Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
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.
Washburn University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities158 Graduates
Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician58 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration49 Graduates
Healthcare Management48 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching39 Graduates
Radiation Therapy36 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Washburn University Reviews
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!
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.