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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 3,944 undergraduate students. The Washburn acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 39% of students, Washburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
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
$13,170/ 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
    $10,435/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,129/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,953/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,126/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,649/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,944Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • A bit of both
    54%
  • Committed
    17%
  • Non-traditional
    15%
  • Their own kind of person
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    46%
  • Effective
    28%
  • Modest
    23%
  • Stupid
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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Washburn university is a close nit college where everybody is like a family! Its large enough for you to experience student life but small enough to where you know or recognize people. Washburn university is a very safe, small college with fair professors that strive to teach their students the best they can, no matter what.
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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!
At Washburn University there are very friendly teachers that want you to succeed. Campus not very big, which in my opinion is great. Students are also very friendly! As a freshman everyone is very welcoming.