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Washburn University
  • 4 Year
  • TOPEKA, KS

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Washburn is an above-average public university located in Topeka, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,597 undergraduate students. The Washburn acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Communications. Graduating 46% of students, Washburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.

About

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

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Washburn Admissions

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

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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
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
    28%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,597 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,875
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
12%
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
No data available  
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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