WISE is a unique program designed to encourage talented women interested in math, science or engineering. if you are considering a career in physical sciences, life sciences, computer science, information technology, math, medicine, engineering or a similar field, you will benefit from WISE’s special enrichment courses, extracurricular activities and interaction with other like-minded women.
As a WISE scholar, you will pursue a regular academic program, with the addition of courses developed especially for WISE that give you firsthand experience in a variety of disciplines.
The curriculum consists of special courses designed to introduce students to the diversity and multiple opportunities within science and engineering in very personalized ways. Highlights of the program include evening programs, personalized academic advising, advanced priority registration, special residence hall, and small study groups with advanced undergraduate mentors.
The beauty of WISE is that it combines the vast resources of a major university with the close bonds and support of a small community of like minded students and faculty. Fifty-five to 60 students are enrolled in WiSE each year.
Successful applicants typically have a minimum combined SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1300 or ACT score of 29, and a minimum unweighted high school average of 93.
Meeting typical minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to consider applicants with credentials below these minimums based on extraordinary circumstances, including excelling in the face of adversity and overcoming life obstacles.