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Washburn University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1865
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,297
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $126,783,128
Admissions Address

1700 S.W. College
Topeka, KS 66621

Website

http://www.washburn.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@washburn.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kirk Haskins
Admissions office telephone: (785) 670-1030
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.washburn.edu/future/admissions/apply-online/ Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? Yes for most students, but selective admission for some programs
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 98%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 98%
Total applicants: 1,956
Total acceptances: 1,917
Total freshman enrollment: 908
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 792
Male acceptances: 775
Male freshman enrollment: 390
 
Female applicants: 1,164
Female acceptances: 1,142
Female freshman enrollment: 518
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 64%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 84%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 77%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 25
Math: 18 – 25
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 6.0% 4.0%
24-29 29.0% 25.0% 30.0%
18-23 52.0% 49.0% 42.0%
12-17 15.0% 18.0% 24.0%
6-11 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

 

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