Washburn University

1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS

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Questions and Answers about Washburn University

Chelsea C.
2 months ago
What academic support services does Washburn University offer to help students succeed?
Miranda H.
7 months ago
Does Washburn University offer opportunities for students to build leadership skills on campus?
Miranda H.
7 months ago
What a re the requirements to apply to WU nursing program?
Coby T.
8 months ago
Are Washburn applicants automatically considered for your scholarships?
Tcheelanshy O.
10 months ago
Does your school have sports teams?
Washburn University
Yes! We have 16 athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level in the MIAA conference. You can learn about all our athletics at www.wusports.com
Rebecca C.
10 months ago
Does your school offer any online programs?
Washburn University
Hey Rebecca, we have a selected of about 25 program options that are fully online. They can be found here (filter by 'online') - https://www.washburn.edu/academics/aos/index.html

Majors offered at Washburn University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Health and Medical Administrative Services

Academics at Washburn University

Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Washburn University demographics

60% White
10% Hispanic
6% Black
4% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common careers for Washburn University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Human Resources (HR) Director95k
Software Developer70k
Clinical Social Worker68k
Director of Operations68k
Financial Analyst48k
Marketing Coordinator42k
Based on 2,429 student responses
48.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
81.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
55%in High-Meaning careers
4%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Washburn University

Washburn University financial aid

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Student reviews of Washburn University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Leah Dixon
Biking And Cycling
Art History
Writing + 4 others



Washburn University is a rarity among colleges. On this small Kansas, the campus sits a beautiful, serene wonder of higher education. Not so small as to be irrelevant, not so big as to remain unnoticed in a crowd of thousands. The professors are top-notch, the course offerings are diverse and thoughtful, the food is out of this world delicious, using only the finest quality ingredients, the dorms are new or updated to like new, the classrooms and public areas are well-appointed, the social scene is enjoyable with plenty of activities to suit all personalities and the cost of attendance is manageable. There are plenty of opportunities for scholarships and work studies, not to mention grants. All in all, in super glad I chose Washburn University to finish my undergraduate degree. I am proud to be an Ichabod! #GoBods!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I can't think of one area to complain about.

Emily Christmas
Music + 12 others



I am still in college, but I really like how inclusive Washburn is and how considerate as well. In my opinion, I didn’t do as well as I could’ve my first semester, but that was mainly due to my own resistance because I wasn’t taking advantage of the help they were offering to me. I believe the people are all very kind and understanding, but also professional, so you do what you’re supposed to and therefore you will do well.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I feel like there aren’t that many online opportunities at Washburn which was really disappointing, especially for someone who works full time and goes to school full time. As with all schools, there are certain teachers who can cause problems, but Washburn handles things fairly well just be aware.

Tristan Mott



I like the fact that by the time I graduated I was friends with a good amount of people in my classes. Washburn focuses on getting the students involved with each other which makes the experience more enjoyable. Not only do you become friends with your classmates but the classmates also become the teachers in some programs and that was really cool to me.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Washburn is a special place and I think there needs to be more marketing toward current high schoolers in the surrounding area.

Gabrielle Saunders



The dorms allow for many places to study besides dorm rooms or suites.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The quality of food.

LeeAnn Skinner
Painting and Studio Art
Graphic Design
Art + 8 others



I like that Washburn University is a smaller campus, I think that a smaller class size allows you to get to know your classmates and get more one-on-one feedback from professors. Overall I think that the campus is nice, the building and outdoor spaces look nice and are well-maintained. I do Washburn University is a good college and more affordable than some other options in Kansas.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The Washburn art department has had several issues in the past year, including staffing issues, limited class selection, parking issues due to the new athletic center, and some issues with open studio hours. I still recommend it, but hopefully, issues will be resolved soon.

Chelsea Cole
Painting and Studio Art



I liked how Washburn acts like a private university but it's public. That means more opportunity for the students!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

WORK-STUDY is a nightmare here! You may get hired on at the beginning of the semester but it'll be halfway through by the time you're officially able to work. Plus, the scheduling is a disaster. Why did they put students in charge of some of them?!

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