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'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.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 14 2015
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
  • 3 months ago
If You're Big on History – The atmosphere here at Washburn is defenatly different. We make a big deal about study abroad, since we are in connection now with multiple countries for over 30 years. We hold events monthly for famous people and community leaders to come and share their experiences. We are Topeka however, and only if you are interested in history will you find anything to do here in this small town. The captial is cool to visit, but when you've been there 300 times like I have, it gets repetitive and boring since construction takes forever in this town too. We love holding cultural events however, we just got done hosting the Japanese festival, and everyone had a blast. Over 300 people came!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 7 2012