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  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 out of 65 people found this review useful. 1 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is best for students who like to get involved and put themselves out there. WSU offers so many opportunities its hard not to WANT to get involved in something. However, if you feel for some reason that you might not fit in anyways, don't sweat it; during those cold (and very long) winters sometimes staying in and doing your own thing is not a bad idea. the one universal thing I can say to any student looking at this university is that you must come willing to be focused and work, its easy with all those extra-curricular opportunities to get side tracked and I know from personal experience that falling behind is the last thing you want to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing I can say to any prospective students more than anything is that home work is a major component in being a student at WSU. you must be willing to work for a grade! very few professors will allow you to skate by on good test grades alone. The other thing is that in order to get the full WSU experience you must be willing to examine all your options, anyone can sit in a dorm room and play video games in their spare time but with all the extracurriculars WSU offers its virtually impossible to not find a group you wont fit in with, but you must be willing to look. Believe me, its worth the effort.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU has an amazing range of educational and/or social opportunities. While the dorms are nothing to special the campus does boast a wonderful Student Recreation Center built within the last couple of years. The Campus also brings a just re-opened and completely revamped student union building which shows free movies Friday-Sunday nights and host up-all-night parties periodically throughout the year. On a more educational note WSU also offers many aids to students in their studies ranging from personal tutors to a student writing center where English majors get to sharpen their skills by helping correct and modify papers brought in by students who are having writing troubles. All expenses for these attractions and more are all automatically included in your tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I grew up going to WSU games so I guess i am a little biased but to be truthfully honest their are a lot of great qualities boasted by this college that I can honestly verify. First, the college hosts an array of fun and/or interesting educational activities and the same can be said for any social activities. The atmosphere is very relaxed but with an underlying sense of extreme urgency to do well. Over all while the students and staff may act rather laid back many of both are actually very dedicated making this college a nice place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors at WSU are thorough in their teaching but sometimes lack the patience for slower students. The curriculum while tough is also very educational and I have found it to be rather enjoyable.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 32 people found this review useful. 2 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Students interested in Hospitality, Agriculture, Veterinary and Architecture: Washington State is excellent in these fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep those grades up, it's getting competitive! :)

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student I have a much higher tuition price than most, but Washington State is very good at offering scholarships and loans. I receive a scholarship making my out of state tuition almost the price of instate tuition. It is so worth it though. Like I said the earlier, the campus is awesome, the people are extremely friendly and helpful, and scholarships are plentiful.

    Am enjoying being here

    As an out of state student I can say that I am SO happy here. The campus is beautiful, and with the rolling hills walking to certain places on campus can count as your workout for the day! Haha, but really, the campus is beautiful, safe and easy to navigate. The options students have are endless: intramural sports, Greek life, over 300 clubs ranging from accounting to snowboarding, ski team, etc etc. There are plenty of options for student jobs and the University even has a website to help search for them. Washington State is a fun, laid-back, academically strong, beautiful campus that I would recommend anyone to attend.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Washington State University are incredible, and luckily, all the ones I have had are really good at getting to know their students on a personal basis. Even with a 300 person lecture, if you're the type of student who is willing to get to know your professor (ask questions, go into office hours, etc) they're willing to help!

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 out of 21 people found this review useful. 3 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Veterinary, Music, Architecture, Business, Zoology, you name it, this school has it (even Astrophysics!)Choose a major, but don't be afraid to look around. Just don't look around too long. Counselors and advisers are there, and they are always available to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of things if you decide to go here. Like any school, you can get caught up in the strangest things. This town is one of the safest places I've ever been to. Girls have their own Women's Transit and the Pullman Transit Bus lines are operational until 3am. Use your resources and find others to make you successful person.

    Bang for the buck

    Definte a home away from home. The only thing I probably hate is the cost for board and room but even so, for out of state students like me, this was a lot cheaper than some of the schools in Cali. Amazing, I know. And I don't get a really good financial package (ouch).

    Am enjoying being here

    Way different than from my comfortable LA town, but this college town has a lot of spunk and hope for the Cougs. Even though the number one thing you'll hear a lot is that it's a lonely town, the University does a great job in offering activities, keeping you busy with school work and opportunities, and advertising outdoor adventures. It really takes a special breed to hang in here.

    Am learning a lot

    There's an interesting concept to WSU, first and foremost, you are asked to learn a little about your self. Develop in a new environment where there's plenty of diversity to present yourself with. I love the wide range of knowledge my professors had, not only in the courses they were teaching, but in others that had little relativity. The writing center is also a wonderful opportunity to go in and edit, or be edited on papers, brainstorms, even lab ideas.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Washington State is such a large school that anyone will be able to fit in. There so many majors offered, every student will find the career path that fits them best. There is also clubs and teams that everyone is welcomed to join. Pullman is a college town, which means there is not much going on other than games and campus events. It’s a great way for all students to get involved, but some may have a hard being so isolated from life outside of the campus. Washington State University is a great college for those who put academics as a top priority as well as those who want to make their college experience a fun and memorable one.

    Tips for prospective students

    An important thing to realize as an incoming college student is how different it is from high school. In many classes, your entire grade is based solely on exams. This means that preparation is up to you since there is no homework. Start good study habits early to help relieve the stress of your first year of college. While maintaining good grades is the most important part of college, it is also key to involve yourself in extracurricular activities. At Washington State there are a number of ways to get involved, and I recommend that everyone at least find one group that shares their interests. It’s a great way to make new friends and get the most out of the college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Washington State University is around the same price as other public undergraduate universities. I definitely feel that I am getting my money’s worth. There are so many programs for students of all interests that cost little to nothing. There are also free movies shown in the auditorium every weekend. The only thing I feel I would change in terms of cost is the price of food in the dining center. Depending on what you buy, meals can sometimes be rather pricy.

    Am enjoying being here

    I chose WSU over other schools that I was considering because their incredible school spirit made me believe that the students enjoyed their school. After my first few weeks, I found this to be true for me as well. It’s a great school with many areas to study and a variety of activities for people of all interests. The football and basketball games are a blast. There is also a number of clubs for people who want to get involved in areas of their interest. Washington State has an amazing Greek program as well. The entire education and extracurricular experience at this university is excellent. The hardest thing for me to get used about college life at WSU was the fact that it is located in a small town. This can cause some students to feel isolated.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot at Washington State. All students are required to take a class from several categories, which include intercultural studies, sciences, etc. These requirements give students the opportunity to take a class that they probably would not have taken otherwise, and allow them to learn about a variety of topics. The professors at WSU are also very helpful in allowing students to get the most out of their education. They provide detailed information in their lectures along with ample resources to do well in their class. Although the course load can sometimes be rather challenging, your professors are willing to help as long as you go to their office hours and show an effort to do well.

  • 08/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 5 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Since the campus is mostly a hill, it is great for those who want to get a workout without going to the gym. We don't call it cougar calfs for nothing. Also great for students wanting to pursue an animal related career or a nursing career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something you enjoy and get involved. WSU has so many opportunities for students. Many of the clubs are available to all students and they are a great way to meet new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    While all colleges are expensive, I am very pleased with the campus and the living situation. You get a great learning experience and the campus is beautiful.

    Am enjoying being here

    Washington State University offers a lot of different programs that give you a step up on your career. As a student interested in veterinary medicine, I was extremely pleased to discover all of the different clubs offered for pre-vet students. The Raptor Club is by far one of the funnest and gives you the chance to work one on one with birds of prey.

    Am learning a lot

    As a student in the animal sciences program, I am learning so much more about animals than I thought possible just in my first year. Almost all of my professors have been easy to talk to and very interested in the subject.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 6 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is laid back, can learn and concentrate, and control themselves while distinguishing between school time and play time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the location of Pullman bring you down! The environment is awesome and the people are great and friendly. The professors are cool, and they're committed to helping you learn.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like WSU a lot! My roommate is awesome, and I love the fact that I can learn what I want to learn in my specific area :)

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school has a fairly large student population, over 20,000, so if you like that size you should do just fine. Someone who doesn't mind being in a small town will enjoy campus life here too. WSU is only about 15 miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, but Moscow is also a small town. The campus is gorgeous and educational opportunities abound.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible, especially if you are from out of state. If you are from out of state you can apply for the Cougar Award that helps defray the cost of out-of-state tution. If you plan on joining a sorority you should get as many recommendations from former members of a particular house as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    I think resident students get a bigger bang for their buck than say an out-of state student. Someone from out of state could probably find a state school in their own home state that could provide the same education at less cost. Still, it is a great university with great educational opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is an amazing campus. It is set in the rolling hills of the Palouse and it is gorgeous. The dorms have many activities to join in on, including dances, movies, and a variety of intramural sports teams. There is usually an all-night campus party once a month with food and games. There are also fraternities and sororities on campus with an active social schedule. Fraternities are not too hard to get into as not many guys want to join, but joining a sorority can be hard as there are many more girls applying than can be accommodated in the houses. There is also a great recreation center on campus if you enjoy working out, especially during the winter months.

    Am learning a lot

    The University has challenging classes and you will get a very good education. Strong study skills and good time management are a must to keep up with classes if you are a full time student. There are tutors available if needed.

  • 01/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for students wanting to get involved, be fans of college sports, and receive a quality education at a good price.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its important to keep a solid gpa and sat/act score. While the university isn't know for being extremely selective, they are becoming much more strict as the cost of college continues to rise. A variety of extracurricular activities is import on your application. All these things will help lead to your acceptance into the university and any scholarships that you might receive. Keep in mind that college life is different from high school, and not for everyone. Academics are notably different from high school, and you will learn to discipline yourself to study often and perform better on exams. Many of your grades will be based off of just your exam scores Make sure that you visit the campus if possible, it can give you an accurate feel of the school and what things may be like for you.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is a public institution that is around the price of other instate universities. The rising cost of college is one thing, and it will continue to happen everywhere unfortunately. As a student that doesn't quality for grants or many quality loans, I was pleased to receive a more than decent financial aid offer with scholarships. With the education and experience that I'm receiving while attending WSU, I can say that it is a bang for the buck. Additionally, WSU made a selective list by a magazine/journal in regards to the best value universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am proud to be a Cougar and you will find that just about the entire student body is also. The school pride at WSU is outstanding! Sporting events are fun and popular, and if you like other activities its likely that the school offers it. The drama department offers a hilarious regular improv comedy show called Nuthouse in addition to the student union builing offering movies every weekend night. The student government, greek system, and dorms offers countless other activities both on and off campus. Don't forget about the campus; its amazing! The lovely look of the new and well kept old brick buildings continues to astonish me. The rolling hills of the Palouse region is not for everyone, especially since many city kids are not familiar with a smaller town such as Pullman. However, Pullman itself is charming and has a great community feel as does the university campus. Even though the student body is rather large at around 20,000, its great because it allows you to know many people within a great community while also being able to sit back and just be a number if you wish. I love how I can walk on campus and see people from my classes, run into professors, and also see many tables from organizations set up on the central part of campus.

    Am learning a lot

    My variety of professors has really been great. One of the best things about the learning environment at WSU is that whether you are in a 400 person lecture or a 20 person tutorial, you will notice that your professors want to help you. They make a conscious effort to know you, and this is rather easy if you take advantage of office hours or talk to them after class. Classes are challenging and you certainly have to earn your grades. Strong study skills and good time management are academic concepts that you will continue to develop at WSU.

  • 12/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Leadership seekers People who want to be involved on campus People who want to get their moneys worth Anybody who wants to be successful in life

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus! I promise once you see how gorgeous the campus is and how many positive features are here, you'll have a better feel for the school. There are always campus tours and opportunities for prospective students to come see what WSU is all about. I highly encourage becoming a member of the Greek System, for more reasons than one. Leadership opportunities, close-knit community, lifelong friends, and many social aspects are just a few reasons.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here is not too bad. I feel like I'm getting my moneys worth because there are so many options for majors and minors. There are a lot of opportunities to be in clubs and to get involved on campus. Also, there are a lot of programs for study abroad.

    Am enjoying being here

    I honestly enjoy going here. When I'm at home, I miss being in Pullman. Everyone is scared that Pullman is too small of a town but there are always things going on. The Greek System is so close knit, you can make many good friends and family. Everything on campus is in walking distance so you rarely need to leave campus. The campus is beautiful and pretty big.

    Am learning a lot

    All the professors are here for your benefit. They have no problem scheduling meetings outside of class if you're having trouble with the class. It's comforting knowing that you have so many options for help including TA's, tutors, and other students. I've learned so much the past two years, and am so excited to learn even more the next two years.

  • 10/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like seclusion and studying into the night for just a quiz. WSU offers a massive greek life, so it's not hard to feel alone even in Pullman. It provides a brilliant communications program that is nation recognized.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Unless you are costing by in the Honors College at WSU, homework and attendance has never been more important. Remember that single kid your senior year? The one with the perfect attendance record? You want to be that kid in college. Sure, that kid in high school might have been crazy to attend everyday regardless you weren't paying as much as you do now. High School, even if you went to private costs incredibly more than any high school and for that reason you should GO to class. Every time you skip you cost your parents $500. Oh, and Sally Sidewalk rules for girls and boys. MIP's are easy to get in a small town. At WSU you feel as if it's another world, one without consequences and even as a freshman I have seen other kids get MIPs in the first week. Don't be stupid, just be smart.

    Bang for the buck

    I have to say the reason I came to WSU was because of the awesome scholarships and incredible price. Even though it is high above community college tuition, WSU provides college life and an amazing education.

    Am enjoying being here

    For me it was tough moving to Pullman and knowing that the closest mildly decent shopping mall was over three hours away. The barren land and desolate scenery is almost a blur when you enter the campus at WSU. There is so much to do that single student won't feel left out. Even as the homework plies on you have the ability to join clubs, sports, greek life, and Cable 8 WSU's own cable station.

    Am learning a lot

    Read, read, read! WSU is about knowing the material, the tests and even the homework rely on the reading. In high school I could always get past without reading, at WSU you won't be able to do that. So make note cards, bring millions of highlighters and get ready to read.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    wsu was voted the safest campus in the pac-12 for two major reasons: 1) the small size of the pullman community means that there is a much lower crime rate overall in the town, and 2) wsu offers a myriad of safety services on campus, such as women's transit, which will give a ride to any student (male or female) who would otherwise be traveling by themselves at night.

    Greek Life

    greek life is great! i'm not in the greek system myself, but both of my roommates are, and they absolutely love it. and the fraternities on campus always hold events every weekend that both greeks and non-greeks can attend.

    Clubs and Activities

    as i said before, the clubs and activities are great! it's really easy to get involved in all sorts of different clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    people looking for both an education and the traditional college experience, people who like small towns, people who like to be involved in school activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    wsu is such a tight-knit community that there are way too many traditions to name! one of my favorites is saying go cougs to other people sporting wsu cougar gear off campus. the saying once a coug, always a coug is definitely true here!

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is pretty steep here (at least compared to other public universities in the country) but for me, it's completely worth it. i'm getting a great education and a fantastic college experience all in one!

    What to do for fun

    there is a movie theater right around the corner, but the student union building (called the cub) plays a different every weekend movie for free! greek row is also incorporated into the campus. plus, the student entertainment board always has activities going on, like up all night events with hypnotists and free piercings!

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good for being dorm food. but when you get sick of the cafeterias, there are little convenience stores on campus so you can stock up on junk/snack food! and you can pay for everything with your meal plan money.

    Dorm Life

    since the town is so small, dorm life is dominant here. and absolutely love it! you get to meet all sorts of people, and you are within walking distance of all your classes. it's very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm in the honors college, so those classes are obviously challenging. but i have found some of my regular classes to be challenging as well! the good news is that most of the teachers want you to come in and ask for their help.

    Tips for prospective students

    stock up on cold weather clothing for the winter months- the snow can really build up, and school pretty much never gets cancelled! also, get involved in whatever you can. it's a great way to meet new people and get to know the university.

    In three sentences

    wsu is the perfect school for me. the academics are great, but the best part is the atmosphere of the town and the university. it is the perfect college in the perfect little college town!

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    you cannot get any safer than pullman, trust me. we are one of the safest campuses in the pac 12. the only problem that occurs throughout campus is theft and thats only when people leave there stuff unattended. after a long study session in the library i usually walk by myself at night back home, i never feel scared because honestly theres nothing to be afraid of, theres usually people walking around at night too and there probably just trying to get home or walking back from a late night study session like you. if for some reason there is an emergency there are these poles with a 911 button all over campus, you can spot them because they have a blue light on top of them, if you were in any danger, those would be in close range, as long as ive been here though i have never heard of anyone needing to use them. the local police department is also located right in the middle of campus, so if an emergency were to take place it would take them less than 2 mins to get to you.

    Greek Life

    i personally love greek live because i am greek myself! there is a really bad stereotype when it comes to being in the greek system and that is not the case at all. i definitely thought about all the college movies ive ever seen and thinking thats what greek life was going to be about, it really wasnt. the people here carry heavy traditions and are very passionate about grades and volunteer work. people in the greek system have on average higher gpas then people that are non-greek. there is a high standard of greatness for the fraternites and sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    the are various different types of clubs and organizations on campus for anyone to get involved in, theres really no excuse. and trust me, they will recruit you especially if you go in the compton union building alot (cub for short) because thats basically the main hangout spot to chill in between classes and get something to eat. there is a club and organization for every type of interest, too many to type out!

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for people the already used to the type of weather in washington, pullman is pretty unpredictable when in comes to weather and it can be a shock for someone that isnt used to it, like myself coming from california. this school is also great for biology, agricultural and animal science majors particularly because that is what this school is known for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it is a must to 1. hate u dubb with a passion (people hear will call you out and harrass you if you support the university of washington in any way) they are a rivals and everyone hates them 2. go to the football games, the campus is literally desserted on the day of the games (even though we dont have the best team, everyone still goes to support because of our fanstastic school spirit), own at least one piece of coug swag, which translated is any type of shirt, sweatshirt, hat etc. you will feel very out of place because everyone you pass by with have something of wsu on.

    Bang for the buck

    it is definitely worth it if you make the most of it. if you stay involved and do everything there is to do and take advantage of the classes given and the office hours of professors, your money will not go to waste.

    What to do for fun

    pullman is basically in the middle of no where, so there are not alot of places to go if you dont have a car. but the bus is free is you have your student id card so you can travel with that or walk. there are alot of restaurants and mom and pop shops downtown, if you like to party, greek row has a bunch of fraternity partys literally every weekend. the student council at school holds different events on the weekends that are really enjoyable, they work hard to give students who dont like the party life something to do. we also have school concerts, last year wiz khalifa and ludacris came, this year big sean came and tyga is coming soon, and most recently rappers currency and too short came.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is great!... for about the first couple of weeks, if you live in the dorm. it gets kinda tiring after a while, but there are separate markets next to the dining hall for example hillside has a little market where you can go and make your own food, kind of like a campus mini mart.

    Dorm Life

    i guess it depends on which dorm you pick! there are alot of new dorms that are being built and a couple being refurbished, those are the ones to go for, the older dorms are not as nice as the newer ones but the rooms are much, much bigger which is a plus. the do have all girls and all boys dorms, but most of them are co-ed. the dorms always have different activities going on and there are lots of ways to get involved. wsu does have a requirement for freshman to live in the dorms for 1 year.

    Academic Rigor

    there are definitely some great and okay professors here at wsu, i just depends on your major or the class your taking. some majors like animal development agricultural, or biology have very good programs and professors because thats usually what people come here for, other programs do have a great professors once you get in the higher level classes, most 100 level classes are taught by a graduate student or ta.

    Tips for prospective students

    if your coming from out of state, definitely visit a couple of times before making you decision, especially if your not used to this washington weather it can be a real shock. pullman is basically in the middle of no where so thats another thing to keep in mind, its definitely a campus town so there are things to do but the nearest shopping center is 8 miles away in idaho.

    In three sentences

    a beautiful campus with lots of things to do. you get all 4 seasons living in pullman and theres a strong greek system. the school spirit is very strong and you can tell people here are proud to be a coug!

  • 10/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get a great education and have the best school spirit should attend Washington State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    At times it is hard to balance academics, social life, and sleep, but with a little hard work and trial and error, becoming a college student here at WSU is worth the effort. Don't give up, believe in your self.

    Bang for the buck

    College can be expensive and Washington State University is no different. But with the top ratings and experience along with the know credits of where you achieve your degree, WSU is totally worth it and is definitely the bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Once you step on the soil of Washington State University, something happens to you. You become caught up in the spirit of WSU is all about. You are apart of something way bigger than one can even comprehend. You are now a Cougar. I enjoy being here and anyone and everyone that visits is hooked and has an urge to come back.

    Am learning a lot

    Washington State University offers several programs with a range of learning opportunities. I am currently going through the Interior Design program and at times it is challenging but I rather be challenged than not at all. Besides the accademic part, learning to live on your own and experiencing new adventures is also included while attending Washington State University.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Single parents, working families or individuals. Anyone who must work a regular job and cant only go to school. Good at managing your own time very well. Not good for procrastinators. Must have good discipline, must be willing to communicate and give feedback. Have the time to log in at least 4 times a week to each class. Must have a computer, and should be a laptop, as well as access to internet whenever you need it. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you are good at managing your own time. Nobody is there to remind you of assignments, and it is your job to remember discussions, exams, papers, extra credit, textbook info, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in contact with your adviser, they will help you select courses so you graduate on time, and they wont let you overload yourself. My adviser talked me out of taking too many hard courses in one semester, so I would be able to dedicate the proper amount of time to all of them. Sometimes they don't post the course materials until the last minute, so email the instructors asap if you plan to order your books online. This semester, they didnt post my required books until 1.5 weeks before classes started. When I ordered them online, I didnt get my books until 2 weeks into the semester. Keep on top of it. Also, if you do have to take proctored exams, it can be hard to find one last minute so look early in the semester. Most places charge, like libraries and other schools. Sylvan learning centers can do them last minute, but they charge a lot of money, I paid $75 to take an hour-long exam. A local community college proctored mine for $20. Its VERY important to find your proctor early so they can schedule you in, and so you get the lowest price, because it can be costly. A lot of churches will do it for free, and police stations.

    Bang for the buck

    Most online schools are pretty expensive, since you are paying for the convenience. And a lot of employers look at online-only schools as being less than adequate than an on-campus education. However with WSU, it is recognized equal to an on-campus degree, and the price is more affordable than a lot of other online programs.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is great because it is whatever you want it to be. I can be at home, or in a coffee shop, and it is easy to learn when you are most comfortable. Also it is great to be able to log in late at night if you work all day. The discussion boards are great and most of the students provide good feedback and conversation, and the majority of the teachers reply to your questions and posts in a short time.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an online student, which is beneficial to me because I am almost 30 and need to work full time. Their online program is one of the best in the countries, and a State University degree that you can attain online is really great. However, in this particular online environment, I find that we take few exams that are proctored, and since most exams are essays or in the privacy of your own home, it is easy to rely on having your textbook. While I feel that I have learned a great deal, I also feel that I may be learning more if I were forced to be tested without the book.

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students looking for a small town school with plenty of school pride.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you get involved. I know people say this time and time again but it is the honest truth. You meet so many people by putting yourself out there and you can find so many good friends. Also, get to know the people on your floor, you'll be living with them for quite some time.

    Bang for the buck

    Washington State University is a little expensive because I am out of state but the experience is worth it. I feel that they overcharge for housing and dining since the facilities are dated but all of the residence halls are cleaned and well maintained.

    Am enjoying being here

    The student body is like a family. We are Cougars through and through and the support for athletics, arts, and community is astounding. There is always something to do and the semesters whiz by.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are phenomenal here! They really are trying to help you succeed and push you to learn. There are many on campus resources to help solidify learning such as math labs and writing workshops.

  • 08/24/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 16 of 272

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    Tips for prospective students

    Run. For me, WSU has been a hassle. I finally got in (after paying all my fees) and was waiting on the tuition rates to come back to see if I could afford it. I decided that another college would be better for me and tried to get out, and I was charged a boat-load of fees.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is about $8,000 (give or take depending on the student). They do have good scholarships and awards if you can get them. From my experience, it's a hassle and you still have to pay fees every time you apply. Even if you should get an award (like for academic merit) they don't always give it to you.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've been in contact with WSU for over a year now and it's been a huge hassle every step of the way. You have fees for this and fees for that. Classes start in August, but your academic advisor won't be back until September and you can't register because there's a new-student hold on your account, but if you don't register for the Fall semester, they'll charge you a fee and expel you from attending for two semesters.

    Will learn a lot

    Everyone I talked to said that when they were at Pullman, it was nothing but a party town. That world class education isn't worth much if you have to study through everyone else's music and yelling.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are shy, loud, outgoing, creative, an artist, an innovator, a leader, have great ideas, or even a crazy person :) this school is perfect for you. You can do whatever you enjoy most at Washington State University. GO COUGS!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here just know all you resources. There is help you just have to go seek it. The teachers are amazing and they are always willing to help. We have free tutors, free writing centers and they help edit and give you tips for you essays and major papers.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are tons of things to do. Clubs, activities, and socials. It is a small town but it is an amazing place. There are a ton of friendly people and there are great support groups on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am current taking psychology, anthropology, fine arts, world civilizations, and neuroscience. I learn something new everyday.

  • 11/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for all students. There are many activities and clubs to get involved in for everybody. The classes are also very diverse for most majors. Particularly though, it is a great school for their veterinary and honors program. There are 2 or 3 programs where undergrad students finish their degree a year early and can go stright to the vet school right on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip would be to talk to professors early. If the professor has some inkling to who you are, they will want to help you more than some random student. Also, getting involved is very important. Its easy to gget so stressed by homework and exams that you want to stay in your room and study all night, and that's alright sometimes, but others it is too overwhelming. Take a night for yourself and go to a campus event or get involved in a club that you find enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    Although tuition is a consideration for any college, WSU works with their students through financial aid and scholarships really well. The overall experience, I think, is definitely worth the rate I'm paying.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many events at WSU and the campus is so beautiful that its hard to not enjoy being here. I have made so many new friends in my residence hall and my major program.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are great and work with you to learn the material if you take the initiative to contact them. I've sat down one on one with a number of my professors because I didn't understand the lecture that day, and they really helped.

  • 05/06/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 272

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    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT APPLY TO UW! haha Apply to WSU instead! (:

    Bang for the buck

    I like WSU will definately be a bang for my buck

    Will enjoy being here

    yes! personally, i love cold weather and snow! i am very excited for that. And also there is soooo much going on around campus that you cant possibly get bored or not be able to find something to do. Plus the cute little town of Pullman is walking distance.

    Will learn a lot

    yes. they have so many learning opportunities to keep your grades exellent. And the professors seem very nice and will to help students out.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has its own police station and there are constantly cops making their rounds throughout campus making it a very safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    there are constantly activities going on, there are many groups you can join. also, the school puts on different events such as concerts and dances.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good, but there isn't as much variation as i would have liked.

    Dorm Life

    personally, i do not like the dorms because of the small space, but it varies from person to person.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be difficult, but everyone here is here to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get behind in your studies. as long as you stay organized and focused you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    a beautiful campus that has plenty to do if you look for it. the professors are very great, and extremely helpful. everyone that works and lives here are kind.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    washington state university provides a women's transit at night between 10pm and 2am. this service is completely free. there is also on-campus police and emergency buttons on every block. if you feel you may be attacked, press the button and police will be their within 2 minutes.

    Great for these types of students

    washington state university is great for a variety of students! it suits people that want to be extremely involved as well as people that keep more to themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a tanning salon and a hooka bar on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    washington state university's tuition is rising, but the resources available are immense!

    What to do for fun

    there is always lots of entertainment brought in by the student government. two that have been brought in this year are rob schnieder and kelly clarkson!

    Food and Dining

    there are four dinning halls on wsu's campus as well as a variety of other dinning/cafe places.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in rogers dorm before moving into my apartment. rogers was more quiet dorm, but still had tons of activities to participate in by the ra's.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes here are challenging, but most professors and ta's are willing to take time out of their personal lives just to see the success of one student.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have good snow boots! the winters in pullman can be harsh. i would recommend snowtracks!

    In three sentences

    i would recommend wsu to anyone looking for the big college experience. while the campus is large, the small town of pullman makes for a fantastic community! its the best of both worlds!

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe for the most part. Just like any other place it does have a few incidents that occur every year, however, WSU and the surrounding community are always looking for ways to improve safety. There are two police forces here in town, WSU police and Pullman police, who work in partnership to keep everything as safe as possible. In addition, WSU itself has put in emergency stations where help can be called by the push of a button, which are scattered around campus. Not only that but they have a program called Women's transit that runs all year to help ensure female students get home safe at night by having volunteer drivers transport them home. After one incident a few years ago the program was also opened up to the gay community. Most of the problems that do occur, at least lately are centered around Adam's mall which is borderline campus but not really campus proper. There is a bar there and so there are many drunken fights that have gone horribly wrong there, but that is why there are new cameras that have been installed there to help deter and catch said acts.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, it exists, and if for some reason it doesn't, it can be created by those who have the will.

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for anyone looking for a larger school with a small town atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a few things that I would like to mention here that I've always found fun and interesting. First off there is a fountain behind Stimson Hall that was said to be a place where a man would propose to his girlfriend and after she said yes someone would run out of the dorm and push him into the fountain. I never saw it happen in my time here but it sounds like it would have been fun to watch. Secondly, every year for Dad's Weekend (during one WSU football weekend there are special events geared toward a visiting father) there is a pumpkin drop off of the tallest building on campus, Webster Hall. The physics department drops pumpkins from 10 stories up to the sidewalk below while onlookers watch. WSU is also home to the Hello Walk which is a stretch of sidewalk on which you are supposed to say hello to everyone you meet along the way as you walk it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do from concerts at the coliseum, to free Student Entertainment Board events like themed Up All Nights, or outdoor concerts. There are plays and talks in various disciplines, free movies, video game tournaments, and any number of other things going on. Sometimes you may even have a hard time deciding what to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and really cheap. I only got the level 2 plan and still always had tons of extra money on my dinning account at the end of the semester. I would just go and buy a whole bunch of snacks from one of several cougar marts on campus to take home with me. There are also a wide variety of dinning options spread all over campus so you are never too far from a tasty meal.

    Dorm Life

    There is a great variety of choices in dorms throughout campus. They range from old to brand new and each has their own charm and amenities to make them great depending on your preferences. There are also many activities planned within the dorms to help keep you entertained, meet new friends, and even help you academically. My dorm, for instance, held math tutorials once a week where math tutors would come for about 2 hours to help with all levels of math. Many dorms also hold special events, have intramural sports teams, community service opportunities, and social interaction.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be very challenging and carry quite the workload but as long as you practice good time management you should be fine. The great part is that there are plenty of places to study with or without friends, quiet or with noise depending on what you prefer. My personal favorite place is one of the private study rooms in Owen Science Library so I can still listen to music without headphones with disturbing anyone else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up, get good sat scores and enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities, all of which look really good on your application. Also come tour campus but be prepared to walk some hills because there are many. I personally wouldn't want to walk all over campus in heels, but I've seen it done. It all depends on what you are comfortable with.

    In three sentences

    WSU has a great academic atmosphere with lots of different types of opportunities to learn new things both in and out of the classroom. There is also always plenty to do on campus, so you'll never be bored when you have extra time on your hands. In addition to campus and all it offers, Pullman provides the more quiet small town atmosphere that many people love.

  • 12/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is amazing for students that are looking for a good school that also has opportunities to relax when you need to. And of course there are tons of clubs! Also, this is a research institution so if you are going into a professional school that would look at research experience, this is a spectacular place to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    I think my number one advice is definitely GO TO CLASS! So much money is going into your education why let it go to waste? And besides, you could find that you really love your classes if you put time into them. Another tip of mine is of course study. A half hour to an hour per day of studying notes (this doesn't include homework) from each class starting the first day was enough to ROCKET my grades upwards compared to last year. Don't procrastinate! The other advice I can give you, which is also very important, HAVE FUN. Don't burn yourself out! Make sure that you reward yourself for how hard you've been working at least on the weekend. Trust me, you will thank yourself for it. Go to the CUB, there is always something to do there! And remember... GO COUGS!

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the classes are rigorous and take time. But this is a good thing! This school wants so badly for us to all succeed and go on to professional schools if need be. There is SO much help offered here including the writing center, free tutoring 5 days a week at the CUB, and chemistry TA office hours ALL DAY monday through thursday. This and just going to your classes makes this school so worth the cost of college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Are you kidding me? This is WSU! Of course I enjoy being here! And despite what you hear, it is not all about partying here. The school holds concerts, probably hundreds of clubs, and we also have these things called up all nights at out Compton Union building (CUB) which are themed with things like Halloween, Hawaiian, and game night! WSU gives me so much opportunity to other things besides drown in my school work. GO COUGS!

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors I've had are amazing! They are entertaining and you can tell that they love what they are teaching. I find that as long as I go to class (which I recommend), the topics end up being interesting and studying comes easier. I truly am learning a lot.

  • 03/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great if you like sports, opportunities to go on adventure excursions, the colors crimson and gray, the Greek system, Multicultural sororities and fraternities, Multicultural events, Agriculture, Vet majors, hands on undergraduate research, free pb and j sandwiches Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, free open mic days, philanthropy events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Invest in some good snow boots and yes when there is ice in the ground you will fall. Don't worry, everyone does. Be sure to not wear gold and purple together since those are WSU's rival colors, the UW Huskies. (BOOO!) Be sure to check out Pullman's downtown area. It is small, but quaint. And remember to check out the sunset at night on a mostly clear day. It is truly breathtaking.

    Bang for the buck

    While it isn't the cheapest of schools, it isn't the most expensive. If you are applying from out of state check for the Cougar Academic Achievement award. You can get up to $9000 a year for getting good grades!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a WSU student because I love being a Cougar and a part of a community that I can feel proud of. The rush you get when your football team runs on the field, your volleyball team ties up the fifth match, or your basketball team is beating the Huskies. Or it could be watching your friends performing in Wadleigh or Jones Theatre in a student created, made, and ran production. You get so much out of the experience of living here and a bit of partying is never awful if you're careful.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyday I'm learning through my teachers, the books, and even my friends. When you are being educated at WSU, you aren't just getting book smart, you are also getting street smart about living away from home, how to balance work and play, and how to live on a budget.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for all students. It is so diverse and welcoming that anyone can fit in!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advice prospective students to give WSU a shot! Visit the university! And during the visit take some time to walk around by yourself. It is during that time to yourself that you will get a feeling of the university and know if it is the place for you. During my visit I felt so comfortable like I was at home.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student comes with a bigger tuition, but in my opinion it is well worth it. I've gained so much experience by being in a new place that is so far from home. I've learned that WSU is a safe place and there are people here who are very willing to help. Many people here want to see students succeed and enjoy themselves. There are facilities with free printing, advisers, mentors and tutors. WSU also hosts many events that are free for students and cheap for non-university students. There are also awesome, free facilities such as the transit system and recreation center.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am an out of state student from Wisconsin. Being so far away from home came with a bit of homesickness, but WSU helped me through it! I talked to an advisor about my homesickness. I expressed how I wanted to be more involved and meet people. My advisor showed me the many opportunities and events that the university offers that could help me. I felt much better after our meeting and began to do more things and meet more people. WSU is a very social and welcoming environment.

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned so much about my major as well as myself and growing up! Classes have taught me things that I would have probably never learned. It amazed me how practical some of the tings have been that I've learned. Another surprise was learning the same concepts, but in different was and in different classes. It showed me that those concepts are important pieces of information that can apply to many areas. Being in college has also helped me learn more responsibility. Making it through my freshman year has taught me a lot about myself. My friends would agree that this school has showed them how responsible and hardworking they can be.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    WSU like any college is great for students who have an internal drive. You have to want to succeed to do good just like at any other University. Professors won't approach you so you have to make your presence known.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only thing I can really say is that being in Pullman is what you make of it. You will feel like you're in the middle of no where with nothing to do if you make it that way. You have to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and find things to get involved in. With over 300 different organizations there is something for everyone. If there isn't something for you, get some friends together and start and organization. But, make sure you're involved and having fun throughout you're college career, while still maintaining a good work ethic and focusing on school.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition is much cheaper than attending a private school, with tuition increases the last several years I almost wish I had taken the CC route first to save some money. However, if you are looking for a University environment WSU is great for that. When I arrived here I loved how much there was to do on Campus. The students do a great job of hosting and putting on events for the student body to enjoy which makes the experience that much better.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love WSU and the environment. Being of AAPI decent and coming from a very diverse area I wasn't sure if I would enjoy myself in a primarily white community. Before I even arrived to campus I was contacted by a mentor from Multicultural Student Services. Once I got to WSU my mentor took me in and showed me the ropes and how to get involved at WSU. Over the past three years I've served on cabinets of many ethnic organizations and the MSS community has become my family.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm going into my senior year of college and over the past 3 years I have learned a ton at WSU. Not only in classes but also about myself. The teaching staff at WSU is top notch. Most of the professors I have encountered care a lot about their students. Of course, it is a college campus and most professors aren't going to seek you out you have to go to them. I have found however, that when you approach a professor or TA for help they are usually more than willing.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 272

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    Great for these types of students

    I think WSU is great for anyone who is serious about having a college education. There are many international students that we have. Anyone who is ready and serious about pursuing a serious career.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is definitely worth leaving home. I know it might be hard at first, I myself went to a community college before going to a university, but I definitely do not regret doing it. It's great meeting new people that you probably would not have met if you hadn't gone to college!

    Bang for the buck

    I believe the education that I am receiving is worth my money, definitely in the long run. I think having a higher education is very important, especially for the first generation college students, such as myself. It is a huge accomplishment to be able to attend college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Aside from the cold Pullman weather, I enjoy going to school, I enjoy the comfortable campus, and I enjoy the opportunities that WSU provides. It is great meeting new people that come from all around the globe.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are great. Some of the professors might not be as available as some students may want them to be. But the work load is definitely there!

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety buttons at every corner. Maps and emergency plans are also located anywhere that someone would possibly need one. The campus patrols are real cops with real guns and are extremely friendly. I have asked them to walk me to my car at night, jump start my car battery, and much more and they are always so kind and helpful.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and plenty of activities going on all the time. If you can't find the specific club you're looking for, then find two other people who are interested and start you own!

    Great for these types of students

    Working students, students with families and children to take care of, students who live in the area, students interested in engineering, psychology, or biology, students with a connection to the LGBTQ club (they're the largest group on campus and very well supported), and students with an interest in anything outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is a relatively newer school, so I'm not sure if there are any true traditions yet.

    Bang for the buck

    The food is decently priced, although a lot of students go off-campus for food. The Bookie (where a lot of students buy their books) tends to be a bit expensive, but readily available for people who need last-minute things.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of back-packing trips and outdoor events at the Vancouver branch. They also have quite a few different intramural teams for different sports like soccer and basketball and volleyball and Frisbee golf and more. The different clubs on campus also host different events that interest a wide variety of interests. Movies, political talks, speed dating, halloween parties, a dance, improv socials, concerts, and LOTS of PIZZA!

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually really good and they have a lot of variety. If you're going to the Vancouver campus, they have a smaller dining hall, but there is still a salad bar and a lot of fun sandwiches and soups and chicken dishes. It's a bit pricy at times, but they work hard to make it affordable to students.

    Dorm Life

    The Vancouver branch doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others depending on the teacher. Students are more than happy to offer advice and opinions on which classes are better than others, which professors to avoid or try for, etc. There is definitely high expectations for students here, but the school also offers a LOT of help with tutors, free writing and math labs with instructors ready to help, and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a dorm-centered school, make sure you pick the one in Pullman or Tri-Cities because the Vancouver branch doesn't have student housing. Also make sure you're ready for the academics. Some of the teachers are extremely laid back about homework (but they still teach really well) and others are much more up tight and strict. Ask around!! Students are really friendly and ready to offer any advice about which classes to take based on which professors. The other thing to be aware of is the amount and variety of events that go on! Even the Vancouver branch (that has no student housing) has some incredible events and you will have a LOT of options for things to do on the weekends and during breaks.

    In three sentences

    It is extremely open-minded and welcoming to people from all walks of life. The students are ready and willing to help and answer any questions for new comers. They have a lot of activities to get new students involved and the staff really push students involvement as a key to success at the school.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    probably one of the safest campuses around. there are emergency buttons strategically placed all around campus. if you feel threatened, just press the button and a police officer will get to you within minutes.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is big here at washington state university. while i myself am not part of a sorority, there are many girls i know who are, and they make life long friends through it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are literally hundreds of clubs and activities you can get involved in. whatever interest you may have, chances are there is a club for it! if not, you are more than eligible to make one.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of student would find their place here on campus! it is such a diverse place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every winter when the snow comes, grab a lunch tray and come sledding down one of the main hills in campus!

    Bang for the buck

    i'm getting my money's worth here at wsu. i have gained so much knowledge that you could not put a price on.

    What to do for fun

    there are many programs that the campus throws, including up all nights, where you can do anything from laugh at a stand up comedian to play laser tag! downtown pullman is always a fun excursion, and the moscow mall is only a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    the food service is spectacular! there are multiple food venues to choose from, no matter what side of campus you are on. the main cafeterias are buffet style, where you serve your own food and pay at the end. there is always a wide selection, and the food is top notch. i love when they have theme days!

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is probably one of the best experiences so far. you live in the same building as hundreds of people, so it is really easy to meet new people. i have created friendships that i know will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    i have a challenging course of study, so my classes keep me very busy. i enjoy all of them though, and the professors are all very friendly and helpful. make sure you keep up with your work!

    Tips for prospective students

    coming to college can be intimidating, but come in with your head held high. having confidence is the best way to be prepared for college. that and good, reliable snow boots.

    In three sentences

    washington state university is a great, diverse school. i immediately felt welcomed my first day here, and the people here will go out of their way to attend to your needs. it is my ideal school!

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 272

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    Campus Safety

    i would say the safest campus because the police station is on campus. also they have these telephone like things where you can have someone take you back to your room if your uncomfortable walking back by yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    i would say definitely go use the rec, its the gym, they have a nice one and its included for the tuition and fees so there's no cost to wsu students, just shoe your cougar card (student id).

    What to do for fun

    the fun is what ever you go looking for or trying something completely new. fun could be just hanging out with friends after cramming for a test or having dinner with your roommates.

    Food and Dining

    the food starts out like your going to a restaurant but after a while that restaurant feeling gets duller and duller making you yearn for real home cooked meals. once in a while make something that'll get you feeling like your back home.

    Dorm Life

    its a great way to meet new people and see how you can handle your self in a different setting. i would just make sure to watch out for the noise when your trying to sleep it can turn into an all night-er.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are great if the right teachers teach you. no matter in what major or undecided give it everything you got because its college not high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't take the first semester so lightly because you were accepted, it'll be an eye opener to what college is really about. go to class and plan your time accordingly and wisely.

    In three sentences

    wsu is up to beat and energized to help those are willing to go looking for it. its a beautiful place to visit if one wants to be isolated from the rest of the world. but you never loose connection with the outside world.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 272

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    football games are a must, nothing like sitting with 5,000 students in the cold yelling your brains out.

    What to do for fun

    go to the rec center, so many things to do there, from racquetball to swimming, to basketball, to volleyball

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard, party smartly.

    In three sentences

    washington state is a place where students can go to not only have a great time, but get a great education as well. all of the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful in helping you reach your school and career goals. the city of pullman cannot be beat either, with activities going on 7 days a week.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    wsu has emergency phones placed all over campus, an active police force, and a women's escort service women can call if they want to feel safer walking home late at night. when the weather turns sour, the roads are imminently taken care of to avoid collisions and all students receive warning emails and texts if there is any sort of danger

    Greek Life

    wsu has a large greek life and is greek row is located near campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    wsu has over 300 clubs for a wide range of interests. they also offer intermural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    social, outgoing, fun, and friendly. because of the rural setting it is important to make friends in order to really enjoy the activities of pullman. there is a huge sense of unity and school spirit here and students support each other.

    Bang for the buck

    overall, the entire town is catered to the university students, so it is a great place to transition from the safety of your parents abode to a new independent life. great people and great academics.

    What to do for fun

    being a rural setting there isn't a great amount of things to do in pullman. the school offers multiple recreational activities, including ski, rock climbing, biking, and hiking trips as well as fun and cheap yoga, aerobics, swimming, and dance classes (and many many others). the city also has many pubs and bars, and two hookah lounges, as well as good restaurants. the neighboring town of moscow, id, also has similar activities.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeterias on campus are excellent (especially southside cafe), and the resident dining account is convenient and easy to understand. they offer a wind variety of healthy options and good hours. the campus also has many coffee stands and a cyber cafe that takes rda money. one of the most convenient additions to the dining on wsu is the markets that are located nearby. this is important because many people who do not bring their cars to school can go to these markets and not be forced to walk or ride the bus to farther locations and are open until 1-2am.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are well maintained and comfortable. the internet access is slow and goes out every so often but every dorm also has tech support. most of the residence halls are very close to campus and all the roads around them are well maintained with plenty of parking. the rooms are decent sizes and come with usually large closets.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your major the workload is average to large. in lower division courses it is much lower and easier. courses with labs can be taxing but with the right motivation and dedication and student can handle the workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    take your time on your essay, it is your opportunity to really express who you are and what you have to offer as a student. also try and get a feel for what majors you are interested in, this will help guide you into a school that's right for you and will put you in quicker contact with faculty members in certain departments.

    In three sentences

    washington state university has a beautiful campus with tons of social, academic, and extracurricular activities to offer. class sizes are small to mid sized and all professors and t.a's offer convenient office hours and extra help if needed. the student recreation center and outdoor recreation center have hundreds of classes and opportunities to help stay healthy and focused, and overall the school is a great life experience.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 272

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    Bang for the buck

    about the same as other state colleges

    What to do for fun

    football games, hikes around town & campus, gyms, dance classes, dances, etc.

    Food and Dining

    decent, the ice cream and cheese are outstanding!

    Tips for prospective students

    wear good walking shoes as you will walk up and down hills.

    In three sentences

    dad is an alumni, so i've been going here for football games since ii was in kindergarten. love the beautiful buildings, the green spaces, and the palouse. can't wait to start in the fall.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the university provides a free transportation service for women called women's transit. there are also free buses that go throughout the town very frequently and bus stops all over the place. because of this, mostly all students feel safe and comfortable during the day or night. besides transportation, the university makes sure the sidewalks and roads are clean and clear or graveled when it has snowed. this way, the town is safe to walk or drive on.

    Greek Life

    greek students do a lot for the pullman community. they volunteer their time to clean up the town or help out at a retirement home or daycare. fraternities and sororities have events that they do for fun as well. they each have their own requirements for grades and whatnot which makes them qualified for the house.

    Clubs and Activities

    wsu includes: intramural sports, university recreation, outdoor recreation, tutoring, study groups and sessions, foreign exchange clubs, different language-speaking clubs, and clubs for people with disorders or personal problems.

    Great for these types of students

    every type of student...wsu is open for everyone. it is especially fun for outgoing people who are willing to learn and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    football and basketball games are insane and so fun! our cheering traditions as an audience include lots and lots and lots of screaming. we take out our keys and jingle them during kickoff at football games. at every sporting event where the band is, we do the cougar shark attack where the band plays the jaws theme song and we open our arms and clap them together. the beat gets faster and faster and it gets super loud. before many of the home games on friday night, the band marches all over campus and greek row playing wsu band songs.

    Bang for the buck

    i was told that washington state university was too much of a party school but i completely disagree. it is great! any college can be considered a party school and will only have that effect on people who choose that path while they're in college. it has a great variety of students from mostly the northwest and some from other parts of the country and world.

    What to do for fun

    the university has a huge recreational center where students and other pullman citizens can go to work out, play indoor sports, or swim. there are intramural sports available for those who do not belong on a team through wsu. also, the outdoor recreation center allows students to rent things like rollerblades, bikes, boating equipment, and other outdoor recreation activity supplies. they rent it to students for free! on campus, there are little stores and coffee shops that are fun to go to with or without friends. the greek system is spirited and many of them do volunteering and have their own fraternity or sorority house activities. students are constantly busy here!

    Food and Dining

    there are several restaurants throughout campus and several cafes in the buildings where classes are held. as for students living in the dorms, university dining services provide great food in the dining halls and kind service. there are always many nutritional choices available.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is stellar! it is the perfect way to meet new friends and a great place to hold study sessions. wsu provides tons of dorm options that vary in price, may be co-ed, or are closer to classes and the buildings in the middle of campus. the faculty that work for the dorms are very hard-working and really care about the students who live there. they try their best to keep the dorm clean, fun, and studious.

    Academic Rigor

    professors take cheating very seriously at this college. it can easily lead to expulsion. they expect good behavior during class. also, the school takes into account students' actions outside of class. for example, if someone were to get an mip or a felony of some sort, they have certain classes that those students are to take as part of their punishment.

    Tips for prospective students

    the tips i'd have to give are: go to class, take good notes, and get homework done a little at time right away-especially if you are a procrastinator! it is difficult to come to college if you are not used to so much work and many hard tests. however, it is much more simple if students read the assigned material, go to class, and study a little at a time. then, students can actually learn the material instead of just cramming. i also would have to say to not forget to have fun. it isn't good for new students to come here and just party almost every night because that's what you're supposedly supposed to do in college. however, going out with friends every now and then is completely healthy! as long as your physical and mental health is not negatively affected, having a little fun with friends is okay.

    In three sentences

    washington state university is a beautiful campus that seems to stay very clean. with the easy and free transit buses that run throughout pullman, crazy school spirit, huge libraries, and efficient professors, i rate the zzu a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. it is also a wonderful school because i feel extremely safe walking around day or night.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police Station is located on campus. WSU provides a Womens Transit for women needing a ride home late at night. There are also emergency blue lights located all over campus in case of emergencies.

    Greek Life

    There is many frats and sororities in Pullman and we have our Greek houses very close to campus. There is also multicultural fraternities and sororities. They are all very active on campus and hold many fundraisers as well as community events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club called The Zuu it has really good deals during the week like hot wing night on Wednesdays where the hot wings are about 3 dollars. On Thursday it is Latino night ect. There is a Bar/ restaurant on campus available for students. There is bars called mikes and Villah. There is a cinema, casino, and bowling place. There is also a lot of hills so people can go sledding when it snows.

    Food and Dining

    I personally haven't really ate at the dining centers on campus but there is a food court on campus with many fast food restaurants including subway, panda express and Carlitas among other places. Downtown also has a lot of good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student so I never got a chance to live at the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Washington State University really strives for excellence and pushes students to show their potential. Programs are designed to challenge students to demonstrate they understand concepts and prepares them to get out to the work force.

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather here is mostly cold so make sure you bring snow boots and be prepared for a cold winter. Also, make sure to attend classes because many professors have in class activities with easy or extra credit points. That really helps raise your grade. Make sure to get involved and volunteer! :)

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a good choice because it is a small town with friendly people making you feel right at home. Professors are easy to interact with and have one on one conversations. There is so many opportunities to get involved and meet new people.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 272

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    What to do for fun

    I am in a fraternity so I spend a lot of time with my brothers. Also I love to go to sporting events and support cougar athletics. Or even just hanging out with other people I have met on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I eat mostly at the fraternity but there are many other options. Small cafes, fast food, and other facilities all great options.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a fraternity and I love it. I never experienced the dorms but some friends that have enjoyed it. I would recommend going grrek it has done wonders in my life.

    Academic Rigor

    College is meant to be tough, degrees should not be handed out. It definitely prepares you for life though. After school things should not come easy and they make sure to prepare you for that.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a wonderful school but the weather is not for everyone, it tends to get extremely cold and you must be willing to deal with snow. Other than that I love the school. I have no regrets for my decision.

    In three sentences

    One of the best experiences of my life. I love the atmosphere, the teachers, and everyone I have met. I can honestly say my time here has made me a more well rounded person.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is extremely safe, I feel safer walking around here at any time of night or day, by myself (and I'm a female) than I do at home. There are emergency helplines all over the place, an on campus police station and a women's transit service.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of a Greek society but I know from personal accounts that it is a lifelong commitment and they love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and actives, ranging from academia to extreme outdoor sports and its really easy to form an organization/club of your own if you don't find one that doesn't suit your unique interests.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all kinds of students! They strive to accommodate for all types of students and incorporate everybody into the WSU community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this really cool graffiti wall, I'm not quite sure who made it but its there to admire. The most unusual tradition I can think of would be the Lentil festival but apparently its lots of fun. There is also the Moscow Mardi Gras which is just ten minutes away.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an international student so the tuition is a lot higher than instate students but I believe that it is worth it. I have learned so much and gained so much experience in the year that I have been here, my experiences have been priceless.

    What to do for fun

    Friends really become your backbone here so just find time to spend with them and do whatever makes you guys happy. there is a skate-park, gyms, bowling, movies, parties, up-all-nights, concerts, spring fest, lentil festival and so much more!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    Really try to eat HEALTHY it is a pain to try and shed the pounds or get back into shape, last minute just before the summer :( the food is ok. There are four main dinning centers all located on campus near certain residence halls and an abundance of cafes around campus and fast food restaurants ranging from Mexican to Chinese to Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Bond with your roommate, it may turn in to a lifelong friendship! Keep your side clean, take out the trash and do your laundry weekly, it really builds up. Make it your own personal space! the dorms are a decent size, they have single or double or sometimes triple rooms and there is a wide range of dorms to choose from, from mixed floors to single sex dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused no matter what, it will pay off in the long term even though it may seem like a pain at first, it will become routine to stay ontop of your work. Time management is VERY important (I learnt the hard way), the more organized you rare, the more time you have to have fun :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early (it really pays off) If you're, be here (get involved) Study hard and play harder (live life) TIME MANAGEMENT!

    In three sentences

    Washington State University (or Wazzu/WSU) is a very versatile, vibrant and diverse society. It is more than just a school it is a community and it has become a big part of my life. My color is crimson, what's yours?

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You never have to worry about the safety of this campus. The campus and its surrounding areas are thoroughly lit and people are always out and about.

    Greek Life

    While I am not involved in the greek system, I can say that the greek houses to a lot of good around the Pullman community and provide a wonderful way to connect with others for many men and women.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities to join, you just have to look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Gregarious students who want to meet many new people and truly experience college or very academically focused students who want to attend a challenging university with the perfect college atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Attend any football game or basketball game and you will learn quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    Pullman is a great place to attend college. It is in the perfect college town to allow exactly what a college experience should be.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun around Pullman. It may seem like a town in the middle of nowhere but there is a movie theater, bowling alley, bars and pubs, and you can always find a great party along greek row.

    Food and Dining

    A good amount of options on or around campus for food. The dining centers for the residence halls have great food most of the time as well.

    Dorm Life

    The students you meet in the dorms become some of your best friends throughout college. It is a great way to meet new people and get the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Not nearly as rigorous as, say, an Ivy league but still plenty challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy college, you only do it once. But make sure you put academics first, what you do in these 4+ years can largely determine your future.

    In three sentences

    WSU is full of fun, friendly people interested in higher education. The main draw to WSU is that it maintains a high level of academic integrity while not being overly competitive.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with their own on sight campus police. They also have on sight staff to help student in the dorm with all needs and make sure no one that does not belong in the dorms can get in. Finally there is emergency stations all around campus for any kinda of situation that may require police or medical assistance.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on the Washington State University campus is a very tight knit social group that creates life long friends. This also helps students make connections that will help them with getting a job after college. Greek life also has fraternities that highlight the different majors around campus such as the nursing fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college has a club for almost every type of activity you can think of such as fencing and wake boarding clubs. The school also offers intercultural clubs for international students that are looking to meet people from there own background. There are also many dances that allow the students to get out and meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want a very social college experience. The school also has a great nursing and chemistry program. Finally this college is perfect for students who want to get involved in Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the arts building there is the Stairway to heaven which is a portrayal of the students art work on campus. The school has many traditions such as serenades done by the brother and sister halls to promote bonding and a sense of family. Another tradition worth mentioning is the incognito band which is something that you will have to find out on your own.

    Bang for the buck

    This school offers many different opportunities for students to excel in there fields of studies such of free tutors and TA's that help students when they are struggling in classes. The tuition for the college is also very affordable compared to other Universities in the state. The school also offers many free events around the campus that cater to the students.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities every weekend set up through the college on the weekends such as up all nights and dances. The college also offers free movies on the weekends for the students in the CUB. Finally there is a state of the art work out facility that is free to all student during the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The meals of fairly cheap and there is different levels of food plans that allows you to choose the right one based on you dietary needs. There are also many options to choose from when going out to dinner on the Washington State University campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms give you a unique experience that allows you to have the experience of living with a great and diverse group of people which you cannot get any where else. This also allows you to meet people out side of your major and gain insight into other fields of study through engaging conversations.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require a high level of commitment and have a steady work flow. When choosing class you need to make sure to balance out your schedule so that you are able to stay on top of your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great education with life long friends and great experiences Washington State University is the school for you. Make sure to keep in mind the level of work you will be faced with and the amount of commitment becoming a Washington state University student takes. Finally, don't just choose a school because some one is telling you to choose that one, you need to pick to go to a school that you feel you will enjoy and be able to prosper in your studies.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a very interactive and hands on school with great opportunities in many different fields of study. The teachers are fully engaged in the act of educating the eager young minds of their students. Washington state University also has a very tight knit student body that creates a great atmosphere for students to engage with others and build the skills need to be able to communicate in the competitive job market of today's society.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    While being a small town, Pullman offers plenty to do involving the community. There is of course the bowling alley and movie theater, Greek row, and plenty of university sponsored events. If you actually try instead of sitting around complaining about being bored, Pullman has a ton to do!

    Food and Dining

    Of course, it is a college dining center.. There are positives, like the late night dining offered at Flix, the variety offered in the dining centers, and the prospect of nearby restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the perfect place to meet new people and to build a connection to the community you have just became a part of. I loved living in dorms, so next year I am working as a Residential Adviser to help students living in dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major, WSU can be quite difficult, but not overwhelming. The courses at WSU offer students the push to become better learners and to gain the tools they need for their future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fret about the minor details, instead focus on making yourself the best person you can be. If you do not shine in all areas, again don't worry. WSU is truly a place that values students for their academics, service, and their aptitude for success.

    In three sentences

    I came to WSU due to their outstanding Biological Sciences department, I am staying because I love it here. Washington State University is so much more than just an university, the students are connected in a unique way and Pullman is really a cougar-friendly community. This school is the perfect mix of academics, community, and self investment.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 272

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the nation, in a city that is rated one of the safest places to grow up in. Hardly any crime. If you want to sleep sound at night knowing that you will be safe and protected then WSU is the place to go!

    Greek Life

    Large Greek community. If going Greek is what you want then WSU is the place to go. They put on activities daily and Greek row is always alive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs to join. anything from foreign language clubs to fitness clubs. There are a lot of extracurricular activities to get involved with as well.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for anyone who wants the full college experience. Pullman is a college town and anyone who wants to feel welcomed and have fun should come here. Also those who wish to do anything with research are encouraged to apply.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lentil festival. The entire town of Pullman comes out in the summer to celebrate and get to know each other.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the cost of attendance. They give out a lot of scholarships also.

    What to do for fun

    Golfing, visiting the rec, multiple concerts per year, dozens of student events, going to the cliffs for a good time, hanging out with friends. WSU is very peer oriented when it comes to fun.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning could be improved on. My recommendation is to frequent the northside fitness cafe. The food there is the healthiest and it is all you can eat!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very freshman friendly. There is a lot of effort placed into helping students make new and lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor depends on a major. Science and research based majors are very difficult. Others can be much easier. Be prepared to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as possible and make a commitment. The sooner freshmen apply and confirm the higher priority they get to choose their dorms. Also take alive as early as possible to get the best classes

    In three sentences

    WSU is a friendly college town with a lot to offer. The city of Pullman is completely college oriented and be prepared to meet some lifelong friends. Washington State is a great university and place to attend college.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 272

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    What to do for fun

    WSU has a lot of clubs that really get people involved. Along with the clubs, there are intramural sports that get athletic kids to compete. Also WSU has a very bright social life on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are terrible. The best stuff is definitely Walmart supplied, and maybe the occasional milkshake at Flix.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I was in didn't have the best activities. We would set something up but the other student wouldn't show. But dorms are not just for fun, I was able to get work done, and sleep without much distraction.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load for a freshman is nothing. If you have ever taken Advanced Placement classes, or strived to actually learn, WSU will be a breeze. The finals are related to the lectures, so if you attend you shouldn't leave failing classes (especially with all the resources at your disposal).

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont get too caught up in staying up late with friends. There is a time for work and a time for play. Remember to prioritize your time so you have enough time for both.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University, in Pullman, is a beautiful college with people who are relaxed and take their school seriously. However, WSU has its ability to be the time of your life if you allow it. It can build up who you are even stronger then you could imagine.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 272

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    What to do for fun

    Anything you do with friends is an adventure. Riding the bus to different places around town, Zeppos (bowling/casino/arcade), various clubs and sports and organizations for just about any interest.

    Food and Dining

    There are only 3 dining centers on campus that you can use your dining plan at, but there are numerous cafes and markets on campus that give more options for eating. The Compton Union Building offers a few more options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    It seems to me dorm life is pretty much the same as anywhere else. The really nice thing is the proximity to campus - when you live in the dorms classes are a very short walk away. Residence Life works to make dorm life a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of great professors and the class sizes are nice. The lower level classes are usually under 200, except for the occasional 500 person class. The upper level classes are small so you get to make great connections with both classmates and teachers. The professors are very accessible and willing to work with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for college town life, but give Pullman a chance. It has lots to offer.

    In three sentences

    I love being a WSU student. The community here is like no other place I've ever been. The academics are great and the people are amazing.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU has Emergency Stations strategically placed all around campus, as well as an on-campus police station located in the heart of the campus for emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE at WSU. Again, if you think you might like it, take the chance and go for it- the benefits are endless. You'll meet tons of people, join a house and make a bunch of new friends, and have many networking opportunities. At WSU, there's tons of events- such as Homecoming and Greek Week- where fraternities and sororities pair up, compete in various events, and try to win the most points for their team. It's a great time, and the memories you'll make will be priceless.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's hard to even begin to describe the amount of clubs and activities on campus. There's something for everyone. If you're into bicycling, then join the Cycling Club. If you're from Hawaii, join the Pacific Islander Club. If you miss your pets back home, join the Companion Animals Club. If you have a special interest, chances are you'll be able to find a club for it. Take the chance and get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, studious, athletic, and diligent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you're leaving the library at night, be sure you don't accidentally run into the statue of the Book Man just outside the doors. Many people (including myself) have mistaken it for a real person and jumped about 3 feet in the air.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is a great school, but the tuition increases every year are somewhat troubling. It's getting more and more expensive to attend school here, but if you're looking for your typical American college experience, it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The CUB offers free movies most weekends in their auditorium. All you need is your Cougar Card, and you're treated to a movie theater experience- for free! The SEB (Student Entertainment Board) also hosts Up All Nights. They usually take place on the mall or inside the CUB- they have dances, free food, games, etc. The SEB usually also hires a famous singer or band to come perform on campus. We've had Taylor Swift, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, and Waka Flocka Flame, to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    As far as college food goes, dining halls at WSU aren't bad at all. After a while, it gets a little repetitive, but they do their best to provide options. They could provide more healthy options, since they always seem to have fried food out, but they do their best with salad bars and labeling healthy foods with a Healthy Choice sticker.

    Dorm Life

    WSU has a ton of options for dorms. The freshman ones are usually loud, but there are quiet hours that must be followed. There are other dorms that are specifically for students who are age 19 or older, 20 or older, etc. if you are looking for a quieter dorm. Also, there are girls-only dorms and boys-only dorms, which usually have events together.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU has relatively challenging classes. Of course, it depends on which classes and the amount of credits you're taking, but you'll definitely have to put in a lot of work outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think you might be interested in going Greek, do it. Greek life is huge at WSU and you'll meet tons of new people. Also, join your class Facebook group. It's a great resource, because you'll find out about events happening on campus and have the opportunity to buy and sell textbooks (if you can avoid using the Bookie, do it- it's way overpriced). Finally, find a hobby or club your freshman year and stick with it- chances are, by the time your junior or senior year rolls around, you'll have a leadership opportunity.

    In three sentences

    WSU is everything that a college student could want. The classes are challenging, the campus is beautiful, and the people are great. Also, there are tons of on-campus resources to help with any problems you may have, from the transition from home to college or managing your money.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life at Washington State University is unrivaled along the west coast for its brotherhood/sisterhood, commitment to education, and devotion to the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, desire a traditional college town and strong community, enjoy school spirit and getting involved in campus activities, (i.e., intramural sports, clubs, fraternities/sororities)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can yell the words go cougs at any time of the day and you are almost guaranteed to be meet with an enthusiastic go cougs in return. Also, Butch the Cougar roams the streets of Pullman and you will find him at almost any time of the day around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events, go to the recreational center, hiking/camping, participate in social activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go Greek. Going Greek has been the best decision I've made thus far as a college student. They support academic achievement, open up a vast resourceful network, and create a community like none other.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great academic institution with a close community in a very traditional college town. Student government at Washington State University is a very organized, influential organization that gives students a chance to attain leadership experience and have a positive impact on the university. Greek life at WSU is key in the University experience, promoting community service, a close brother/sisterhood and educational excellence.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Small town = safe school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs, from gun clubs to religious groups to special interest groups. It is also easy to start a new club if you want.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like the outdoors and trying new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great bonfire before the first home football game each year.

    Bang for the buck

    The price has gone up tremendously due to government budget cuts, but I still think you get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Pullman is an awesome community if you like the outdoors. I had so much fun in college going on adventures, hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. I think the best things to do on campus are attending the various performances put on by students and faculty as well as going to the student rec center. The Rec, as we call it, is AWESOME!! There are literally thousands of exercise, sporting, and hang-out opportunities for individuals and groups. I went to the rec every day because it is such a great place.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is decent. I particularly enjoyed the different themes they had at times, such as a week in Germany where we had brats and sauerkraut and the like. However, if you're not a dorm-residing student with a meal plan, the food is rather expensive. Honestly, I packed my own lunch most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm, so I can't speak for this question.

    Academic Rigor

    What you get out is definitely what you put in. You could pass some classes with minimal effort, but if you really want to learn the material, there is plenty to learn and lots to study. Professors are more than willing to help out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up on your studies, but make sure to have fun as well. Visit your professors and get to know them - you might just be invited to their home for dinner. You're only in college once, so enjoy the ride. Get a sports pass and go to as many games as possible (once you graduate, the price goes up quite a bit!).

    In three sentences

    You won't find another university with the level of school pride you see in students, alumni, and the community - the city buses are even painted crimson and gray with cougars on them! As a student, I learned a lot, studied hard, and played hard. WSU students are almost always up for random adventures and good times.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Being apart of Greek Life has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I have already made some life long friends the first year I was at wsu from becoming a greek. It really helps you to get out of your shell, especially if you are a freshman and want to meet people. Being greek is a huge part of WSU and is of course optional but is definitely worth the try!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of varieties of clubs that you can join and also a lot of different sports. You can do intramurals or even play club or join a sports team.

    What to do for fun

    Even though it may seem like WSU is in the middle of no where, and it is, but there is a lot more to do then you think. First off, we have the best school spirit I've ever seen so going to any kind of sports game (especially football) is a must. The rec is open until late at night so if you are real big into getting fit then there you go. We have one of the coolest recs ever though. There is outdoor sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, a hot tub, indoor track, and other amazing features. You can even take dance classes. Also I suggest joining one of the many clubs because there are a ton. Greek life is a huge part of this college so you will never be bored if you become a part of it.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the dining centers are better than the others but it all depends on where your dorm is located. Of course there are a lot of restaurants and cafes around campus and the town so you will never run out of options for food.

    Dorm Life

    You make a ton of friends by being apart of the dorms which is definitely a pro. Just make sure that you choose one that is close enough to campus or even the rec center. I made the mistake of choosing one that was far away and it was a struggle but other than that it is definitely worth it to be apart of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly you get what you put at Washington State University. Of course it depends on your major, but balancing your social life, work, sports, or whatever else with your academics makes it that much more challenging here. The education programs themselves are amazing and put you ahead in your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about becoming a student here you won't regret it. One tip I have though is to make sure that your first year of college you don't take on more than what you can handle. Don't take a bunch of classes your first semester or join a lot of clubs because trust me it will take some time to get used to the rigorous academics in college, but also it is much harder to balance out your time.

    In three sentences

    I could not picture myself anywhere else but Washington State University. No other school compares to this place, especially the school spirit that you find here. Every aspect of this school, from academics to social life to whatever you were hoping to get out of your college experience, you will find top notch here.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It was ranked one of the top safest campuses in the nation? (Something like that.) They have free bus rides for females around the campus past a certain time too!

    Great for these types of students

    Involved and independent students will love it here. Oh, and ones that LOVE the cold :p

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go Cougs! They had me saying that when I returned home to my other peers haha

    Bang for the buck

    One of the reasons I did not attend here was the expensive tuition! I wish I could've though, it was such a friendly campus.

    What to do for fun

    Movie night! They also have games which are very close to the dorms, and many other events you can't miss walking by.

    Food and Dining

    The one I visited had a kinda buffet style, but there was a variety of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Females get their on cafeteria so they don't have to walk through the cold!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I heard, it seems like a school that works the students' butt off, which is good imo.

    In three sentences

    WSU was such a friendly and spacious campus! Although I visited during Spring break it was still freezing cold! I remember landing there at 11 pm and it looked like it was the south pole from above. :p

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue light emergency lights all over campus

    What to do for fun

    Rec Center.. Intramurals

    Food and Dining

    Overall it is good. If you get tired of the dining hall food, you can head up to the CUB and get Subway or Panda Express for example. Each dining hall has its own appeal.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. I'm in Stephenson and it is awesome. There are chemistry tutors available in the Downunder.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely freshman weed-out classes but every class can be done. Professors will help if you ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and take notes. Also, professors are willing to help if you go ask them for it. They understand and have seen your situation before and know how to help you out.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great university. It is in a college town and offers a wide variety of degree options. The professors are awesome and are always willing to help the students.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Beyond a safe campus. WSU certainly goes out of its way to ensure the safety of all students with the emergency blue lights, campus police on constant lookout, and ensuring organizations are safe as well!

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations!! I cannot stress enough how important it is to get involved. however, besides that, there are many outdoor recreational activities from hiking to kayaking. There's also downtown Pullman to explore, as well as Moscow, ID around 10 minutes away by car.

    Food and Dining

    Depending on what region of the campus you live (Northside, Hillside, or Southside) AND what day of the week it is, the food in the dining halls can be either slightly below average or fantastic. As a freshman or transfer or a student living on campus, RDA (residential dining account) is awesome in that everything is cheaper and it is easier to get food!

    Dorm Life

    I appreciate the fact that WSU requires freshmen and transfer students to stay in the dorms. It really encouraged interacting with other people and getting involved in the community! It helps when typical students are not from around Pullman.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the major you take, but every major is challenged in their own unique way. It is never totally easy to blow off schoolwork or studying, as it should be! However, it isn't impossibly hard to pass things. A good balance of play and work will get you through the academics!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in the community! Don't just sit in your dorm or apartment studying all day. In a seemingly plain town like Pullman, student organizations will definitely brighten up your college experience tenfold! Join a cultural group, a Greek organization or even a career based organization. Make your experience here unique and choose what you want to do!

    In three sentences

    WSU is more than meets the wheat fields in that it is diverse and full of great opportunities on campus and within the town. Known for being friendly, people in Pullman will welcome you whether or not you are a student or they are a faculty member of WSU. Depending on your major, course work can get very challenging but WSU has a great network of organizations and faculty groups to support you in whatever you want to acheive.

  • 06/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    SLEDDING in the winter is super fun, definitely have to sled after the first snow doesn't matter what time it is you must go outside with a sled!

    Food and Dining

    Since i lived in stephenson this past year, most of my meals were consumed at the excellent (or not so) Southside dining hall. It was alright and i always found something to eat but sometimes that happened to be a turkey sandwich three nights in a row. Near the end of the semester the food ran low and variety was nonexistent.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Stephenson towers this past year and i will be living in Honors next year. I enjoyed living in stephenson for the most part. It was very dorm like, with communal bathrooms, loud upstairs neighbors, and a fire alarm what seemed like every week, but it was home. It was super convenient to live so close to so many people and especially nice to live on the same floor as my close friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Though some of the classes i have taken were not too difficult, the classes required for an engineering major have been tough. I compared with my twin sister, who attends embry riddle aeronautical university, a private school, about the academic rigor of core classes, and WSU was comparable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am an engineering student enrolled in the honors college and i would recommend to any student considering enrolling in the honors college to remember the foreign language proficiency requirement stipulated by the honors college. It is very difficult to fit in extra foreign language classes as an engineer, but luckily there are great councilors at the honors college that can provide guidance for every difficulty you may encounter.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great state school and lived up to my expectations of college. The classes may be large sometimes but i have also been in a class of just 18 students. The majors offered are diverse and allow the ability to change majors without changing schools.

  • 12/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People with a pulse. All people are welcome here and can get the best out of their education through a World Class Face to Face education that WSU offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am glad that I decided to go to WSU over other schools, because the sense of community is far beyond what I have received upon visiting at other schools. Check out the university and take a visit to the university so you can get a sense of what WSU is all about.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am having the time of my life with friends that I have made here through various organizations on campus, church and classes.

    Am learning a lot

    WSU has wonderful faculty that are always willing to help the students out. Don't be shy to ask for help.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who need a social life. Also it is great for students who need a little extra help in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to apply early, complete the scholarship application and really take the time to insure it is the best of your abilities. It can help in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    I have been paying about 5,000 a semester, before the books. I received a 1,500 scholarship per semester. This has really helped paying for school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living in the dorms, being around college students who are going through the same thing you are is great. It helps with the studying and when you have down time it great to hang out with people that you live near.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and TAs here are more than willing to help a student. They are willing to meet you outside their office hours. In class they use methods that really work for me.

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I like the school and the atmosphere of every one. However, be sure to visit the campus. Pullman isnt for everyone! It has lots of hill, the town is small and it snows a lot. But if your looking for a fun place, this might be it.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Just go into college with an open mind, and you will meet some great people.

    Bang for the buck

    This is not too expensive of a school which is always nice for the parents and the students.

    Will enjoy being here

    The college campus and the people make the environment of the school really enjoyable.

    Will learn a lot

    At any college, you are guaranteed to learn a lot. But at WSU, you are learning and spending time with some of the greatest people.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Diligent students would do great at WSU.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is really stinkin' expensive for those who are out-of-state.

    Will enjoy being here

    While it is a small town, there is plenty to do, with Moscow being ten minutes awat from Pullman.

    Will learn a lot

    Washington State University is a highly esteemed school in this region and their educational values meet my own values.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Rumors of WSU being the most STI-prone of all colleges in Washington State.

    Bang for the buck

    Everyone seems to be fine with making payments. Will most likely require scholarships, grants, or loans to assist in tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    Many of the graduates I have spoken with are very proud to be a cougar, the never-ending feud between huskies and cougars is entertaining from a researching standpoint.

    Will learn a lot

    Have heard from many reliable sources that they enjoyed this college and their teaching techniques more so than they would from any other school.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Medical, Animal and tons more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out and join up.

    Bang for the buck

    freshmen year is expensive and finding scholarships is not easy, but the school does work hard to help you get the funding you need

    Will enjoy being here

    It is green and that is good enough for me

    Will learn a lot

    I have high hopes for learning animal sciences in this school

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will learn a lot

    Looks like a good school.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE is great for the college. Everyone is welcome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to all the week of welcome events. Go out meet new people, go to the clubs, leave your door open to your room and get to know the people in your dorm. Use all the resources available for you and help (they are all free!). Everyone is just as scared and nervous as you are so it's okay to not seem completely put together.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a beautiful campus with some great facilities. The dining services can be good depending where you go and at what times. The dorms can be pretty nice depending on which ones you go to. They restore the dorms often which keeps them looking alright. Most of them are quite small though, but you don't have to pay as much for those. If you take full advantage of all the free and awesome things available to you then it's definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is awesome at WSU. Everyone is nice and friendly. There are tons of clubs to join that fit what you are looking for. The school spirit is crazy here. We aren't good at sports but our spirit makes up for it. You'll never meet someone not proud to be a coug.

    Am learning a lot

    You can go into so many different majors and minors at WSU. It's business college is in the top 10 of the country which is very impressive. The only thing is I wish it had more art based classes, like culinary or sewing. The teachers are great (well the ones I've had, some say their teachers aren't as great) and I've learned so many new things.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive, but worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    I love it at WSU!

    Will learn a lot

    I am excited to start my classes. I am excited that I will be able to take classes to help my finish my major.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    Although Pullman is a very small town, I honestly feel right at home. The tight-knit community makes it a 100% college town. At every home game, whether its Football, Basketball, Baseball, or Volleyball, the alumni and our local community is at all of the games cheering.

  • 07/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students from all over come here. There's mentor and even a residence hall made specifically for international student and others to get together and learn about there differences and similarities...

    Will enjoy being here

    So far everything seems awesome. My roomies are great and the campus is beautiful!

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard right when you start then it will be easier.

    Bang for the buck

    Its the cost of a normal university.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many student activities and the other students are nice.

    Am learning a lot

    If you pay good attention there is alot for you to take in.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    active school spirited social sports fans

    Tips for prospective students

    get a good pair of walking shoes. . . heels are not the best choice when walking up steep hills.

    Bang for the buck

    the WSU staff is determined to creating a positive and educational, as well as an exciting enviornment to learn. this is the firstt time i am truly excited to be going to class.

    Am enjoying being here

    WSU is the perfect place for me! small town but large school. everyone is welcoming and takes pride in being a WSU Cougar!!

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love this school! my teachers are great and keep me entertained, while still teaching me everything i need to know about the subject.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    I am a freshman here at WSU and I believe it has been a great school so far! There are many choices of classes that are fun and enjoyable plus there are a huge variety of extra-curricular activities to join in!

  • 12/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Music, Vets, math... everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to bring comfortable shoes- very hilly campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Beautiful setting!

    Will enjoy being here

    Friendly students, great campus.

    Will learn a lot

    The music professors are excellent!

  • 12/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    High tuition for lonely campus

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus and the schooling is awesome! GO COUGS!

    Am learning a lot

    Teaching is a little difficult but surely worth it

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I will really enjoy this school if I chose to attend, It is close to home and has an amazing campus.

    Will learn a lot

    I feel that I will learn alot at WSU and further my education.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for hard workers, learners, and people who are passonate about their major.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU is a great school but it is expensive.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and dorm living cost a lot and it is prospected to rise each year.

    Am enjoying being here

    The classes are intriguing and worth the time. The school always has events going so it's never a dull day.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an Animal Science major in my Freshman Year, the classes are interesting and worth while to take.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Procrastinators, and those who think college will be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to manage your time wisely and not procrastinate on anything.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little pricey but then again it's mostly tuition that is rising which is not the school's fault.

    Am enjoying being here

    I've met so many new people and have been doing so much better in college here than I did in Hisg School.

    Am learning a lot

    I am really learning a lot from all the teachers and also my peers and how to handle stuff on my own rather than depending on my parent.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - People who like to work in groups - Motivated to learn - Serious about their education

    Tips for prospective students

    - Enjoy meeting new people - Get to know your TA's and professors - Go to tutoring, it's free!

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need to stay local (I am on the Vancouver campus).

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many resources here and you get what you pay for. However, if you don't use these resources or don't know how to tap into them, it can be detrimental to finding work later and applying for grad school.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    there is a lot to do

    Food and Dining

    really good food.

    Dorm Life

    a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    very well

    Tips for prospective students

    none

    In three sentences

    i don't know too much about this school. profile looks good. i am thinking about it.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    shop!

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early!

    In three sentences

    they are friendly. the campus is beautiful. they have a great nursing program.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    all the food is delicious and you have so many options.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are so nice and are constantly being updated. community- duncandunn will be done just in time for me!

    Academic Rigor

    i've taken several classes through wsu, and they're not as hard as i thought,

    In three sentences

    i'm so excited to be here next year. upholding the family tradition at a beautiful campus.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't run into any personal safety problems. Randomly through campus are security alarms you push any time you feel unsafe. At night, you can push these and a police officer will give you a ride anywhere you need to go.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally in the Greek system, but most of my friends are. The Greek community has a large numbere of participants and seems like a very good system.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of activities that will fit anyone's needs.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is really expensive for out of state. There are a lot of budget cuts currently happening, as well as a hike in tuition rates.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities put on the university itself. WSU has an outstanding Greek system. People from larger towns often complain about a lack of stuff to do in the town itself. I come from a small town, so I enjoy going out in the woods, riding fourwheelers, etc so Pullman is not too far away from places that fit my needs.

    Food and Dining

    Many food and dining options on campus, including a sit down restaurant. Most food is over priced but you get discounts if you are a student and even more discounts if you live in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorm, but from what I have seen, they are very small and sometimes outdated. They are very (outrageously) expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I spend a lot of time on homework each night. It is hard to say if my large homework load is due to being in the Honor's program or if every student is the same.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to be a business major, be aware that you cannot double major within the college of business. If your second major is a non-business major, then it is okay. This is something I wish I was aware of before I came.

    In three sentences

    If you are all about school spirit, Wazzu is the perfect fit as I don't see any school more spirited than a Coug. They have a great honor's program and both my advisors (honors advisor and business advisor) are outstanding. For a smaller town school, it is a great university with many different options as far as majors and activities.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    many, many great activities thanks to the OSI group and really cheap rates.

    Food and Dining

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid and scholarships asap.

    In three sentences

    A very interactive, lively, research institution.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out with your friends, join the greek system, work out at the amazing REC center, hit up moscow and even drive out to the dunes in the summer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get your priorities straight before attending and always attend class. Keep up with your schedule because lots of exams and homework may clash. Get to really know your professors, it allows you to earn a better grade and really learn the material

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school with the greatest student body. Our school pride flies through the roof compared to any other Washington state school. Easily take pride in attending to WSU and will advise anyone to apply and come join the cougar family.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing. There hasn't been one incident in Vancouver that I am aware of. I feel safe there.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive. You have a lot of opportunities available if you choose to take them. Try your hardest at actually learning the material and not just regurgitating the facts on a test.

    What to do for fun

    You will meet a lot of new people. There are many organizations for you to join. Homework can be fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is acceptable. The staff can sometimes be unfriendly. The prices are average.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know. I do not live in a dorm. I live with my husband a 2 children.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more challenging than others. Be prepared and stay caught up. Do not put everything off till the last 2 weeks and expect a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    First tip, get to know your professors. Second, do not ever cram for a test, study in small increments. Try you hardest and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    The staff is amazingly supportive. The students are very supportive of each other. There are many opportunities available if you're interested.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they have a police and security circling campus constantly and there is even a woman's transportation call in at night

    Greek Life

    There is a huge greek life here so if that interests you, this is a school for you to consider.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones that like to party

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the mountains and snowboard, go to greek row on the weekend, head into Moscow to go out to eat, or even drive to Spokane to go shopping. It's a small town though so mostly there is just outdoor activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets old really fast and the same menus are recycled which sucks. But it taste pretty good and they try to have healthy food every night.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty cool. It is a really good way to meet people and start making friends as you come in as a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major but most intro classes aren't to hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to class. Most classes here have clicker questions that go toward your grade so you don't want to miss them.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is great if you like a small college town and want to go to a big D1 school. Having D1 sports is awesome and makes for good games. The academics are good and there are really great professors here.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lof of students jog, or bike

    Food and Dining

    There is one place to eat, food is alright

    Dorm Life

    They do not have any on campus housing!

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors do a great job teaching their courses. Some of the GENED requirements are tedious

    Tips for prospective students

    Only go to WSU-V if you are planning to commute because they do not have any on campus housing.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University Vancouver is a great campus for commuting students. The campus is beautiful and the staff is great.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    While I was there, I ate at the Southside Cafe. The food was so good. There were so many options just in that one cafe.

    In three sentences

    The campus was awesome! There are a ton of hills, but that will help to keep off the Freshman 15! I can't wait to go!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, activities at the recreational center, bowling, movies, parties, different clubs, and other adventures.

    Food and Dining

    There are some really great restaurants out here but their could be more well-known restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was a great way to meet other people.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes it may seem hard to manage, but professors are always willing to help outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to different students to determine what major would be right for you and get involved in the different clubs provided.

    In three sentences

    Washington State provides a great learning experience. The school offers you different opportunities. The faculty are knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    While many students bemoan the amount of shopping, there are many recreational activities to be had, particularly if you like the outdoors. There are multiple hiking, camping, fishing, and boating opportunities within a few hours drive.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining services at WSU are about average.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is relatively fun, but still about average.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on how hard you apply yourself. If you take easy classes, chances are you'll have an easy time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't miss classes.

    In three sentences

    WSU has an excellent bus system as well as a relatively nice campus. In addition to being a relatively high ranking school, it sits in the happy town of Pullman, which is big enough for there to be things to do and small enough that the people are still friendly.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safest school in the Pac-12.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is large and proud!

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are clean and offer great options for all students.

    Dorm Life

    Clean dorms with friendly staff. Can be crowded if you have a triple room, but very manageable.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors college is difficult but manageable. Regular classes vary in degrees of difficulty but there is always someone able to assist you if you begin to struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and fill out the scholarship application. Take a tour and ask great questions.

    In three sentences

    Very open campus with friendly staff. If you need any kind of support someone is available to assist you in a timely matter. You always feel safe and welcomed.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are something that can be decided individually. I can chose you meal plan, and change it though out the year. They have a corner mart on campus where you can use you meal plan to pay for things so you don't have to carry cash all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is excellent, the single rooms are spacious and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but there are programs and teachers who can help you get though them, all you have to do is try.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you first enter the school find and join a student program founded on helping new/transfer students into adjusting to college life. I join on in my second year and I realized how much it could have helped me when I first joined.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is an excellent school. It has teachers who are dedicated to their students and advisers who want to help you. Different programs and activities that appeal to everyone.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is healthy and good.There are different kinds of foods everyday something new.There are 3 different dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun.The RA's are nice its not to strict.If you follow the rules that each dorm has you won't have any problems enjoying the life there.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many ways to achieve great academic work.The school has many different kinda majors.One that can fit anyone.

    In three sentences

    I think the school is great. The buildings are not to far a part from each other.The professors are really nice to work with and encourage you in every way.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many blue light emergency towers are located around campus and women's transit offers safe rides home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cougar football is a lot of fun and the students take a lot of pride in their school.

    Bang for the buck

    For being an out of state student it was pretty expensive and I didn't feel like I was getting what I was paying for when I had bad professors or misleading counselors.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of fun adventures to be had around Pullman, you just need to be open to it. You can take a walk up and down the zen staircase or head out to the dunes for a beautiful day in the sun.

    Food and Dining

    The food for the most part is pretty good. By second semester most people are tired of it though.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting people and making connections through dorm life is great. The RAs and REDs are not very good though. Often times they do not perform their job duties.

    Academic Rigor

    I was in the engineering program so it was a lot of work but I liked it. Several of my friends who are business majors typically have a lighter work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Self advise yourself by looking at your DARS report. Counselors often don't know what classes you need or will accidentally assign you to the wrong classes. Also utilize rate my professor to ensure that you get the best professor available.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great school full of Cougar Pride. It is a small school where everyone is somehow connected.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Washington State University has the safest campus in Washington. There are emergency poles everywhere, where if you are in trouble, you push the 911 button on the pole and the police will be there quickly!

    Greek Life

    Greek life in WSU is the college it seems, they take their sorority/fraternity seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several Up All Nights where they have free stuff and activities, which is a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices of food on the WSU campus, and if you happen to be vegetarian, they have choices for you as well. They encourage everyone to be healthy in their students choice of food!

    Dorm Life

    All WSU dorms are clean, and very nice. They also give you the opportunity to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors care about the students, and take pride in what they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Attend every scheduled class and lab! 2. Visit your professor and TA during their office hours. 3. Set aside at least two hours per class session for outside study.

    In three sentences

    This campus is gorgeous! Pullman is such a small town that the center of their community is this university. I can sum up my feelings in two short words: GO COUGS!

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Have all assortments of food. They also include food chart at all dining areas plus healthy options as well.

    Dorm Life

    I hear dorm life is very active.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very hands on. Also, their office hours are very flexible so that can help students get one on one help if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring comfortable walking shoes because there are alot of hills.

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student going to attend Washington State University in the fall and I am incredible excited about it. The moment I stepped foot onto the campus, it just felt like this was the place the I belonged. Go Cougs.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pullman is one of the safest towns to live in. Campus is a safe place to be day or night. I have never felt unsafe here.

    Greek Life

    I did not join the Greek system but have been around it enough to say that it is not all stereotypes. I also like the way they provide their students with study tables, and tutors to maintain their academic standing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great variety of clubs on campus to choose from and activities are abundant year round!

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is now the most expensive school in the state. I really wish that WSU could do something about this, I love this school but wanting to stay here is difficult because of how much it costs to attend. Not to mention it feels like they prioritize spending money on sports than they do on academics.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling is one of my favorite things to do. You can also join in on activities that are provided on campus as well as parties thrown by your peers.

    Food and Dining

    Dining centers on campus are expensive but do provide a great variety of health options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great and is an awesome way to meet your peers. I recommend it to everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, mostly because they require a lot of reading and studying on your own. Time management is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Staying focused on school work can be difficult with the expansive social life that Pullman can provide, I suggest joining a study group as soon as possible to help get a good start. Making friends on campus is an easy thing to do, join clubs and get involved to make the most of your college experience here.

    In three sentences

    A great school for those who are dedicated and want to earn a degree while meeting new and interesting people from around the world. WSU provides great opportunities to travel the world and gain valuable life experiences. A school that you can be proud to call your own.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Took degrees from online or annex campus. I do not know what to do at the home campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow your degree audit to determine not only what classes are needed for your degree, but when they are offered. Also, speak to your advisor about a minor that corresponds to your major.

    In three sentences

    The online professors have been very helpful. Online classes are made to feel like you're still part of a clasroom and interactive. Professors take an interest in their students.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Great greek life system with a lot of participation, Go Greek!

    What to do for fun

    There is a REC center with a swimming pool, basketball courts, a track, weight room!

    Food and Dining

    Food in the dining halls are great but a little too costly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and safe also are a quick walk to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the school work is tough but only to prepare you for exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I can offer to new students at WSU are work hard, do not procrastinate, stay organized, and build relationships with your professors.

    In three sentences

    Washington state university is a great school with a lot of great opportunities. the professors and TA's are very helpful and put a lot of time into each student. There is a lot of school work but that is in order to prepare you for tests.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    have security beacons on campus for emergencies, and police on campus

    Food and Dining

    a lot of the food is bad, however good food can sometimes be found

    Dorm Life

    The school works hard on the dorms, and have some of the best dorms available, with that said, there are problems that arise, and the staff try to disfuse any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the student and the class being taken, however generally if I apply myself the classes are moderately challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Email your professors. Dont fall behind on homework. Use the available resources. Make friends to study with.

    In three sentences

    While WSU is considered a party school, I have had a positive academic experience. I have come across interesting and inspiring professors who are great at what they teach. There are also plenty of opportunities to get help or assistance if it is needed.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I love it.

    What to do for fun

    If you join Greek Life there's a lot more to do than if you didn't.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good there just isn't much variety.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are pretty spacious, you have a lot of closet space. The only problem is that there's no air conditioning and it gets really hot in the summer.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College and in most respects it's easier than the normal (non AP) classes were in High School.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are happy in a small environment, there's not much to do in Pullman.

    In three sentences

    It's a bit small, there's really not much to do in Pullman. The school itself is quite big and people are generally friendly. I'm not a huge fan personally.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a woman, I feel perfectly safe walking both around campus and around town alone at night. There are many safety measures in place (for example, Women's Transit provides free rides anywhere in town after sunset for women).

    Greek Life

    It's here, and plentiful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to choose from. Sadly, the attendance at most is about 4 people. Some of the clubs thrive with hundreds of members. You just have to find the right club, or start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Any student can find a niche here. Greek life, the serious academic researcher, the party-goer....with such a large student population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has our own creamery, which produces the most amazing cheese and ice cream anywhere! Also be sure to check out the grizzly bears!

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of Washington, you can't do much better than WSU.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and enthusiastic student groups in all areas. There is also plenty to do in the community. Pullman is a small town, but whatever your calling is, you can find like minds here.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is actually really good. There are many dining halls to choose from and each has unique offerings, so you can get some variety. Home cooked food is better (and you can borrow pots and pans and use the kitchens in your dorm if you know how!), but nobody will starve!

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are fantastic (e.g., Honors Hall), while others leave much to be desired. They are also very over-priced. Use caution during your first year (as freshman are required to live in the dorms) and strongly consider an apartment or renting a house just off campus later on!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make of them. The classes are reasonable, and the faculty are there for you if you want to go farther or if you are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the specific programs you are interested in and read through the course offerings/requirements. Make sure that WSU is able to provide you with what YOU want to learn.

    In three sentences

    A large campus with a lot of variety. You can skate by and earn your degree here, or you can go much deeper make it something really special.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    It depends on which dining place you go to. There are three on campus and one is definitely better than the other two. No matter which dining hall you go to there is always a large variety and odds are you will find something you like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Love my dorm and have met close friends. I love dorm life and it will be sad to leave

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major but just know that you get what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU is in a very small town. Get ready to be welcomed and feel important. Always go to professors or TA's if you ever need help.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely in love with this school. Amazing campus and people. There is a very close community built within this school.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are little machines always in site on campus that can be used if a student feels unsafe on campus, just press the button and security will come. Also there is a service that students can call to have someone meet them and escort them from their classes or jobs to their dorm or anywhere else, anytime of day and night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Freshmen Compass is a large clock tower in the center of campus that makes it easier for new students to find their way around campus. And also the libraries are in the shape of a baby grand piano.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on, they play movies for free in the CUB before they are released to DVD. Students have access to ski passes and rental bikes and cars to travel or go mountain biking.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many different cafes and restaurants to choose from, and they have a place for every diet.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone I have spoken to speaks highly of the dorms, its open and welcoming, and you get to meet many people with similar interests. The dorms are clean, and quiet and there are floor meetings so the residents may make and change rules for their floor, and resolve any matters easily.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend a class and be graded but the professors are very willing to help if a student is willing to ask. And there are multiple tutoring opportunities for all majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the website there are tons of helpful pages to make moving in less chaotic, and also take advantage of the mentors and staff they will be happy to help your transition go smoothly.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and everyone was extremely nice to each other. The school works hard to keep students safe and interested, with activities and events to look forward to. Washington State University was well organized when I was on campus for a scholarship event and did amazing in convincing prospective students that this was the campus to further their education.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very active Greek Life, very helpful for scholarly students but also known to throw parties every weekend.

    Great for these types of students

    One of the top schools in the nation for agriculture and farm animal veterinary degrees. Also a very good chemistry department, with their own nuclear reactor for studies in radio-chemistry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Munchies is a great spot to hang out and get tasty late night food right next to Greek row.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition continues to grow, but there is already so much students are getting for there dollar its still well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of academic clubs, sports clubs, intramural sports and other kinds of clubs. Sports events are intense with school spirit and always a blast. The rec center is phenomenal; fully equipped and open all hours of the day. The town has a few interesting places to check out with a few good night clubs even.

    Food and Dining

    Quite a few cafeterias on campus, food is never too far away. The only problem is they are all closed after seven. The only cafeteria open on campus is on the South side, so students on the North side are out of luck in the winter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are plenty of options to get help: the professors, tutor centers, private tutors, teacher's assistants, other students and more. Tons of resources are available to you, just go out and find what you need!

    In three sentences

    A very good school overall; everything a college student could ask for. There are tons of resources for school work and extra curricular activities, plenty of opportunities for work if a student is willing to work through college and it feels like home. The campus is spread out evenly and never feels overpopulated and the professors are more than willing to help a student willing to learn.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to Snake river when its nice and hot out.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good in the area. Try the burgers at Cougar Country or the spicy Buffalo wings at Valhalla.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed a the dorms for two weeks ... it was alright. Its like living in an apartment except you share a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is writing intensive and can feel overwhelming at times, but it is doable you just have to be willing put the hard work into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Form good study groups and don't just be there but try to be active. Talking amongst fellow students can help clear up ideas and get better views of the topics at hand.

    In three sentences

    Its a good school, the professors are willing to help those who ask. The level of learning is up to the individual student. The campus is big and beautiful the only down side is everything is up hill no matter where you go.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I didn't do this.

    In three sentences

    WSU has been a great experience for me. I have a family and work full-time and this program has made it possible for me to earn my BA. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to get their BA online.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I was involved in the Greek life and it was one of the best choices I have made. The people you meet are for a life time through networking and giving back to causes through philanthropies is a very fulfilling feeling.

    What to do for fun

    I am very into sports so when with football and basketball season came around it consumed my entertainment. A huge perk in Pullman is that all of the students live in walking distance for the most part so you can always find a friend to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    For me, this was the best part of living in the dorms. When you lived in the dorms you received major discounts on food. The food was great and for the most part you could get food at any par of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me was very fun. I met a lot of friends that I still have to this day. The room were pretty small but overall was a pretty fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    College is no walk in the park no matter what your degree you choose. Personally I have been very focused in my studies at WSU so I have done pretty good about keeping on top of assignments but sometimes I did feel overwhelmed at certain times. Finals week is as bad as people say it is. With 5 classes and 5 finals in one week, it can get stressful. Overall it is a lot of work but if you put your mind to it you can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have been at WSU for 4 years now and my best advice to incoming students is to ask a lot of questions. College is a big transition for many students and being prepared before you get there can really improve your experience. Listen to the students that have gone through it and in most cases take their advice because well, they have been through it.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has been a excellent learning experience and environment to further my education. The staff has always been very helpful with any question I may have whether that be about what classes I should take to what I can do best to prepare myself for the working world. I have created some life long friends and truly love the times that I have spent at Washington State

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    WSU has a pretty good history when it comes to safety. Being a small town Pullman does not have much crime. The campus cops provide a secure atmosphere.

    Greek Life

    If you like Greek culture this a good place for you. Tons to do and people to meet. It is what you make it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost every major. Most clubs are sport related. The International club is great for learning about different cultures.

    Great for these types of students

    If your driven then this is the place for you. A lot of people party here. I feel there is something for everyone as long as you seek it out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The steam tunnels were fun till they got blocked off. You can still follow the rivers underneath the city. I love the random art on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This would be a 5 out of 5 but tuition raised this semester. Overall WSU is really economical for a quality education. If you are a frugal person than you can have money for food and extracurricular activities.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events and workshops that are going on at the CUB. The Student Recreational Center is great for sports or for working out. IF your creative you can find tons to do at WSU.

    Food and Dining

    For being a small town Pullman has a pretty good selection on restaurants. The cafeterias are decent for the most part. The Fraternities and Sororities have the best food.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm. From what I hear it is a great experience. Surround yourself with like minded people.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want an outstanding education take the most challenging professors. I find that I am pushed to excel in my studies by having tough professors. Learn to remember the information for the rest of your life not just for one test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any college is what you make it. Get involved with activities and clubs on campus. Work hard and Play hard every day!

    In three sentences

    I rate Washington State University as 9 out of 10. WSU provides a well rounded education and world class focuses in agriculture and communication. I have been very satisfied with my experience to date.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I personally think the academics offered at the school, at a state school level, are very good and adequately priced. Though we would all appreciate lower tuition, good education comes at a price.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, Pullman, WA isn't exactly known for it's cultural awareness, modern art or museums, but there is a lot of fun had to be had with good friends!

    Tips for prospective students

    Support your school, go to games, be involved! Also, stay on top of your requirements, counselors (everywhere) are often busy and can unintentionally misguide you; best solution is to take things into your own hands.

    In three sentences

    Has some really great instructors to offer students. Boasts extremely spirited students. Offers a great online program.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The greatest pass time in Pullman is getting involved in clubs! Learn how to handle raptors, educate your community about international cultures, play intramural sports, and even dance! The possibilities with clubs are endless!

    Food and Dining

    Northside dining hall was absolutely terrible. The meat was rarely cooked fully, selection is extremely limited and it is far from most dorms and campus. On the other hand, Southside dining hall is wonderful! The selection is always changing and the food is always cooked thoroughly. There is even a burger place underneath which opens when the rest of the dining halls close, which is great for students who stay up late to study!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms Perham and Gannon. Perham was loud, far from campus and at times I felt unsafe with all the drunken guys coming onto my floor late at night causing trouble. The rooms were also small and the bathroom was rarely fully cleaned. I definitely would not suggest living in Perham. Gannon on the other hand is close to campus, close to the best dining hall (Southside) and the men are much more respectful. I had a great experience there and it is definitely the best option for incoming students!

    Academic Rigor

    As a Zoology and Biology major, my course load is intense. I take basically all science courses and the information can be overwhelming at times. But the professors here are approachable and willing to help whenever possible so I have managed to stick it out!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give any incoming students is to get involved! Clubs at Washington State University range from Pacific Islanders Club to Raptor Club and so much more in between. Getting involved is an amazing way to meet people who share the same interests and even passions as you do and to keep yourself busy!

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is in the middle of nowhere. Yet, I absolutely love it! The campus is beautiful, professors are knowledgeable and there are endless opportunities for extra curricular activities!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The local police department works with the university to provide police protection + campus security officers. Parking is well-lit and emergency stations are positioned all around the campus. An escort is only a call away.

    Clubs and Activities

    Huge number of student organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE. There's a variety of ethnicities, ages, and programs. If you like a smaller campus, Vancouver WSU is the one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hmmmmm There's a small amphitheater in the hill across from the main buildings. I've heard they've held movies up there. FUN!

    Bang for the buck

    A state school so the prices are definitely less than private. The Vancouver campus is intimate and so there's a tendency for more attention to a student's needs.

    What to do for fun

    Check out OSI & Rec. Center (OSI = Office of Student Involvement). There's frisbee golf and a great group for outdoor adventures like rafting, climbing, hiking, skiing, camping, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad. Good variety! Could be better. Coffee needs help

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at the Vancouver campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the website and GO TO ROAR! The orientation program. Even if you are a transfer student there are details about the school that will make your experiences here more fruitful

    In three sentences

    WSU has an awesome staff and faculty. They are happy to help all their students be successful. Go 'Cougs!'

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Enjoy the student recreational facility, it is newly constructed and have received numerous awards.

    Food and Dining

    The newly constructed Compton Union Building (CUB) offers students nearly everything. Subway, Panda Express, and a gourmet burger restaurant are just a few of on-campus offerings.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small, however newer dorms have been constructed. Although newer dorms are nice, they really are not economically feasible for most students.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are all very unique and intriguing, most are former professionals in their field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and enjoy what the campus has to offer you. On campus activities are abundant and often include FREE food and entertainment.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University offers an unique campus with a wide array of educational opportunities for prospective students. Educational segments on campus allow students to gain hands on experience while completing their education. By taking the learning outside of the classroom, WSU prepares students better than other schools, sending out into the world competent and job ready.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus was rated the safest in the west. We have three law enforement agencies in Pullman. The university has there own police department. Pullman PD and state patrol are also in Pullman.

    What to do for fun

    Fun comes in all shapes and sizes at WSU. Theres football games, basketball games, concerts, bands, lectures, etc. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at first but after awhile it tastes all the same. There was plenty of options and variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life has its ups and downs. I loved it though. I made some great friends and had some awesome times. The dorms put on activities every week and provide help with campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be challenging, however WSU provides various help sessions and study halls. WSU provides office hours with professionals in the fields so students can go and get academic help.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU is a lively campus with much to offer. You will never feel left out or bored. There is always something being offered to do on campus. The cost might deter you, but I assure you WSU is the perfect school. I love WSU and I am proud to be a Coug.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a vibrant, involving, active school with much to offer every student in every way. WSU caters and provides a multitude of services to the students.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    appears excellent

    Greek Life

    unsure

    Great for these types of students

    Health (spokane campus)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BEAUTIFUL trails and buildings

    Bang for the buck

    This has been an amazing opportunity for me thus far. I know many other grad students at other universities and it seems I have made a wonderful selection with WSU

    What to do for fun

    walk/run the centennial trail that runs along the Spokane River and right by campus!

    Food and Dining

    Great as far as I know. Staff was every helpful about local dinning!

    Dorm Life

    I am a grad student and skipped this step for this University but they are currently building new dormitories across the street!

    Academic Rigor

    My top choice!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now!

    In three sentences

    They have a beautiful campus. The staff is extremely helpful. I am very excited to start classes!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I did for fun last year was football games, bowling at Zeppoz, playing soccer on the intramural field, and hangout with friends.

    Food and Dining

    When I ate on campus I usually ate in the CUB. I usually choose subway or the small Mexican place! Also the smoothie place was really good.

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoyed all my class that i have taking last semester. I liked my teachers and thought the classes were very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to make sure and get financial information in early because it take the school a while to process some things.

    In three sentences

    I think that WSU is a great school. I love the campus and also the teachers as well. Also the sports are exciting and very entertaining.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be welcoming to new things such as activities, clubs and organizations. Don't be afraid to ask for help and look for resources if you need them.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great university with a very accepting community of people that are willing to provide support for any student. It is a great institution with high standards and very active students. Not only is the weather marvelous but you get to meet new people who will become friends for a life time.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is very focused on campus safety. There is a WSU police department as well as Pullman Police.

    Greek Life

    Never participated.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many activities!

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for transfers, researchers, veterinary medicine students; it's great for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and fees keep rising, while the quality of education stays the same. I am charged for fees I did not have a say in. Renovation costs the students more and more every year.

    What to do for fun

    There are free movies, tons of concerts, and sports events at least once a week. There is a ton of fun to be found at WSU.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few different dining halls and a cafeteria in the main student building which offer variety and high quality meals for students.

    Dorm Life

    I transferred here, so I do not know about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU prides themselves on striving for academic excellence while encouraging original thought.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the school. Find clubs, participate in intramural sports. Go to your classes, no matter how early they are!

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great place for preparing researchers and professors. They offer a vast selection of classes; however, the lower level classes are often extremely overcrowded. They have excellent graduate programs.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you are paying for.

    What to do for fun

    Football games!

    Academic Rigor

    My bachelor's program is intense but it is adequately preparing me for my fuure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early. Make sure to pay attention to all deadlines and ask questions! If you don't understand, ask!

    In three sentences

    Very well organized student services. Helpful staff that go out of their way to help guide you. Wonderful campus resources.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I do the online program so i can really do whatever i like where i live.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and Have fun. Take classes outside of your major, makes it more interesting.

    In three sentences

    WSU is versitile and exciting. There is a wide range of classses to take. There is also a wide range of people to meet

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    the online format takes adjusting to

    In three sentences

    good

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The city of Vancouver is a pretty safe place compared to other cities with similar population size. I never felt threaten or unsafe since I moved down here. The people are very friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs available. You will find one that fits you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are on a tight budget, this campus is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems like there is a lack of communication between the main campus and their smaller ones.

    What to do for fun

    There is a recreational club. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you should join. The club organizes many trips.

    Food and Dining

    Since the Vancouver campus is very small, the school's cafeteria is no different. It offers little variety.

    Dorm Life

    WSU-Vancouver is a very small campus compared to the main campus in Pullman. There is no dormitory at this campus. You will have to find yourself a place to live in the city.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are approachable and helpful. They will challenge you to think and learn, but they are there to give you a helping hand if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and voice your opinions. Do not fear to ask questions in classes because the main purpose of college is to learn. Believe in yourself, put time in your studies, and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    WSU-Vancouver is a small campus with wonderful and knowledgeable professors. However, the institution can improve on how it can serve the students with the interest of the students as a top priority. Overall, it is a good school if you make the best out of it.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe! But always use the buddy system- that's just common sense.

    Greek Life

    Its lively.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone involved in Agriculture, Engineering, animal science, business or anything really. If you want a great sense of community, come to Pullman!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zoe's, in the Interfaith House, has the best coffee!

    Bang for the buck

    It's much too expensive, but that's how it is everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Swimming, getting coffee with friends, hanging out in common rooms, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious! If you go to Southside that is.

    Dorm Life

    I don't care for my dorm, but that's because it's practically on Greek row and I'm not rushing.

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, get involved and budget your time.

    In three sentences

    I love my college! We have the best athletics and a sense of community that I wouldn't trade for anything. Go Cougs!

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are right in the middle of campus so they easily access problems.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! Especially those interested in nursing, vet science, and agriculture careers. There are great science programs here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The atrium is a dome on top of the library. It is a pretty place to sit and watch people or look at the sunset.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering wsu is about 27,000 a year for Washington residents, I think it is well worth it. The campus is unique and classes are large but do not feel as impersonal. It is obvious the professors love what they do making learning easier.

    What to do for fun

    Buses can take you up to Shopko, Walmart and other stores around campus. Most people go here on the weekends to buy stuff for their dorms. You can also walk downtown to the various shops and restaurants. Moscow is only 8 miles away, but there is no campus bus that goes up there. Moscow has a mall and other fun things to do. The dunes are also a place to go for the weekend. Silverwood is not too far from here either if you have an extended vacation.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely not what you would get at home. If you are going to eat in the dining halls, go before the 5pm rush. After that things may be cold. Also the food is a bit under salted. I have used my RDA money so far to buy stuff at the market. Ferdinand's has the best ice cream ever because they actually use products from cows nearby! It is way better than anything you could buy at a grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm facility is new so it is fairly nice. However, there are some dorm complexes on campus that I have heard are kind of trashy. RAs are very helpful and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses I am taking are fairly straightforward. There are certain classes you have to take as a freshman that seem totally pointless, but other than that there are many options for your interests. Entomology is an awesome class if you are unable to get into biology or chemistry your first semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a fan for the summer! It is hot a first but starts to get cold.

    In three sentences

    I love WSU! There is always something fun to do and the professors are very nice. Everyone here shows school spirit and helps you feel apart of something bigger.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well-lit and has police call boxes for help. There are a lot of open spaces for less concealment of danger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stevens Hall, the oldest dorm building west of the Mississippi, still hold tea every Sunday for the residents. It is now an all female facility.

    What to do for fun

    Washington state has football games, track, walking trails, yoga, ballet classes, dorm activities and more. The fun stops only at your request.

    Food and Dining

    While Washington state has some typical dining facilities, there are also coffee bars and restaurants on campus. A short walk down the hill takes you to town where even more dining facilities exist. You can eat nearly any dish you want in this area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't stagnant here. Each dorm has it's own agenda with activities planned every week.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are typical college classes, some professors demand more than others and some classes are more challenging than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus system early as you need one to get to a grocery store. Bring shoes good for walking as the campus is built at the top of a hill. Enjoy time under the trees and relax.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has a beautiful campus with the oldest dorm building west of the Mississippi. The campus and town are rather isolated in the middle of the Palouse but the campus has nearly everything you could want/need for university life. There is a broad range of majors to choose from with something for everybody.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Washington State University is an extremely safe campus and it has emergency signal spots throughout the campus if somebody feels in danger. If one of the emergency things are signaled, the police will be there within a minute and a half. Pullman is also relatively small as well so there really is not that much crime that goes on.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a lot of fun. It allows people to meet new people and it makes people get out of their comfort zones so they can meet new people and have more opportunities because members of the fraternity people join can help others get a job. Greek Life also consists of commitment as well because it takes up a lot of time on the weekends so it allows people to develop good study habits and makes people not procrastinate as much. One of the best parts about joining a fraternity is the study tables. Different fraternities have different standards but every freshman must go to study tables for nine to twelve hours a week to work on homework or study for a test. This really helps with getting homework done and it also helps with studying for tests because the people you are with will be able to help you study or help you with your homework.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I usually go to my friends dorm room and hang out with them or I go to the fraternity I joined and talk to some of the members. I also go to the Compton Union Building (CUB) because they have a lot of activities to do there that are good time consumers. I also like to walk around the campus to get to know my way around better and along the way I tend to see people I know so we talk for a little bit but I also get the opportunity to see if there are any jobs available and it also allows me to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    I like how there are a lot of different options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it is convenient that there is a dining hall about two minutes away from my dorm. However, at lunch they serve the same thing almost everyday so it gets a little repetitive. The food tastes good though and is moderately cheap so I do not have any complaints.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been great for me because I have a random roommate and we have become good friends. We decided to join the same fraternity together as well. It also helps that there are a lot of cool guys on my floor so my roommate and I will occasionally go to someones room or have them come to ours.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a few weeks into attending but so far it has not been too bad. I have had a lot of homework lately but it has not been too time consuming because I still have plenty of time to hang out with friends and do my own thing.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus has a great safety notification system. If there's a safety concern/issue then all students receive and email and text message. Depending on how severe the situation is then parents are also notified. If there's a large safety issues like a natural disaster the clock tower serves as an alarm. There are emergency buttons throughout the campus that someone can push if they feel they are in danger and a police/aid car should arrive within 1.5-2 minutes. There's also a volunteer group with a number you can call if you feel unsafe walking somewhere and a volunteer will escort you where you need to go. I feel completely safe walking around campus by myself at night time.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a huge part of Washington State University. There are more than 50 chapters on campus and over 17% of the undergraduate population is a member of Greek Life. Greek Life can be a bit rowdy depending on what you want to get out of but I have a few friends who are involved with Greek Life and love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is such a diverse selection of clubs from PB&J club to the Civic Center for Engagement that does volunteer projects. The Student Entertainment Board puts on two concerts a year, one on the first week of classes and the second in spring along with a carnival. Also the Entertainment Board puts on non-alcoholic events every month with activities ranging from staged entertainment, to movies showings, to doing-it-yourself crafts.

    Great for these types of students

    Really any kind of student can come here, it all depends on what you put into your education. Some people are very serious students and get a great education and have a good time; others are not very serious students and have a good time and also get a good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ROTC fire of a cannon every time the Cougar football team scores a touchdown! There's a graffiti staircase in one of the parking structures.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it's less expensive than private universities it is pretty expensive for an public state institution.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Recreation Center is great! There is a pool with a water basketball hoop and volleyball net. There are a large variety of exercise machines. You can also rent different sports equipment like basketballs, tennis rackets, soccer balls, and much more. There is also an outdoor elevated ropes challenge course.

    Food and Dining

    It's dorm food... The dining halls do a great job of listing healthy/vegetarian/vegan options and listing possible allergens associated with the food selection. The dining halls have pretty delicious food although it does get a bit boring after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! Some dorms are nicer than others, it all depends on which one you get. All of the RAs are really nice and do an excellent job of helping you feel adjusted to a new life in college. There's a lot of fun things to do that the RAs organize. Also, central campus (where most of your classes will be) are uphill from most if not all of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The introductory level courses aren't too difficult, the higher level courses often require a good amount of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find friends that enjoy what you like to do so you won't feel left out if your friends do something you feel uncomfortable with. Get to know your professors and teaching assistants! They really appreciate the effort you put forth to make sure you understand what's going on. Make sure to get involved with a club or intramural sports on campus!

    In three sentences

    There is a large sense of community at WSU, everyone (staff and students) are very friendly. A wide range of academics and quality of classes/professors. It's kind of a party school.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never have I once been afraid of walking around campus. There are always people around on campus, 24/7! I've walked from greek row to the opposite side of campus in the wee hours of the morning and I never felt fearful anything was going to happen to me.

    Greek Life

    I recently joined the greek community at WSU and it has been amazing so far! You meet so many new people, even after 2 years here. Its a tightknit community that watches out for one another and are very respectable people. They beat the stereotype for sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    WSU Men's Crew is great for those that want to be involved in a real sport, travel, and compete without having to devote their life to the sport like the NCAA students athletes do.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for those students that want a small town feel, without the boring small town lack of activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No matter the time of day, if you walk down the street and yell GO COUGS you will get responses from everyone. That must pride.

    Bang for the buck

    I joined the rowing team my freshmen and sophomore year which was the best decision of my life. I learned to balance my schedule, did well in school, and made a family for myself within the WSU community. My Junior year I joined a sorority and it was the second best decision of my life. WSU lets you have it all!

    What to do for fun

    NCAA sports teams, intramural sports, clubs, Greek life, business fraternities, the wake boarding club and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food was actually good, it got old the last few months of school but I do miss having dinner prepared for me whenever I wanted it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean, safe, and not nearly as terrible as you may think. I absolutely loved my freshmen year in the dorms. The north side of campus is the best and closest to the rec!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pick a school based on what rumor or what other people say, cause they hardly describe what your experience is going to be like.

    In three sentences

    WSU is full of life, always something to do despite the small town, and is bursting with Cougar pride. The campus is the most beautiful I've ever seen, and often a selling point for prospective students. WSU students love their school and it shows with daily campus activities.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safest campus in the state.

    Greek Life

    Not Greek.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Hall food is gross.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the experience you want/get.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes you take and your degree program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and invest in some crimson and gray clothing.

    In three sentences

    WSU has an amazing student community. Everyone is welcoming and inviting. Being a Cougar is being a part of a giant family.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When there is a home football game, the games are very fun to go to. There is a lot to do if you are creative, Moscow is only 8 miles down the road, so take a bike and go there for the day, there are playing fields that a game of soccer could get started up, or just lay out on the grass next to stadium way and work on homework and soak up vitamin D at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, I am by Southside, which I have heard there food is the best. There is always plenty of options to chose from, and if you find nothing at Southside Filx market is next door and they have great milkshakes and burgers. I have not had a bad experience with the food here. But I do miss home-cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good. Me being a college freshman I have to live on campus, and my dorm is great. It's not like home but It is still great. It is a change, but I personally don't care if I have to walk down the hall to go to the restroom. Also my resident advisor is great, and that helps a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is a great college, but like all others the classes can be hard. Just keep up with the work and you will do fine. The staff and professors are very helpful and want you to succeed, so go ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up the good work and grades and you will be set.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great college for any major I believe. The staff are great and everyone on the campus and in the town of Pullman are very friendly.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police is located in the heart of the campus and whenever there is an issue,

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts, studious students and everyone in between. It is great for everyone

    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, hiking, running, golfing, rowing, really anything you would like to do you can find here at WSU.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous places to dine on campus and lots of options regardless of whether someone is a Vegetarian or not. The numerous options available can suit any taste.

    Dorm Life

    There are many activities and events students can partake that are hosted by the Residence Hall Associations. Lots of opportunities to meet people, have fun and mingle.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots and lots of papers that are written over the four years a person will attend school here. This has helped me professionally and allowed me to express my ideas on paper more coherently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a specific idea of which major you intend on going into before you actually attend college. Do your homework and research! If you switch midway through your college career you will lose credits and you may have to pay a ton of extra money to stay an extra semester or longer!

    In three sentences

    The International Business program was the main reason I came here because it is in the top 20 International Business programs ranked among public institutions. The College of Business has allowed me to critically think and come up with solutions to marketplace problems that I previously would not have been able to do. Solely from the College of Business perspective, is the reason why I would wholly recommend this University to any incoming students.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the safest campus in the Northwest! There is no one around to commit any crimes. But just make sure you cover your drinks and make smart choices.

    Greek Life

    It is very involved and a great experience, although I chose not to participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of every sort and you develop any kind of club that you want! It is great, I am actually joining a flag-football intermural team soon.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for really social kids and people who are not looking for a city-like campus. Pullman is very isolated and not very populated besides college students.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes the main bookstore rips you off, but that is expected.

    What to do for fun

    There is access to swimming and working out and various other activities but sometimes my friends and I have Disney movie marathons with lots of blankets and hot chocolate, those are some of the best days!

    Food and Dining

    At first I did not miss home but after getting pretty much the same thing, I miss my mom's lasagna!

    Dorm Life

    I live in a co-ed dorm where I have met some of the best people. I can definitely see some great friendships in the making and people that I can depend on for a lot!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the program, since I am actively trying to get into the nursing program, I have a harder schedule than most majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of time in the books but do not be afraid to go out there and make friends. Everyone here is quite friendly and remember: everyone else is trying to make friends so do be shy!

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus full of a diverse student body and quality teachers. When here there is never a dull moment and you can experience your own freedom with out the hassle of parents or elderly people. The academics are also very competitive despite what others may say; I constantly am in the library and find my classes quite difficult.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Anywhere you stand on campus you can see an emergency station. From these you can push a button if you are in trouble and WSU police will be there within five minutes. Also Pullman is such a small community and everyone is community orientated. I feel just as safe walking home alone at night as a I do during the day light hours.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega which is a social sorority and I absolutely love it!! There are so many nice people to meet and if you want to really feel connected in college I recommend joining the greek community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quiet a few different clubs and activities for almost every major, sport, and social aspect that you can imagine. People should have no problem getting to know new people here because there is so much opportunity to meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is definitely a school for agriculture and veterinary majors. We are a very ag. based school. They also offer a lot of different majors but I would classify it as more of a research school then a liberal arts school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this place known as Pullman's best kept secret aka Zoe's Coffee. Its a pretty awesome place to hang out and study because hardly anyone knows about it!

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is actually getting really expensive. The tuition rate had the largest increase out of all the universities in Washington and we now have the highest tuition. It jumped about $1500.

    What to do for fun

    Pullman has an awesome night life, specially if you are greek. Pullman also has different clubs and inter-mural sports that people can join. We have several different large turf fields and the football stadium is open to the general public.

    Food and Dining

    WSU could have more options. The dinning halls are pretty good at the beginning of the semester but by Christmas time you get pretty sick and tired of dorm food. As for fast food options there are quiet a few around town.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved my roommate I got paired up with in the dorms last year. We are still best friends today and we hangout all the time. However some dorms are better than others. I stayed in Stephenson Complex my freshman year which wasn't very community orientated. My friend who live in McCroskey however loved it because there was such a sense of community. The dorms that are more centered in the middle of campus have better dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor all depends on what kind of major you have and what kind of work you are willing to put into it. I am a chemical engineering major so I tend to put a lot of time into my studies because my classes are relatively difficult. My roommate on the other hand is an AgTM major and seems to be able to scrape by just fine by doing the bare minimum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and then apply for the WSU scholarship application!! There are so many scholarships that they are giving out every semester, for all different types of majors. It seems that like students who attend smaller schools have a lot more scholarship opportunities than students in huge schools.

    In three sentences

    The thing that I love the most about WSU is that it is such a tight knit community. I also enjoy the small class sizes and the fact that a lot of your professors know you by name. WSU also has a wide range of different activities to do and the night life is awesome ;).

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights, cops patrolling, locked doors.

    Greek Life

    Greek life=Washington State. If you are not greek then you are not 'cool'

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of options for people for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Party kids and studious people alike. Just be sure you know which one you are before you attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions-everyone gets trashed on game nights. Locations-The grizzly bear research area, go look at little bears!

    Bang for the buck

    OUt of state tuition is hard to justify anywhere, but Washington truely is a great well-rounded school for the money.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor recreation, go to the rec center, take advantage of speakers, meet your RA and other dorm personel so you have a go-to for help, meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    It's a hard life for vegetarians up in Washington. The omnivore would love it here though, lots of meat variety and lots of unhealthy options. They do have a 500 calorie meal plan that is pretty easy to follow. Also, the food is pretty expensive and adds up fast.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms, but as expected roommates can be a pain. Be assertive at the beginning of the year so things are clear. It is less awkward to make guidelines before you walk in on your roommate doing something your'e not okay with.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your courseload, but it is very easy to get behind, so stay ahead of everything! Take advantage of weekends!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes. Don't party every night-seriously. Don't go to parties when there is the flu, whooping cough, strep, mono, or all four going around. Finish class work before doing anything else; it'll pay off later. Don't be stupid.

    In three sentences

    It is a well rounded place to attend school. There is something for everyone from outdoor recreation, an amaziong recreation center, parties nonstop, and great classes and instructors. It is very very cold though!!

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While on this campus I have always felt safe, even walking home alone at two in the morning. There are always police out on the roads whether they are walking around, driving, or on a bike. We also have a service called Women's Transit which is almost like a taxi. It is a personal driving service for women so that they don't have to walk around campus alone. All over campus they put up these blue lights so that if you feel you are in danger you can push a button and a siren will go off to warn people. When there is something dangerous happening around the city and on campus, the school does a good job of letting people know what is going on by sending a mass text and mass email to the student body; keeping them update while the police handle the situation.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not a part of greek life but I have plenty of friends that are. From what I have heard it is an awesome time when you join greek life. You get to meet so many new people and they usually stay in your life even after college. Greek life puts on many events such as homecoming, volunteering, and even concerts.

    Clubs and Activities

    WSU provides a mass load of activities and clubs. They have sports teams, recreational sports, recreational events at the gym and many more. As far as clubs go, there are clubs that you would never think would exist. There is a harry potter club, a club that puts on concerts, volunteer clubs, and so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are someone who wants to be at a very diverse school and you are really social and up to meeting people at all times, this is a school for you. It is a great school for someone who is willing to balance out the social aspect and the academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most unusual locations on campus is the place where they keep big bears. They have a field and a giant fenced in area for the bears. I have never seen anything like it on a college campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun at WSU. The school provides all different kinds of activities, clubs and events. They put on concerts on campus for everyone to enjoy as well as carnivals and even an event called Up All Night. During one Up All Night, the school played a movie on the score board screen at the football field and everyone gathered onto the field late at night and watched it. And if you get the chance, it is always great to go and check out greek row, there is always something happening at those houses.

    Food and Dining

    I do enjoy the food choices and restaurants that are provided to me on campus and off campus. We have a building called the cub where we are provided with a select amount of restaurants to go to any time during the day. There are also many restaurants downtown which is about ten minutes away from our campus. One of the more popular places for the students is called The Daily Grind, a coffee shop downtown. It is a great place to go hang out, study, or grab a coffee and a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    My freshmen year I lived in a dorm. I have to say I did enjoy a few aspects of the dorm life. One being that I made too many friends to count. I still keep in touch with them up until today. I'd have to say the food is definitely something I enjoyed. Although at times it wasn't the healthiest option but it was always a big buffet of endless food. One thing I did not enjoy about the dorm was the noise. On weekends I didn't mind too much but on the weekdays it was always tough to get any homework and studying done from all of the distractions. Luckily I had the library near by.

    Academic Rigor

    Because this is a state college, it is expected that the academics are going to be a bit tougher. WSU definitely goes along those lines. The professors have great intentions in helping you to succeed in your career following college. Although it may seem like I am being swamped with homework, exams and essays, at the end of the day I know that my professors are only doing it because they want us to have all the experience we need before we go out into the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I have for expected students is to make sure you stay focused on your school and put your studies first, even if that means giving up weekends and late nights with friends. I'm not saying to only devote your life to school, I mean one of the experiences of college is to be able to go out and have fun and still be a kid while you can. That is why colleges provide those fun activities during the day and at night. If you find your self getting stressed from all of the work, take a study break and go on a walk or go to the gym. It is amazing what working out can do for you during crunch time. Overall just have fun and enjoy the college experience, it only comes once.

    In three sentences

    WSU has given me the opportunity to find myself. Coming into college I was not aware of what I wanted to do. Washington State University provided different programs, career fairs, and awesome counselors to guide me down the right path in life.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The work load that professors assign is reasonable with in the time frame they provide you with, but getting behind on your homework for a few weeks can prove detrimental.

    Tips for prospective students

    The hardest thing is learning how to manage the work load. Even if you're transferring in with a two-year degree, community college often has a much lower level of expectation. It's a delicate balance of home work, class attendance, and attentiveness during lecture.

    In three sentences

    The satellite campus provides the professor-student relationship of a private school university, with the cost of a public institution. The curriculum is interesting and challenging. There are plenty of social opportunities as well!

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    not the most female friendly but they are woking to make it better. stalking is really high here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the evergreen is one part ny times, one part jerry springer. I don't know why but it is always full of crazy.

    Bang for the buck

    having a car gives you more of a life. you can get a job easier and shop at cheaper stores for food.

    What to do for fun

    HAHA still learning. But yeah it's a party school. I think it's all about finding your crowd.

    Food and Dining

    eh. ok. good somedays yucky others. really 2.5

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Amdt program and a lot of what i do is project based. Time management is key. I have a history class, a sociaology class a sewing and a patternmaking class. I think I do about 15 hours of homework and I taking 12 credis. You have to stay on top of you time.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU is big! Visit the campus, get involved and don't feel like something is wrong with you if it is a little intimidating stright off.

    In three sentences

    So far so good. I really feel that I am getting a great education and not being swindeld by the school.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police routinely covering Washington State University's campus 24 hours a day. Also, the campus has Blue Light Emergency Phones set up near every building or secluded area on campus that automatically connects you to a 911 operator for assistance and flashes the blue light above indicating a victim's location. WSU, has a very low crime rate and provides its students a safe college environment.

    Greek Life

    The Fraternity/Sorority Community at Washington State is made up of more than 50 chapters and encompasses over 17 percent of the undergraduate student population here in Pullman.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University's Outdoor Recreation Center offers adventure trips that include backpacking in Utah, climbing the Canadian Rockies, and surfing the Oregon coast. Also, offers one of nation's best intramural sports programs, with thousands of students participating in 75 team and individual sports. With both competitive and recreational leagues, all skill levels are welcome.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is known for being committed to research. Best for students majoring fields related to engineering, veterinary, or nursing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Apple Cup football game which WSU challenges rival UW Huskies in Seattle. There is also a Washington State University Memorial Statue for all the Veterans who died in WWII who were alumni to the university.

    Bang for the buck

    Many academic programs have won noteworthy recognition.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is a 160,000 square foot facility offers almost unlimited options for staying fit, including fitness instruction, the nation's largest free-weight and cardio-fitness training area, an elevated track, 2 pools, a spa, an indoor soccer field, 4 racquetball courts (2 of which convert for squash), 6 basketball courts, a climbing wall, and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple of dinning options available on campus that can be paid with RDA (room and dinning assistance) if you are living in a dorm, Cougar Cash (gives discounted meal price), cash, or debit. The meals provided by these dining centers include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food include: pizza, sandwiches, burgers, fries, salad bar, fruits, cereal, pastries, cakes, ice-cream, etc. Drinks include: soda, juice, coffee, milk, tea, shakes, smoothies, etc. These dining centers are located north and south of campus and are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There are late night dinning centers that are open from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. for people who plan to eat later. The best dining center in WSU is Flix which serves juicy burgers and fresh fries, milkshakes, lattes, frappes, and Italian sodas. There are two television screens for football fans and pool table. Flix also sells convince store items for students.

    Dorm Life

    There are coed, men's, women's, international, honors, and graduate student dorms right on campus. All residence halls offer dorm rooms with high-speed internet access, kitchens, laundry facilities, lounges, microwaves, study rooms, and sports equipment.

    Academic Rigor

    Washington State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,763, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. There are more than 200 fields of study for undergraduates (freshmen, transfer students, former or non-degree students), as well as 66 masterâ??s and 47 doctoral programs, and professional programs in nursing, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

    Tips for prospective students

    When signing up for classes, you should go to a site www.ratemyprofessor.com to see what other students felt about that particular professor and how effective their teaching skills are. This is important because you do not want to pay for a class that you might end up failing due to how the class was managed improperly by the professor.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a very educational, diverse, and congenial college community. The welcoming environment filled with a multicultural student population provides students both effective living and studying experiences. Furthermore, there are many scholarships and student programs Washington State University offers it's students to help them achieve their degree.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons all around campus

    Greek Life

    It is AMAZING!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, and socially active students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cub is the usual hangout spot. But then again we also have greek row, the dorms, and cafeterias.

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek!! Join a fraternity or sorority, and I promise it will change your whole perspective. It is a great way to get involved in your community and get a lot of community service hours.

    Food and Dining

    There is broad selection of food. They have meal plans for vegetarians, gluten free, and really any dietary needs. The best cafeteria is Hillside.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. I recommend living in Community- Duncun Dunn because it is newly renovated and close to everything.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some challenging classes, but the great thing they just started is the freshman focus classes. This is where everyone in a class is from your dorm so you can have study sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to rate my prof .com, because then you can know what type of teaching style your teacher has. Also don't get too carried away with the parties, just remember why you came to college -for an education. Also be social and potentially join a fraternity or sorority. It is a great way to meet people and make lifelong friendships.

    In three sentences

    WSU is great if you enjoy a college town feel. The campus is beautiful surrounded by cornfields and in the heart of Pullman. We have tremendous Coug spirit and take pride in Crimson and Gray.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although there are very small amounts of crime on campus, I was flabbergasted when the fire alarm goes off for the dorms, and the police take over ten minutes to respond. Their response time is supposedly under 30 seconds. If something does occur, I feel like the police would fail to respond in a timely manner.

    Greek Life

    The sororities are dry houses, and several have been closed down because of having alcohol and encouraging underage drinking. Greek life here is the typical stereotype of Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a vast amount of clubs here. There is a place for everyone. I happened to fit into the group of Humans vs Zombies. I met so many new people, while enjoying the game of hunting down humans to tag to turn them into zombies.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU seems to be made up of students whose goal is to party. As an engineer, I figured it would be easy to find other students whose focus is academics. Surprisingly, it is extremely hard. WSU would be great for outgoing students who also focus on academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really are no traditions or locations here at WSU. Of course there are traditions for the smaller knit communities throughout campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything here is outrageously over priced. It is required to pay for the recreation center, about 800 for the year. Then for English courses, students are required to pay 40 dollars in order to have access to printing and extremely new and expensive Apple computers.

    What to do for fun

    As Pullman is a small town, there is very little to do unless it is on campus. The school does run quite a lot of activities, but the majority of them are extremely lame. Generally, every weekend students go home, leaving the campus dead.

    Food and Dining

    Food is unbelievably expensive on campus. Freshmen must purchase a dining service (one thousand dollars) along with a dining plan (another one thousand per semester). So the six dollar fifth pound hamburger meal actually costs twelve. The food is almost always cold. In order to save several hundred dollars, get the lowest meal plan and frequently shop at Wal-Mart.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Stephenson and the rooms are tiny. The dorm is also at the bottom of the hill of campus, so everyone gets a lot of exercise when living here. The walls are carpeted so students are able to hang things up on the walls. However, it is impossible to get a thumb tack or even a nail in the wall without it bending. The dorm is, not to mention, outrageously expensive. Very rarely is there ever anything to do in the dorm. Students also often set off the fire alarm when it is late at night and quite chilly outside. It takes the fire department over 30 minutes to allow students back in.

    Academic Rigor

    I was beyond surprised how easy classes were. I expected to have enough homework that it would count as a full time job. I am taking 17 credit hours for bionengineering this semester, and I typically spend less than 20 hours on homework per week. A good portion of freshmen classes are just busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend retaking the classes where one had left off in high school. Many students struggle if they continue after their latest classes. Repeating a class gives a good foundation to further academics. It really helps to take past exams for courses in order to help prepare and understand what will be asked on the new exam.

    In three sentences

    As a future bioengineer, i was surprised when classes were much easier and slower pace, yet larger than I had expected. Unfortunately, the academics for a freshmen are exactly like basic high school requirements. However, the campus is extremely pretty and well-maintained.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Very Veterans friendly school. They have an awesome staff that will help you. Classes are easy as long as you attend lecture!

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU has really worked hard to make it one of the safest campus's in the country.

    Clubs and Activities

    All they need is an archery club and they'll have everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one who loves the outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't come to WSU unless you're ready to be surrounded by nice hard working people. The school hosts numerous events to make sure you enjoy getting your education here.

    What to do for fun

    WSU is in Pullman, which is a small town. Expect to have to look for entertainment on campus. Every weekend free movies for shown for students. Football games are always a blast. The rec. center is open twenty four hours a day so make sure to take advantage of that.

    Food and Dining

    The Southside Cafe, is a must go for all WSU students.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms have posted descriptions on what personalities normally live in them. As long as you pay attention to that you'll find housing with people you'll have much in common with.

    Academic Rigor

    While TAs and Professors make themselves available to you, be prepared for fast paced learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a good pair of walking shoes, Pullman has many steep hills. Make sure to grab a SEB calender at the begining of the year, as WSU sponsors many events free for students.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus open campus. Professors that go out of their way to be availble to you. You can tell everyone loves it here with how friendly they all are.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the student recreational center where you can workout, swim, run of play a number of different sports. There is the CUB where you can play video games, hang out with friends or play pool. Sometimes they play newly released movies. Just look around campus you will find flyers advertising a lot of different events.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great. There are three main dining halls and other restaurants all over campus, so finding somewhere to eat isn't a problem.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms, everybody in the hall that I stay in is really cool . I've made a lot of really good friends since I've been here. The hall puts on lots of fun activities for you to go to. I will warn you that staying in the dorms is really expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are really fun and others are extremely boring. As long as you keep up on your assignments you should do well. If you do find yourself struggling there are free tutors and professors that can help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are ready to work, it is a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun. Also don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it there are tons of people and places that will gladly help you.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university to attend. All of the professors here are very nice and are more than willing to help you with anything you might need help with. There is a strong sense of community, so meeting new people and making new friends is easy.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not once have I felt unsafe on campus. At night, there is Women's Transit that will transport girls across campus for free all night long!

    Greek Life

    As a Greek, I can say it is the best choice I have ever made. I love it. With this said, I didn't join until the end of my first semester so I've had some experience not being Greek. It is not necessary to make friends, you can be happy and social without it!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am on a club sport team, and we kick some butt! There are so many clubs and sports teams that there is no excuse to not be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Every single one - the campus is so big, there are places for everyone to fit in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For any college town, football is a big deal here. There are some interesting bars just off campus that allow minors until 9pm so everyone can enjoy them.

    Bang for the buck

    As an in-state student, the cost is alright. I feel like the tuition is high, but after graduating they have a high rate of employment.

    What to do for fun

    The university makes sure there is always something fun to do on the weekends - free concerts and Up all Nights are common.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls can be repetitive, the food is alright, I miss them now that I have to cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very different from each other; be sure to read reviews and look at their location on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, I didn't understand the Academic Rigor of this University and I didn't do as well as I expected. The professors expect a level of maturity that can be a shock at the start of the year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind, things are going to be different than you expect but that isn't always a bad thing! Study harder than you think you do, as lame as that sounds.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a place where you can really discover who you are and what you want in life. Education in and out of the classroom prepares you for life after school. Washington State is the school that prepares you for life.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is great, but limited vegetarian options.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to register the minute your window opens. Meet with an adviser directly instead of a group setting. Be sure to save everything the adviser gives you like your plan. The school is going through growing pains and changes rules, leaving you in big trouble if you don't have evidence of a plan.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are great. Class availability is very limited. Classes are either full and you can't get in, or there is not enough interest and the class gets cancelled.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    A bit too expensive and they charge for everything.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out in a Compton Union Building or go into town for dinner, bowling, movies, or frozen yogurt.

    Food and Dining

    Ok, but could work on options for people with allergies. There are several options available anywhere on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good, clean, and many are new/remodeled. The quality of life is variable depending on the other people placed in the floors. Some rooms are over crowded but others are very spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard but doable. Everything depends on professor and what you are doing. The sciences are good and some of the Liberal arts are good as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have adequate funding for tuition because it'll increase. Don't worry about getting in shape, the hills on campus will take care of that. Bring college spirit, you'll need it.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school but expensive. Professors are great most of the time. Expectations are always clear.

  • 11/26/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Go downtown and enjoy spokane at its finest

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! do not wait til last second!!

    In three sentences

    Its such a beautiful campus and im so excited to apply as a future nursing student! Im definatly a COUG!

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a bowling ally, and a movie theatre. The CUB has movie nights occasionally. They also do concerts every once in a while. You find things to do, it's a small town but you're also 7 miles from Moscow, ID.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for being a college. There are many options as well as many coffee stand options. They have subway, panda express, pizza, frozen yogurts on campus and then many different restaurants off campus with in walking distance and on the bus route.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't a bad way to go if you are first moving here and don't know anyone. It's an easy way to make friends as well. Dorm life isn't for everyone, but explore your options. It's on campus so you can walk to class and you don't have to worry about parking.

    Academic Rigor

    It's fairly hard! Definitely depends on what you want to do in life. It's the typical work load so you're not spending ALL of your time. You are able to have a social life as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of applying to school and keep on the status of your financial aid. GET INVOLVED! Seriously, it sounds dumb, but do it. It's an easy way to make friends and keep up with your school work!

    In three sentences

    They are very helpful, I recommend taking a campus tour to help you make a decision! The school has very, VERY high spirits. Lastly, it's worth you time to be here!

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus, both day and night. However, you can never be too careful so always walk with a buddy or group just in case. There are emergency call buttons located all around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have heard that when it snows in Pullman, students take the cafeteria lunch trays and use them as sleds on the hills!

    What to do for fun

    I love attending sporting events and cheering on our Cougar athletes with the always exciting Washington State fanatics. My friends and I also enjoy hopping on the bus and taking it around town to see what fun things we can get into.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to get food at Washington State however many places do close fairly early. I wish more dining centers stayed open later to help attend to the students who like to eat later in the evening.

    Dorm Life

    I have enjoyed living in a dormitory so far because it has presented me with many opportunities to meet new people and surround myself with people interested in the same major as mine. I love the close sense of community and school spirit only found in the dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel challenged in all the courses I have taken for my first semester as a college student. Every class stimulates your mind and I find the academic rigor a good opportunity to challenge my mind and expand my knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to go out and explore your new environment. College can be a pretty scary step in life, however, once you realize how much freedom you have to do what you want, everything becomes one hundred times better. Just don't get too caught up in trying to build a social life, remember that you are paying for a high quality education and keep your priorities straight.

    In three sentences

    Washington State is the perfect school to attend for someone like me who wanted to experience something completely different from what I am used to. Everyone in the community is so supportive of the students at WSU which makes it the ideal college town. WSU provides so many opportunities for students to explore and find themselves which is why I am so happy I chose to attend.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do through school or just around town.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of good places to eat around the Spokane campus, and Starbucks is always near.

    Academic Rigor

    The program is very intense, but you do learn a lot of information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all the requirements done before school starts.

    In three sentences

    I love the NEP program. I wish that it was a little more organized.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Strong academics and focused.

    Bang for the buck

    Too expensive but no other choice with Vet School. All Vet schools are expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Spay dogs and watch surgery.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard.

    In three sentences

    The Veterinarian College is a great program. It is expensive so you must make the most of it.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Washington State University is very good about security. In every Residence Hall there is an RA on duty every night, and there is a phone number available on each floor in case there is an emergency. The Campus Police Station is located right at the heart of the campus so if they are needed, they are sure to get where they need to go as quickly as possible.

    Greek Life

    I have never personally been involved in Greek life but that's just because it doesn't really work for me. But don't knock it until you try it, you never know it might turn out to be something unexpected that you really end up enjoying.

    Clubs and Activities

    In the beginning of the year you will be introduced to so many different activities you will want to join them all. But the truth is, you have to leave some time in for studying and homework. So pick a couple that are on the top of your list and stick to them. Joining activities is a great way to meet new people and makes living away from home not so hard.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all students, and there is always a place that anyone can fit in to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No matter where you are or where you go, as long as you are in Cougar country our teams are always the best in our eyes. When you walk on campus there are tons of students wearing their cougar gear, it's sort of like an unspoken tradition. It's something everyone just does.

    Bang for the buck

    Try to find a life that works for you, whether it be schedule times, activities, means of tackling homework, etc. But don't do it alone. Although you are somewhere completely new, be open to letting people in and forming some new friends. Don't worry the one's you have at home will always be there, but you do need some in the place you are now to make life on campus just as good as life at home can be.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun, it is just the matter of whether or not your going to be smart about it. Going into town with a group of friends is always fun, get into clubs and extra curricular activities, and come to our home games to cheer on our Cougs!

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining can be a little rough at times, but it is by far much better then eating microwave burritos and such everyday. Take advantage of the dining menus on the school website so that you know what's going to be served before you get there.

    Dorm Life

    Choose your Residence Hall wisely, some are a bit louder than others and seem to be a bit more active during late hours. The best advice I can give you is room with someone you know if at all possible. In some cases, you don't always get the right match for a roommate the first time. Your dorm room is supposed to make you feel like a home away from home, if it doesn't, then maybe there are a few changes that need to be made.

    Academic Rigor

    In order to keep up with lectures, read the sections and materials handed out to you. Form small study groups with a few friends/classmates, incite from another student really helps while learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start good study habits now, they are key to a successful academic life. Also while it is nice to have some fun, keep in mind that you are there to learn, think before you act and make smart choices.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is one of the most diverse colleges I have ever experienced. The University has very high academic standards that motivate the students to work hard so that they can continue to enjoy their favorite extra curricular activities. Washington State University has tons of school spirit and will welcome you into it's home. Go Cougs!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has not been a single moment when I have felt in any kind of danger here. Also, if anyone does feel in danger there are blue emergency buttons all over campus that can be pressed and help will come right away. There is also a women's transit bus.

    Greek Life

    The greek system is nice. Not something I chose to take part of but the houses seem nice and there isn't a lot of hazing I have heard about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a varitey of clubs, I am not part of any but I have heard of a few and know there are many more. A few i know of are Student Entertainment Board that put on free movies (indoor and outdoor), concerts, up all nights, and other events. Also there are cultural clubs (my old roommate is part of one) and sports clubs! I'm sure there are many more that I just haven't heard of!

    Great for these types of students

    Fit students due to the hills, and dedicated students & of course Coug fans!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WSU is located in Pullman where the school takes up the majority of the town and is surrounded by miles of wheat fields.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is worth the tuition price!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you could go to the amazing recreational center available free for students and play racquetball, volleyball, basketball, swim, run, lift weights, box or do other exercises! Also, there are free video games in our Compton union building(CUB). The basketball and football games that I have attended were a lot of fun also and there are many other sports to go support. There are also school events like Up all night events where students can hang out all night and get free food and socialize with some games and dancing.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food at my dining hall and there is a wide variety but it has become a little old already. There are also options such as Panda Express, Subway, Carlita's and a pizza place on campus as well as various fast food locations nearby!

    Dorm Life

    I recently just moved dorms and I love my new living situation! My past hall was decent however I was not a fan of the walking distance everywhere. The RAs are fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging. The first freshman semester is tough but it is mainly due to the adjusting mixed with the pressure of academics. Possible to achieve good grades with the appropriate studying time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for a workout. Hills everywhere! Also, study, always attend lecture, and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Washington State is a fun campus away from all the chaos and its own little town. It is challenging but a good learning experience in various ways. The UW vs. WSU rivalry is great to be a part of!

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is rated as one of the safest schools in the nation. I always feel very safe. There are emergency poles located in nearly every direction you look. If you are in trouble, all you have to do is hit the button on one of the poles and the Police will be there within 2 minutes. There are also great services like Women's Transportation that are free. Women have the option to call women's transportation for a free ride at night to wherever they need. These are just a few of many safety precautions at WSU.

    Bang for the buck

    My only big complaint about WSU is the finances. While it is a fantastic school, it does cost an arm and a leg. President Floyd is working to keep tuition prices down, but with the economy the way it is now, it's challenging. WSU is a great school, but its greatness does come at a cost.

    What to do for fun

    Some think that when you live in the middle of nowhere, there's nothing to do, but I found that to be so wrong! Pullman offers a variety of things to do for fun. Everything from bowling, to swimming to movies, Pullman's got the essentials covered. As for shopping, I'll admit, it's a bit sparse, but the Palouse Mall is only 15 minutes away and offers great shopping like Bath and Body Works, Ross, Old Navy and Bed Bath and Beyond. I'm never bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great! I ate mostly at the Hillside Dining Center and got snacks from the Hillside Market. It's expensive, but it is good food. There were a variety of things to pick from, and a lot of healthy choices too.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wilmer-Davis, and loved it. It wasn't what I thought it'd be in that I didn't have too many friends from the hall, but I didn't really care. My roommate and I have become best friends and have continued being roommates now in apartments. The location of being on campus is truly unbeatable. I miss that so much, but it costs so much money! That being said, there were a lot of fun activities offered to do as a group from the dorm. Overall, I had a great time living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I come from Husky land so I grew up hearing the Cougars write in crayons, but boy are those huskies (as always) wrong! WSU has turned out to be an academically challenging and rigorous school. It is not so challenging to the point where you won't understand anything, but classes do require time and energy, just like they should. The goal is that when you graduate college you have a rounded education and you truly understand and can share about what you've learned in school to the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Washington State University has been a great place for growth, because yes, it can be a very challenging place to be. When you're away from home, you really have to step up and learn responsibility and maturity. My advise would be to come mentally prepared for standing on your own two feet. College isn't easy, but if you come with a heart that is willing to work hard, it definitely pays off.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has been a wonderful school to attend both academically and socially. I have grown more here in 3 semesters than I had in the past three years! The teaching is excellent, the atmosphere is delightful and the people are kind and helpful.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food, not overly amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't stayed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most schools, you get out what you put in.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's a small town and it seems as if there's not much to have but that's why we build such great friendships. The school is where the fun is at.

    Food and Dining

    WSU has some really great cafeterias with a lot of variety and tasty and healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    It's so much in the dorms! The floors have a blast together.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are experts in their fields. Especially for the sciences, they expect a lot. Be prepared. It's so much fun and so amazing to learn though.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll first arrive in Pullman and wonder where in the world you are. Don't turn back. It's worth it! It'll be the best experience you have. Get involved in clubs immediately- they give you a foundation for building lifelong relationships. Be friends with your professors and advisers. They really do care.

    In three sentences

    The Cougar family is more amazing than you can ever imagine. It truly feels like a family, and the faculty and staff are there to help you be successful. There is so much opportunity to excel in leadership and academics.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had an issue with safety ever. There is a very aware and effective Campus PD.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is almost every club you could think of on campus. Personally I do not have time for a club. There is also a Center for Civic Engagement this is one of the best things offered on campus to serve the communities around and within Washington.

    What to do for fun

    There are programs put on by RA's in the dorms and there is plenty of things around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Almost of the food I would recommend needs more salt but that is my opinion. Although there is a variety of food and some things are extremely good.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm there is not a thing I would change. Adequate living space.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the courses I have taken have been fairly difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of all resources available to you and don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful and large campus. Everywhere you go athletics are promoted. Spirit is big here GO COUGS!

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to any of the student comity events. Or hangout in the student center playing pool or ping-pong. It's a great place to relax and let loose.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. I love the local bakery items we have in the cafeteria. They are at good prices too which helps being in college and everything.

    Dorm Life

    I go to the Vancouver campus. There isn't dorms here but the community and campus is great. There is always events going on and everyone is welcome.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, but that's why it's college and not high school. Staying on top of reading material and assignments is key to keep up with the material in classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get help when you need it. Don't wait until it's too late. Teachers are more than willing to help you when you're having a difficult time grasping a subject and seeking them out one-on-one sometimes helps to see a subject in a different way.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school with a good community. The teachers are helpful and eager to assist students in getting a better understanding.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At Washington State University there are police everywhere all the time! There are campus PD, Pullman PD, Campus Fire fighters, and Pullman Fire fighters. I'd say it's one of the safest campus's in the U.S., due to the excess amount of government authority.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at WSU is great. As a member of a fraternity I get to experience it first hand. The relationships you form with the members in your house last a life time. Also, the weekends are usually a lot of fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Washington State is a very diverse university, so there is are a lot of ethnic clubs and opportunities to meet new people. There are also many intramurals you can participate in. Sports ranging from flag football, to wrestling, to floor hockey. There are also clubs and activities you can participate in that correlate with the field of study your pursuing, such as International Business Club.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for people who like a great education, a rural environment, an energetic student-run community, and a mixture of hot/cold weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition during football season when the Cougars get a first down is the announcer says and that's another Cougar First Down!!. the crowd mimics the announcer and with your right hand you do the first down signal that the referee's perform when a first down is made. Also the Cougars vs. Huskies Apple Cup game is a really fun rivalry.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending a university these days are very expensive. In-State tuition for WSU is around 25,000 a year. If you have the opportunity to attend Washington State, I'd say take it because it's a great experience and you'll leave a better person in all aspects.

    What to do for fun

    Being trapped in a rural small town has it's ups and downs. One of the downers is that there isn't very many options when you want to do something fun. The town is relatively small, so it has one movie theatre, one casino, and a variety of cheap stores for us college students. A lot of the fun things that occur at WSU happen on campus or in the Greek community.

    Food and Dining

    At Washington State there are 3 dining halls. The food these dining halls serve vary, but the food does get kinda old when you eat it all semester. WSU also has mini grocery stores connected to the dining halls that take RDA. The thing I like most about the food and dining here is the online food ordering website. You can order pizza, wings, and pasta from 8pm to 12am, and have it delivered to your dorm. Overall the food variety at Wazzu is good enough to keep your taste buds satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at WSU is pretty fun. There are a few dorms on campus that tend to be a little more conservative when it comes to socializing, but for the most part dorms like Streit and Perham tend to have an outgoing, fun atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman, I'd give my last semester's difficultly a three out of five. The first two years of college are similar to classes taken in high school, but the difficulty settles in when you realize how large your class is, and how fast the professor is teaching the material. Another thing that takes adjusting too is learning how to study properly for an exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip for students considering any college, not just WSU, is learn how to balance your school work and your social life. Another tip if your considering Washington state is be prepared for hot weather Fall semester, and really cold weather Spring semester.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a very large university in the middle of nowhere. The town of Pullman is run by the students, without us students there would be no business in Pullman. Overall, Washington State is great for you if you like independence, hot weather, really cold weather, and a electric enviroment.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Off-campus and on-campus, there isn't much crime drama here.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're into culture, you won't find much here compared to the western Washington area, but the clubs are here at WSU. Sport clubs are also available for those interested playing sports with less academic restrictions, and to have a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who like the outdoors, and want the college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    How heavily this campus is well school spirited than any other college in this state.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than UW - Seattle, and in-state private schools, but a bit pricer than the other smaller public universities in Washington.

    What to do for fun

    There's always the recreation center to maintain active lifestyles.

    Food and Dining

    Majority of dining halls are restricted to RDA only. You can use student cash, which is like a debit account, but you won't get meal discounts compared to those who have RDA. The Compton Union Building has food, too, but there's not much variety of places to eat from there.

    Dorm Life

    If you're a transfer student, and enjoy cooking a lot, dorm life would not be for you. Get an apartment instead where the rent is much cheaper in Pullman, and for better living quality. McEachern Hall isn't a lively dorm compared to the other residential halls at WSU, but it has benefits for being a quiet-apartment style dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Currently I'm taking prerequisite classes, which I don't find as challenging except engineering classes. Everyone learns the same Calculus, English, Physics. etc. Although, taking junior and senior classes within your program's major is a different story.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do some research to see if WSU is your best fit college, and maintain a good GPA so earning scholarships, and other academic opportunities will make your life easier. Pullman is a rural town, but hopefully friendships you make will keep you here. If you're a transfer student, definitely have a set plan before transferring to your preferred university.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual place for people to hang out is where the bears are located.

    Bang for the buck

    The meals on campus are pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Rec center, parties, bowling and also just hang with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    It is so easy to run out of your dining money. The food is actually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The people that I have met in the dorms are really good people in which I feel like I can become good friends with them.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of school work and also there are many places to do your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask your professors for help. Take advantage of all the resourses that the school has to offer. Being social can really help you with your school work and also your friend status. Make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities that are given to you.

    In three sentences

    I would give this school a 7 on a scale of ten. I think that the school has many opportunities for everyone of different ethnicities. I also like the fact that professors are very helpful.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and activities students do. I go to the recreation center and work out or swim.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for the first few weeks of school, but then you get tired of it. Every dorm has a kitchen and you can cook.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you dorm but Stephenson Complex is a great place for freshmans. You are a bit far from your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the courses are pretty tough, but if you study a lot then you will pass. Chemistry is a very hard class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and study a lot because some professors only have tests as your grade.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college and you make many new friends through the dorm. A few of the classes are big like chemistry is around 500 students. There is a freshman focus course that is required.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police force right on campus, so everything is really safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek community is extremely large and supportive at Washington State University.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for friendly students interested in learning and making friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a ton of odd statues around campus that are fun to look at.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to movies on campus, or campus sponsored parties that don't have alcohol.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are taking classes you are qualified to take, you do not want to accidentally end up in a class that is too challenging. Go into college expecting to make friends, and befriend someone in every class so you can have someone to study with.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has an extremely friendly and supportive environment. The courses are challenging, but there is a support system easily accessible should I need assistance. The dorms are also extremely friendly and supportive of studying and a social environment.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of outdoor activities. You can run, bike, walk, hike etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor all depends on your major. If you are a science major there is going to be a lot more work than with a communications major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your studying seriously. These years in college set you up for the rest of your life. Work hard and it will pay off in the end.

    In three sentences

    I think Washington State University is a great school. The community is warm and welcoming. The atmosphere is incredible.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is go to my friends room and we hang out. My floor holds activities at least once a week. We also like to go to Moscow Idaho for shopping and food.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would tell them to get invovled their first year and do there best to make lots of friends.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a beautiful campus and offers so much to get invovled in. I love that Wazzu has so much school spirit. I would rate Wazzu as a 7 out a 1 to 10 rating scale.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency blue light buttons EVERYWHERE so if somethings happens you push the button and a cop will come to the location and assist you. Also there is a female transport system just in case you feel unsafe and want an escort to class, work or etc.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek row and a lot of people go here for the fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in a club however I do know that they have one for just about everything under the sun. Also I heard it is not to hard to start a club if you have enough people interested.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for athletic people, engineer students, people who want to join a fraternity or sorority, people who enjoy living in a small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one about when you get married boys will dump the groom in the Stimson Hall's fountain. Other then that there is a rumor that they made a giant genetically modified cow, which is false.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that there are cheaper colleges that will provide me with what I am trying to achieve. However if you like small college towns, being in the middle of no where and want to live the dorm life this college could be right for you. I just do not always think it is right for me.

    What to do for fun

    There are A LOT of school events and many clubs students can join for fun. There is also a big stadium that just got renovated and there are football games in the fall. Also there is a fancy gym for those students who wish to get in shape.

    Food and Dining

    I have barely ate at any of the dining centers on campus, and work at one of them. However I have heard very few complaints and there are many food options on campus. There are 4 dining halls, 2 starbucks, subway, panda express, and quite a few others offered.

    Dorm Life

    I transferred during my second year of college so I never lived in a dorm, I went straight to living in an apartment. However I have heard from others that they try to match people up with others that share some of their interests so they have a roommate that they can get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is very serious about maintaining good grades. If you fail to many classes or have a low GPA you have to attend a seminar which is basically about how to be a good student. If you fail to get better grades then there is a good chance you will be unaccepted to WSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep your grades up and if you have a problem with your grade keep in touch with your professors. Many students have a hard time going from high school or community colleges to a big university and quite a few do not do well their first year of college.

    In three sentences

    Big campus lots of hills and in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wheat fields. Counselors are very helpful with all students and there is a lot of on campus housing and a lot of apartments for those who prefer not to live on campus.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I attended Washington State University for one of their big campus tours, and I was not impressed. As an honors student, I was quite disappointed in the fact that an honors professor could not give me any information on the program. It seemed that the school cared more about its image and their new football stadium rather than the academics to which students are paying for.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit at night as well as numerous emergency phones. There is an officer of the city that works at the school and is frequently patrolling the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs here for everyone. Even starting a new club is not hard to do here.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who want to concentrate on their courses and academics.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus isn't too big and there isn't the whole party scene associated with bigger campuses, so it makes focusing on school a lot easier.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities and clubs, like kayaking, that WSUV puts on.

    Food and Dining

    WSUV offers a variety of food in a couple of locations on campus and the food is always fresh.

    Dorm Life

    At WSUV there are no dorms, but there are plenty of apartments fairly close to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    WSUV offers a wide range of classes that range from easy to difficult, but the professors offer a lot of help for students so they can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of study groups and the free help that a school will offer.

    In three sentences

    WSUV is a perfect sized campus. WSUV classes allow for great one-on-one time with professors. WSUV is a great school that focuses on the needs of students.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    We have alot of clubs, theres something for everyone and if we don't have it you can make your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    ~Loves somewaht rural like cities ~Can live without Taco Bell ~Loves to party ~Has spirit

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ~We have haunted halls

    Bang for the buck

    For me it's worth the money, I just love it here!

    What to do for fun

    ~Party ~Party ~Oh and a bowling alley/casino/arcade and a casino

    Food and Dining

    Although they have no filipino food, their food is really good most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on where you live, but each dorm is different and of course not all dorms cost the same.

    Academic Rigor

    We pride ourself on academics, and have professors who love what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring good walking shoes, winter jackets and a sled!

    In three sentences

    Our academics is top notch. Our spirit and pride is hard to match. Our cougar calves, have no competition.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I hope to go there

    In three sentences

    The campus looks beautiful

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always Pullman and WSU police cruising around, and there is an alert system that will send you a text if there is any type of danger.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No matter who the football team is playing, Coug fans will always resort to booing at University of Washington, our rival. Just go with it.

    Bang for the buck

    Housing is somewhat overpriced, compared to what you get. Of course, if you apply early, you might get your choice of newer dorms

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There are hundreds of clubs and volunteer opportunities here at WSU, probably because the town of Pullman is extremely small. Sporting events and live music on campus are also a huge deal.

    Food and Dining

    There are actually a lot more food options than I thought there would be--specials of the day, salad bar, etc. After a few months, though, the food does become boring, but you can also spend your dining money at some markets and fast food places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are pretty well-maintained, and right on campus, which makes it convenient to walk to class or the dining halls. Of course, you'll likely have loud neighbors, especially on the weekends, but in my experience, the RAs have been very helpful in settling disputes.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College here is very low-key with their assignments, usually requiring large final projects rather than large exams. Of course, every class has different standards. But if you're having difficulty in any class, free tutors are here to help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a bazillion hills in Pullman, so be prepared to get a workout going to class and build up your 'Cougar Calves.' The weather is also extremely bipolar--apparently it snows in May, so be prepared for that. Also, don't feel pressured into going Greek because other reviews say that if you don't join a frat or a sorority, you're left out--both Greeks and non-Greeks have amazing opportunities.

    In three sentences

    It's a small town, but we know how to make the most of it at WSU. There are clubs and organizations for every individual, so no one feels excluded. It definitely starts to feel like home after a while.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Organized clubs which you can join and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone knows everyone, for it is a small campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Always play billiards and foosball.

    What to do for fun

    Awesome entertainment board which organize parties for the students to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are only one cafeteria at the campus that I am attending.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at the campus that I am attending.

    Academic Rigor

    Top ten school of the nation in writing. Best in state engineering program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard for every class, talk to your professors, they will always help you to succeed, do not just study, go after internships and opportunities to have a good resume.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University gave me the best opportunity, everyone is helpful, and I have no complains about it, I just love it.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    None

    In three sentences

    Great School.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops. Everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Ick, just avoid it! This is not the type of campus where being Greek changes anything or makes your experience better.

    Great for these types of students

    Grizzly bear research center has numberous live bears you can go see, closer than any zoo~!

    What to do for fun

    Not much! It is definitely an entertain-yourself kind of city, but sporting events are fun and highly attended.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options with decent food! You can use your dining money on Subway or Panda Express in the CUB, too.

    Dorm Life

    Many are so old!

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers strive for academic excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come equipped! Aside from the Wal-Mart in town, if you need anything- you will have to pack it in or buy it off the internet.

    In three sentences

    WSU has a very homey vibe, with mostly friendly people. THe winters are long and snowy, but summers hot and beautiful. There is no good shopping nearby, though!

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the best in the nation! Every block or so there is a tower that you can call for help in, as well as the womens transit system: which will take you home whenever and wherever you might need help!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not only on campus, but wherever you go if you see a fellow Coug you yell GO COUGS! I don't think you get that kind of camaraderie from any other school.

    What to do for fun

    Not only is there a ton of clubs and intramural sports to try, but there are always some kind of sports games! The UREC is amazing, and you can rent all sorts of athletic gear to go hang out off campus! And don't forget about the dunes when the sun comes out!

    Food and Dining

    Obviously it is not a five star restaurant, but for diner foot it's not bad at all! They also have a lot of on campus dining and fun places to study and hang out, like Flix!

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm! It's a great way to meet new people, and they have all sorts of activities to do as a group!

    Academic Rigor

    It also depends a lot on your classes and major!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study! When I was in high school I breezed through without cracking a book; but when I arrived in college I was expected to read and study every day on my own time. I didn't do too hot my first semester, so come in knowing that it is going to be difficult!

    In three sentences

    Never before have I seen so much energy in one football stadium; even though we didn't win more than four games, the stands were always packed and erupting! The professors care about your learning as well as help outside of class. The campus is beautiful and everybody here is friendly!

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU campus is extremely safe, with women's transit being offered for women anytime time during the day, stations to call for help, and everyone on campus is so friendly and welcoming.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life for the most part is the typical stereotype of frat guys and sorority girls. Although this may be true, everyone I have encountered are beyond friendly and welcoming.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many activities are offered here at WSU, with intramural sports clubs, clubs for your major, Greek clubs, environmental clubs, and so on.

    Great for these types of students

    Washington State University is great for students who are invested in receiving a good education, who wants a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, sports fans, and so on.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has gone up an extremely large amount even for in-state tuition paying students. I recommend this school to anyone who has the money to come here.

    What to do for fun

    There are always sporting events going on whether there are football or baseball games. These are really exciting because WSU is so spirited and dedicated to their teams, win or lose. There are also intramural sports that are offered including, softball, volleyball, basketball, and so on that anyone can participate in. There is a recreational center also with swimming pools, indoor track, weight rooms, ropes courses, and much more. There is also many activities offered by the Greek System, where if you belong to a sorority or fraternity there are date dashes, exchanges, philanthropies, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is mediocre. At the cafeterias the food menu never changes, but the markets have a variety of foods that we can purchase. There are also a variety of delicious restaurants scattered all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very welcoming and comfortable. I am in a Co-Ed dorm and everyone is inviting, fun to be around, and helpful. Cafeterias are close by, the dorms are kept clean with janitors here every day, and the RA's are very helpful if we have any questions or need help.

    Academic Rigor

    Washington State University is challenging but rewarding. I am taking classes in order to get into the Nursing Program, professors and TA's are always there to help. There are also a vast amount of tutors for free and for pay to help with any subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students is to try and pick a major ahead of time, instead of trying to figure it out your first few years in college. This will help save money as well as get you a head start on the job you want to pursue. Another tip is to get work done ahead of time and get help if you need it, don't be afraid to ask. Falling behind in a class is the worst thing you can do. Lastly, another tip for incoming students is to take as many opportunities in college as you can. Whether it is joining a club, participating in intramural sports, going to sporting events, joining a fraternity or sorority, and so on. The experiences in college are so plentiful and valuable to the college experience to not participate.

    In three sentences

    As a freshman student here at WSU, I was ecstatic to start a college education, meet new friends, and experience the college dream. WSU exceeded my expectations and then some, where I have met life-long friends and have bettered my education. The people here are so friendly and caring, I never have a dull moment and whenever I need help on an assignment or studying, someone is there for me to help foster my education.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Just hang out with all the amazing people and things come up all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do your work and you will see great results!

    In three sentences

    WSU is amazing!! the campus is gorgeous and the people are so nice. Definitely worth visiting if you have the time!

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Chill with friends and visit the gym!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the admissions rep!

    In three sentences

    This college is a very big campus but a very beautiful place to be. I love the scenery and the students. Plus, the food's not bad!

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own university police right in the center of campus and they are really good at providing a safe environment for the students attending WSU.

    Greek Life

    Greek life has its own life but is definitely something worth trying out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities available to all students and whatever your interest may be, there is a club for you on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Attending football games and always showing your cougar pride!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending WSU is reasonable but maybe could cost a little bit cheaper because some of the tech here is outdated.

    What to do for fun

    Walking around campus, doing intramural sports with other students, going and watching films at the CUB for free from just being a student. There is so much more than this so go out and do something.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the dining centers is just like a cafeteria. Its quick and cheap if you are on the dining plan but if you aren't stick to cooking your own food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good the first year when you are trying to find new people and find new friends but after that go to the apartments. Apartments might be on the edge of campus, but you get your own room and have a lot more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others, it just depends on your major, but overall it really is college level academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to always study and stay caught up on your homework because even missing one assignment can throw you off. There are a lot of hills on campus so be prepared to earn those cougar calves.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great college to attend because everyone here has awesome cougar pride. People are always willing to help each other out and you can find pretty much anything to do on campus. WSU is by far one of the greatest schools I've seen.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY safe!

    Greek Life

    strong Greek system

    Clubs and Activities

    philosophy club:)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    apparently there is a great campus run creamery....

    Bang for the buck

    it is expensive and tuition is rising. start now.

    What to do for fun

    wander around Moscow, ID.

    Academic Rigor

    If you can find a professor in your area that is passionate, follow them through time here. There is no substitute for a great professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the summer courses! Summer session was the best semester I had here.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a decent university except for zzusis. Serious changes need to be made to that system. The city of Pullman is small enough to not be overwhelming.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    You can find clubs to fit any of your needs. From clubs relating to your major, religious clubs of all kinds, and any type of sports team you can imagine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wave the flag. Current or former students bring the WSU flag on their travels around the world and take a picture with it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sort of school sponsored event going on some where. The student recreation center was once the largest in the country and has everything you could imagine. There are tons of different clubs to join and there are sports events all year round.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there is a lot of it. You can have whatever you want and any amount of it. There are fresh cooked meals that are simply divine and home baked goods that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, never a dull moment! RA's are there to answer any questions, and to let you into your room at 2 in the morning. The cleaning staff is amazing and leave everything sparkling all the time. The hall communities are the best and a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and worth the effort. Most classes are taught by professors, even in the 100 level range. There is a fair grading scale.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to WSU! It takes a little getting used to but it is defiantly worth it. Everyone in Pullman is super nice and the teachers are all very helpful with any questions. Don't make your schedule too harsh, but never forget to study.

    In three sentences

    A small town with a big purpose! Every student has an overwhelming sense of school pride, GO COUGS. A great place to learn, expand future horizons, and make new friends.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is important anywhere on any campus. WSU has a womens transit program where they work from 8pm to 2 am if you are in need of a ride somewhere like if you are drunk or someone you are with is drunk , give them a call and they will come to you and help you get home safely. They also have a walking program where they will walk with you if you feel scared at night as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    WSU has a lot of clubs around campus to get involved with, like the PIC club which is pacific islander club, learn about different Polynesian cultures, dances and customs. VSA which the Vietnamese student association, you can learn about their traditions, customs, culture etc. You can even make your own! There are tons of ways to get involved on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Pullman is a pretty small town, although people say there isn't much to do the truth is , it's dependant on you. You can go biking to Moscow along the palouse trail, go exploring downtown, go workout at the rec center where there's tons of classes to take to help you stay in shape. There are bars if you are of age, of course partying (it's college !) and a hookah bar downtown too that is really awesome if you're into that stuff.

    Food and Dining

    There's tons of dining on campus a long with local restaurants around town within walking distance of campus as well. WSU lets you choose a meal plan, there's 3 levels to choose from. This is called your RDA and can be used at the dining centers and markets located on campus. The food in general is pretty good and you have lots of options ranging from, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an excellent way to meet new people, and have more opportunities to get involved. Here at WSU there are many dorms ranging from co-ed to same sex. The rooms are nice, you can double or if you prefer your own we do offer single rooms as well. They are expensive but for freshmen it is a requirement to live on campus the first year.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic Rigor depends on you. The course load is a lot depending on the amount of classes that you take but it's not impossible. Just study hard, get to know your professors, go to free tuturing sessions that are offered in various places on campus and success is yours. You just have to make that choice to accept the challenge and keep moving forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! there are tons of clubs on campus, you can even start one! Go to class Study hard Have fun but remember why you're there

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is an amazing school, the campus is beautiful, the people are so welcoming and when you're here you feel apart of something big. I've visited other schools but none made me feel like I could see myself starting my future career there until I visited WSU. The town is small, the campus, the atmosphere, the students and staff make it feel like a home away from home.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The school is very sports obsessed and the clubs are not as diverse or abundant as, say, WWU.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative, car-hart, alcohol drinking types are abundant, but there is room for everyone else. It just takes more effort to find them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure you check out the bears, the organic farm and the orchard on airport road!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like a lot of my tuition goes to ridiculous things like the rec, while my program can't afford basic equipment.

    What to do for fun

    SEB events(concerts, speakers, dances etc), party, bowl, golf, geocache.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining halls are the generic mediocre dining center food with limited vegetarian options. Off campus, there are limited options that are decently priced. I always eat at the Thai Ginger, but I enjoy the old post office brewery place(mmmm lentil burger) as well. Don't forget to go to the bagel place in Moscow!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are lively and dramatic.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is more of a graduate school than an undergrad school. Classes are easy because many professors go out of their way to talk to students out of class. Just beware of Bio and Chem courses, those are the ones that kill.

    Tips for prospective students

    The conservative and rural area takes some getting used to. Get involved your first year and go to any table fair on campus because that is where a lot of information is as well as free stuff. Set up a 4 year plan if you can because the advisers will not hold your hand and some will put you in classes you don't need.

    In three sentences

    WSU focuses primarily on Ag and football, so many other parts of the school suffer or are underfunded. There are many ways to get involved, but difficult to find them and require extra effort. A mixed bag of students, but I haven't found many progressive ones.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is fairly safe and I feel comfortable walking at night. The only thing to watch out for is Greek Row at night, always have a friend with you when you travel on a party night. Other then that the cops are helpful and understanding and I feel safe on campus. Also the bus system is really convenient and nice for those who live off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to do when one is creative and watches out for events put on by the school.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those who are good at budgeting their time. At this school it is fairly easy to make friends if you open yourself up to others and try. This campus is also good for those who really enjoy sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The art building has a hidden stair case that is filled with graffiti done by past and present students.

    Bang for the buck

    This all depends on where you live and how many grants are given to you. Relatively it is a lot cheaper to live off campus and if one budgets well then it is not hard to make living expenses, but tuition is relatively high.

    What to do for fun

    If one is creative there is a lot more to do in Pullman then one would originally think. There is a few thrift shops, restaurants, pet stores and a mall relatively close. There is also activities like hiking, biking and other out door activities. There are also free movies, concerts, up all nights, and other school funded events posted for the enjoyment of students.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dinning centers and a food court like center on campus. The good thing about the dinning centers is that they are usually easy to access and they have a variety of food available. They also contain markets so that one can easily obtains snacks, microwavable food, and other general items at the convenience of the student. Though there seems to be a lot of options most students do say that the food gets old after a while, but once one is in the apartments most miss the convenience that the dinning centers have.

    Dorm Life

    I personally enjoyed dorm life for the social aspects and it is nice as a freshman to be in such close access to other individuals that are also just starting out at college. Though it was nice to meet people, it is hard having such limited space shared between roommates and also the noise level is a lot higher in the dorms then apartments. Another point to consider is that in Pullman apartments are a lot cheaper then dorms, so if cost is an issue then I would highly look into apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that if I keep a schedule and use the resources provided at the school then I am able to excel at the academics within this school. Some classes are more difficult then others and always ask other students about good professors. Another point to keep in mind is that this school is relatively big, so some classes can have up to 300 individuals.

    Tips for prospective students

    If one is planning to attend this school, then it would be good to try and create a schedule, so that necessary work gets done. Because Pullman is a small town, there are not a lot to do if one does not have a car or is not actively searching, this means that there is the temptation to lose oneself in the party scene of Greek life. Just remember to balance your life and you will thrive at Washington State University.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great school for those who want to be apart of a community that is focused on the pride of their school and the traditions that are held. This school is very focused on sports and the Greek system, so one should know that there are quite a few distractions available to the student. An individual who is good at balancing school and play would do well at this school.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is emergency buttons all around campus for when someone is in deep trouble they can push the button and security will come running. There is also Pullman and campus police who roam around at night and on the weekends making sure everyone out is safe and doing appropriate activities.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a good way to meet tons of great outgoing people. The do just as much stuff in the greek community as they do outside of it. There are stereotypes about greek people but they are absolutely not true.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every major or outside activity someone wants to do at WSU. If you want you can even make up your own club and get as many people as you want to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Washington State University is great for any student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You might here about Pullman and say its small and there is nothing to do there but when you come to visit and get the real experience you will know first hand that Pullman and Washington State University is a great place to come.

    What to do for fun

    I am in a sorority so I like to do activities with my sisters and also local greeks. We do a lot of community service and fun sisterhoods.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and lots to choose from. Very open dining area and places to sit and converse with other people. The cooks and servers are very friendly and want you to have a good experience.

    Dorm Life

    The door life is a nice way to meet new people. The dorms are diverse in their own way to where there are plenty of options for you to choose from. The dorm food is really good and tons to choose from!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very well set up. Each teacher wants to get to know you and your accomplishments. Teachers want you to succeed and do well!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get away and really concentrate on school WSU is the place to go. Make sure to not get caught up in to many extra circular activities because it could get you off track.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a huge diverse school that welcomes everyone. There are greeks and non greeks but everyone gets a long great. My classes challenge me which I feel is very important when getting a higher education.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is separated from other cities and all Pullman was set for this university. People here are great and easy going. Very safe~

    Greek Life

    not knowing

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs run here and with different culture background. Could feel different cultures~

    Great for these types of students

    Different people could be different~ it is imortant to choose a nice group to go with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    cougars~~lol But don't be a party animal~

    Bang for the buck

    Many students from different countries which means different cultures join together here. Choose some clubs to join in and could fill your spare time and gain a lot!

    What to do for fun

    Find volunteer jobs and go out. The scenery here is clear and make you feel happy!

    Food and Dining

    Nice cafes and have their own features of each.

    Dorm Life

    I like live at dorm a lot and even now I still live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Good quality for science majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU applys many opportunities for students, as long as you search them out by yourself.

    In three sentences

    The environment here is quite peaceful. It is a quite good place for study. But WSU also hold the tension for student to get into their study, especially for the science major students.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I play a lot of video games and go to the gym in my free time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good walking shoes.

    In three sentences

    This school is wonderful even though it is in the middle of no where. One problem I have is that a lot of the professors treat us students like high schoolers. Other than that I really enjoy attending WSU.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Portland, Oregon is less than 20 miles away. Nearly year round snow skiing on Mount Hood about an hour away, and so is the Pacific Ocean.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is average, but the soups are great. They make them fresh.

    Dorm Life

    Commuter campus in Vancouver

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very pro-active when any questions regarding advising or financial aid and deal with any problems immediately. Try not to become too frustrated with their internal computer system.

    In three sentences

    Vancouver campus is small enough to get personal attention, but with connections to the main campus one has all of the advantages of a regular campus. Responsive professors who care and foster the student as a person. A very comfortable campus for non-traditional students.

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Certain dorm halls are absolutely wonderful, while most of the older buildings have that traditional dungeon feel.

    Tips for prospective students

    WSU is sometimes considered a party school, and there's a huge culture centered around the football team despite how terrible they are. Those things can really distract from academics, my advice is to not get sucked up in it all.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the whole town is basically just the college and places to support the students. I always felt safe walking around.

    Clubs and Activities

    the WSU horse polo club was basically my home for my first year at the school.

    What to do for fun

    there is the student rec center that always has fun activates going on as well as up at the cub where they have game tournaments as well as free movie theater for students some weekends.

    Food and Dining

    never ate on campus

    Dorm Life

    never lived in a dorm, though there apartments are very nice but expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    attend the lectures, the teachers give most of the answers to the exams or hints as to where to look at the lectures making classes worth while to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have decided on what major you want its easyer to start out at the 4 year then it is to transfer credit wise. some credits wont transfer and will then have to be taken again.

    In three sentences

    Well organized help in getting the right classes at the right time. Teachers that care for the students that have real world experience in the field. Amazing scene of community when on campus.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I spend any free time I have with family and friends at the movies or just watching a show on t.v. at home. During the summer we go to the river or bbq in the backyard. I think it is important to make time for family and friends.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at the dining facilities and find that the prices are fair and the food is great. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a little food and a great place to pull out your books and study.

    Dorm Life

    I am an older student and live off campus in my home with family, but I think if it is available and it is what you want or need to do for yourself then you should. I only rate this at a 3 for the purpose that I have not experienced it and our campus does not offer it. Yet, I think it is a great benefit to students.

    Academic Rigor

    One must be prepared mentally to dedicate many hours of study and attention to each class. It is a full time endeavor; if you are taking full time credits, it is an overtime endeavor. However, it will be worth it when you reach your goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest doing your homework on the prospected class to make sure you are taking classes that will fit into a time schedule. Oh yeah, one should definitely have a well laid out time schedule.

    In three sentences

    Great attention from the Professors when you need them they are available and knowledgeable. Papers are graded in a timely manner and the grade earned is explained in detailed and understandable terms. When there is an issue, one can ask questions or voice their concern and are taken serious and when the issue is settled it is always a fair decision and one that makes sense; further more, if the student is right, that is reflected as well.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pretty much what one thinks of as fun: -Hanging out with friends -Attending sports games -Attending events -Free movie theater with the latest films -Eating -Playing video games (not too often) -Recreation center -Available locations outside of the campus if bored

    Food and Dining

    Easily accessible if you're living at the dorms, and even if you don't, they're still there. The food is very good and can cater to needs that might only be found at home, so you can feel at home with the food as well. There are a wide variety for you to choose from and they provide different ethnic foods as well as for people who prefer healthy foods.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. My first year was very difficult because it was like going to school for the first time again. I didn't know anyone, didn't know what to do, and how to do anything. The dorms provide a way for those who are new to get to know people who might be on the same boat. I easily made my friends with my floormates at the residential halls. Recommended for first year students to experience living with roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    -Good academics with difficulty (depending on what classes you take) -You have a large selection of classes and majors to choose from -Professors/staff are very open and available for you

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll love it here! The transition from high school to college will be quite different and things will get a little more difficult, but once you're adjusted, everything will go smoothly. I too struggled a lot my freshman year, but after going through a whole year, I learned how to take responsibility for myself.

    In three sentences

    A very beautiful campus with pretty much everything you need that will be necessary. The faculty/staff are very friendly and are inclined to help you to the best of their abilities. Academics are top notch and I feel like I'm learning a lot.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Haven't been afraid to go out.

    Greek Life

    Typical greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Marching band!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student, really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You'll find out when you go here.

    What to do for fun

    Marching band, downtown Pullman, any sport, recreational leagues, recreation center, bus rides

    Food and Dining

    Not mom's cooking, but the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Typical college dorms; however, they're fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not get lazy; this isn't high school anymore

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure not to get lazy on your first semester of classes.

    In three sentences

    Wazzu is my new home. I love everyone I have met and the opportunities I have gotten. Everything is interesting and fun.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There will never be a time when you do not feel that your safety is important. Just recently after a professor was assaulted there was a $10,000+ reward placed by our University President for information, and at every possible occasion where a threat could be conceived an emergency citywide notice can be used at any time.

    Greek Life

    WSU has one of the largest Greek Life systems in the state and it is a constant source of networking, as well as brotherhood. Though Greek Life can have it's strengths it is important to keep in mind that there is a large amount of partying at certain fraternities and sororities, and the environment can change you in a negative way if you don't know who you are yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    The sheer number of clubs and activities at WSU is beyond measure, as there are enough clubs to suit every need and events for a plethora of different focuses. Multicultural events occur all year, along with sports games, fitness classes. and much much more.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for a student who wants to go to college and get the college experience. If you aim to get away from home and become independent, experience a large number of diverse people, and grow as a person by seeing more than just what you've experienced then WSU ir right for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take back the night is a yearly event to fight against violence, and the event often will attract large groups of people. The event continues to show that people can come together for the right reasons and rise up against violence.

    Bang for the buck

    As a major University there is much to be desired for the price tag here. $28,000 each year simply for an in state student is a high price to ask of someone struggling to go to college. Even coming from a well off family I struggle to get by and will have a large number of loans by the end of my academics. For the quality of the classes and everything else it seems a terrible shame to overpay so much while watching the university spend enormous sums of money on guest speakers, comedians, entertainers, etc. when higher academics are needed more.

    What to do for fun

    If you don't have a car it can be incredibly difficult to find fun things to do since there is not a large number of things to do nearby, but there are places to go at the University such as Flix Cafe or the commons building. Many dorms also have great things you can check out to use for fun like pool equipment, ping pong equipment and more. The greatest source of entertainment for me has been the Recreation Center on campus, which is in national ranking and has one of the best weight rooms I've seen. The Rec Center is known for being a constant source of enjoyment with several basketball courts, indoor soccer, outdoor volleyball and other outdoor sports, a pool, large hot tub, racquetball rooms, and more. There are also a large number of fitness classes that can be taken, along with tv lounge areas for watching sports.

    Food and Dining

    There is no unlimited meal plan despite being a D1 sports school, which is pretty surprising. However, there can be a large selection of various foods depending on which dining hall you are at such as steak, sushi, salmon, monthly specials, etc. The specials that occur each day are worth looking in to.

    Dorm Life

    It's important to keep in mind that dorm life isn't completely full of freedom since it is the University's property, but dorms at WSU can be great or terrible depending on where you are. Some buildings are new and very well done, while others do not appear to have been renovated enough in recent years. On top of this it can sometimes be difficult to deal with the large number of partying students on the weekends that can drift through.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are difficult at WSU but still manageable with proper focus, it's a mere matter of doing your best to stay on top of things and put the work first. This would get a 5 star rating but for the variation in teacher expectations, which are nowhere near the same as University policies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fully trust what you hear, but make an effort to instead find out all you can on your own first. I was given poor information many times unless I found my way to the phone number of email for somebody at the top of the chain, and there are many things that you simply don't need which are recommended. In short, know all you can so you won't have to rely on others.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a pride packed, unexpectable ride through college. There isn't any way to easily describe all that it entails in it's diverse campus. Though far from any large or major city, a determined person will always find fun and enjoyment in Pullman as long as they will put in the effort. While not given the same prestigious stereotypes as some schools like our rival huskies, cougs look out for each other as best as they can and are proud of their skills. The stereotypes against it do it an injustice as it is no different in it's shortcomings than any other school. It is a great place to go for both academics and friendships.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There were times where I felt a little unsafe. I often walked home in the dark and had to walk through a small wooded area near a large parking lot. This was when I lived in an on campus apartment which was actually located a little bit off of campus. There was an attempted rape in that same parking lot and a professor was also almost beaten to death on campus at 2 am by a group of drunk students. Stuff like that keeps me cautious.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the REC offers a ton fun options and clinics that are included in the tuition fees. I would say it's a pretty good deal for how much there is to do there. But it's only worth it if you take advantage of the REC center. Also, the included sports pass is awesome, again, if you take advantage of it.

    What to do for fun

    I loved running all over campus and off campus. There are a ton of running routes and loops that take you both through campus and off campus on to the trail. I also enjoyed the Bouldering Wall before it was torn down for a football office. Also, the REC has a lot of fun things to do besides weight lifting and working out.

    Food and Dining

    I ate at Southside which I found to have descent food. The breakfast's were really good but I did get sick of the food by the end of the year but nothing to really complain about. At least I was eating three full meals a day.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely hate the dorms. I lived in a coed dorm and rarely got sleep on the weekends. Also, the police were on our floor at least once a month either breaking up drama or picking up a passed out drunk kid duct taped to the wall. Definitely be selective when looking into dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I had some excellent classes and professors. The biggest problem was the students complaining about the challenges and teachers compromising and dumbing down assignments and curriculum from all the complaints.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to party and love the night life then this is a school for you. My biggest tip for incoming freshman is don't let your adviser push you around. Most will throw out a heavy load but only you will know what you can handle.

    In three sentences

    This school has potential but continues to lower it's standards by allowing on campus bars, lowering it's acceptance requirements, not cracking down on alcohol and crimes, and putting way too much money into the football facilities. This school is a huge party school and really big into the Greek thing. Football seems to be major priority which has cost a lot of campus space and caused some important recreational facilities to be torn down.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    every club you can think of

    What to do for fun

    hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and Spokane is only a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    okay

    Academic Rigor

    4/5 however I am in the Veterinary program

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up, you never know when a career change may occur.

    In three sentences

    A great school to attend. Correct environment for learning and having fun. Teachers who care about the students education teach here.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dances, sports and hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat at and all close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Enjoy your time there and meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone has the opportunity to do well if they really try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take opportunities that are presented to you. Get involved in clubs and activities.

    In three sentences

    Helpful resources for all students. Opportunities to study abroad, get involved in research and student life.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is so dang safe. We have a women's transit, which is for woman AND men, who will walk with you or drive you home if you don't feel safe, or are intoxicated. There are emergency poles all over campus (not on Greek row strangely) where you can press a button and a policeman will show up.

    Greek Life

    Interesting. It's really good for making strong friendships and staying social. It's easy to become a recluse in your dorm room. It's not always easy, but most of the time it seams the Greek students are enjoying themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs. There are also a ton of activities too, like concerts and speeches by important people. There always seams to be something going on, but you have to keep your eyes pealed, ears open, and check your WSU email for events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a humans vs. zombies game every semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is expensive there, so be prepared.

    What to do for fun

    Uuuuuuh.... join a club? Work out? If you don't have a car, then it's going to be a drag ( I didn't have one, a few friends did though). Other than that, party I guess. But that gets real old real fast.

    Food and Dining

    You'll need to take the bus or car to go to Walmart or a restaurant. If you're a picky eater like me, then you're going to hate the dinning centers. Southside dinning center is the best. They have small little stores next to the dinning centers so you can buy snacks, soup, and dairy products on campus.

    Dorm Life

    You need to be an outgoing person if you want to enjoy a social life in the dorms. If not, join the Greek life so that making friends will be much more easier. If you don't poke your head out of your room often, you may find that you become alone and depressed. Happens to many students at WSU (or anywhere for that matter).

    Academic Rigor

    For me personally, the work was too much. It happens to loads of people, but then there are loads of people who can handle the work just fine. As long as you go to class and do your homework, it should be no problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep in touch with your advisor, especially the moment you feel you're having trouble.

    In three sentences

    A great place for veterinary sciences. You either love it or hate it. Friendly and super safe environment.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security personnel. Police officers also have a presence on this campus. Nothing happens. Sometimes I walk late after class to a far parking lot where my car is and I feel pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities nor fraternities on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are usually a few activities going on every week, even every day, I am sure I could say. There are tons of clubs for every taste: education related, hobby related, ideology related, major related or community service related.

    Great for these types of students

    WSUV is great for different types of students. Many who attend have families and outside jobs. There are plenty of opportunities for involvement in student government. I you love outdoors recreation center will have plenty of opportunities for you. Clubs and organizations offer community service organizations. If you don't mind lack of dorm life and Greek societies, this place may be for you. Other than the computer labs, technology here is state of the art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is situated on a hill so on a clear day you can see far mountains and there is also a pond with ducks on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion the education here is great and relevant and the prices are reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on this campus if you have the time to stop and get in. Digital arts department always puts student's works on the hall wall for passersby to see. Recreational center constantly organizes camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing trips. Students get discounts on these of course. Plus they can take someone who is not a student with them (the price will be a little higher for guests). WSUV's property is huge and extends way beyond its buildings. There are trails and paved walkways for biking, jogging and skateboarding.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small cafeteria open through dinner time. They have a nice variety: soups, sandwiches, burgers, stir fry, coffee. It is clean. Manager's goal is to provide high quality and healthy choices. It is tasty. They have tables outside. If you have a car and a spare half an hour you can drive to the plazas nearby which have many food joints. I wish the cafeteria was bigger. They also have ready-made sandwiches in the fridge if you don't want to wait.

    Dorm Life

    Vancouver campus does not have a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Much more rigorous than the community college I transferred from. But if you spend a lot of time studying, it can be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is better to have your own laptop. Buy orange parking permit unless you don't mind a longer walk to your classroom and if you plan to attend in summer get an annual one. Be prepared to always read the material before the class, otherwise you will feel a little lost, but if you do read the chapter things will make a lot more sense.

    In three sentences

    Vancouver campus is beautiful beyond words. Non-summer business classes are big but professors remember the students and are very open to assist with anything. Computers in the labs are not always reliable.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is one of the safest campuses. On campus there are several emergency buttons where when running away from someone or in danger, a push of the button will light up a 10ft pole and notify the police who will be there momentarily. There is also a woman's security group who are available to drive woman who are walking home alone to prevent any dangerous situations.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very well rounded and full of action. Many students say it changed their lives for the better. Greek life gets students involved with philanthropy and the school in many ways.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of every sort, whether it be a hobby, or a learning subject. They are all very welcoming and provide many opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    International students seem to really enjoy WSU. National students are very welcoming with anyone and everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the coolest locations on campus is the Zen Staircase. It is located in the Fine Arts Building. This staircase is a place for srtists, or anyone with inspiration to write, graffiti, or paint on the walls or steps.

    What to do for fun

    At WSU, the options are endless. Some prefer to go out and party, and even though it may not be the wisest option, it is easily done in Pullman. There are also sports games to attend every season where students get discounts and sometimes free T-Shirts. There is every sort of club one could think of joining. Also, unlike any other campus, WSU has a bear cage. Students and visitors can walk right up to the fence and see real live brown bears.

    Food and Dining

    Despite the amount of grease, and lack of selection, WSU dining is above and beyond compared to any high school lunch one has ever had. The dining halls are clean and always stocked with napkins and utensils. The menu offers meals for those with allergies or are on diets of any sort.

    Dorm Life

    The best part about dorm life at WSU is the community. Most dorms are separated by age and some by major. Each dorm carries a personality of its own. Here is where most students meet their friends they will more than likely have for the rest of their lives. They learn to live without mom and dad for the first time and learn to turn to others in a time of need. The dorms provide study lounges for a quiet area to do homework. They also hold programs for residents to interact and have a good time with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU has an entire facility designated for tutoring in any subject. The professors here have open office hours where students can stop by and have one on one time with the instructor when and if they are struggling. Another way WSU helps academically is that the program, Angel, that is used among all classes provides a class roster with each students email. So when sick and missing a class, all one has to do is look at the roster and email another student for help. WSU is a great place to go for academics and students rarely encounter difficulties.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip one could give, is to get involved. WSU has SO many ways to do so. From the Greek system, to sports, to clubs. WSU also offers many work based learning programs where you can build friendships and learn how to be an employee while making money. Do not be shy, everyone is thinking the same thing; I want to have a good time and meet a lot of friends. So put yourself out there, but always remember why you are there. To get a degree that shapes your future.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is well-rounded and ever lasting. While attending, you learn about so many cultures, get involved with many programs and meet wonderful people. The pride for the school is immense and is with the student body 24/7.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    get education, money well spent

    What to do for fun

    Its pullman there's lots to do for fun, you can explore the palouse, check out downtown, adventure to the dunes and hangout on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love to cook, but the food isn't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    there are so many options for dorms and the people around make it that much more exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    People think its easy, but it is college. College is not for kicks and giggles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to WSU and look around, meet the students. its not just another university on a list. It is a home, a sanctuary its a community.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is not something you can rate of define. Its a passion, its a life style. being a cougar is the ultimate prize, a dream and a gift.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of things to do for fun in the palouse! There is a movie theater, restaurants, frozen yogurt shops, bike rides, hikes, bars, bowling, casino, campus events, sporting events, and another college campus 7 miles away!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at the university is awesome! There are a number of options and you are constantly aware of how much money you are spending as well as how much ,money you have left. The money on your meal plan can be used at the dining halls, on campus, at various coffee stands on campus, and even at local markets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a lot of fun! What is great is that there are a wide variety of dorms to choose from. Some include co-ed options, as well as close to the recreation center, or extremely close to the main part of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is known to over-accept incoming students. People think its extremely easy to get in. I believe that the university offers a chance to many students in order for them to become successful. The classes are not a walk in the park. Staying focused will get you where you need to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for students would include going to a various number of events around campus, getting involved before even entering into the university, also manage your time well!

    In three sentences

    This University is a diverse place where people from all cultures feel welcome. There is something about the environment that create a feeling of importance from every student. The little college town of Pullman is a great place to call home.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's very safe. Never heard anyone complaining about campus safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    WSU-TC has a good number of clubs and activities. The start of every semester there is a BBQ that is absolutely free to all students. There is always some kind of activity taking place which makes the college experience so much better for us students.

    What to do for fun

    Play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or hangout in the lounge. There are a few fun things we can do on campus during our free time. From just hanging out with friends to playing pool and foosball.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't the best, but it is good enough to keep students full and focused on school work. The cafeteria workers are working on making the food more desirable to the students, which is a brilliant idea.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm rooms. I attend WSU in Tri-Cities WA and there are no dorms for students to live in. It would be much better for many of the students if there was dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes that are challenging but that's the best part of WSU. They challenge you to a whole new level and expand your ability to learn. Classes are fun, exciting, and most of the professors are really helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up (3.0 and over). It will make it much easier to get accepted into a graduate program or graduate school.To get involved and work for ASWSUTC you need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and working, planning activities, and meeting other students from different campuses is an amazing experience. Stay on track, do not procrastinate and go to class!

    In three sentences

    WSU TC is an amazing campus. Student life has been expanding over the years and students have been getting involved more than they ever have. There are many clubs and activities for students to get involved.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent, lots of choices for all types of diets/taste palettes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seem to be a wonderful place to live. They are well maintained and the environment of the residents give it a home away from home feel.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are top ranked among the nations leading research universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the best of your experience and take your studies seriously.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is the place in which we come together as a start for our quest to our ultimate goal. It is the ground in which we grow. It is the wind in which we are guided by.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus not only feels safe but there are emergency help buttons scattered all over campus in case of any kind of emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing! I joined as a sophomore and wish I had joined as a freshman. Greek life is so involved in the community and school activities and a great place to call home. I have made many life long friends and gained many sisters that I know are always there for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs, groups, sports to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for ANY student. It has a reputation of a party school, and there are parties, but that is not all that it offers. There are hundreds of clubs and groups that any kind of student can find a place they belong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WSU has a very impressive Greek life. The Greek community is very close and do a lot together throughout the year including raising money for their philanthropies.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU offers a lot for their students but they have to be taken advantage of or money can go to waste.

    What to do for fun

    SEB puts on lots of events from concerts, up all nights, and carnivals. The rec is also a great place to hang with friends, work out, and play sports. Going to football, soccer, and basketball games are also a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is good food that includes healthy choices but not a whole lot of variety form week to week.

    Dorm Life

    There is a good range of dorm styles, dorm prices, and spread out around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a huge range of classes for many different interests and classes that range in difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice is to take classes seriously and always do your best, whether it be a small homework assignment or a final. I also advise you to have fun; go to concerts, free movies, and up all night events they are a great way to meet new people and are great study breaks.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great place to study and live. Pullman is a nice small college town and campus is all on one hill. WSU not only has a great range of classes and degrees but also has lots of extra curricular activities and sports teams.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    aside from the wide variety of clubs, WSU offers concerts and other performances free for WSU students. The surrounding area offers relaxing hikes, some areas include kamiak butte and the palouse falls.

    Food and Dining

    there are a wide variety of food opportunities found throughout campus. Everything from healthy to unhealthy foods at a variety of prices. They even have markets that sell general food products, cleaning products and personal products that prevent students from having to travel to the store.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for everyone is different. I managed to get my own dorm room, no roommate. I enjoyed the space, the activities offered, and the friendly family like atmosphere the dorm provided. It is an experience that everyone will remember.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors look at us as adults and expect us to act like one. They expect us to do our work and study for our tests. Their strict attitude to hold us to our level in education pushes us to be strict with ourselves to strive to succeed in our educational career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get caught up in partying, school should always come first. This is the point in your life the will determine you future career. Organization is the key to success, once you find what works for you, overcoming any hardships a course will throw becomes much easier. Once you have learned what works, then plan your free time. Make sure though, to use some of that free time for clubs or gaining experience in your field of study. It will take you far.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Washington State University as a 10 out of 10. The instructors are not interested in just the money, but rather are interested in forming a relationship so that they can better teach the students. It has offered not only superb learning, but opportunities to get in the field and gain the experience one needs to succeed in life.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very nice and respectable

    Clubs and Activities

    Some of the best I have come across

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, clubs, social events, Up All Nights

    Food and Dining

    Can be good at certain locations, but otherwise it is flavorless and overcooked.

    Dorm Life

    Can be a bit obnoxious, but is a great college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Fast paced, intense but fun. Keeps you on your toes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your niche; whether that be a sport, the panhellenic or any leadership or club. Go to sporting events and make sure to NEVER skip classes.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great school for incoming transfer students and freshman. The fellow students and professors of WSU are some of the most friendly and welcoming I have ever come across. This university has been one of the best decisions of my life and I will have a life long family here at WSU. GO COUGS!

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, pool, movies, Greek row, Mikes, The Zuu.

    Food and Dining

    Average food, nothing amazing but its not terrible either.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone at the University is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, but they are manageable. Most instructors are very flexible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources the college provides for you, no shame in going for help.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a place for hardworking students, who want a great education. It is relaxed yet professional. It is a great place to further your education, meet new friends, and have the college experience.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Education in general is overpriced these days, but WSU is reasonable among it's peers.

    Food and Dining

    Attended remotely so can't comment

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging without being overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend through the online programs, stay on top of the deadlines and you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    Great online programs! Perfect for those who need to schedule an education around work or family needs. I would very much recommend this to anyone returned to school.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Highly suggested! One of the best parts about WSU. 5 stars

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty appetizing, but few choices in pullman to eat out.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is exciting if you immerse yourself into all the activities they provide.

    Academic Rigor

    The Classes are challenging, but give useful information for your major.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Crimson Cafe has delicious food! The menu is great and the service is spectacular.

    Dorm Life

    Currently at this campus, there are no dorms offered.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but fun and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.) Do your homework! 2.) Talk to your professors. 3.) Use the writing center!

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a great place to attend college. The teachers are helpful, as well as the student advisers. The campus I attend is in Tri-cities and it is beautiful.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a huge part of campus. The staff members do everything they can to make sure everyone is safe.

    Greek Life

    It's crazy!

    What to do for fun

    The river, campus held events and even your academic major's event.

    Food and Dining

    Off campus food is better. The distance is not very far so it is do-able without transportation. On campus food is not amazing and is pretty spend-y. You will gain the freshmen 15.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep focused on your studies and be smart about the courses you will be taking.

    In three sentences

    There are great opportunities to spread your knowledge. There is a wide variety of courses and diversity at the university.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sports and party

    Food and Dining

    no many choices

    Dorm Life

    never lived in dorm

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun and study hard

    In three sentences

    small and quite place, good for studying.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have 911 phones all through campus

    What to do for fun

    There is alot to do around the area, sports is huge and also other fun students put on activities.

    Food and Dining

    Cougar Cheese is the best cheese you will ever have. The food is great and is closely located everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    Didnt say in the dorms I transferred

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard you do need to but time into studying, but they provided a lot of help to achieve good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get snow boots for winter!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school, the teachers are very helpful when you express your needs. The campus is easy to find your way around. Lastly the school experience is great with all the activities that are provided.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There are security cars patrolling all throughout the day and the people who attend the college are not creepy or anyone that would make you uneasy if you ran into them in a dark alley. There are also stations/posts set up throughout the campus that will automatically dial 911 when you press the button. However, the campus does get pretty dark and desolate at night

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs on this campus than I can count. The only problem I have had with clubs is not having time to go to them.

    Great for these types of students

    I think WSUV would be great for all students. If you are heavily conservative though, this may not be the best college, as the whole campus is fairly liberal, and has a strong GSA club presence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none as far as I know. There are lots of strange statues, carvings and markers around campus to symbolize different ideals that the campus holds.

    Bang for the buck

    WSUV has great bang for the buck, especially if you live in the area, because tuition is only around 11k, you get a great education and they have lots of student rec opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There is always time for fun. So much so, that if you go to all the activities, it would be difficult to keep up with your classes. There are events that the student government organizes and subsidizes so that there are lots of opportunities for cheap fun, such as free bowling ever fourth thursday

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 primary places to get food from: The Cafeteria, the Firstenburg center, and the bookie, which is the campus's bookstore. The cafeteria has a wide variety of different foods and they all taste great. The only problem is that the prices don't work out well with a college budget, and if you are unlucky enough to be there between classes, you can expect a 10 minute wait to pay for your food. The Firstenburg center and the bookie have a much smaller selection, but their prices tend to be better and the lines much shorter, so I tend to eat there most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in the Vancouver campus. You either live at home, or find accommodations elsewhere in the town. I gave this sections 5 stars because living at home is cheap and awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    The workload of the classes really depends on where your academic strengths lie. For example, my friend and I were both computer science majors in the same classes, but I would find that I would finish assignments and labs hours before she would. When I would be turning in my assignment, she would still be slogging through the first few problems. Overall though, and on average, the workload is fairly heavy, and you need to spend around 2 or 3 hours doing homework or studying, for every credit hour that you're taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any new students coming to WSUV, I would advise spending some time in the OSI (Office of Student Involvement), as you can make some great friends there, and learn a lot about how to get involved and get jobs on campus. Also, research your major that you intend to go into, before you enroll. I am a computer science major, and had no idea how much math I needed for that degree, and would've taken more math classes in high school if I did.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University in Vancouver has a great student government, albiet slightly clique oriented and lots of ways to get involved. The staff and faculty are very nice, and there are always lots of places to go to on campus if you need help studying or passing a test. My favorite part about it, however, is their abundant student recreation program, which always has a fun and exciting activity going on.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is so close to dorm and apartments.

    Greek Life

    WSU is big on Greek life! However, there's still several students who choose not to become part of it and manage to have an amazing college experience!

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not sure about all clubs, but I know they have variety.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around the school, walk downtown. Party.There's honestly not much to do since Pullman is so small. You could go to Moscow, which is close or even drive out to Spokane if you want to go the city.

    Food and Dining

    Food was alright. Some days better than others. They always have selection. Don't rely only on dining hall because freshmen 15 is real!

    Dorm Life

    I got super close to my dorm mates and my RA's were awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Just because its easy to get into, doesn't mean it's not hard. Classes are quite challenging and I was an AP and Honors student in High School.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit to see if its your match! Don't expect WSU to be really easy.

    In three sentences

    WSU is in a small college town. Not many things to do, but if you have your friends, you'll survive!

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is super safe with wonderful services like Women's Transit, as well as the $10 taxi service.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at WSU is amazing! As a member myself, I can tell you that the greek community in Pullman is tight knit, and the greatest thing I have ever been a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a ton of clubs that people can join pertaining to specific majors as well as interests. I was a driver for women's transit which has been a wonderful experience.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to work hard and play harder.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ferdinand's Ice Cream is the most wonderful thing on campus, and obviously football games are a huge deal in Pullman.

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the free movies in the CUB, there are always fun concerts, and up all nights on campus, as well as a lot of frat parties.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is slightly unhealthy even with the healthy options, and I did get tired of the food towards the end of the year but it is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wilmer-Davis and it was a wonderful tight knit group of girls.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the core classes are fairly easy, but the classes pertaining to specific majors are challenging but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with the people in your dorm, join campus groups, and don't be afraid to talk to new people everyone is really friendly.

    In three sentences

    Going to WSU has been the best decision i have made. I have been challenged academically and I really learned about working hard to achieve my goals. In addition, the fantastic community that I feel in Pullman is unparalleled.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There's a strong greek community, which includes the traditional ones, as well as the multicultural greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO many!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The CUB is definitely a place where most people love to hang out. There's video games, food, couches, and upstairs are the multicultural centers.

    What to do for fun

    So much to do in the academic year. There's Up All Nights, intramural sports, the amazing rec center, events for leadership opportunities, bikes for rent, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    Just like any other college, the food is great and with a variety of options.

    Dorm Life

    Best way to meet people is in the dorms. The dorms provide a great chance to meet people who are in the same major as you, or just people from different cultures and from all over the U.S.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and staff members are always willing to help and talk to you about your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    As mentioned by former students and recent ones, once a coug, always a coug. Only those who are cougars can truly understand what it means to be one. You wouldn't find another school with more spirit, and a closer community.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school with so many great opportunities. The school also provides many ways in which a student can find support as well as a way to become leaders. Everything is student-based.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    GO GREEK. At least give it a shot. As with almost everything in life, don't knock it til you try it. You may not think it's for you but you may be surprised.

    What to do for fun

    Pullman is a small town that doesn't have a whole lot going on outside of the school, but you can drive across the border to Moscow, ID which has some pretty cool shops and restaurants and is fun to walk around on a nice day. Also, intramural sports are pretty fun if you get a group of your friends and make a team.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food on campus is pretty good, also in the CUB there is a Panda Express which is a student favorite, same with Subway. Avoid the italian place in the CUB, though, at all costs.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great way to meet new people. It may not be the most glamorous way of living but you won't regret living in the dorms your freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is not where you're going to find the most rigorous education, some of the professors simply don't care and some of the students are not going to become much later in life but your academic experience is what you make it. You can always choose challenging classes and put in the extra effort and it will certainly pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to be involved early, the same goes for any school but especially at WSU you need to find a place where you fit in early, it is the key to making friends and getting the most out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    WSU is perfect for the college experience! If you're looking for a strong community, are wanting to get involved, and meet a bunch of new friends then WSU is the place for you. It is not for the students who are easily distracted and have a hard time focusing on school, however.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU does not take campus/student safety lightly. Throughout each campus, telephones are readily available in the case of an emergency, in addition to 24-hour security if necessary. Friendly and supportive staff are always willing to help with any questions and/or concerns.

    Greek Life

    There are different fraternities and sororities options for students who are interested in expanding their socail life and creating forever long relationships. Nearly 20% of Pullman's student population takes advantage of being apart of such groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    WSU offers many clubs and activity options such as places to dine, shopping, sports/recreation and entertainment. Art festivals, concerts and museums are offered for those who are seeking additional accommodations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are motivated and eager to learn in a fun environment will fit in with the culture of WSU without question. Those who enjoy participating in activities outside of their academic schedule will enjoy what WSU has to offer in addition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Pullman campus provides rental services that students can take advantage of if need be. Although it may not seem like something that would be utilized, it is a convenience for some more than one would think. For those who are staying in dorms and are without transportation, it provides them the ability to rent a vehicle if they are wishing to venture off and explore the outskirts of campus surroundings.

    Bang for the buck

    It is evident to most that universities always come with a higher price tag when compared to community colleges. However with that being said, I can say that although there is a higher cost for education, one does receive what they pay for. WSU prides them-selves in catering to student�s academic careers by supplying them with learning environments and professors that make learning readily achievable in comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities provided by the college that students are able to take advantage of in their spare time. Concerts, art shows, clubs and even restaurant options are available.

    Food and Dining

    Full service restaurants are available both on and off campus for students who wish to grab a bit to eat in between classes or after. There are also espresso bars, ice cream shops and smaller markets for those who may need groceries or a coffee. Prices are very affordable, and convenience of location is key.

    Dorm Life

    Having been an online student for the majority of my college career at WSU, I have not had the opportunity to experience what their dorm life has to offer. I have heard through fellow cohorts that the dorms are very sanitary, organized and enjoyable to live in. Campus security is available at all times, and it is a clear focus of the university to be sure their students are comfortable and satisfied within their living quarters.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs available at WSU are among some of the best in the northwest. Counselors and professors work hand-in-hand with students to help develop and achieve academic goals. Students are held accountable to maintain a structured learning path that will further progress their academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those who are taking the approach of transferring from another institution, or are merely looking to begin their college careers, WSU has programs in place that make the transition painless and convenient. Whether you are interested in a campus or online environment, safe, efficient and suitable opportunities are available through both.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has exceeded my expectations far from what I ever could have imagined. Having transferred from a community college, WSU has provided me with an entirely different perspective and outlook of how a college environment should be. The academics are phenomenal and provide an easy environment to learn in.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My friends (both guys and girls) have never felt unsafe walking around Pullman or campus. The only reason I rated it 4 stars is because of the incident last year when a professor was injured after classes on campus. But the people who did that weren't true Cougs. We are a family

    Greek Life

    I am not in a Greek system, but I have friends who are and they enjoy it a lot. There are a lot of houses that will match your personality and enhance it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an array of clubs to choose from while studying. Whatever you are into, there is a way to get involved. All you have to do is put yourself out there just a little bit.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student can find a home here, whether you are academic, outgoing, reserved, spiritual, athletic, etc. or any combination of those.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Random chants at athletic events. I don't really know any unsual traditions because everything seems normal to me now.

    Bang for the buck

    I thought about money as any college student will, but I haven't been remorseful about investing my time and money at WSU.

    What to do for fun

    You would think being at WSU, the only thing to do is party. If you are into that, there are many opportunities for that. But I only went to one party my freshman year and I was never bored. Whether it is athletic events, going to the rec, or just hanging with friends, you can always find something to take your mind of classes. Even if you are worried about finding a good church, don't worry there are many options, for example I go to Resonate and I love it.

    Food and Dining

    Its college food, nothing fancy but it gets the job done. There are some great off campus options in Pullman, though. And many cafes around campus, and our student union building in the middle of campus has a lot of good choices.

    Dorm Life

    One of the first things you think about WSU may be the partying, but other than that. I made great friends my first year in the dorms. It doesn't really matter what your dorm looks like, just the people in your dorm. I would suggest Streit-Perham

    Academic Rigor

    I say 4 stars because I don't know any better. Obviously it is more difficult than high school (I am a sophomore), but I am an Engineering major so my experience may be slightly more difficult than say, a Communications major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for more independent responsibilities when it comes to academics and social life. The high school work load is much less than the college work load, at any university! But the feeling of finishing a year or even an assignment is fulfilling!

    In three sentences

    Besides the social aspect, WSU is a solid academic school as well; Pullman, WA is in the 10th smartest city in the US according to Sean Ludwig in a study from the Venture Beat website. The spirit of Washington State gives it a homey feel; the people of the school couldn't be any more welcoming. Professors here care about your education even if their classes have 300 other students in it.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    anything

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on school. Fun comes anytime after.

    In three sentences

    The closeness of everyone here is amazing. It has such great school spirit. Be prepared to get involved.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ranked in the USA's top 10 safest schools.

    Greek Life

    It's HUGE here!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the Student Entertainment Board! If event planning isn't your style there are a lot more clubs and activities to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SpringFest is an amazing experience where SEB brings a well known musical artist to campus as well as a carnival for students. They also hold many concerts and activities though out the school year.

    Bang for the buck

    Once a coug always a coug. Through out the world you can find a WSU flag waving. That's whats awesome about this school, its truly a family atmosphere that will continue years after you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Because of the location of the school, the community is really strong. Sporting events are awesome as well as the Student Entertainment Boards activities throughout the year. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone enjoys the food and the section of food.

    Dorm Life

    I had a really good experience with dorm life. The community works well with each other and you life long friends were made.

    Academic Rigor

    You get what you earn. The grades are really up to you and what you want to get from the course. Your grade will reflect how hard you work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage students to keep up with zzuis and angel, and keep track of grades within all courses throughout the semester.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is by far the greatest experience of my life. I am surrounded by a wonderful and spirited community as well as great courses that fit my needs.

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is really big at WSU.

    Great for these types of students

    Greek students.

    What to do for fun

    There's not a lot to do in Pullman. Most people drink and party for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to write. Practice writing in a journal because by the time to graduate you must have a completed writing portfolio at WSU, and most incoming freshmen have no idea how to write well.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is professional toward all students. It's not a community college, but it's not gigantic either, so students have the opportunity to get help if they need it. The town doesn't have much to offer though.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    WSU is considered the safest campus in the state. They have police on campus and they patrols campus everyday. WSU also has blue emergency lights for people who are in danger and they just press the lights and the police follows their trail so they can save them on time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for students. There's a recreation center and it has a lot of activities that students can enjoy. There are career, sports, or class subject clubs and they also have intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Undocumented students can go to WSU and get their career. If you have 3.5 GPA, then you get automatically accepted. WSU offers the best tutoring for students and WSU also has a lot of scholarships and the best financial aid for students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I heard the Wilson hall was built backwards, which was pretty weird. I also heard that there is a science hall where students threw pumpkins out the window and watch it hit the ground, which is pretty cool.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU offers a cougar card, which you can use for food, your expenses, attend sports games, and travel. It also has a U.S. Bank which the card is a cougar card max and its a debit card for people to use instead of cash.

    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. Also they have a recreation center which is the biggest in the country and they have lots of activities there for people to enjoy and relax in the lounge.

    Food and Dining

    WSU has great places to go eat like cafe's and restaurants. Students get a cougar card and they use that card to pay for their food from their tuition. Its a great card to use besides cash.

    Dorm Life

    Their dorms are good, the problem is that they don't have air conditioning. The dorms are pretty big and they have 2 new residence halls called Northside and Olympia and they have key cards for their dorms. Also some halls are based on their career.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU offers free tutoring to students who need help on their work. They have clubs that'll also help them complete their work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, don't get into trouble and don't go party a lot, always keep your grades up, always get help when you need tutoring, and have the advantage to attend clubs or sports.

    In three sentences

    I recommend WSU to everyone. Their campus is amazing and there's a lot of great clubs and sports activities like the rec center, intramural sports, career or class subject clubs. Also their campus is considered the safest.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's a lot of actives going on like movie night, or welcome week where there's actives going on the first week of school.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food!

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorms there, but I like being able to go home where I will be the most comfortable.

    In three sentences

    I rate tri-cities Washington state university a 10 because the faculty and staff there are always ready to help no matter what. they always answer your questions and try to help you as much as you can. and if the staff member doesn't have the answer for you, they direct you to the right person to help you. and I love how there's a lot of Spanish speaking staff as well.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The WSU Football games, bowling alley, local restaurant of campus nearby, Moscow, Idaho shopping mall is nearby, and downtown shopping at Shopko.

    Food and Dining

    Campus Food Court has a central location with a good selection of food for students busy with homework.

    Dorm Life

    Goldsworthy Hall is close to the campus cafeteria, some freshmen like this hall the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Washington State University has professors teaching course material who have work in the field pertaining to the subject their teaching. Washington State University has integrity to follow through on disciplinary measures if a student is caught cheating through plagiarism.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying online can allow you a flexible study times while maintaining a job. If you work full-time consider attending WSU online part-time to earn a BA degree.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University Online has dedicated professors. Washington State University Online improves online classrooms each year. Washington State University Online offers several programs to earn a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rec center, Coug football, Coug basketball

    Food and Dining

    One word: Carlitas

    Dorm Life

    RA's are your bestfriend.

    Academic Rigor

    Study. Do the work and the exams are a bit easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take all of your clothes at once when school starts in August! In the hot months of August and September you don't need the snow gear necessary in December-February.

    In three sentences

    Go Cougs. Beautiful campus where everything is easily accessible. School spirit is at one hundred percent at all times.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel so safe on campus wherever I am and whatever time of night it is.

    Greek Life

    Be apart of Greek life it is the best decision you will make!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different things to get involved in. If you do it WSU has it!

    Great for these types of students

    People who take pride in themselves, and want to do something with their passion and knowledge.

    Bang for the buck

    You will not miss a dime of your money spent at Washington State University!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun, from playing golf, to renting (for free) Green bikes, to intramurals, to going to the Student Recreational Center with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining centers are hands down one part of college I will never forget! It is such a great experience to choose from all of the different foods each one has to offer. Each one of the Three dining centers has its own unique style to it, that makes it that much better!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at WSU is unlike anything you can imagine. There are so many people you will meet through living in the dorms. Everything in the dorm is made to aid students. People's room doors get left open during the day when they are inside hanging out. Just walking through the halls alone you will meet a ton of people. The security for the dorms is AWESOME! Your student ID card get's you into YOUR OWN dorm, which is my favorite feature. Other people from other dorms cannot come into yours unless you are inviting them.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that the classes at WSU are very challenging. That being said, they leave it up to you to want to learn. The professors are very nice and flexible with the students meeting before and after class to answer questions, or explain a concept.

    Tips for prospective students

    Smile, keep your head up, and don't take one second of it for granted.

    In three sentences

    This is the best University in the state by far! Going to school here makes every other college campus seem dull. The energy and community feel that Washington State has to offer is unbeatable.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have heated sidewalks! It snows a lot, so they really come in handy. Also, the student center is an amazing resource for cultral information, tutors, food, and also our very own bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is AMAZING. They hold many events and have classes all year long! Also, Moscow, Idaho, is only 30 minutes away, and the ice cream shop on campus called Ferdinand's is a must-do.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten much on campus but what I have had in one dining hall was great! I ate there for four days during my orientation and each meal was different, provided plenty of food and options, and tasted great.

    Dorm Life

    I've toured several of the dorms and lived in one during my orientation, and some are excellent while others weren't my favorite. But there are lots of options and there is definitely a dorm that suits every need. I loved most of the ones I toured; they feel comfortable and like a small community.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes yet, but I'm part of the Honors College and I've heard that I for sure will be challenged. They have a lot of great options for taking alternatives of classes that are either easier or harder depending on the approach to the curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit, if you can, or check out the virtual tours they have online. It's a very large campus and might not be for everyone, but keep in mind Pullman is very small and a total college town. That's what made it okay for me!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful, and they have been making many recent improvements to the stadium and dorms alike. It feels like everywhere you walk is uphill, but after a weekend there I could tell my legs are going to be in great shape after a year! I love the community feel and campus spirit.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations all over the campus. If you're in trouble, the police can get to you, no matter where you are on campus, in under a minute. They practice scrambling officers for emergency. Also, there's two type of police in Pullman: the campus police force and the Pullman police officer. That's right. Pullman has one officer. When he was interviewed by incoming students' parents at orientation about campus safety, he replied along the lines of Sometimes, I have so little to do, that when old ladies call 911 about a dead squirrel being in front of their house, I go and clean up the dead squirrel. And, when someone looks at me cleaning up that squirrel and asks, 'Don't you have something better to do?' I say, 'It's Pullman. And, no, I don't.

    Greek Life

    If you're worried about hazing, don't be. WSU is very strict about it, and they shut down houses for very small occurrences, so it's rare. Out of the fraternities and sororities, it's rarer among sororities. There is a top house on campus, and for years it's been a certain fraternity. If you want to be in that house, ask around during Rush Week, you'll find it quickly. Just be careful of how the ladies write your name on your name-tag. It's a code to the boys of the fraternity about the top-ladies' opinions, and it does matter whether your name is written in lower or uppercase. For names written normally, with one capital letter (etc), don't worry too much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 300 student clubs, from the Creative Writing Club to the Tae Kwon Do Club to the Concrete Canoe Club, where, I must add, we build a floating canoe out of concrete (and then race with it!), if you want to join. Plus, like most colleges, if a students wants to make a club, they can. Combined with club-sponsored events for anyone to attend, like the annual Week of Welcome camping trip, along with inter-mural sports, random surprise concerts in the night, and (how could I forget) football games, WSU always has events. P.S.: The tutoring centers are always open, too.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU has a spot for everyone. 6'8 football centers, 5'0 engineering-hopefuls, country-music lovers, Latino rappers, Friday-night celebrators, and eighteen-year-old sophomores. It's doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, if you're a WSU cougar, when things get down to it, we've got your back.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you really want to know the unusual and the nitty-gritty, type WSU secrets into a google search page. Find the link to the facebook page about Washington State University secrets, or, even more specific, if you're attending, a certain dorm's secrets. I guarantee that you'll see a side of WSU that the tour guides don't show, and while some people fake what they write there, a large chunk of it's true.

    Bang for the buck

    Let's face it, in Washington, all colleges' tuition levels are rising, but WSU is very generous with scholarships. On their website, they say that, on average, they give out $16,000 in financial aid to each scholarship. That equates to one year of tuition. While they do require all students, with a few exceptions, to live on campus they're first year, WSU has high-level classes and, for the money, I think that they're a better deal than many around the United States.

    What to do for fun

    They must have thousands of options, from school-sponsored ones to those in town. There's outdoor things like hiking, camping, and white-water rafting as much as there is ping-pong, student organizations, parties, and like I said, more importantly, football games. Speaking of sports, both collegiate and inter-mural are always happening, too. At WSU, there's always things to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's not how mama makes it, but it's good. They have several options every day, post notes about every meal's contents, and make sure that everyone has many things that they can eat, whether they're vegetarian, have religious specifications, they're picky, or they just want to try something new. There's always simple things, too, for a quick stop.

    Dorm Life

    Okay, some dorms are worth five, six, or seven stars. However, there are plenty that don't, so I'm averaging this at three stars. First of all, the August and September months are tough without air conditioning, but that's not a big fault. What is problematic, though, is the age of a few buildings, which comes with a variety of unwanted extras. Extra-strange smells, curvatures in the wood, leaks... etc. Nevertheless, WSU has extraordinary service that attempts to fix these as soon as possible. Sometimes, though, the wear on the oldest buildings show.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are what you make of it. Some classes require more studying than one would think was possible (yay, Engineering~!), while others simply require reading, writing, and sticking to the due dates (thank you, English). Not having taken all the courses with every teacher, I can't speak for all of them, but WSU is like any other: the teachers want you to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a college town, aka a town for school. Sure, there's parties, and, more importantly, football games, but in the end, it's a college town. If you can't live without a mall, flare, and air conditioning, you may have to adapt a little. Nevertheless, WSU has a niche for everyone, including the newest dorm, where on hot days, everyone crowds inside for the air-conditioning.

    In three sentences

    It's safe; anyone can walk around at night. The people there truly love the campus and what they do on it. A wonderful place, I'd give it 90 points out of 100.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a small campus located in a safe location. There are no gangs and we have not received any threats of any sort. The school has a good coordinated plan in case of any fire or other major emergency.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are fun club options it's just a matter of finding which best fit your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are intimidated by big campuses or are from a small town, I think this is the perfect gateway college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not so much unusual however it is a nice perk that the school is located right next to the Columbia River so you can enjoy a dip or just the view if you choose.

    What to do for fun

    There are some great clubs to get affiliated with that provide fun events on and off campus for students such as the Humanities Club, Hispanic Culture Club, etc. There is also a volleyball court located on campus so feel free to bring a ball and play with some peers. The Coug Lounge located in the lower part of the West Building also provides students with a foosball table, pool table, television, a few board games, vending machines, and a fun place to kick back and socialize.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Coug Cafe located in the CIC building that serves food provided by Country Gentleman (a local restaurant). The food is ok but it would be cheaper to go off campus to taco bell or bringing your own lunch would be the wisest choice.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms provided at WSU-TC, most students live at home or apartments located not too far from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking general classes as well as science classes and with my first year done I can say that there is more reading involved. You have to apply yourself and work for the grade you want, but it is most definitely worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get affiliated with a club, any club! This looks great on your transcript and it is an awesome opportunity to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    This is actually a review for WSU Tri-Cities but it is a great school. Small campus so you will not get lost, sweet faculty and while it is a small place there are still clubs and activities to get involved in. It gives you a great taste of the college life while still making you feel at home.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs all around campus have activities going constantly, such as mini golf or movies. There is also a rec center that has a pool and a ropes course. Around campus you will find gaming centers that have all sorts gaming consols around them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to walk up and introduce yourself to people. Every one here would love to get to know you.

    In three sentences

    WSU has been a home away from home for me. When I first moved here I was extremely nervous but the people have been vary helpful answering any questions I had. The people here are also vary accepting they treat you as family, they don't seem to care about your past but talk to you in the here and now.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of events going on year round, the CUB offers lots of activities such as movie nights and gaming. The rec center has a Varity of things such as pools, rock climbing, a gym, a track, and so on.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has the best vet program and a great pre-health program as well. If that is your interest then I suggest you go here.

    In three sentences

    It is very proud and accepting. All the teachers want you to succeed and are very helpful. Also the buildings are nice and well taken care of.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have police officers on campus--it doesn't get safer than that!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs, activities, and events available.

    What to do for fun

    Attend events, go to parties, get to know people, join clubs, and walk around campus .

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines are available in most buildings to food is always reachable--it's usually not to great or healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Well WSUV doesn't even have dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. The teachers are somewhat mixed--some are pretty bad while some are outstanding. The university really does need to get some better professors though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early. If you apply early you will get more scholarship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful and accepting campus. The student body is always creating and sending out invitations to events. The classes are somewhat spread out, which can be both a good and a bad thing.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The WSU campus is one of the safest campuses I've ever seen. There is campus police to ensure the safety of all students and staff, and there are emergency phones placed around the campus for anyone to use if they need it. Also, there is free transportation if anyone feels unsafe they just call the number and someone working for the school will pick them up.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and intramural sports you can join you would get dizzy looking at the list. There is a wide variety of clubs you can join and these clubs are always advertising events you can come to. There is never a boring moment at Washington State University!

    What to do for fun

    Pullman is a college town. Therefore, it is not very big, however there are always things to do as a student of Washington State University. The University Recreation Center has beach volleyball courts and basketball courts inside and outside, swimming pool, and jaccuzzi, in addition to all the normal workout gear. Not to mention that WSU's recreation center is one square foot larger than the one at University of Washington. Also, there is a 18+ casino close to campus which has a bowling alley that serves restaurant food. Greek row usually is also buzzing with people, so if you feel like meeting new people and want to go out at night that is a great place to head over to.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food overall is pretty great. There are so many different options and locations for you to choose from. Freshman are required to use a food plan through the university called RDA. RDA can be paid for with financial aid and also gets you discounts on food at the cafes on campus and coffee at the coffee counter at Hillside Cafe. There is also a food court in the Compton Union Building which includes a smoothie place, Panda Express, and Pizza. And the food anywhere is quality food that tastes good and there are always healthy options available.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is never the most fun place to live. At WSU living in the dorms is required your first year at the university, whether you are a freshman, or a transfer student. The RA's tend to be a little bit strict, but it is their job to make sure everyone follows the rules and is safe, so it's alright. All of the dorms are close to places to eat and most of them are really close to campus. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, and there are working elevators in case you end up on the 5th or 6th floor. Additionally, you can choose your roommate if you have a specific friend you want to room with. It's also not really difficult to switch rooms either if you so choose.

    Academic Rigor

    Any college you attend is going to have classes with a lot of course work, but the difference with WSU is that there are so many resources you can go to in order to make your experience with work outside of lectures easier. There are tutors available at the palm of your hands online and during office hours. The professors also are willing to give you help and always provide you with an email you can reach them at and the hours they are free to help for those who want to come into their office.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come visit the campus before making a decision, that's what I did, and it made me fall in love with Washington State University.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is the perfect college to go to. They have such a great community of friendly people including: professors, fellow students, RA's, & other staff. Not to mention the vast variety of different majors and minors you can choose from.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many interesting clubs at WSU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some people here and there express their cultures and that's fascinating!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of fun stuff to do at WSU! There are many places to go nearby such as a bowling alley, a local movie theater, and plenty more departments.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard the food is delicious and great. There's many varieties of food as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look very nice indeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Washington State University is a huge campus. The food there is great as well from what I've heard!

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a very beautiful campus from what I've heard and seen on Google images. The campus looks great and seems pretty safe. Washington State University also has a really good Veterinary school to those whom seek interest in it.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a place where education and social life have a perfect intersection. Their academics are very high in respectability, and the people who roam the campus are very decent, friendly people. My experience at WSU so far has only been positive, and I would recommend this university to anyone and everyone, Go Cougs!

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a GIANT recreation center that everyone who is enrolled owns a membership to, I love to go there in my extra time. I also enjoy the FREE movies every weekend in the CUB. There is also bowling just up the street from campus that you usually get coupons for!

    Food and Dining

    There is always great food in the dining centers! They always give such a wide variety and you will get a meal to fill you up for a reasonable price. There is also a cafe that served sandwiches and milkshakes that are so delicious. There are also places in the CUB to eat that serve up some amazing food!

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life! There are so many great things that come with living in the dorms. WSU set up a program called first year focus. This program lets you sign up for classes that every first- year student in your dorm building has is taking. This provides you with study group opportunities. I also enjoy dorm life because you meet new people and build friendships. You get to experience living on your own without having to worry about keeping up with payments!

    Academic Rigor

    College is as hard as you make it. My suggestion, take difficult classes. These professors are here to help. There are many assignments, but in the end you learn from all of it. It is very difficult to keep up if you are not willing to. Sometimes you have to choose between time with friends and time for studying, but ALWAYS make time for BOTH! So far, I have been able to accomplish this!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay involved in your community, they really look for that in the application process. Take college courses in high school and stay up to date with academic writing. Be ready to be challenged every day and use critical thinking skills in every class!

    In three sentences

    Washington State is really amazing! There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus from day one. I enjoy this school because it gives opportunities for success in all aspects!

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe walking around campus at any time of day or night. There is a police station on campus that you can call any time and there's a cab you can call to take you home (for free) if you don't feel free, no questions asked.

    Bang for the buck

    Although WSU is really expensive (a lot more than I thought I would ever spend on college), all that money is going to good use. There are things that you have to pay for like the rec center, so you might as well go work out since you did pay for it!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do here! There are concerts that happen here on campus every month or so, there's the rec center, swing dancing classes, partying, walking over to the see the bears on campus, there are plenty of clubs that you can take part in, and you can plan events with the people in your dorm and get to know them better!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great! I didn't expect there to be so many options for meals, but there are. There's really everything and anything you need, they can make it.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't think I would like the dorms all that much, but now I'm debating on whether or not I want to move into an apartment my next year here. I live in Regents, which is an all girls dorm, and everyone here is really friendly. I would recommend getting a roommate so that you make a friend right off the bat and make connections with their friends as well. Although it can get loud at times with people running around, it normally dies down after a while.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have only been here for two weeks, the classes are challenging and constantly keeping you on your toes. The first few weeks will be review, especially if you took those classes back in high school, but the classes will get harder and you'll need to find time to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to research WSU and all their programs. There are plenty of programs here to fall back on for sure, but just be sure that everything you want is here. You should also visit the campus on one of the days that students are out and about. That's what really made my decision final. After seeing everyone on campus get along and be friendly with each other, it was a given that WSU was the college I needed to attend.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is by far the best decision I have made in my life so far. Everyone is so friendly here, the professors are beyond helpful, and the dorm life is pretty awesome. There's always something to do to keep you busy and plenty of opportunities to get you ahead in life!

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pullman is a campus town, so I wouldn't worry about outsiders and intruders. But there are many people that party, like I said, and there might be some incidences where they come on strong, but I wouldn't worry about it too much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that I wish to join, but I'm already in six of them. Clubs are a good way to make friends because you do projects and meet up every week, and you even go on trips (ski trips) with some. It's perfect for the college life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If someone asks you to meet them at the knowledge of nipple, they are not kidding. The knowledge of nipple is located on top of the library, where a glass 'bump' is located in the middle. That is usually where students go to watch outdoor movies and barbeques.

    What to do for fun

    Walmart is our asylum, because there really isn't anything else besides wheat fields. Most people party hard on the weekends, but if you are not a party-person (like myself), you can go into town where they have bakeries, coffee shops, a book store, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to dine at, so there's no way that you will starve. I live the closest to Southside dining hall, and they have various types of food, ranging from Asian to Italian. When they close at 7:30pm, Flix opens, which is right under Southside. There, you can order burgers, milkshakes, coffee, etc. The food quality, however, is a little questionable. Some foods are hard for me to get used to and digest.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best ways to get close with other people. However, WSU is known as a party school, so a few students may be a little rowdy. I live in the 6th floor of Goldsworthy, and there is always someone screaming in the halls. The facilities/utilities are always messy, but it depends on the people on your floor. For me, the showers always have some trash in it, so it's always a mess.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU has so many good programs that shape you for your future career. They also have many internships relating to your major so you can get a feel of it first-hand. Also, if you are having trouble in a class, you can create a study group and meet up with people from the same class. If not, there are many tutor sessions and study rooms where other students/teachers are willing help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get into the college vibe, you should join as many clubs as you can so you can interact with your peers. Also, go to classes!! Just because you'll be into college, where they don't take attendance, don't think that you don't have to go to classes; students who attend classes usually get their studies and are more confident during exams (I've learned from experience). Also, for those that are coming from a different state/country, the homesickness will go away really fast. You'll be so busy in college with clubs and school work that you hardly feel vulnerable. Just ask your parents or guardian to send a care package every now and then and you're set!!

    In three sentences

    WSU is a beautiful campus with a alluring green scenery. Though it is a big campus with thousands of students, the community as a whole is welcoming and comfortable. WSU also has really good major programs, internship opportunities, and study abroad programs so you're not just stuck in one area.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though the campus is big I have felt safe in the day and night when walking around. Whether it is with friends or by myself. The police station isn't to far about a 10min walk max. All the dorms are near by so if anything does happen then somebody will notice. We have emergency buttons so if you don't feel safe on campus then you can push the button and a cop will assistance you or accompany you to your next destination.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is huge! Its one big loop and people are always willing to help you get around. They throw great parties but they also do a good job at cleaning up and doing the sisterly/brotherly thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities that they put on campus are great. A good way to get out and mingle with people. They throw concerts and up all night parties with music. They really try their best to get people active on campus. The clubs here are good, gets you involved in your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the spring there is go bare foot day on campus, to acknowledge all the people who don't have or own shoes. We are known for our famous cougar cheese.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that all this money that we are putting into this college is totally worth it because all the things that they are providing adds up and it is going into your education.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things that you can do for fun. If you have a car or know a friend with a car then you can go on road trips, maybe even visit Idaho since we are right by the boarder. There is always Greek row that you can go to on Fridays and Saturdays to meet new people. Every weekend they show different kinds of recent movies that have just come out in the main buildings. You can always go get milkshakes with a friend or ice cream at the ice cream shop or the burger joint.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall is great. Its spacious and always clean. There food is delicious and is always different every day, so you get to try something new, become adventurous. They even have a certain dinning hall that you can bring in home recipes and the chief will cook you a home cooked meal if you ever get home sick.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are amazing. The newest building makes you feel safe because its all student ID card only. The rooms are spacious, clean, and feels just like home. They have great views and people that clean your bathroom for you. Nobody enters your room with out your permission. The people on the floors tend to give you a simple nod greeting to acknowledge you.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic here isn't that hard, its harder in high school. The teachers do not try to baby you but they do remind you of the different kinds of works that needs to be done for the next class period. Everything is on a syllabus so your very independent when it comes to getting your work done. Because your not in class every day it gives you the opportunity to go out and meet new people so you can get a study group together if ever needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you attend WSU be sure to always do your homework, go to office hours, and don't procrastinate. Come prepared to be walking up and down a lot of hills and stairs. Come in with a open mind and be willing to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    A homey welcoming campus that is always willing to help you when in need. A place that you can call your second home, and you can call the people here family. Has the best school spirit no matter what the situation is.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus and emergency call buttons on almost any corner. If something does happen, it only takes the police no longer than 2 minutes to get to you, no matter where you are on campus.

    Greek Life

    Whoah... Just, whoah.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have only just joined a club, but so far I like it and can't wait to get more involved with what I can do with them.

    Great for these types of students

    Student embassy is great for politically-minded students. They handle a lot of things that improve student life. Even if you aren't very knowledgeable politically, you are welcome to join; there is a spot for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When Carpenter building was being constructed, the design plan had to be altered multiple times due to miscalculations and misjudgement of the foundation. Ironically, this is the Architecture building.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I don't think any college education is worth as much as tuition is these days. That's not to say that dislike it here, however. I enjoy my days at WSU and I am getting a lot out of my education here.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to games, barbeques, movie nights, participate in random things(like 3-day zombie tag), and plenty of other things. Just keep your eyes and ears open for the info. Or just get your dorm-floor together for bowling. That can be fun too.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is not bad at all. It even seems homemade. Some of the restaurant chains do need some help, but it's not terrible. There are also plenty of cafe's in random buildings about campus, so if you can't make it up to the CUB and back to you next class across campus during the lunch rush, you can walk to a closer building.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and have never lived in a dorm, but my apartment is alright. It's great that most anywhere you can live is walking distance from the college. There are plenty of off-campus living opportunities, but if you choose that route, remember that there are thousands of other students looking for a place to live too. Get your applications in waaayy ahead of time.

    Academic Rigor

    As a first year student in SDC, classes aren't terribly difficult. However, a lot of students at higher grade levels in SDC spend a ton of their time in studio. The difficulty and intensity of your schoolwork is directly relative to your classes, degree choice and grade level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your financial aid documents as much as possible. The FinAid office is always VERY busy and if you wait until last minute it will take a long time to process. Get involved in something: a club, sports, Greek life. These activities will give you something to look forward to aside from academics and you will meet a lot great people. Everyone is ready to make friends, especially if you are new. Might I add extra-curricular like this make your resume look better. Get some good, comfortable shoes. This campus is huge and there are a lot of hills!

    In three sentences

    WSU always has great opportunities available to students and are great about keeping the students informed about these opportunities. From employment, to homework help and so on, the staff are very helpful and attentive to the students' needs. Not to mention, the School of Design and Construction(SDC) has a wonderful, hands on approach that is designed to integrate all four degrees in SDC.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, sports, or just meet up with friends anywhere.

    Food and Dining

    Usually pretty good, just a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Easy-going people and a prepaid food budget.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work, but it is college. You need to be able to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, but focus on your classes. Don't stretch yourself to far.

    In three sentences

    There is an insane amount of ways to get involved in anything you want to. The instructors want to help you. The campus is beautiful.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The student entertainment board offers a wide variety of activities on campus for students to enjoy themselves with. There are constantly movies playing that have just been through theaters, concerts are a constant that happens, and other such activities are fervent at WSU. If being on campus is not your idea of a good time, then we are less than 10 minutes away from Moscow ID, a fun town with many shops and places to eat.

    Food and Dining

    The resident hall food is pretty darn tasty, always having an assortment and different, ethnic inspired, variety. They offer healthy options, as well significant sized portions, for a low cost for students. The school also has a large assortment of on campus cafe's and other eateries students can visit.

    Dorm Life

    I had a lot of fun living in the dorms. WSU puts a strong push towards the RES life community, with RA's and with it's Resident Hall Advisory board. They try hard to put on different events for every type of student with every type of interests.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard, however every teacher I've ever had has been fair. Laziness or a failure to work hard will not get you the academic attention others might get, but if you put in the effort into a class, professors are more than willing to be fair with anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend to get involved with the school, join a club or other student organization. WSU has organizations for all types of interests, and many times can help you get connected with people in the professional world.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a fantastic school with a positive and professional atmosphere for students to learn and grow. I find the teachers to be enthralling, and also I find them insightful about my specific major, and the real world skills I will need to be successful in a career in the hospitality field. Finally, the school is active with any student events, that target both students looking to connect with others, and also connect with those in the professional world.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    AMAZING! I have never before been able to walk around in the middle of the night by myself as an 18 year old girl and not feel unsafe. It is an extremely safe place and if there is something going on, us cougs are always looking out for each other.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! There are tons of different types of people here and there is a place for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game day in Pullman is like nothing else, the whole town is electric. You have no idea until you experience it.

    Bang for the buck

    You really get your moneys worth here, you pay lots of tuition and at other universities it seems like they want you to fail so they can get more of your money. That is not the case here, they really are here to help you succeed and learn as much as possible.

    What to do for fun

    What not to do?! There is always some kind of activity going on somewhere on campus whether is be FREE movies played at the student union, or an improv comedy shows by budding comedians. There are tons of fun activities to attend and great groups to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Its a small town so the selection isn't huge, but there are some good restaurants around town and the dining halls are pretty decent, they are also very good at catering to dietary needs and allergies.

    Dorm Life

    Although much pricier than off campus housing, overall there are some great dorm options. There are lots of different dorms so it is hard to give a total overall opinion, but I love my dorm and there are fun things that go on in each dorm as well.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is not an easy school. You will have to work hard and push yourself in order to succeed. However, unlike many large universities, you won't be on your own here. The professors genuinely want you to do well so they will help you out. There are so many resources for students it is incredible. They want you to learn and succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Ignore any stereotypes you hear about WSU, we may be classified as a party school but honestly, anywhere you go there will be plenty of parties if you are looking for them. However if you aren't, there are also lots of other fun things to do on campus and great people just like you!

    In three sentences

    A completely unique college experience that will not only provide you with a top notch education, but also a network of alum who are always looking out for fellow cougs. This university provides a solid education and a community of people all looking out for each other and helping one another succeed. You are never alone here, professors and students alike are always willing to help out a coug.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of anyone having a problem with walking around campus, day or night. It's truly a safe place. Just follow your common sense, and stick to well-lit areas if you are walking at night. If you are off-campus, there's the women's transit system which will transport women for free (or walk you home), cabs if that isn't an option, or just find some friends to walk with.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is truly great for any student. There's a lot of challenging courses for the academically-focused student, a great environment for the athletic student, many clubs and activities for those who like to be involved, and (of course) a lot of parties if that's your thing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a lot of really weird art and statues on campus that are fun to look at. If you go down Grimes Way, you'll find the grizzly bears- they are a must see! There are also numerous museums to visit here on campus as well as the veterinarian school. The most important tradition- do NOT cheer for University of Washington and do NOT wear purple or yellow on game day!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many opportunities here at Washington State! Sometimes just walking through campus and enjoying the environment is fun enough. Other things to do include joining a sport club team (like I have), intramurals, other clubs (leadership, volunteer, etc.), weekend movies at the CUB, visit Moscow for some small town charm, eat at a local cafe/restaurant, walk the Pullman paths, go to a football game (this is a must!), or just try anything new!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls here work very hard to provide students with food that appeals to all tastes and is similar to home. I have actually not gotten tired of the dining halls, but you do have to make sure to try to eat like you would at home- don't eat pizza and ice cream every night!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great for most people! The roommate matching system that Washington State University uses is very effective. My experience has been rather negative, but this has been due to having unusually early wake up times (I'm part of a sport club team) that make it difficult to bond with the floor as well as hard to tolerate noise late at night.

    Academic Rigor

    As a science major, I find the courses to be very challenging! Basic chemistry and biology are not a walk in the park, and you should definitely come to Washington State University with the mindset that you will be challenged from your first semester. The GenEd classes are typically not nearly as difficult as classes for your major, but they still require a lot of effort and time.

    Tips for prospective students

    I strongly suggest visiting the campus if you are considering applying here, especially try to visit on a weekday so you can get a sense of the college atmosphere. Also, you should try to submit your applications as early as possible (for admissions, scholarships, and housing) just in case something goes awry.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has been a great fit for me! It offers a wide variety of majors/minors that will fit almost anyone's interests. The GenEd classes are actually interesting and typically complement your major; if you are looking for a more challenging option, the Honors College offers smaller class sizes and a more diverse selection.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A safe campus and a friendly environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs you can get involved in!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is alright for a well respected/well known public research university.

    What to do for fun

    In the summer go cliff jumping into the snake river! Go to sports games and go to the movie theater for cheap movie tickets.

    Food and Dining

    Ferdinands and Licks (downtown) amazing ice cream! Moscow has some great restaurants and coffee shops as well and is only 15-20 minutes away. Check out La Casa Lopez in Moscow, ID yummm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to major in and do the research yourself about what is required to graduate. While in school look for internships that would boost your resume.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school spirit and awesome atmosphere. Not the most helpful advisers on campus. Instead of preparing you for the real world and providing more opportunities for internships/employment they just leave you hanging.

  • 11/06/2013

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    Campus Safety

    Ok keep in mind as you read all of this, I am someone who has lived in Pullman for 10+ years, so I know WSU from many point of views and probably a very different view than one that attends the college. Pullman in itself is very safe. I can easily walk around at night (as a female) and early mornings without a ton of fear. That is, I stay away from campus because there are a lot of creepy guys there. Generally on weekdays you'll be fine but be wary on weekends. The only crime that happens is regularly theft, vandalism and once there was something about two students beating up a professor.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty overwhelming. Personally I find it terribly annoying because you can't go out to froyo without a bunch of frat boys/ sorority girls filling the place not only physically but they are so loud and impolite. That's just me. There are many many maaany parties. This year (2013) there were parties every single night the first week of school. I'm not sure if WSU has hazing here but I've definitely heard of light hazing happening. But generally it is very large at WSU and there are a lot of people involved.

    Great for these types of students

    There are a ton of students here so if you enjoy a school where you can easily avoid someone, go here. If you like walking hills to class every single day, mostly in the snow, come here. If you love to party or listen to a party happening across town (because that will happen. And it will keep you awake all night) come here. If you love big classes with impersonal professors, come here. Now don't get me wrong. I adore Pullman and I am considering WSU mostly because I love Pullman. But it's unlikely I'll go because although it has a lot of awesome economical programs and ideas, good music program, beautiful buildings, awesome town, and my family is here, it's full of students who think they are the only people in Pullman and that it's just a college town when in fact it is largely a farming and engineering town. Also the partying is annoying and the hills are teeerrrible in the winter. I find the school very impersonal but if you can get past what I find as flaws and you enjoy large schools and you're actually polite to residents, then this school will be fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone here hates UW obviously. If you wear purple you are shunned. And that's hardly an exaggeration. Everyone HATES this large blue heart art piece, which is actually cool because it's made from a pretty popular artist and it's a big deal he made it for WSU. Not like anyone knows that/cares. Personally I adore it. Another unusual thing is that parking is absolutely atrocious and also very expensive.

    Bang for the buck

    WSU is very very expensive compared to other schools nearby. Even UofI which is like 15 minutes away and of generally the same size has a much smaller tuition fee compared to WSU. Most classes are large lecture halls which can be difficult for certain types of learners who need more hands on learning and want a relationship with their teacher.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling alley, movie theater, everyone goes to froyo, there are a bunch of running races, an awesome bike trail; the rec center is nice but kind of expensive; there are some amazing shops that if you like to discover places, you'll find some of the best stores and places in town. I won't share any of mine or else they won't be secret anymore. Pullman is the kind of town that doesn't provide you a lot of things to do. It's a town that forces you to find your own enjoyment and pleasure.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on where you go but generally the food is either mediocre or bad.

    Dorm Life

    I know that the dorms are very small generally and the AC and heater aren't always on par. The dorms are pretty far away from the main campus, depending on what building you end up in. But I also know that the people in the dorms tend to be really close and there are a lot of dorm parties.

    Academic Rigor

    The medical program here is amazing as is the business program. They recently cut the theatre department (which I hate) and the german and a few others I can't recall. The classes are large and the stimulis from it is less than I would want. According to Luminosity Pullman is #10 in the 100 smartest towns in the US and that's not from WSU. That's from the amazing public education program. There are also few people from the high school here that attend WSU if they can help it. But anyways, the education really depends on the program you're majoring in. They rock in the veterinary, medical, and business departments and the biology and math departments are pretty good too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Besides the typical work hard in school advice you hear everywhere, make sure you are prepared for the weather because Pullman has terribly erratic weather. The summer is very hot and the winter is so freaking cold. If you plan to go to WSU, don't assume there's nothing to do off campus and that Pullman is in the middle of nowhere when, in fact, there's Moscow 15 minutes away, Palouse which is a beautiful thrifting town and Pullman itself has some pretty rad things. Don't engross yourself to the campus because, coming from someone who's lived here for 10+ years, Pullman has a lot of really cool things about it.

    In three sentences

    If you enjoy a large school atmosphere with a self-fulfilling town atmosphere, you might like it. It has a very stereotypical college experience feel about it and school and town forces you to learn individualism. If you don't force yourself to find enjoyment here you won't succeed.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'd recommend Greek life to anyone. I fell in love with my sorority the moment I met all my new sisters on bid day. The Greek system at WSU is very tight knit and you make so many connections that you may have not made otherwise. It allows you to grow and put yourself and your personality into something so much bigger. Not only do you make best friends, you make relationships that can last you a lifetime...from bridesmaids to future employers or employees. As I've said, even if you don't think the Greek system is for you, at least give yourself the chance to go through recruitment. You may open up your eyes to a whole new world that you fall in love. The Greek community at WSU throws so many different philanthropies. Not only are they always fun, you get to meet so many different types of Greeks and students, while giving back to the community and different charities/organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Psychology club is not only fun, you learn a lot about opportunities within the major!

    Great for these types of students

    -Majors in Communications, Psychology, Human Development, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmaceutical Practice. Driven, Passionate, Spirited students will love WSU as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite places on campus is Zoe's, a local coffee shop. It's quite hidden on the side of a campus building, but they have the best breakfast food and smoothies! It's a very relaxing atmosphere, which makes it a cozy place to study and grab food with friends!

    What to do for fun

    Athletic events like football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, swimming, etc. Greek sponsored philanthropies. Talent shows and Up All Night Events. Volunteer at local organizations, like the Humane Society.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try something new whenever you can! Even if you don't think Greek life would be for you, go through recruitment, even just for the experience. You may end up finding a sorority or fraternity that changes your life and you could be some of your best friends! If you can, attend every school sponsored function. Whether it be an athletic game or an up all night event, these are memories and experiences you can't ever get back!

    In three sentences

    The first thing that came to mind when describing WSU was that it is a family like community of all Cougs! This university offers so many opportunities for so many different people, from academics, to athletics, to Greek life, to community experience...the possibilities are endless! Washington State University embodies everything a true university should represent, with outstanding school spirit and passionate students.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of things you have to pay for on campus, but sometimes, they can overcharge you. I would suggest not buying your books for classes at the Bookie. It is much cheaper on Amazon.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I normally go to the gym, go to Up All Night events the Cub holds every few months, and hang out with friends and watch some tv. There is always something to do on Campus, you just have to find it.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes, the food can be bland and tasteless, but you really need to know what to get in order to get the good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life really depends on how you view it. I like in Regents, which is an all girl dorm available on campus near Greek Row, the Cub and the gym. Although sometimes I don't like the dorm due to how loud some of the girls can get, I really love this dorm for its location.

    Academic Rigor

    The material isn't very hard as long as you plan on studying everyday, which you should plan on doing. You will find courses challenging if you leave things until the very last minute, making it impossible to reach that A+.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest communicating with your roommate before you begin college if you don't know them very well. This will save you the hassle of trying to fit around each others schedules or even messy habits. I would also suggest signing up early for classes. All the classes get filled up quickly here on campus, especially since there are so many students here.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Wazzu! Once I first stepped on this campus the previous year I began attending this university, I knew this was the college for me. The campus is beautiful, the classes are full of ready-to-learn students, the gym is nearby, and everyone is very welcoming.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn't a lot to do around here but there are always things to do - just keep your eye out.

    Food and Dining

    The always have many choices and each dining hall has its own variety. In addition, there is always a new choice everyday and the food actually tastes pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are way older than others, but the majority of the dorms are very enjoyable to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a very rigorous school, but I'm rating according to what student here say - it is challenging, but a lot of fun. The teachers here are amazing and there is tons of tutoring - literally everywhere!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus because if you don't like hills, this might not be the place for you, but without the hills, it isn't WSU. In addition, I will emphasize this, go to the football games - it is main social highlight in this small college town and it is totally worth going.

    In three sentences

    One of the best universities in the world! The first thing I noticed was that everyone was extremely friendly, always willing to give a friendly conversation or a helping hand. In addition, the campus is beautiful and even better, my allergies very rarely acted up!

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are many locations to go in case someone can't call 911 and there is a fire and police department on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for those who like a warm summer and snowy winter. It is also good for those who like to be in a more rural area with a small downtown area. It is also a great place for those going into a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one location on campus called The Pub that serves really great burgers and sells the infamous cougar gold mac n' cheese. It is a place that every student should go to at least once.

    What to do for fun

    While there is not much to do in Pullman there are some good, clean, fun options that everyone can participate in. The Student Entertainment Board puts on movies every weekend and they are movies like The Hobbit or Anchorman 2. They give the students something they would actually want to watch. Then about once a month the SEB puts on an Up All Night that makes games that has prizes, comedy shows, dancing, and more. There is also a bowling alley in town if there is nothing else to do besides study.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of on campus options to choose from. There are three dining halls and then in the CUB there are some dinning options that will provide some variety. Then if you get tired of all the food on campus there are some off campus locations that have some really good food. So whatever you may be in the mood for there will be a place you can go.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are very nice and make living there fun. However most dorms on campus are older and the rooms are small. On another note while the actual dorms themselves are only alright the friends you make will be genuine and it will feel like you are having slumber parties every night with your friends. The dorms also put on activities to give the students something to do other than sit in the dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not as easy as they were in High School. It will be a reality check for those who think they can do nothing and still pass. Efforts must be made and if those efforts are fulfilled then there should be minimal struggle in the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on becoming a Coug you have already made the right choice. WSU is not only known for its name. The campus is gorgeous and the air is quite clean. WSU is a place for all types of students. There are many clubs or activities to partake in that can keep a student well rounded. While there can be much said about the aesthetics of WSU and the quality of people, what really needs to be noted is the education. That is the main reason for college and WSU has many great programs that can get any undergraduate prepared for graduate school or the transition into the workforce.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is like one huge family. It doesn't matter who you are or what your plans are, if you are a fellow Coug you will get a warm remark of Go Cougs! We, as a university, are untied to all do the best that we can and anyone is willing to help a Coug in need.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, I have never felt like I was in danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities! I can not name them all off the top of my head but I know we have them.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for people who like to get to know others. Also a great place for any student looking for a personalized education.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus and the quality of education you get here is amazing especially for the low tuition. Because of the campuses small size your education is personalized witch enhances your level of understanding and learning.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located on the columbia river so for fun you can take a walk along river! It is beautiful. There is also a basketball court and volley ball net in the court yard. The student lounge is a popular place to hang out and play pool and watch some cartoons!

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Cafe is delicious but it is not cheap enough to be able to eat there every day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at the Tri-Cities campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only spent one semester there so far as a Freshman and I did not find any of the classes to be to terribly difficult. Although the work load was a little on the heavy side. I wrote a lot of essays between History 105 and English 101.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start communicating with your advisor as soon as possible. Signing up for classes and knowing where to go and what you are supposed to be doing is hard to figure out. If you are going to meet with an advisor take written detailed notes of any questions you have. Also, take advantage of the office hours of your professors it really helps you out because you may get extra insight on what they expect from you as a student, its also nice to just get to know them a little!

    In three sentences

    I attend the Tri-Cities Campus and what I like the most about this campus is its small size. The students and professors are very friendly and personable. That campus is also very pretty and for the most part relaxing.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very big on safety. Each dorm has their own security guard, theres Women's Transit, so young ladies aren't walking home alone in the dark, we have counselors available, hot lines. Many branches for all concerns with loving people wanting to help all along the way.

    Greek Life

    I know very little, if anything about greek life from person experiance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options, you'll just want to try them all. I love that our clubs go beyond just sports. There languages, games, books, shows, any interest that you have that can be shared with someone else there is a club for.

    Great for these types of students

    WSU is great for any type of student. Every stereotype is represented. You can reinvent yourself, solidify your beliefs, and just pass on through; it's all in what you choose to do and who you choose to talk to. One of my leaders during orientation said it perfectly, you'll find whatever your looking for here, good and bad. If you're looking for trouble, you'll find it, if you're looking for success, you'll find it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Naturally, football games are like family time. Nearly every student wheres some type of WSU gear on a daily basis. People as WSU are proud of their school, and they show it. It's inspiring.

    Bang for the buck

    I think every dollar you spend is worth it. College is a wonderful thing that I think everyone should experience. Its the biggest growth phase in our lives in my opinion. You're on your own, making your own choices, and living with your own consequences. You're there to prepare yourself for your future, and how bright your future all depends on you, what classes you take, where you attend, how you spend your free time, it all adds up.

    What to do for fun

    WSU has a gorgeous rev-center that has just about every sport you can think of. New equipment, tons of group sports you can join, classes, solitary work outs, all very organized and ready to go.

    Food and Dining

    I got my first job in one of our dinning centers, and it was hard work. The food is not always the most amazing thing you've ever tasted; but when your hungry it will fill you up.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not have the best time with my roommate and ended up moving out, but at the same time, I met my best friend in the dorms. They're part of the college experience. You're required to grow up living on your own, and socially mature while constantly being surrounded by people. Can be stressful, but you learn a lot about yourself and others when you pay attention.

    Academic Rigor

    WSU is ranked high in a variety of majors, you can be the best at just about anything you want to be. There are so many people wanting you the succeed, and offering as much help to you as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wazzu is a larger school, we have a campus that requires a bit of walking, which means motivation. No college should be attended without personal motivation, but the classes offered and the people you meet are worth a short walk up-hill.

    In three sentences

    WSU is a beautiful campus and location, thriving with kind people always ready to say Hello to you. There are so many activities and club to keep you integrated in the school and active. WSU has so much to offer, to so many different types of people, it's fantastic.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you are into the party scene, then Pullman is the place for you. However if you aren't into the party scene, the rec center is a good place to go work out and hang with friends. The cub also provides a good hangout spot, with free movies for students on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really crappy, most of the time it is barely edible. The food is also expensive, unless you barely eat I recommend getting the highest level meal plan. The only good place to eat on campus is Carlita's.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life sucks, but there is a one year live in rule for freshman so it is mandatory. I recommend a single dorm room if possible, because its hard to share a small space even if its with your best friend. I also recommend getting an apartment as soon as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but manageable. As long as you are actively engaged you should be able to get decent grades. You do have to put work in in order to pass and get anything out of the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a group of friends you can count on it can make the transition to college easier.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University has great academics but not the most inviting social atmosphere. The classes are in depth on topics and fairly interactive. The social life is more targeted for the sororities, fraternities or athletes.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you need help. They are there.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate because I am tired of drunk people from Greek row vandalizing my car and smashing bottles on my house.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs for every type of major/interest. You just have to search a little.

    Great for these types of students

    Intramurals are wonderful for the athletic but not always gifted at sports types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PB&J Wednesday in the CUB

    Bang for the buck

    I do not partake in the drinking aspect of college like many students but I do still have fun going to sporting events and other random things held by the college. Some of my classes have been very worthwhile as others have sadly disappointed me. College is what you make of it. Get involved and be active and it will all pay off in the end.

    What to do for fun

    In Pullman the best bet is to stick around campus. They have movies and events for entertainment as well as sports but you must read your email to find these things or look them up yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Students cannot cook. End of story.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small and cramped. Many people are loud and obnoxious and they do not care what you think of them. My personal dorm was absolutely crazy but it gives you an opportunity to meet some new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people are very studious and focused on school. Once you enter the sorority and fraternity system, that attitude disappears.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not choose a school for its activities, choose it for the education it offers you. If the most recognized majors at the school do not interest you, find a different university.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University is a very diverse school. Although there are many majors, only a few of them are specialized. Overall, it is a decent school.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown, the CUB!! to hang and much more

    Food and Dining

    Wasn't like high school. Loved the cafe

    Dorm Life

    Northside was the best, a lot of support for incoming students

    Academic Rigor

    Great environment

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key and don't forget your snow boots:)!

    In three sentences

    WSU is a like a little mini town for a college student. I love that I felt so at home my freshmen year an also did not take long to meet people. Great getaway for a young adult from the big city.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The town is very small and there is almost no crime.

    Bang for the buck

    I think colleges everywhere are way too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    You can go sledding when it snows.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few restaurants around pullman that will give you a variety of choices for food. They aren't excellent but they are good for college students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is quite fun! The dorms make it easy to make new friends and I personally had quite a few great memories there. One major tip I have for the dorms is that you should switch dorms if you do not like your current situation. Dorms can vary greatly and finding a nice fit is essential to having a good freshman year. You will probably have to get use to wearing flip flops in the shower and showering with people in stalls next to you, but overall its a great experience. The major downside to the dorms is that you are paying way more money than you would renting, and you only get a room that is shared.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of your classes will heavily depend on which major your choose. Most of the sciences will probably be significantly more difficult than a communications of a business degree. I would say that the difficulty of classes is most likely on par with other institutions in the country. You will have to work and stay focused in order to get a degree, and some classes are harder than others. However, it is completely possible to get a degree if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to as many sports games as you can. Don't go overboard with the partying: a lot of people drop out because of this. Enjoy it while it lasts. Buy warm clothes. Go to class. Join a club.

    In three sentences

    It gets quite cold in the winter. Great professors and good overall academic atmosphere. Great if you want to do research in your field of study.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food at Washington State is pretty good. It is nothing like sit down restaurants but the food is pretty good. It ultimately depends on how much you want to spend and where you go.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is definitely the way to go your freshman year. You meet so many new friends, and it gives you opportunities to create good study groups with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are much harder at a college level than at a high school level, but the professors are more personable. Professors want students to come and visit during office hours so they can help one on one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus!!! Visiting is the best way to solidify your thoughts on a college, and WSU has an amazing campus.

    In three sentences

    At Washington State University you will enter a city that is totally centered around their college. The great friendly environment makes it a good place to meet friends as you continue your education. It is definitely the right choice for anyone who wants the total college experience.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The SEB Club holds fun activities every now and then on campus and they are actually really entertaining. Also if you are into the party scene become friends with people, sooner or later you will be invited to one. Also clubs offer activities that are open to the public so check those out.

    Food and Dining

    There are many little places to get food from, this can be the actual dining halls, or the small coffee shops and even fast food places that are found almost anywhere. The food in the dining halls are actually pretty good and just going to find a place to eat can be a fun experience too. In all the food here is good and you might even find a favorite among the rest.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty laid back, many people make long life friends when living in their dorms. It also gets you experience by living with people and it helps that you have people around to ask for help. Becoming friends with people in your dorm is a big help because you get to socialize, get help, and actually study.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be very challenging at times but don't let that get into your head. There is a lot of places and people who offer help with all sorts of subject. Professors are also there to answer questions you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn and become comfortable with time management, this will help you alot. Also as tempting as it sounds do not procrastinate, try to finish your assignments early so they are out of your way. Also seek help if you need it don't be shy, those people are there to help not judge so take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    This place is a new kind of experience for many students, it's usually your first time away from home and your first time taking care of yourself. But it's not too intimidating, the people here are very friendly and will answer questions if you have them. The classes can be a bit challenging but tutors and professors are usually available to help.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always feel safe around campus but sometimes not around Greek Row. Campus police are always nearby and there are little emergency stations everywhere if one should need it. But use the buddy system just in case!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, party people, and everyone in between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One time I walked by a group of people wearing camo and holding nerf guns....they were looking to kill some zombies...it was very interesting....

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun things to do here, especially during the first few months of school. The Lentil festival is annual and interesting. Plus they have a lot of concerts and dance parties. Macklemore even came here a few years ago! Spokane is not very far away if you're looking for things to do outside of Pullman and the border of Idaho is only a few miles away!

    Food and Dining

    Northside Dining Hall is the best place to be because it's fine quality food for the athletes that live in the dorms nearby as well as for other students. The other dining halls are alright quality wise. I haven't minded them for the year I've spend in the dorms and eating the food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is only as comfortable as you want it to be. It can be really nice or really rotten depending on your view. My advice? Try it out a year. Get the experience. It's a great way to meet a lot of cool people. But one thing; live in a coed dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the best programs in the state and country. Awesome staff. Professors are friendly, down to earth, and really relate to the students. Couldn't have picked a better school myself. But be prepared to work! Homework and readings can pile up quickly if you're a bad procrastinator.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're coming to WSU prepared to party all the time, then be prepared to leave quickly. WSU may be a party school but they are also serious about academics. WSU has some of the best programs in the state and country and people come here for both the academics and the party scene. Some can make it work, others can not. Be organized and on top of that school work, but don't forget to relax and enjoy the college years!

    In three sentences

    WSU is a friendly community full of awesome people, cool events, and lots of fun! Even though it's considered the biggest party school in the state, people are focused on their academics too. Come to WSU if you're ready for the next step in life!

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zoes is a good hideaway up off Colorado that not everybody knows about and it's quite good. Cyber cafe in the CUE building is a good place to hang out, get coffee, grab a bagel sandwich and study with an available plug-in nearby for your laptop.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have RDA, then the dining halls and things are pretty good but there are some places around that cost more than reasonable sometimes because it is a college town.

    What to do for fun

    You can go bowling, to the movies, or find one of the cubbyholes around campus to hang out with friends. The CUB offers games and dorms have board games too. Clubs are another thing you can find to spend your time doing since there are a lot for a variety of interests.

    Food and Dining

    It's not the best but there is a variety and there are plenty of options throughout the day all over campus. There are definitely some places better than others but it's all a matter of opinion.

    Dorm Life

    This also depends on the dorm and the people in it but my experience was not all that great. My RA has not been helpful and there isn't a lot of friendliness on my floor. However, you can still meet people in the laundry room and kitchen and just around which can lead to good friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your course of study but if you're taking courses to learn and challenge yourself, then they will test you and be difficult to an extent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out and find clubs or activities that spark your interest. Introduce yourself to the people in your classes and form study groups (they'll really keep you honest). Don't expect things to be like your high school classes because they're not but you can still get to know your teachers.

    In three sentences

    There are plenty of things to do if you go out and find them! The hills can be killer but you get great calves. There's a great atmosphere with a diverse group of people.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety I was told when I transferred was that it was the second safest university in the nation. After living here for the past three years I can say each year I have felt safe, living in an urban city on the west side of the state to come to Pullman the differences are great. I can walk home at 3am from Architecture studio and know I will get home safe if I need to for any reason, also I have lost my wallet a few times and have always had it returned with nothing missing and immediately the next day.

    Greek Life

    I never experienced Greek life but I have friends who did and they enjoyed the bonding a lot. The Greek life became their close knit family and they were always really involved in various volunteer activities while also maintaining their academics at honorable GPA levels. The enthusiasm in the culture is always lively, positive and fun, with fun Greek exchanges, date nights, and recognitions.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities for students to participate in if they like. The diversity is amazing, from swimming and soccer to clubs for your specific major or volunteer club you enjoy. Some examples are Habitat for Humanity, ROTC, Alpha Rho Chi, or Rowing. You can also create your own club if you wanted and go through a harmful process of qualifying and becoming a leader.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend this place for students who want to escape the city feel, are independent and free personalities who don't mind being far away from their family and are also school spirited. I would recommend this place for students who's main goal is focusing on studies as well as ones who have their own cars or bikes to transport themselves conveniently (even though the bus system is greatly convenient for college students).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is the Up All night and Spring Fair. They are a great way for students to get together, socialize and learn about others' lifestyle, careers, and passions. The Lentil Festival is a major deal in the region, the locals come together and celebrate it with a fair and market. Lawton Gardens is a rose garden I discovered last year with my mom, it was a beautiful site in spring time and also, the frost always seams to be cold here but the beauty it captures in the trees and nature is great. Wave the Flag is huge in social media as well where the WSU flag is captured in different places by students who buy the flag and then post it on WSU Social Media pages.

    Bang for the buck

    You must try the local Cougar Country diner, they have some of the greatest fries. Also, you cannot leave campus and not try the Cougar Gold Cheese. There are some nice bike trails to explore when the weather warms up that people use, one even goes to Moscow, making for a great work out. It is one of the trust worthiest cities I have lived in. The rent here also is great, you get a lot for what you pay if you live off campus or on campus apartments.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few main big things a student must do for fun at WSU. One is bowling at Zeppos, cross the border to the Bagel Shop or the Breakfast Club, ride bike trails and when it is snowing the hills make for some amazing sledding fun. There is a movie theater and local bars and pubs for karaoke nights, taco Tuesdays or wing Wednesdays and Latina night Thursdays, there is also a night club in Moscow area or mall for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't that many options for dining in Pullman due to the size of the city but thankfully its neighboring city is Moscow where there are more options to choose from for students. It is a middle class income setting with a few high end restaurants, but there are some great local businesses and restaurants for each person to like or feel comfortable in.

    Dorm Life

    I never experienced dorm life because I transferred. However from experiences I have been told by my friends, it is something each student should experience once, whether to transition into school life and build a set of friends and school focused setting or to say they did it, some of the best memories were made for them during those years.

    Academic Rigor

    All the programs are wonderful and strong, especially from my experience in learning from the business program, engineering, and science programs are wonderful here, in comparison to it's competitive state schools and nationally acclaimed schools. The networking and friendliness of the WSU staff here is comforting in comparison to other universities I visited.

    Tips for prospective students

    Making friends makes the transition process easier, so get involved in things you enjoy as well as what will facilitate your academic path. There is definitely a spot here for every individual and each person is made to feel welcome here from the local community, students and faculty. They are from different lifestyles and paths just like you.

    In three sentences

    Washington State University campus along with the city it is in (Pullman) is a small town family oriented lifestyle in a small rural city for a city oriented person, there is fun for everyone. The locals make you feel at home, the place is community driven and networking is surprisingly huge here from big named companies. Also, the nature is beautiful here with all the extremes of each season, the animals and clear skies to enjoy.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The gym is amazing, and has any type of equipment or court you need to train or have fun. The parties that the university hold are really fun as well, and the football game are off the hook!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good, and they have a lot of different choices to choose from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in very beautiful buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Things look challenging, but there are a lot of rescources you can use to help you accomplish your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! And ask questions to see if WSU will fit you

    In three sentences

    I love how beautiful the campus is and how loyal the town is to WSU! I will be going to the Tri- cities camous for two years and I can't wait. Admissions really helps you through the process of getting in.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel absolutely safe at all hours walking anywhere on campus. It is awesome, and don't believe what people say about there being tons of bad things that happen here because that stuff only happens if you put yourself in bad situations. If you stay out of trouble and stay smart then you will be perfectly safe.

    Greek Life

    Is awesome! So many opportunities to meet people and always have things to do! Its a lot of work because you have to keep your grades up to be in one but its worth it!

    Great for these types of students

    Sororities and fraternities are great for the social students, grades are still important though. Certain dorms are better for certain kinda of people, like the honors hall, or scholars hall, and the Stevenson complex which is veered towards Science, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zoe's Cafe is a great place to study and get GOOD food, it's also hidden.

    What to do for fun

    In the summer when you first get here everyone goes to the Columbia river basin. Bowling at Zeppos, movies, events at the CUB, and lots of parties. Go downtown and explore the shops. Go study at Starbucks or just walk to Starbucks. GO TO FOOTBALL GAMES! Hangout and have fun!

    Food and Dining

    It depends. Sometimes the food is good, sometimes its unseasoned or watered down. There is a website online that you can go to, to see what the dining hall is serving that day and when. It is really helpful! There are 3 dining halls but 2 of them have late-night hours and stay open until 1 am making food to order.

    Dorm Life

    As far as dorms are considered it highly depends on which one you live in. For WSU I got put into the Stevenson Complex which is a nice dorm and its great if you are more focused on your studies. But I recommend the dorms on the hill-side and north-side of campus if you are interested in more social events. I also just really like being around people so I love living in the dorms. Living in an apartment is more isolated but is also better for having people over.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of your classes will depend on what your major is going to be and also on weather or not you are interested in the course material. The less interested the harder it usually is because it's not fun for you, so pick classes that sound interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend joining a fraternity or sorority, it is a great way to make friends and have fun things to do! DO NOT take an English course and history course at the same time... they are both heavy on the papers and writing assignments. Join a club or do inter-murals, if you aren't involved college won't be as fun, plus its another great way to make friends. This is a contradictory statement because I am currently typing this at 2:17 am but try not to get into the habit, that me and many others are in, of staying up way too late.

    In three sentences

    I love WSU, the friendly atmosphere is awesome! There are a lot of fun things to do considering it is in such an isolated area. Also the fact that it's isolated in the Palouse is nice because it feels like you are in your own space.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, not many healthy options though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like any other, a great community experience

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard and the professors expect a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here because you love the school and the campus, not just for the parties

    In three sentences

    WSU is a great school. It has educated and invested professors. Though the cost is high and the location is remote it is a wonderful institution.

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel unsafe traveling alone on campus. There are emergency buttons all around campus if you need help right away though.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of the greek system, but the people who are really enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs and activities to do here, and if you can't find something that interests you, you can start a club of your own

    Great for these types of students

    Absolutely anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not unusual per-say,