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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164
Website
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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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1165
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,815/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,048/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,763/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,127/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,895/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,464/ year
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.251 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.250 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,652Undergrads
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 189 responses
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  • Friendly
    40%
  • Easy going
    34%
  • Fratty
    8%
  • Hard-working
    8%
  • Excited
    7%
  • Frivolous
    1%
  • Mind numbing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.349 responses
Poll
63%
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 180 responses
Report
  • GO COUGS!
    36%
  • Cougs help Cougs; you are not alone.
    17%
  • Once a Coug, always a Coug
    17%
  • Cougs look out for cougs
    11%
  • Cougs for Life
    11%
  • Win or lose Cougs booze
    6%
  • Dedicated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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I love that Washington State University is diverse and open to all religions and identities. I also enjoy how big the campus is and what the school has to offer with different organizations, programs, unions and etc. Even though, I didn't see the campus until I went to orientation, I absolutely fell in love with the campus. It's very high tech with nap rooms, clean environment, huge library and gym and has different activities to do such as rock climbing, rope course and etc. They also have great transportation services and easy access to transporting on campus with bikes you could rent for periods of time. Overall, I am very satisfied with WSU! Go COUGS!
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I've never seen a school so filled with pride! It's incredible to be a part of a family that is nationwide. I've been on vacation, states away, and have heard the familiar greeting of "Go Cougs!" from passing strangers. One of the most significant things I like to boast about is how safe and clean the campus is; schools in big cities just can't compete with those aspects of WSU. And, as a young woman living across the state in a new and unfamiliar environment, I can't appreciate enough how hospitable Pullman and the WSU campus is. I'll always recommend WSU to those looking to attend college, it's truly an amazing place to pursue postsecondary education. Go Cougs!
I have been attending WSU for about a month now and I have to say that I've loved the experience! People are very kind and helpful here and the teachers are willing to go out of their way to assist you in their class. Classes can be challenging here but I find that the professors provide lots of studying opportunities and supplemental material to help you succeed. The environment outside of the classroom is also nice. There are a lot of clubs here to join and their workout areas are free to use as a student. Downtown Pullman and Moscow are also very close allowing students to enjoy the nightlife with friends, buy supplies and food, and even work. I feel like coming here is going to be one of the best decisions of my life.