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Freshmen

The Best Opportunity to Be Your Best Self

Congratulations on taking the next step in your academic career! You will cultivate the knowledge and skills you need for a lifetime of learning, self discovery and success at Washburn. You’ll also have the time of your life engaging in our campus life, including more than 130 student organizations. While you’re here, you may discover a new passion, explore new ideas and prepare for your career at one of the best public universities in the Midwest.

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Choosing Your Pathway

You’ll choose from dozens of degree programs, ranging from business, to math, to music, to psychology. Washburn offers more than 200 degree programs, so you’ll find the right fit. In addition, you’ll study in small classes (two-thirds of our classes have 20 or fewer students) and connect with professors who embrace and value one-on-one time with their students. Join us at Washburn and Be Your Best Self!

You’ll also thrive on campus with an opportunity to participate in more than 130 student organizations. You’ll have fun in the classroom and outside of it when you become an Ichabod.


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How to Apply

  • Complete the application for admission
  • Send us your official ACT or SAT scores (only required if you’re under 21)*
  • Send us your official high school transcripts
  • Send us your official college transcripts (if any college credit has been taken)
  • Pay a one-time, $20 non-refundable application fee**

*While ACT scores are not required for admissions purposes if you’re over 21 years of age, it may be helpful to send them or take a placement exam when choosing courses.

**Some students are eligible for an application fee waiver. Learn more here.

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Visit Washburn

  • Personalized visits, Ichabod Days or a virtual tour. Pick your experience!
Living on Campus

Living on Campus

  • Washburn has several options for living on campus, including state-of-the-art residence halls and apartment-style housing.
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Welcome Center

  • The Welcome Center is where your start your journey as an Ichabod. Having opened in 2015, the facility houses the Admissions Office, Student One Stop and much more.
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Student Life

  • Clubs, student government, greek life - we've got it all! Learn how you can connect at Washburn through more than 130 student organizations.
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Garvey Exam

  • You can earn a scholarship of up to $2,000 by taking the Garvey Exam. You much have a high school GPA of 3.25 and be admitted to Washburn.
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Virtual Tour

  • Experience Washburn right now!
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Areas of Study

  • More than 200 to chose from!
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GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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Washburn University School Of Law

Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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