B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Washburn University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Washburn University

Cost

Net Price
$11,303/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,538/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,397/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,617/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,468/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,382/ year

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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,767Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • A bit of both
    60%
  • Committed
    17%
  • Non-traditional
    17%
  • Their own kind of person
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    45%
  • Effective
    30%
  • Modest
    21%
  • Stupid
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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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!
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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.
I lived in the LLC my freshman year and had a great experience, all of the RAs work hard on building communities within the halls and getting everyone involved on campus. WU opened a new residence hall this year that is equipped with brand new appliances, furniture, and dining hall. The dining hall is probably the most exciting part since it is an endless buffet that features a soft-serve machine!