Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,870

$19,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined 135
Total Received 1,883
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Public

5,468

undergraduate students

817

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,285
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Kansas City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Kansas City International

Washburn University
1700 South West College Avenue
Topeka, KS
66621

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Theatre
  • Family Day
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
66%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
22%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined 135
Total Received 1,883

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,016

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,760
Room & board $9,144
Additional fees $110
Total $18,014
Average Financial Aid - $5,016
Total with Avg. Aid $12,998
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Science Technologies/Technicians, General
Securities Services Administration/Management
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surgical Technology/Technologist
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

6,285

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

5,468
students

Female
62%
3,369

Male
38%
2,099

13%

817
students

Female
65%
532

Male
35%
285

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

3,597
students

Female
61%
2,172

Male
39%
1,425

35%

1,871
students

Female
64%
1,197

Male
36%
674

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 1%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

448

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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