A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Washington State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164
Website

Washington State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Washington State University

Cost

Net Price
$16,427/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,296/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,905/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,855/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,777/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,484/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.208 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.211 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,843Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 166 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Easy going
    36%
  • Hard-working
    9%
  • Excited
    8%
  • Stupid and Rude
    2%
  • Frivolous
    1%
  • Mind numbing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.310 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.345 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 168 responses
Report
  • GO COUGS!
    36%
  • Cougs help Cougs; you are not alone.
    17%
  • Once a Coug, always a Coug
    17%
  • Cougs for Life
    11%
  • Cougs look out for cougs
    11%
  • Win or lose Cougs booze
    5%
  • Dedicated
    2%

After Washington State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.173 responses
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Washington State University Reviews

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Washington State University is an something that I can only wish every person could experience. The community is very welcoming and there are also new people to meet and befriend. We are constantly given opportunities to succeed in academics and in extra curricular endeavors. The social environment is great, because a majority of the students stay here every weekend as opposed to going home like our "friends" at the University of Washington. Our friendships grow stronger and we are able to establish the life-long friendships that we all dream about as we enter adulthood. Like I said, I only can wish that every could experience what it is like to be a part of this school. Go Cougs!
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I am an Apparel Merchandising Design and Textiles major at WSU, currently in my second semester with Sophomore standing. I transferred here with my AA that I earned through Running Start in high school. So far I really enjoy WSU pullman, the atmosphere is generally nice, sporting events are fun. I personally don't attend parties, and would rather hang out with my friends and S/O. My professors have a lot to share with us and I've learned a lot that I might not have been able to on my own. There's lots of clubs and chances to meet new people who are different from you, overall I'm glad I decided to attend and I'm very happy here!
I loved my time at WSU. It took me time to fall in love with my experience here. I wouldn't say that it was the perfect school for me or that it was where I envisioned earning my degrees from, but I am so glad that I did. When I transferred here I was lost and looking for something. I found community here. I had professors that became mentors and friends. I learned to follow my passions and make them marketable. And I made the Palouse my home. WSU became the perfect school for me, and I am so incredibly grateful for my educational experiences here. In fact, I will be returning to WSU to earn my Masters in Teaching, in order to be a High School biology teacher. Go Cougs!