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The South’s Best Colleges: Mississippi University for Women

Education for Everyone

The W was founded on the idea that a university education is for all. The mission is the same today. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, top value, diversity and social mobility. National rankings, small class sizes and unique programs create a university that empowers you to be bold, follow your dreams and make a difference in your community. But most important to us, students say, “It feels like home.”

Physical Environment

Unique in the marketplace, The W provides a walkable, open campus; a large number of buildings on The National Register of Historic Places; and a geographic location in easy distance of its host community, Columbus, Mississippi.

Quality of Instruction 

Our university has an experienced faculty; an institutional reputation for strong academics and program offerings; strong peer interaction; and a favorable 12:1 student faculty ratio.

The W was founded in 1884 on a pretty daring idea: women should have the chance for higher education. Today, the university attracts both female and male students from around the region and around the world.

Academic Excellence

It has established one of the premier nursing programs in the state, offering degrees from the associate’s through the doctor of nursing practice, and has developed nationally recognized programs in culinary arts, business, education, music therapy and creative writing.

The W’s colleges and schools include the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business & Professional Studies, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the School of Education.

Empowering You

We know college is not just about academics. It’s hard not to find a fit in one of more than 75 student organizations. Help plan a concert, compete in intramurals, serve in student government, join a social club, sorority, or fraternity. Or start your own organization. We’re all about you!

You don’t have to take our word for it. See for yourself and request more information or visit us on our beautiful campus.


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