Washburn University

736 reviews
  1. Topeka, KS
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Washburn University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,013/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,052/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,757/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,896/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,366/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,306/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,903Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • A bit of both
    59%
  • Committed
    18%
  • Non-traditional
    18%
  • Their own kind of person
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    47%
  • Effective
    31%
  • Modest
    19%
  • Stupid
    3%

After Washburn University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

Reviews

736 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    330
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    14
I lived in the LLC my freshman year and had a great experience, all of the RAs work hard on building communities within the halls and getting everyone involved on campus. WU opened a new residence hall this year that is equipped with brand new appliances, furniture, and dining hall. The dining hall is probably the most exciting part since it is an endless buffet that features a soft-serve machine!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I love Washburn University, much like my fellow students as well as my professors and faculty. The small class sizes allow a more comprehensive learning experience since bonds are easily made with your professor. Getting a degree from WU shows that you got a solid education that allows you to excel in any workforce. Kansas University Medical School accepts more WU students than KU students due to the quality of education. Along with WU's amazing undergraduate programs, we also have a nationally ranked Law School. Overall, the WU student community is one that every student should get the chance to be a part of, I have made connections with other students that will last a lifetime.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I was a biology major my freshman year, after meeting with my advisor and professors I decided to go undeclared. I took Career and Major Explorations which really helped me discover what I truly want to do with my life and how to be successful in what I'm passionate about. I am now a mass media major with an emphasis in public relations and minors in both english and communications. I have made bonds with my professors that have already given me suggestions regarding possible internships. My professors and advisors and Career Services have assisted me with my resume and giving me outlines to write cover letters with. Overall, WU has amazing services that are free, accessible, and ran by people who truly care about the students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago