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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…

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  • 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…

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  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm Life at WSU my Freshman year was awesome! I lived in Stephenson South tower which was at the Southern end of campus by Southside Dining Hall. While people may…

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  • 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…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jessica from Redmond, WA
  • I am a past student here

    The food and dining at WSU completely depends on where you go. Northside definitely has the best quality of on campus food, as it has an Einstein's Bagels right on campus! Hillside is a close second, but it only has residence hall food for freshman. The restaurants off campus are definitely a better option than those that are on.

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  • 3
  • Mariana
  • I am a current student here

    The Dining hall food is not the best, but they have incredible options for all kinds of diets from meat-lovers to vegan! We also have a Panda Express and Subway in our student union.

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  • 2
  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jessica from Redmond, WA
  • I am a past student here

    One thing to note is that this school is completely centered around Greek life. Everything revolves around it. If you are not in a house, you are referred to as a "Geed", which has somewhat of a negative connotation. The Greek system at WSU however is exceptional. It is one of the best in the nation and has some of the best people you will ever meet involved in it. However, for a lot of people Greek life is just not their forte, so they will have to find something else to do to stay involved at WSU.

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  • 0
  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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