Topeka, KS
Washburn University


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Recent Reviews

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

Washburn University is a safe haven surrounded by a town that has little going for it, which makes it difficult to achieve th...

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

Washburn University is a safe haven surrounded by a town that has little going for it, which makes it difficult to achieve the social aspect of college, but the school itself is great; small classes, nice teachers, and good people for the most part.

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

I would reccomend that you go and experience all aspects of not just the college that you're thinking of attending but also look into the town that you'll be living in for potentially 4 years of your life

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

Look at what your student wants and what school is most able and excited about providing those wants.

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

Look at what your student wants and what school is most able and excited about providing those wants.

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

The Business and Financial Aid departments, it takes forever to accomplish what you want done, and students are not treated with respect which is a vast difference from all other areas in the school.

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

Class is most important but never forget that a healthy social enviroment is very important and the only real way to survive ...

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

Class is most important but never forget that a healthy social enviroment is very important and the only real way to survive the stress. Going away, you will probably rarely see friends from home, which is good for adapting into the new environment. I have yet to see a happy college friend who keeps around friends that do not attend the college. One cannot live in the past when working towards the future.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The Transformation Experience (new) You must do one to graduate 1) 150 hours of community service (this is regulated and approved by the school, many things will not count) 2) Study Abroad 3) write a lengthy research paper assigned by a mentor 1 and 2, the person must do a presentation to get the 3 credit hours. I really don't have time for it because with working part time, paying for dorms, and going to class, there just isn't enough energy left in me (most of my community service is church related and will not count)

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates usually are career focused, involved, and hard working.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates usually are career focused, involved, and hard working.

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

The school that I go to is the right size and diverse.

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

The advice that I will give to parents of a child trying to find the right college for them is to let their child make the choice that they believe is right for them and the person that they are. Let them determine what they want by rounding out categories in a list and being involved in the search for the college just so that parents are aware of how much it will cost to put their child through college. Do research on the school to see if it provides the right education that the child needs and that it offers the right saftey precautions for the child on campus. For a child going to college the advice I will give them is to look for a school that reflects them as a person and fufill their education needs for the career chosen and if it hasn't been chosen yet, pick a school that has many choices and opportunity to find one. Also pick a place that you will feel at home and involved. Choose a place that will let you be yourself and have fun on and off campus.

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

The advice I would give is don't follow your friends to the college they are all going to. Go where you are going to feel com...

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

The advice I would give is don't follow your friends to the college they are all going to. Go where you are going to feel comfortable and where you are going to pursue your career. For instance, don't go to an agricultural college when you are wanting to do nursing. Also, if you don't think you are ready to leave home, choose a college close to home even if it is a community college. You are going to feel more comfortable and have more confidence b/c of the smaller class sizes, and easier chances to make friends.

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

If you don't live on campus in dorms or live the greek life then you really don't hear anything about what is going on on campus. That is just one downfall.

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

That the class sizes are wonderful. Small but not too small, you get enough interaction w/ other students

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

Washburn tends to be unorganized and difficult to get problems dealt with, but most of the classes are nice to take.

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

Washburn tends to be unorganized and difficult to get problems dealt with, but most of the classes are nice to take.

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

You have to visit the college and sit in on a class. Talk to actual students there and not just the ambassador's because that is what will give you the best picture of the college you're looking at attending. Also remember that the amount you pay does not always reflect the education that you will recieve. Try to find out the job placement rating of the school before you decide where you're going.

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

I don't really brag about Washburn. I just say the small classes are really nice.

Emily
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is smaller. When they say the classes have fewer students they didn't lie like K-State. The football field is in ...

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

This school is smaller. When they say the classes have fewer students they didn't lie like K-State. The football field is in the middle of campus.

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

Visit the school and go check out the classes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Nothing is really frustrating at Washburn for me.

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

For parents I would make sure the campus security is great to help when leaving your child at college. Also, to allow your c...

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

For parents I would make sure the campus security is great to help when leaving your child at college. Also, to allow your child to grow up, and make big grown decisions for later on in life. For students, be careful when starting college, to not get caught up in everything else going on outside of school. You are there to live, learn, laugh, and grow up. Know where the library is!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Once again I am not frustrated by anything at school.

Chelsey
Describe the students at your school.

They are all really friendly and interact with everyone.

Describe the students at your school.

They are all really friendly and interact with everyone.

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

View several different schools. Look at ones that are different sizes and different kinds of area (in the city, rural areas, etc...) it allows you to experience different types of areas and get a feel for what you really want. Try and get involved with the school; you meet alot more people that way. I recommend staying in a dorm the first year because that is how I met most of my friends today.

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

I wish that the campus was more active over the weekends. when I lived on campus I hardly saw anyone over the weekends. You dont see people walking around the campus like you would at a larger school.

Kirsten
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very friendly and willing to help out each other out.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very friendly and willing to help out each other out.

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

I would tell the student to think about how they learn. If they learn better in a smaller classroom in which they get to have open discussions and do group work, they should look at smaller colleges. Another thing they should think about is whether or not they can balance their social life and their classes. If they are constantly giving in to the temptation of partying when they need to be studying, they should choose a college that has less of those temptations.

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

The social life isn't as good as it could be. I wish there would be more opportunities to meet new people. It would be fun if there was a coffee shop or area to hang out and study that everybody went to.

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