Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,762

$19,766

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

6,290

undergraduate students

932

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,222
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Washburn University
1700 South West College Avenue
Topeka, KS
66621

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted ACT only Required

Selective

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Admissions Factors

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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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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,254

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,652
Housing $5,625
Food $4,090
Additional fees $110
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $19,477
Average Financial Aid - $7,254
Total with Avg. Aid $12,223

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, football, golf, handball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Corrections. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes yes
Criminalistics and Criminal Science. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Biology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician. yes
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapist Assistant. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Therapy Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Engineering. yes
Programs for Foreign Lawyers. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
Securities Services Administration/Management. yes
Small Business Administration/Management. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes
Surgical Technology/Technologist. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes

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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

7,222

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

6,290
students

Female
61%
3,860

Male
39%
2,430

13%

932
students

Female
65%
605

Male
35%
327

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

3,803
students

Female
60%
2,298

Male
40%
1,505

40%

2,487
students

Female
63%
1,562

Male
37%
925

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 23

Spring: January 24

Summer: May 29

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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

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