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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Washburn is an above-average public university located in Topeka, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,794 undergraduate students. The Washburn acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician. Graduating 46% of students, Washburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Washburn University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Washburn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,752/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,875/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,794Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,925
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • A bit of both
    54%
  • Committed
    17%
  • Non-traditional
    15%
  • Their own kind of person
    10%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Traditional
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Excellent
    43%
  • Effective
    26%
  • Modest
    21%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Stupid
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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Attending Washburn University is the best decision I’ve made by far! The instructors, Faculty, and students have all made a wonderful impact on me. I couldn’t ask for a better university!
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I love Washburn University! Go Bods! Its a school with a friendly atmosphere. If you like small classes this is the place to go. I've never been in a class of more than 50 students, and I've been there for 4 years. The professors are very helpful and will do everything in their power to help or be available for you. We also have many resources for study materials, and Topeka metro bikes to ride around campus. It's not a big campus, so the walk to classes is not very long, 10 minutes max. The only thing that needs to change is parking. There isn't enough.
WU is a smaller college with a good professor:student ratio for most classes. Cheaper than bigger colleges and campus is smaller and fairly easy to navigate. Many improvements happening the last few years (new dorms built, new indoor athletic facility, new KBI building etc) surrounding area is not the safest/convenient. The Rec is nice for the size of the college with intramurals and other involvement opportunities available. Overall it is a great place to live and learn and I would definitely go there if I had to do it all again.