Washington State University.

Washington State University

Pullman, WA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Washington State University

Washington State University (Washington State, WSU, or Wazzu) is a public land-grant research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution for higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits.The university also operates branch campuses across Washington known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989. In 2012, WSU launched an Internet-based Global Campus, which includes its online degree program, WSU Online. In 2015, WSU expanded to a sixth campus, known as WSU Everett. These campuses award primarily bachelor's and master's degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2006 and to the Tri-Cities campus in 2007. Enrollment for the four campuses and WSU Online exceeds 29,686 students. This includes 1,751 international students.WSU's athletic teams are called the Cougars and the school colors are crimson and gray. Six men's and nine women's varsity teams compete in NCAA Division I in the Pac-12 Conference. Both men's and women's indoor track teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 24,797 students
  • 0.27 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • wsu.edu/

Notable programs at Washington State University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, and Environmental Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

16,487 students out of 22,565 applicants were accepted into Washington State University. They had an average SAT score of 1127. 78% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 29% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Washington State University was $25,817, while for in-state students it was $11,391. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $32,556.

The average financial aid at Washington State University is $9,119. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $16,698 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Washington State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

65% of undergraduate students at Washington State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Washington State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washington State University was of $11,356 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960.

Diversity at Washington State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017