Men at The W

Can men attend The W?

YES! We understand our name can be confusing. Men are welcome at The W and are a vital part of our student body.

The W was founded to provide opportunity. When we were established in the nineteenth century it was to provide an opportunity for the women of Mississippi.

Today, it's an opportunity for all. For more than 30 years we've welcomed men. One in five of our students on The W campus is male.

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Top School
US News & World Report ranks The W #10 in the South among Top Public Schools.
Top Choice for Transfers
The W is a Leading Transfer University according to the Chronicle for Higher Education.
Lowest Debt
Students from The W graduate with less debt than any other regional university in the South.
Coming Up
More students from The W graduate into higher paying jobs and better quality of life than their parents.

Be Bold.

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.

Show Me The Money

The W has a competitive tuition - one of the lowest in the Southeast among public universities.

We offer a range of scholarships including academic, merit, and subject-specific scholarships. We offer in-state tuition to everyone, no matter where in the United States you live. We'll work with you to find ways to make your education affordable.

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Find out more

Check out the 2023-24 Admissions Viewbook to discover how you can Tower with Blue.

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Go Owls!

Intercollegiate athletics returned to The W in 2017-18. The W is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and a provisional Division III member of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). The women’s basketball team won the USCAA Division I National Championship in 2018-19. In 2021, The W won the USCAA Individual National Championship in both men’s and women’s golf.

Under the direction of new athletic director Jennifer Claybrook, The W will become a full-fledged member of the NCAA and is expected to begin full conference affiliation in 2023-24.

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