Mississippi University for Women

Chartered in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public womens college in America. MUW is dedicated to the liberal arts and to professional education for all students, with an emphasis on academic and leadership preparation for women. In spring 2013, MUW began offering its first doctoral program, a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1884 N/A Semester $3.9 million 1100 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 329-4750
overall score total score state city online paying global
53 100.0 Mississippi Columbus 75

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,956 24% Mississippi University for Women has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,745, with a gender distribution of 19 percent male students and 81 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,956
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,745
Total graduate enrollment 211
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0.5%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 84%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 24%
Students who live off-campus 76%

Types of campus housing available

women's dorms (50%)
men's dorms (20%)
special housing for disabled students (1%)
other housing options (29%)


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Collegiate athletic association N/A

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (Mississippi State University)
Army ROTC Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered