Discover The W
Our faculty and staff believe in the daring idea that through leadership development and a superior tradition of excellence in liberal arts and professional education, we can prepare all of our students to realize their very own dreams. We prepare our students for a wide variety of career and civic roles – in a small-classroom, highly personalized environment.
As a major employer in the Golden Triangle region of Mississippi, The W seeks out people committed to improving the lives of our students. In return, The W provides a culture of diversity and creativity designed to promote collaboration and professional development.
About The W
The W is committed to providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education for women and men in a variety of liberal arts and professional programs, while maintaining its historic commitment to academic and leadership development for women.
The W Culture
The W is a university of "we" – our students, our faculty, our staff, our alumni, our friends. We value the traditions of The Long Blue Line, and we pride ourselves on our "you're part of our family" environment.
The W's main campus is located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, with satellite locations across the state, and even a campus in Italy.
Academic Life at The W
Grounded in the liberal arts, The W also offers professional programs and plenty of opportunities for out-of-the-classroom study. Our student-focused approach gives our students the personal attention they need to succeed.
About Columbus, MS
Rich with personality and culture, the city of about 25,000 sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character.