Washburn University

Topeka, KS, USA
3.67 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision January 18, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
88%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,691
Total Number of Undergrads
5,873
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,341
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,312
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,560
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + 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.
$9,144
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
36%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,602
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,021
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,044

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,808
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,327
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$181
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
120
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
13%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ichabods/Lady Blues
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Topeka
Kansas City
Lawrence
Wichita
Emporia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
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.
Psychology Student

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