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Welcome Freshmen

The W is a university that invites you to be part of a community. Being part of our community, you will have the opportunity to experience an award-winning education, to become a leader, and develop your professional skills. Through our small-class room size and highly personalized learning environment, we prepare you to realize your dreams.

We dare you to imagine yourself on our campus. With over 50 different majors, The W offers many great educational opportunities at an affordable cost. Start your journey to The Long Blue Line today. Schedule your campus visit today and meet with an admissions counselor who will personally show you our beautiful campus.

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Student Stories

Clark and Gandy

At The W, you'll find a diverse and dynamic student body working together to forge new opportunities for all.

Christina Clark & Marissa Gandy
Nursing, Columbus, MS

Price Hughes
Communication, Columbus, MS

Jaz Jackson
Elementary Education, Jackson, MS

Honors Program

The Ina E. Gordy Honors College offers both a four-year curriculum and a residential program that allows students to live, as well as learn, together.

Honors provides intensive faculty-student interaction that challenges students and offers exceptional opportunities such as honor societies for specific academic programs.


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.