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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. There are many activities and organizations for Washburn University 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 events are Theatre, Family Day and Homecoming.

Washburn University Housing

Washburn University offers housing for students. 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.

Washburn University Athletics

At Washburn University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Washburn University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Washburn University

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 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

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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
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 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

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Application Deadline

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