Be Your Best Self at Washburn

We're often mistaken for a private university because of our academic quality, small class sizes and beautifully maintained campus. But Washburn is a public school. In fact, U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Washburn as the No. 1 regional public university in Kansas and 14th in the Midwest.

You can choose from more than 200 academic programs and experience a vibrant campus life featuring dozens of student organizations. At $322 per credit hour, you'll find that our tuition is extremely competitive with other four-year institutions in Kansas.

With our new scholarship guidelines, you could be eligible for a rewable scholarship ranging from $4,000 to $20,000, with just your GPA. Learn more about our tuition rates and cost of attendance. Join us and Be Your Best Self!

New scholarship guidelines

Students applying to Washburn University no longer need ACT or SAT scores to qualify for merit scholarships. Automatic awards are now based only on your high school grade point average (GPA). Merit scholarships are renewable and range from $4,000 to $20,000 during a four-year span.

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Meet Brandon: Washburn Success Story

As a first-generation student Brandon Moreno wasn’t always sure what to expect about the college process, but quickly found a support network at Washburn to help him find his way.

“I love the people. There is no other place like the Washburn staff and faculty. They always look out for you. They care about their students and it shows.”

He quickly found his fit, joining FYE Peer Educators, LinC Bonner Scholars, WSGA, We Are F1rst, Ichabod Success Institute, Ichabods Moving Forward and many others. Later, he also got involved with committees such as the Academic Diversity and Inclusion Committee and NCORE group.

“I had several (campus) jobs and I loved them all. Each one gave me new experiences, friends, and mentors. I believe my success started with them.”

After graduating in 2020 Brandon now works as a microbiologist for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and has some advice for first-generation students.

“These years are going to be the best, but only if you step out of your comfort zone and try new things. College is scary to navigate by yourself. So, don't be scared to reach out to people. Get involved with as much as you can. The people at Washburn are always ready to help you and they will have such an amazing impact on you.”

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Choosing Your Pathway

With more than 200 areas of study to chose from you're sure to find your fit. Explore your options and find the path that's right for you!

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Admissions Requirements

  • Learn what it takes to become an Ichabod!
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Student One Stop

  • The Student One Stop in the Welcome Center is where you can take care of a range of
    school-related business, including Admissions, Business Office and Financial Aid.
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  • The Registrar provides services to students and others, including providing and receiving transcripts.
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Student LIfe

  • With more than 130 student organizations on campus, there's plenty of opportunity for you to get involved.
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New Student Orientation

  • Begin your college experience with New Student Orientation! You'll learn about the expectations in the classroom, meet current students and register for your first semester courses.
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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

  • Our admissions counselors help you transition from high school to college, guiding you through the process. Find out who you'll be connecting with!
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Student Ambassadors

  • A number of Washburn students work in the Admissions Office, promoting the University and assisting you on events such as campus tours.
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Residential Living

  • Washburn offers numerous options for living on campus, including the newly-built Lincoln Hall. We have a second modern facility, Living Learning Center, and apartment-style living.

Our Mission

Washburn University's Office of Admissions is invested in recruiting high-achieving students and guiding them through the college selection process by demonstrating the comparable benefits of attending Washburn. Building these personal relationships with students ensures the composition of a diverse student body dedicated to personal growth and community enrichment.


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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