3,383 reviews
  1. Pullman, WA
  2. 4 Year
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

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Scores Range
910-1150
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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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.209 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.208 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 163 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Easy going
    37%
  • Excited
    9%
  • Hard-working
    9%
  • Stupid and Rude
    2%
  • Frivolous
    1%
  • Mind numbing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.307 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.342 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 165 responses
Report
  • GO COUGS!
    36%
  • Cougs help Cougs; you are not alone.
    16%
  • Once a Coug, always a Coug
    16%
  • Cougs for Life
    12%
  • 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

Washington State University Reviews

3,383 reviews
All Categories
In the rolling hills of the Palouse sits a university like no other, Washington State University. As soon as you step onto campus you feel immersed in the cougar spirit. Coming from out of state, I first stepped onto campus the blooming spring of my senior year of high school. I immediately fell in love. Now in my second semester at WSU I really truly can say that Washington State is more than just a university. It is a home. You can grow as a person here and challenge yourself to become a better version of you. Pullman is just filled with friendly loving people who are willing to help making it the best college town I could possibly be in. Getting to experience 4 seasons of the year is a huge bonus! I love Washington State University and can't see myself anywhere else but here.
Every interaction I have had at Washington State University from personal visits, the Alive Orientation, the Experience WSU, and my parents own stories, has made me feel like I have been a Coug all my life. The people in Pullman are so supportive of the school and all the students are so friendly. It's like Washington State University is my second home because all the students who attend this school are like a family and a tight nit community. Even though Washington State University is in the middle of a wheat field at least I know I am having the best time of my life and getting the best education. I am so excited to officially be apart of the Coug family, but they have always been apart of my life and always will be. GO COUGS!
As always, books are very expensive, but the classes are in-depth, challenging, and very rewarding! I love the campus life here! People are always friendly and the school is extremely welcoming! I highly recommend attending WSU; it isn't just a party school either, you can make it the university you want it to be for your own needs. It is in a college town in the middle of nowhere, however, so be prepared to make your own fun!