Tuition & Fees

$11,584

$25,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
52%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
37%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,579
Declined + 5,194
Total Received 22,773
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Public

26,098

undergraduate students

5,380

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Social Sciences
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Codes

SAT 4705
ACT 4482

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Location

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 31,478
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)
•  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)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Virtual Tour

Pullman, WA

1,742-acre main campus in Pullman (population: 33,354), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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 17% of male students
 
14 sororities 21% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
52%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
37%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
12%

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

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,579
Declined + 5,194
Total Received 22,773

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: 800 468-6978
F: 509 335-4902
admissions@wsu.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

Other
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 509 335-9711
F: 509 335-1385
finaid@wsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Brian Dixon
Assistant Vice President, Office of Student Financial Services
finaid@wsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Bowling, Crew, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Disc, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing

Club Sports - Women's

Bowling, Crew, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Softball, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Disc, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Water Polo, Waterskiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cribbage, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Golf, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Kickball, Lawn Games, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Ultimate Disc, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Pat Chun (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Anne Mccoy (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific-12 Conference
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
crimson and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Biotechnology
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Technology/Production Management
Agricultural/Food Business Economics
Agricultural/Food Systems
Agriculture
Agriculture/Food Security
American Studies
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Merchandising/Textiles
Applied Economics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Basic Medical Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological/Agricultural Engineering
Biology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication/Society
Communications
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Crop Science
Data Analytics
Dietetics
Digital Technology/Culture
Earth Sciences/Geology
Economic Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
English
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental/Ecosystem Sciences
Environmental/Natural Resource Sciences
Exercise Science
Field Crop Management
Finance
Fine Arts
Food Science
Foreign Languages/Cultures
Forestry
French
Fruit/Vegetable Management
General Studies
Genetics/Cell Biology
Geology
Geology/Earth Sciences
Health Policy Administration
Hispanic Studies
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Business Management
Human Development
Humanities
Integrated Plant Sciences
Interdisciplinary Programs
Interior Design
International Business
Journalism/Media Production
Landscape Architecture
Landscape/Nursery/Greenhouse Management
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Material Science/Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Molecular Biosciences
Molecular Plant Sciences
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Resource Sciences
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing/M.S.N.
Nursing/R.N./A.S.N./B.S.N.
Nutrition/Exercise Physiology
Organic Agriculture Systems
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Pre-Veterinary
Prevention Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Social Studies Teaching
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Spanish
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport Management
Sport Science
Sports Management
Statistical Science
Statistics
Strategic Communication
Teacher Education/Multiple Levels
Teaching
Turfgrass Management
Veterinary Science
Wildlife Ecology/Conservation Sciences
Wine/Beverage Business Management
Winemaking/Viticulture/Enology
Women's Studies
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Social Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

31,478

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

26,098
students

Female
53%
13,764

Male
47%
12,334

17%

5,380
students

Female
53%
2,839

Male
47%
2,541

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

22,877
students

Female
53%
12,014

Male
47%
10,863

13%

3,221
students

Female
55%
1,750

Male
45%
1,471

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 78
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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