WSU

Washington State University

1815 Wilson Rd, Pullman, United States
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  • Total Documents
    879
  • Class Notes
    505
  • Textbook Notes
    60
  • Study Guides
    312
  • Currently Enrolled
    338
  • Previously Enrolled
    542

Overview of Washington State University (WSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,868
    • Men:9,130 Men (51.1%)
    • Women:8,738 Women (48.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (WSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Washington State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone
(509) 335-5586
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 20,591 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 11,899 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 8,692 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,114 (34%) of 15,222 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,615 (29%) of 8,934 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,499 (40%) of 6,288 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,391|Out-of-state: $25,817 (41.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,356 (41.67%)
  • Other Expenses: - $960 (3.52%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,542 (13.0%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Washington State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003800
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,728 (83.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,598 (69.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,527 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
432 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$12,969
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,395 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,895
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,687 (66.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,556
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,963 (77.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,349 (30.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,069

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,952 (73.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,691 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,172 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,445 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$12,694
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,842 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,650
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,761 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,682
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,310 (51.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,927 (18.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,922

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,807
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (WSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,368

Part-Time Faculty


486

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,945,326
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Washington State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (WSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (137)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business Technology
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Crop Production
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Strategic Studies, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (89)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Immunology
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management of Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (WSU)

Location & Geography

Population


31,395

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Spokane

Campus Size


620 acres

Weather


Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 74.7 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Pullman
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Spokane

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Crimson and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Washington State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, panhellenic association - sororities, interfraternity council - fraternities, student entertainment board, international students council, chilastal (chicana/o latina/o student alliance)

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


23% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,011

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,868
Women
8,738
Men
9,130

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.7% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 14.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.8% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


5.5% from 69 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,640

Student Resources (WSU)