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Washington State University
  • 4 Year
  • PULLMAN, WA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Washington State is a highly rated public university located in Pullman, Washington. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,092 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Washington State acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Psychology, Social Science Research Methods, and Nursing. Graduating 60% of students, Washington State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.

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FRENCH ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
PULLMAN, WA 99164
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

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Washington State University Rankings

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WSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
January 31
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,002 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,066 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 208 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 251 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 250 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
31
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
11
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
20
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,092 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,970
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 199 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Easy going
    34%
  • Hard-working
    12%
  • Excited
    8%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Fratty
    1%
  • Frivolous
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 349 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 384 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 206 responses
  • GO COUGS!
    33%
  • Cougs help Cougs; you are not alone.
    20%
  • Once a Coug, always a Coug
    16%
  • Cougs for Life
    10%
  • Cougs look out for cougs
    10%
  • Win or lose Cougs booze
    5%
  • Dedicated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
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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