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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.

Website: wsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
18,629
Undergraduate
Students
(50.4%) 9,382 Women
(49.6%) 9,247 Men
2,630
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 20,762 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,991
Out-of-state: $42,569
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,841
Out-of-state: $26,419
Room and Board
$11,648
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$13,160
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,899
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,311
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Pullman Population
31,395
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Spokane
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
15.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.7% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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