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W Students during Holi celebration

International Students at The W

International Students at The W join a diverse, multi-cultural community of students from over a dozen nations. And being consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 public universities in the South, it's no wonder nearly 3,300 men and women call our university home. Students may choose from over 50 accredited academic programs in our four colleges.



Downtown Columbus

Columbus: Our Home

The W has a beautiful 144 acre campus in historic downtown Columbus, Mississippi, a city of approximately 26,000. The city offers opportunities for employment, affordable housing, and cultural events.The university is about a 3-hour drive from the major cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee, providing students with even more opportunities to shop, visit museums, and see the sights.



In the Residence Hall

Apply to The W

If you're interested in applying to The W, or if you have further questions about international admissions, please email us at international@muw.edu.


International Admissions

Mrs. Shelley Moss
Director of Admissions
Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street, MUW-1626
Columbus, Mississippi, 39701-5800, U.S.A.


Owls Athletics

Go Owls!

The W is happy to announce a return to intercollegiate athletic competition for men and women beginning in Fall 2017. If you are interested in being recruited for one of the Owls Athletics teams, please check out the Athletics Department website for important information.