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  • KWU is 127 years old. The University's "birthday" is on September 15, 1886.
  • Percentage of students who receive financial aid: 99%
  • Placement rates after graduation: 96%
  • Acceptance rate: 56%
  • Retention rate: 75.8%
  • Size of campus: 28 acres
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Number of enrolled students: 729
  • Number of new freshmen per year: 139
  • Number of graduates per year: 170
  • Percentage of students who graduate in four years: 24.4
  • Number of departments: 22
  • Number of majors: 27, 7 degree programs
  • Number of books in Memorial Library: 134,103
  • Number of computers on campus: 130
  • Number of fine arts performances per year: 25+
  • Number of chapels/devotional areas on campus: 2
  • Number of sports: 20
  • Number of KCAC championship trophies: 51 since 2005 (9 sports)
  • Percentage of full-time, undergraduate students who live on campus: 65%
  • Percentage of students from Kansas: 61%
  • Percentage of students from out-of-state: 36%
  • Percentage of international students: 3%
  • Number of alumni: 10,040
  • Amount invested in buildings over the past 10 years: $20 million
  • Amount KWU invests in Salina community annually: $40 million
  • Population of Salina, Kansas: 48,000