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Washburn University is a public institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,389, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washburn University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 77. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,774 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,926 (2013-14).
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Located on a 160-acre campus in the center of Topeka, the capital of Kansas, Washburn University provides excellent liberal arts and professional education to over 7,000 students. Founded in 1865, Washburn skillfully combines the most effective modes of educating: accomplished faculty, small class sizes, state of the art technology, modern learning techniques and unique opportunities available through an interactive campus and community relationship. The university offers more than 200 programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master's and juris doctor degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law and Nursing.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Washburn University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Washburn University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 95.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||95.5%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Washburn University is 15:1, and the school has 41 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Washburn University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||12%|
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Washburn University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,389, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus. Washburn University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Washburn University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Washburn University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Washburn University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Washburn University, 63.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,884.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,774 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$12,926 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,391 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data