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 publicly funded, independently governed school. You can choose from more than 200 academic programs and experience a vibrant campus life featuring dozens of student organizations. At $300 per credit hour, you'll find that our tuition is extremely competitive with other four-year institutions in Kansas. Learn more about our tuition rates and cost of attendance. Join us and Be Your Best Self!

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Starla Cochenour

Meet Starla: Washburn Success Story

A junior from Sabetha, Kansas, Starla exemplifies students at Washburn. She is majoring in communications and has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to get involved on campus.

Starla is a student ambassador and works in the Admissions Office. She's also a Summer Orientation Counselor who helps the newest Ichabods transition into life at Washburn.

"What I really love about my job is that I get to build connections with new students during NSO and see them grow after they get to campus," she said. "My favorite thing about Washburn is that it genuinely feels like a community here. It has a small-town feel, but it's not in a small town."

Starla is a member of the Greek community and Panhellenic Executive Council, as well as a recruitment counselor. She's also been a member of Washburn Student Government Association and works at a nursing home in her hometown once a month on the weekends.

Starla plans to work in higher education after receiving her degree from Washburn.

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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
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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