- Established in 1884 as the first
public college for women in the United States, MUW is
proud of its tradition of excellence for women and men.
- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
magazine ranked MUW 67 of the 100 best public colleges
- U.S. News & World Report’s 2004
guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” ranked MUW a best
value among Southern master’s universities. It is the
seventh time in 10 years that MUW has been ranked a best
value or best buy. MUW was the top ranked best value in
the state of Mississippi and the 11th best value in the
- MUW's student population includes
students from all over Mississippi, 19 states, and 24
- MUW is in the top 16 percent of
1,362 U.S. colleges and universities on student body
diversity. MUW enrolls the second highest percentage of
African-Americans among Mississippi’s historically white
institutions. Approximately 28 percent of MUW’s students
are African-Americans, and about 31 percent of MUW’s
students are minorities.
- Among the many honors earned by
the MUW faculty, Dr. William Glass, professor of
history, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to
lecture at the American Studies Center of the University
of Warsaw in Poland.
- Amanda Hoffman, a recent graduate
of MUW, was recognized as the national Spirit of Nursing
award recipient by the U.S. Army Nursing Corps and
National student Nurses Association. Hoffman was the
first student in Mississippi to receive the Army's most
prestigious nursing award.
- Graduates in MUW's Bachelor of
Science in Nursing program have a 99.27 percent pass
rate on the National Licensure Exam since inception of
- MUW's Tennessee Valley Authority
Investment Club won $10,000 for having the third best
return on its portfolio for the past three years in the
TVA Investment Challenge.
- In April 2002, staff members of
MUW’s student newspaper, The Spectator, won first place
awards from the Mississippi Press Association at the O.C.
McDavid Journalism Conference in Jackson. Staff members
also garnered awards at the 16th annual Southeast
- MUW’s highly regarded Culinary
Arts Institute is one of the few programs of its kind in
the nation offering a baccalaureate degree.
- MUW is one of a limited number of
universities in the country and the only public
institution in Mississippi to offer a bachelor's in
- Lectures, seminars, programs, and
our annual Welty Weekend at The W, which honors the
university’s world-renowned alumna Eudora Welty,
annually draws noted authors and scholars.
- MUW is home to the Mississippi
Governor’s School and the Mississippi School for
Mathematics and Science, the fourth public, residential
high school for gifted students in the nation.
- With 23 of its more than 60
buildings listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, MUW's campus is one of the nation's most
architecturally distinguished and in the next five years
will invest approximately $35 million on renewal of the
campus, including new buildings and renovations of
For more information, contact the
Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-877-462-8439, ext. 7106.