Welcome to The W!

We believe a university education is for everyone. It’s been our mission since our founding in 1884. We encourage you to be bold, follow your dreams, and a make a difference in your community. You’ll find a welcoming community, leadership opportunities, and over 60 campus organizations to make The W life dynamic, interesting, and fun. In the classroom, you’ll have a personalized learning environment, small classes, and over 70 different majors and concentrations. The W offers many great educational opportunities at an affordable cost.

We are nationally recognized for low student debt, a diverse student body, and the social mobility of our graduates. But most important, our students say, “It feels like home.” See for yourself, request more information or visit us on our beautiful campus.

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The W offers over 70 academic majors and concentrations. Your classes are designed to strengthen you through analysis, critical thinking, and communication.

Take your education to the next level. The Ina E. Gordy Honors College offers unique learning and leadership options through a Forum Series, research opportunities, and chances to present at conferences.

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The W Life

With options ranging from social clubs to our leadership program, Student Life offers something for everyone and countless ways to shine. Tailor your W journey by getting involved, meeting new people, and growing as a leader.

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Making College Affordable

It's not just a tagline. We honestly believe the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a college degree. We were founded on the belief everyone should be able to get a college education. Year after year, The W ranks as one of the Best Value Universities. The W has kept our tuition among the lowest in the South. We offer that same low tuition to residents of every state. Plus, we have a range of scholarships and grants to help you pay for your education.

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Like What You See?

The W is a place where you can feel welcomed, no matter who you are, and receive a world-class education at an affordable cost. We would love to have you with us. Take a few minutes and complete our free application for admission.