Washington State University

Pullman, WA, USA
3.72 Average Rating

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is the state's first land-grant university. Washington State University offers more than 200 fields of study, including 96 undergraduate majors, 86 minors, and more than 140 graduate and professional degrees. The university also offers 12 undergraduate degrees entirely online. Accordingly, Washington State University offers the traditional land-grant disciplines of agriculture, engineering, and veterinary medicine. This public research university is responsible for several crossbred fruits such as the Rainier Cherry and the Cosmic Crisp.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 31, 2020 May 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
29%
Submitting ACT
78%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1127
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
30,614
Total Number of Undergrads
25,277
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
21%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,314
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,584
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,820
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,398
Books and Supplies
$960

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,572
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,518
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,150

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,628
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,772
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$216
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
400
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougar
School Colors
Red/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pacific-12 Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Spokane
Portland
Richland
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
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!
Megan from Sparks, NV
Washington State University is large and inclusive academic institution that offers programs and opportunities for everyone. It has the small college-town vibe while also offering a robust and equipped campus that is constantly being improved. If you're looking for a college with huge spirit, a huge campus, lots of people, and lots to do, this is the place!
Demetri from Temecula, CA
WSU has become my home away from home. The people are great and you truly feel like you're part of a family (I recommend going to the football games if you don't feel this way). The only bad part is the cold weather, so be prepared!
Isabella from Hoquiam, WA