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Mississippi University for Women is a public institution located in Columbus, Mississippi. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Columbus draws many to the area.

$16,138 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
99% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Mississippi University for Women?


Contact details for MUW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662-329-4750

How Do I Get Into MUW?

You can apply to MUW online at:

Admission Requirements for MUW

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MUW?

99% Acceptance Rate
89% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
Since MUW has an acceptance rate of 99%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 11% of accepted students are men and 89% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 98%, and the acceptance rate for women is 99%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to MUW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 610. Math scores were between 410 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 440 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 410 to 570 )
MUW received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 24. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Mississippi University for Women  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Mississippi University for Women?

$16,138 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MUW is $16,138. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MUW, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,967 a year. That adds up to $23,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MUW is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Mississippi University for Women Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,627 Full-Time Undergraduates
81% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,178 undergraduate students at MUW, with 1,627 being full-time and 551 being part-time.


There are also 299 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,627 full-time undergraduates at MUW, 19% are male and 81% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mississippi University for Women students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 645
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 916
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Mississippi University for Women. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at MUW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Mississippi University for Women

874 Took All Classes Online
1,872 Took At Least One Class Online
17.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at MUW. In 2020-2021, 1,872 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MUW has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of MUW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mississippi University for Women was 17.7%. This is the #511 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MUW regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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