Newman University

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3100 McCormick Avenue

Wichita, KS 67213

Phone: (316) 942-4291
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#108 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Newman University is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,384, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 61 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Newman University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 108. Its tuition and fees are $23,650 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

We are Newman University named for John Henry Cardinal Newman and founded by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society.

Newman students expect more from their education because they are expected to do more with it. Through the development of the whole person (the academic, social and spiritual) Newman students discover their capabilities and how they can positively impact their society and world. The academic degree Newman students receive is not the end, but rather a means to a greater purpose; a tool to aid them as they work to make the world a better place. Newman University's goal for students is to be more than an accountant or biologist; graduates are to use the expertise they gain in their academic area to transform society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1933
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Newman University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 19. The application fee at Newman University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 44.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 19

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Newman University is 13:1, and the school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Newman University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 25%
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Elementary Education and Teaching 15%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 6%

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Student Life

Newman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,384, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus. Newman University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,108
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Newman University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Newman University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Newman University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Newman University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Newman University, 79.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,424.

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Tuition and fees $23,650 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,780 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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