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Reviews 631 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: only one dining option has a student discount.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party in this city because it's simply boring.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't live on campus

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: expensive and the food is not clean

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a simple campus, nothing special.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I plan on living off-campus in two years so my experience with housing information specifically isn't as good as some. What I do know and comment on is from what I've heard from friends and peers. Topeka has a rough part of town that most shouldn't live in so as long as someone who is from here can give you a heads-up you should be fine!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I feel like I'm being spoiled with the off-campus dining options because my home town only had a selection of fast food and restaurants. Topeka offers plenty of places to eat whether you want fast and easy or a nice sit-down. The only inconvenience is that you have to drive a few blocks to get to it all and the stop lights and traffic can get hectic around certain times of the day.

4 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you're not doing anything too stupid to where you deserve to be caught then you're fine. As long as you're being respectful to everyone else you have to live with whether that means throwing parties, having guests, sleep overs, etc.. Some RA's that are on duty can be strict and rude, but most of them are cool and collected that are lenient when it's nothing big.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't partied since being at Washburn. I don't necessarily have time for it and I'm not involved in Greek Life so I don't really find the scene fitting anyways. I normally go home on weekends unless I have a big test coming up.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's very competitive for scholarships here. There isn't many scholarships for western based high schools. There are a lot of scholarships you can apply for if you're from Topeka or other specific schools. I wish there was more of an option that Washburn gave you personally to receive financial help. I suppose that's every college, though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There needs to be more variety. It's always either fried food, dry pasta with a variety of Chinese mixed in, sandwich/wrap bar, salad bar, or gluten free bar. While the gluten free bar has provided the most satisfaction, they need to make it larger and an option all the time not just during certain allotted times. I know that a Mexican bar would be greatly appreciated, or even a partnership with Taco Bell/McDonalds/Subway that allows us to use our meal plan money through them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm extremely glad I decided to live in the dorms my first year of college at Washburn University. I've met some really good friends through the Learning Living Center. I suggest everyone gets a chance to be in the dorms, even if only for a semester. It shows how capable of change you are as a person considering you have to share a room with a complete stranger (in my case!) and then two other suite mates that you share a bathroom with! I love the LLC because I never have to go outside if I want to grab some food at the cafeteria. I live on second floor so I get to use only a few stairs compared to leaving on fourth floor. I suggest that if you do have a problem with your living situation you talk first to your roommates and if that doesn't help talk to your RA. If that doesn't work either I would suggest making an appointment with the person in charge of residential living because that's their job and they want to help.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options for off campus eating, and they range from healthy to typical pub-style to fast food. price varies, but the restaurants are usually very clean, fast, and have nice staff.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't any discrimination between athletes and non-athletes, and usually sports can be very fun and is very eventful for students and athletes alike.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Washburn is one of the safest campuses I've experienced or heard of, the only event that's happened was a local flashed a student, but the situation was taken care of quickly and effectively, and there was a prompt notice sent out to all students following the event, warning students to be cautions and to always travel in pairs or groups.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's all very over-priced and is pretty low quality. not very healthy, and if there is a healthier option, its significantly more expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are clearly older than others, and that is clear in pricing, but there are drawbacks to not living in the new housing, like not being able to have get in to the LLC unless someone lets you in, and having very few washers/dryers/kitchen space available.

3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes get harder in the higher levels, but the beginning course work is very easy and sometimes dull if you have a basic understanding of the foundation of the course.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid was a hassle, but that's mostly due to the transcript transfer from Hutchinson Community College to Washburn University. They were slow sending it and they sent it under my name, but in the wrong order (Middle, Last, First) so Washburn, though they received it on time, charged me a late fee on my tuition payment because they didn't realize the transcript was mine, and after the situation had been cleared up, they still charged me the late fee.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks are usually really nice or really rude, but it all depends on the chapter they're a member of. The Sigma Phi Epsilons are always super nice. but the Kappa Sigmas are large in numbers and they don't have any real requirements for membership so there are a lot of members who make their chapter look bad.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are occasionally events going on around campus, but they are usually either pretty crowded or not particularly interesting.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Mostly frat parties, they're very controlled and managed well so that everyone can have a good time while being safe, but the off-campus parties are rough, very crowded usually, and can sometimes be risky if not in a group.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The Business Administration in Economics major is fairly balanced, the course work is relatively challenging and I think it will definitely help me in my future career

4 College Senior

Majors: Washburn has a very strong science department.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People are real friendly around here.

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