Originally founded as a combination high school/private Congregational school, Washburn University is a 4-year university in the Kansas state capital of Topeka. Washburn hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. For students interested in the fine and performing arts, the WU campus is home to the Mulvane Art Gallery displaying student work as well as the White Concert Hall and Gray Theatre hosting musical and dramatic performances produced by students and faculty. To provide a break from the classroom, Washburn fields 16 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Ichabods, a nod to the university’s founder.
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+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Washburn is a beautiful looking open campus. It is small and easy to get around and find your way. The class sizes are perfect for getting the attention you need from your professors.
Richard from Topeka, KS
Washburn is an amazing school! The small size is ideal to learn in, my professors know who I am and I can easily walk from one end of campus to another under 7 minutes. There is also so much opportunities at Washburn, from Greek life, to volunteering, and from clubs to recreation.
Devin from Topeka, KS
Washburn university is a great school. The faculty members are extremely nice and understanding. Everyone I have encountered at Washburn university so far has been very helpful.
Tya from TOPEKA, KS
A great place to learn and attend college. Proffesors go out of their way to help with advising and placing students in internship programs. I have nothing but good things to say about Washburn.
Anita from Topeka, KS
Washburn University is a great school, anyone can feel like they belong here. It's diverse and the faculty are absolutely great. My first year here has been remarkable.
Taneshia from Topeka, KS
Washburn is a great small university. I love the fact that they have small classes, it is a much more intimate learning experience. The professors are great and are easy to talk to.