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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 3,866 undergraduate students. The Washburn acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 34% of students, Washburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
About Washburn University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
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Washburn University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,604/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,132/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,277/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,952/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,764/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,880/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,866Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • A bit of both
    56%
  • Committed
    18%
  • Non-traditional
    15%
  • Their own kind of person
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    46%
  • Effective
    27%
  • Modest
    24%
  • Stupid
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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Washburn University is a cute little campus with a smaller population. There are excellent courses offered, and this university offers programs that can appeal to everybody. The thing to be aware of regarding Washburn University is if you are a transfer student. Washburn is very course specific for their programs, so if you are transferring from another college, specifically from out of state, be sure to find out exactly how many of your previous credits will transfer. In my case only 12 of my 60 transferred. Washburn has excellent programs, especially regarding the health field. If you want to be one of the few selected to be apart of a specific program, make sure that you are on top of your grades from day one! Yes, it is a lot easier to ruin your GPA than keeping it up, but the hard work is worth it!
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I may just be a freshman at Washburn, but I have quickly fallen in love with the university. As an out of state student, I was concerned about feeling at home but Washburn gives students a safe and at-home feeling. Our campus is beautiful and you always see a familiar face, our professors are fantastic and are willing to go the extra mile to see us succeed. There are plenty of ways to get involved, and everyone seems to have found their niche. Greek Life does not run the campus, and most involved in Greek Life are heavily involved in other clubs/activities on campus. Overall Washburn has been the greatest choice I could have made when choosing a college, and I can't wait to spend the next three years here!
Washburn University is an amazing school. The classes are small, at around 30 people per class, and so there's always an opportunity to get to know your professors. The professors are always willing to help with whatever problem you may be having, and will strive to get you the best grade possible. Our sports teams may not be the best, but we have a ton of school spirit. GO BODS! As a dry campus, the party scene also isn't the best, but the fraternities and the sororities often host formals if that's what you're into.

The campus itself is on the smaller side, and so its easy to get to classes from whatever building you're in, and the chances of getting lost are pretty slim. There are students from all over the world attending Washburn, and every one of them are willing to help a fellow Ichabod out in a time of need.