About Washburn University

Founded in 1865, Washburn University. is a Public college. Located in Kansas, which is a city setting in Kansas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,780 full time undergraduate students, and 856 full time graduate students.

The Washburn University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 275 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Washburn University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

67% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Washburn University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
34%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
41%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
94%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
34%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
41%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
94%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
28%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Washburn University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    64 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    51 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    71 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    73 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    73 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    73 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    73 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    73 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Washburn University?

40 Students rated Washburn University

Montrell - 12/08/2021

Washburn campus was very nice. Even though there are land locked in the middle of the city there are plenty of open fields which can make for a fun time with friends. The overall class sizes were very nice. I think my biggest class was about 25 people. They also had a good variety of online vs in-person classes. They are good at offering the same classes all year around instead of limiting some to fall or spring. The professors are also very helpful. I feel like I was able to contact them and get good help almost anytime I needed it. They also came across as people who cared about my education. The advising process was very good. I met with my advisor ever semester and discussed my goals and graduation plans. I can only remember 1 problem where my advisor told me to take the wrong class on accident. The school overall is mostly designed for returning adult students. There are some options available for extracurricular activities but they are the usual sports games and annual traditions. For a smaller university, they offer quite a few programs. I was able to choose from a multitude of career options. The only negative about the school is the location. It is not in the best part of town. There is a decent amount of crime that takes place around that school. I would highly recommend Washburn for someone looking to get a high-quality education in an Allied health program. They seem to have the deepest and widest selection in the state of Kansas.

Luke - 10/22/2021

The best overall, affordable option near me.

Kendra

Washburn is a great school for people who really want to focus on their academics or athletics. The party scene is quiet small, most people travel to nearby universities or cities on weekends for that. The buildings are new and look nice outside and in. Professors are readily available to help students and most class sizes are less than 30. The food has not been amazing, but there are plenty of nearby places to eat in Topeka. While the campus is not in the best part of town, the campus itself is quite safe. I have enjoyed my time at Washburn and will be returning next year.

Sarah

Washburn University has always fought for the dreams and successes of its students past, present, and future, in every imaginable way. Their proactive approach to supporting its students begins with the FYE (First Year Experience) Program which has been implemented at Washburn for about five years. The FYE Program is in charge of the university required WU101 class that helps all incoming students transition from high school to college, whether it is "needed" or not. This allows for educational gaps to be filled in for those who were not able to receive this information from high school, as well as teach important information regarding our rights as students and the boundless resources that are provided to us on an every day basis. Even with being a pre-medical biology major, I am ecstatic to continue exploring the variety of courses that Washburn has to offer in the humanities and social sciences, and I will continue to take every opportunity I am able to expand my growing knowledge, but also to grow as an individual. However, with that said, Washburn would not be Washburn without its truly dedicated faculty and staff. With the small class sizes and, thus, student to teacher ratio, it enables the students to have more in depth and profound conversations with the professors and their peers. I am not simply a number that passes from building to building, invisible both to my fellow students and professors, but I am a growing human being who is recognized for my curiosity and desire to learn. I believe that my undergraduate degree and the faculty at Washburn will undoubtedly prepare me and help me achieve my dream of attending medical school to become a licensed medical professional.

Washburn University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Washburn University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Washburn University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gained many things from my college experience thus far. Firstly, I have become a much more independant and self-sufficient young woman. I have chosen a major that I strive for a career in everyday, and the academic advisors here willingly guided me through the entire process of choosing said major. I'm really happy with my choice and have such a firm conviction now that Criminal Justice is where I belong. College has been valuable for me to attend because I have gained such a breadth of knowledge and so many skills I will use for the rest of my life. My dad has multiple degrees, and growing up he always knew "everything" when I asked for help with my homework, he is one of the most intelligent, best people I know. Hopefully, someday I can be that for my children, and they can give me a hard time that I know too much, too! I have become a better, more well-rounded, intelligent, responsible person in attending college and I would never take that choice back. I know my education will take me where I want to go in life!

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The class sizes are fairly managable. They're not too big and not too small. It's a good transition for anyone coming from a small school to a larger one, like myself. Plus, all of the professors are very nice and very helpful. They take the time to learn your name and actually call you by it, and always offer you extra help when you need it.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It's somewhat boring and it takes a long time with admissions and registrar to get on the same page with you. It can be confusing.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Studends are pretty laid back

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The beautiful campus is a very friendly almost isolated little world all in it's own that is a great place to grow as an individual.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    One who wants a smaller campus size

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That all classes are not above 40 people. I don't have any large lecture classes.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There aren't a whole lot of activities besides the sororities/fraternities. There are a few, but not many.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Washburn University is a great place to go if you like the one on one with the professors, because there are not as many people in the class and so the professors have more time to help you if you need it.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If someone is not really trying to improve themselves shouldn't come to this school. It wouldn't be beneficial to others having a bad apple on school campus. At washburn I have seen some that has already left because school wasn't for them, but I think they shouldn't give up on school just go to our couciling services and ask for other options that would help them with their future

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    So far I don't wish for anything, the school has shown me all I need to know and provided me with everything I need. I am completely comfortable with this school and am glad of my choice.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Business and Law. I'm not sure which of these my school is known better for.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular groups would have to be cheer, basketball, and baseball. They are always having everyone active when they do something. I am involved in cheer, we do a lot for Washburn we try and get everyone to participate in any school activity we have. The dating scene im not to sure about because this is my first year so I have not really been around much. I don't have close friends yet but im sure I will get there. Some people I have met are on my cheer team. I heard Washburn is not known for their parties, at least that's what I have been told. What I would normally do on a Saturday night would probably go to the movies or out to eat. I don't go out much I have to much to lose. What I normally do off campus is practice cheering or study.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Washburn University are the people working there. They are extremely helpful always willing to help you out, they are there whenever you need them. Washburn's size is just right not to big not to small. The campus is not big at all you can get to all your classes in the matter of two minutes/ When I first told everyone that I got accepted into Washburn they were thrilled. They told me that it was an excellent school.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

5,780

Total Undergrad Enrollment

856

Total Grad Students

11%

Out-Of-State

86%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

117

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

9%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
63%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Washburn University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 51% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,386

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$7,527

Room and Board

25,913

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,132
$30 - $48K
$10,277
$48 - $75K
$11,952
$75 - $110K
$13,764
$110K & UP
$13,880

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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