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Washington State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
24,470
Total Undergrads
Including 3,010 Part-time
4,079
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $421,559)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $124,646)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 100 96 - -
Baseball 37 - - Yes
Basketball 16 15 - Yes
Football 105 - - -
Golf 11 9 - -
Rowing - 49 - -
Soccer - 17 - Yes
Swimming - 18 - -
Tennis - 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 56 48 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 56 48 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 8 12 - -
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Water Sports 0 49 - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Softball - - - Yes
Squash - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.1%
Hispanic 5.9%
Non-resident alien 5.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.9%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 69.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 128
Liquor Law Violation 187
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 30
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Megan from Sparks, NV
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-23-2012 Read More
  • Lorus from Los Angeles, CA
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Mar-02-2012 Read More
  • Isabella from Hoquiam, WA
  • 5
  • You'll always find someone you don't like, but you'll find so many more that you'll love. This is my second family! I got lucky and my randomly-assigned roommate became one…

  • Jan-10-2016 Read More
  • Kelli from Pullman, WA
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Aug-15-2013 Read More
  • Demi from Franklin, MA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Apr-24-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • Nov-26-2016 I am a current student here

    There are three dining halls on campus with similar options, and a variety of other places to eat in the center of campus and around the dining halls. WSU uses a system where you buy "credit" for your Residence Dining Account, which is used to pay for food at the dining halls. Not all places on campus accept RDA, and some require cash or credit/debit. While there is a variety of food, it doesn't change throughout the year and I found myself getting tired of it. Additionally, its very expensive, I would recommend purchasing the lowest RDA and relying on groceries, etc.

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  • 4
  • Brynn from Seattle, WA
  • Sep-25-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There were so many dining halls with many different choices. It looked amazing.

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  • 4
  • drew from everett, wa
  • Jul-22-2016 I am a current student here

    the dining halls are all excellent. there is always a diverse selection of food. sometimes the selections repeat for a few days in a row which can get annoying!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • May-24-2016 I am a current student here

    there are a number of places on campus and off campus that are available and have great food!

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  • 3
  • Isabella from Hoquiam, WA
  • Jan-10-2016 I am a current student here

    You get sick of the food after a few weeks. It's get when you need a quick fix or are truly craving some bacon and waffles, but the fresh fruit and vegetables, and grocery options leave more to be desired. Once again, it seems North side has the upper-hand on this.

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  • 4
  • Erin from Seattle, WA
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    While the dining halls aren't 5 star restaurants, the staff do their best to provide excellent meals for you and that's something to celebrate in itself. There are plenty of other choices if the dining halls aren't your favorite too. Multiple cafes, Einstein's, Subway, Panda Express, and so much more are available to you on campus.

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  • 4
  • Vlada from CA
  • Dec-22-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Although in a rural environment, I'm sure there are some good food options in Pullman. Also, Pullman is a few miles away from Moscow, Idaho which would offer more options.

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  • 4
  • Sheb
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Everyday can be different. It has quite a few options and people are usually pretty delicious.

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  • 4
  • Andrew from Issaquah, WA
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Lots of healthy and local food items are available. All nutrition info is available online too. It's definitely possible to break free of the ramen and pizza regimen, you'll just pay a little more for food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • Nov-26-2016 I am a current student here

    The Greek and Multicultural community are huge and lively at WSU. Greek Row always has awesome events going on, and Sororities and Fraternities host fundraisers, date dashes, formals, hikes, campouts, bowling - you name it! If you're looking to get involved and make some lasting friendships and memories, I would strongly suggest formally rushing a fraternity or sorority, there are all kinds and there is a place for everyone!

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  • 0
  • drew from everett, wa
  • Jul-22-2016 I am a current student here

    outstanding.. as a part of greek life, i find family to be around every corner. no matter what chapter you end up with, you find the people you belong with almost immediately. #gocougs #gogreek

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • May-24-2016 I am a current student here

    all of the greek life happens on greek row, which is past the music and engineering buildings. there are plenty of options available.

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  • 0
  • Sage from Torrance, CA
  • Apr-14-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Greek life at WSU is top notch. Greek row is so gorgeous and the houses are so pretty and nicely maintained, even the frats. It is definitley something I will be partaking in.

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  • 0
  • Sharon from WA
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    This school has a strict policy on hazing. It is not allowed in any circumstance. This is great since it ensures the safety of the student body. The houses are really friendly, and have more access on school activities. The older students make sure the new incoming class feels safe, and welcomed to the Coug family.

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  • 0
  • Abigail from Pullman, WA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life takes over. Sorority girls and fraternity guys live on Greek Row in about 30-40 total chapters. If you are a freshman, Hillside of campus is where you should live until you are living in the House.

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  • 0
  • Dog girl
  • Jun-27-2014 I am a current student here

    None that I know of at WSU Vancouver, so if there is, its not very big.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Pullman, WA
  • Jun-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is incredible. With tons of sororities and fraternities to pick from there is a place from you. Everyone is extremely friendly with each other which makes Homecoming in the fall and Greek Week in the spring a total blast. It is perfect for bringing the social butterfly out in any introvert(like it did for me) and is the best networking opportunity out there.

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