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Washburn University

Topeka, KS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%

Washburn University Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Washburn University. Around 98% of applicants get into Washburn University each year. Last year, 2,434 students applied to Washburn University and 2,392 were admitted.

Reach out to Washburn University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Washburn University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Washburn University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Washburn University's admissions stats.

Washburn University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Washburn University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Washburn University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Washburn University?

Washburn University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Washburn University Admissions

Is Washburn University Hard To Get Into?

It is not competitive to get into Washburn University.

In 2022, Washburn University accepted 98% of all applicants, approximately 2,392 from the 2,434 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Washburn University, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing program is program moderately difficult.

For applicants who are not residents of Kansas, getting into Washburn University is not difficult.

Transferring to Washburn University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Washburn University

Washburn University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Washburn University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Washburn University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Washburn University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important

Make sure to check with Washburn University for more information on admission factors.

Washburn University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Washburn University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Washburn University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Washburn University?

Students admitted to Washburn University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70.6% submitted a class rank. At Washburn University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 65.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Washburn University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17.86%
3.75 and 3.99 19.08%
3.50 and 3.74 16.03%
3.25 and 3.49 11.45%
3.00 and 3.24 10.38%
2.50 and 2.9 13.13%
2.00 and 2.49 8.4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Washburn University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Washburn University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Washburn University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Washburn University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Washburn University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Washburn University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Washburn University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Washburn University.

Does Washburn University accept transfer credits?

✅ Washburn University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Washburn University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Washburn University?

✅ Washburn University is not test optional.

What is Washburn University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Washburn University is 98%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Washburn University?

❌ Washburn University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Washburn University? Washburn University is a open admission institution. The Washburn University acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.


Washburn University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Washburn University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Washburn University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Washburn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Washburn University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Washburn University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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