Washburn University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Washburn University is a public institution located on a 160-acre campus in a residential neighborhood of Topeka, Kansas. Kansas City is about an hour to the east. The campus is home to an observatory, an art museum, and extensive athletic facilities. In recent years the university has expanded its on-campus housing facilities. The university offers over 200 academic programs ranging from certifications to doctorates. At the bachelor's level, professional fields such as business, nursing, criminal justice and education are most popular. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 100 organizations including a fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Washburn Ichabods and Lady Blues compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The university fields five men's and five women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Management, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6545
Total Grad Students: 224
Undergraduate Students: 6321
Faculty: 265

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 18%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka Kansas 66621

Website: http://www.washburn.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 785-670-1010

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Transfer Coordinator, Admissions
800-332-0291 x1030

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A cumulative 2.0 GPA (C=2.0) is the minimum required on all transferable course work of transfer students seeking admission to the University.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
If the student has completed fewer than 24 college hours and is degree seeking, he/she must also submit ACT scores that are not more than five years old.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
There is a $20 application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 23
English 18 24
Math 17 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 100%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -100%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 5191

Room and Board: 6059

Tuition and Fees: 11822

Total Cost: 24572

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5270

Total Cost – In-State: 18020

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5794

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 70%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 63%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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