Newman University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Newman University

Newman University is a private, Catholic institution situated in Wichita, Kansas, the state’s largest city. The institution’s curriculum has a liberal arts foundation, and professional nursing and education majors are most popular among undergraduates. Academics at Newman are backed by an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Academics and student life are well integrated at Newman. The institution has more than 30 official academic organizations and clubs, interesting “learning communities” for new students, and other co-curricular activities. The Newman Jets play in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,371 (2,764 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male/62% Female
  • 37% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,774
  • Books: $1,006
  • Room and Board: $9,930
  • Other Expenses: $3,906
  • Total Cost: $46,616

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,138
    • Loans: $7,475

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf

Overview of Newman University Admissions

Newman University is just a slightly selective school, admitting over half of the applicants in 2019. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Newman University Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500/590
    • SAT Math: 500/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 20/26
    • ACT English: 19/26
    • ACT Math: 19/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Newman University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Newman University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Newman University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Pace University, University of North Texas, San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission to than Newman University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Hofstra University, Auburn University, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Newman University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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