feels new and transitional. I love attending all activities for free, and being in a big city where job and internship opportunities abound.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: WSU is great because of the variety of people you find. I have friends from all walks of life, and my teachers have all been vastly different from each other. Public speaking was an experience I wouldn't mind doing again; I hate talking in front of people because of crippling anxiety, but my instructor made the class fun and relaxed so it wasn't so nerve-wracking.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I think Wichita State has a great group of sports programs, not the best, but great.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's a bit difficult to navigate, whether by website or calling. I have figured it out though.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is poor to say the least. Over-priced for the quality.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Wichita has so many different and amazing places to eat off campus. The food is reasonably priced and good.

4 College Senior

Administration: I haven't had any issues with the school's strictness.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: Chick-fil-A and Pizza Hut are great, a bit expensive, but I love them. Blimpie's is also exceptional. Shocker Dining Hall is a cheap alternative with okay food.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It would be nice if there was more information about school scholarships but it is easy to get other forms of financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is some apartments close to campus but not a ton of options.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Sometime the the frats and sororities throw parties but other than that there isn't any big parties just some small house parties.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Your within 5-10 minutes of the mall so there are a lot of options located close to the campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The on-campus police are pretty friendly and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The new dining is good and there is nice variety of other options around campus to choose from.


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