Washburn University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Fountain at Washburn University
Fountain at Washburn University. Gooseinoz / Wikimedia Commons

Washburn University Admissions Overview:

Washburn University has open admissions, so any students who meet baseline requirements for admission should be able to attend. Those interested will need to submit an application, which can be found on the school's website. Students will also need to send in official high school transcripts or a GED certification. For complete instructions and application guidelines, check out the university's admissions website or get in touch with a member of Washburn's admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Washburn University Description:

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. Other choices range from honor societies, to recreational sports, to religious clubs, to performing arts groups. 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. Popular sports include basketball, football, golf, tennis, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,636 (5,780 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 67% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,754 (in-state); $17,386 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,527
  • Other Expenses: $3,581
  • Total Cost: $19,862 (in-state); $29,494 (out-of-state)

Washburn University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,779
    • Loans: $5,477

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Management, Nursing, Social Work, Engineering

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 37%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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