Freshman FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The W's admissions process?

Applying is simple! Follow these steps:

1. Apply online at There is no application fee.
2. Submit high school transcript, senior schedule, and ACT or SAT scores.
3. Give us a few days and we will have a decision made for you!

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Are men allowed to attend The W?

Yes! We have admitted to The W men since 1982. Currently, our female to male ratio is 7 to 1, with men making up 18% of our total student population.


What is The W's award process?

At The W, we believe in helping our students with the cost of a college education. Within 3 to 5 business days, awards are automatically posted to your account once you've been admitted.

Awards are based on your CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) and your ACT/SAT score.

Curious what you would qualify for?

Complete our award calculator at

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Why should I attend The W?

The W offers a private college education at public college cost. The W consistently ranks as one of the top universities in our region by the US News & World Report. In addition to great academic resources, The W offers many leadership opportunities and superior student involvement.


How do I visit campus?

You can schedule a group tour or private tour by visiting our website. We do campus tours Monday through Friday. To schedule your campus tour, visit


Do I have to live on campus?

In most cases, yes. Ample research across the United States over the last 30 years provides compelling evidence that students who live in university-provided housing perform better academically, and enjoy a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience, than students who live off-campus or commute. In recognition of the value of the living-learning experience associated with on-campus living, The W does require first-year students to live on campus in residence halls. There are a few exemptions to this rule. Learn more about the Freshman Residency Program:


What restaurants and dining facilities are on campus?

There are four dining options available on campus.

  • The Hogarth Dining Center offers unlimited opportunities for dining and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Parkinson Simply to Go is a quick food option if you are on the move and want to grab a sandwich or wrap in between classes. Dining dollars can be used here.
  • Subway Cafe is a full service Subway restaurant with a coffee option. Dining dollars can be used here.
  • Common Grounds is a coffeehouse serving Starbucks coffee and quick meal options. Dining dollars can be used here.

Not living on campus? As a commuter student you will have $125 in dining dollars added to your student account each semester to cover meals in any of these locations.


How can I get involved on campus?

Getting involved is easy! We have 60+ student organizations, 70,000 square feet of recreation space throughout campus, countless academic opportunities to get engaged in your major area, and more! Check out the Getting Involved page to find your community.