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Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Washington State University, founded in 1890, is a public, comprehensive university offering more than 150 fields of study. In addition to many top-ranked academic programs, including the Honors College and the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, WSU features a large and active residential campus and one of the largest intramural programs in the PAC 10.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students17,716
   Women8,653 (48.8%)
   Men9,063 (51.2%)
Graduate Students2,666


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate73% of 21,410 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.40
SAT Math470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,742
Out-of-state: $40,374
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,884
Out-of-state: $24,516
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$13,745
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes


Pullman Population31,395
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSpokane
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities25% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
8.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.7% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students5.3% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.38 3.57 608 618 27
Low 2.01 2.37 470 470 16
High 4.00 4.76 760 750 32
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• WSU undergrads work with Ph.D. candidates in research projects, such as determining the role of stress on the immune systems of breast cancer patients.

• WSU has a nine-hole golf course.

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