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Washburn University Student Life

Washburn University is on a 160-acre campus in an urban setting in Topeka, Kansas, not far from Kansas City. Washburn University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Washburn University also has fraternities and sororities.

Washburn University students' favorite campus traditions are Theatre, Family Day and Homecoming.

Washburn University Housing

Washburn University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Washburn University students live off campus. In 2021, 5% of undergrads at Washburn University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 95% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Washburn University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Washburn University offers coed housing and .

Is Washburn University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Washburn University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Washburn University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Washburn University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Washburn University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Washburn University, take Interstates 70/35 to Topeka, KS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kansas City International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Kansas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Washburn University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Washburn University Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

66%

Full Time

34%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

66%

13%

7%

5%

4%

3%

1%

1%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

5,064

Graduate Students

816

Non-Resident / International Students

138

Washburn University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,880

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,872

Out-of-State

$19,876

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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