Tuition & Fees

$8,540

$19,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
23%
18-23
38%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
Below 6
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
Below 6
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,770
Declined +
Total Received 1,770
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Public

5,873

undergraduate students

818

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6928
ACT 1474

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Location

School Facts

Washburn, founded in 1865, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 160-acre campus is located in the center of Topeka.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,691
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Topeka, KS

160-acre campus in Topeka (population: 126,587), 60 miles from Kansas City. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Kansas City. Public transportation serves campus.

Washburn University
1700 South West College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
23%
18-23
38%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
Below 6
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
Below 6
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required
SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,770
Declined +
Total Received 1,770

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Joseph Tinsley
Director of Admissions
P: 877 281-2637
F: 785 670-1113
admissions@washburn.edu

Financial Aid

36%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,584

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,430
Room $4,550
Board $3,340
Additional fees $110
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,430
Average Financial Aid - $9,584
Total with Avg. Aid $7,846
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 785 670-1151
F: 785 670-1079
financialaid@washburn.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kandace Mars
Director of Financial Aid
kandace.mars@washburn.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Golf, Handball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Loren Ferre (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Brittany Simmerman (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Ichabods/Lady Blues
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Business
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication
Communication/Leadership
Computational Physics
Computer Information Sciences
Corrections
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Curriculum & Instruction
Design Technology
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Finance
Forensic Chemical Science
Forensic Investigation
French
French Education
General Business
General Science
General Studies
German
German Education
Health Care Education
Health Information Technology
Health Services Administration
History
History Education
Human Services
Humanities/Creative Performing Arts
Industrial Technology
Integrated Studies
International Business
Kinesiology
Lab Science
Law
Law Enforcement
Law/Business
Law/Social Work
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Imaging
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Science/Mathematics
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Office Administration
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Radiologic Technology
Reading Education
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Secondary Education
Security Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Surgical Technology
Technology Administration
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,691

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

5,873
students

Female
60%
3,514

Male
40%
2,359

12%

818
students

Female
62%
509

Male
38%
309

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

3,944
students

Female
59%
2,305

Male
41%
1,639

33%

1,929
students

Female
63%
1,209

Male
37%
720

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 2

Summer: May 12

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Baili Zhang
Director, International Programs
785 670-1051
international@washburn.edu

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