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Tuition & Fees

$11,699

$26,331

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,742
Declined + 4,024
Total Received 19,766
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Public

24,470

undergraduate students

5,216

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
30-36
10%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
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School Facts

Washington State University, founded in 1890, is a public research university. Its 620-acre main campus is located in Pullman, 75 miles south of Spokane.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,686
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Pullman, WA

620-acre main campus in Pullman (population: 31,682), 75 miles from Spokane. Regional campuses in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and Spokane; air and bus serve Pullman; major airport serves Spokane.

Washington State University
P.O. Box 645910
Pullman, WA 99164-5910

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
26 fraternities 15% of male students
 
14 sororities 20% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
30-36
10%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 31 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,742
Declined + 4,024
Total Received 19,766

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Wendy Peterson
Director of Admissions
P: 888 468-6978
F: 509 335-4902
admissions@wsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,175,409
State $53,744,050
Institutional $16,797,480
Other external
Total $108,716,939

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $1,580,526
Institutional $23,890,625
Other external $7,069,423
Total $32,540,574

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific-12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
crimson and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Biotechnology
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Technology/Production Management
Agricultural/Food Business Economics
Agriculture
Agriculture/Food Security
American Studies
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Merchandising/Textiles
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological/Agricultural Engineering
Biology
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Culture
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communications
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Crop Science
Digital Technology/Culture
Economic Science
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
English
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental/Natural Resource Sciences
Environmental/Resource Economics
Exercise Science
Field Crop Management
Finance
Fine Arts
Food Science
Foreign Languages/Cultures
Forestry
French Language/Literature
Fruit/Vegetable Management
General Studies
Genetics/Cell Biology
Geology
Health Policy Administration
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Business Management
Human Development
Human Nutrition
Humanities
Integrated Plant Sciences
Interdisciplinary Programs
Interior Design
International Business
Journalism/Media Production
Landscape Architecture
Landscape/Nursery/Greenhouse Management
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Molecular Biosciences
Molecular Plant Sciences
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Natural Resource Sciences
Natural Resources
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing/M.S.N.
Nursing/R.N./A.S.N./B.S.N.
Nutrition/Exercise Physiology
Organic Agriculture Systems
Performance Music
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Genetic Counseling
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy/Physician's Assistant
Pre-Theology
Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Affairs
Regional Planning
Religious Studies
Science
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Social Studies Teaching
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish Language/Literature
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport Science
Sports Management
Statistics
Strategic Communication
Teacher Education/Multiple Levels
Turfgrass Management
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife Ecology/Conservation
Wine Business Management
Winemaking/Viticulture/Enology
Women's Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

82%

24,470
students

Female
52%
12,681

Male
48%
11,789

Graduate

18%

5,216
students

Female
51%
2,652

Male
49%
2,564

undergraduateFull-time

87%

21,384
students

Female
52%
10,951

Male
48%
10,433

undergraduatePart-time

13%

3,086
students

Female
57%
1,730

Male
43%
1,356

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Laurie Quiring
Director, International Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
509 335-8117
international@wsu.edu

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