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Washington State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Washington State University Thompson Hall

Washington State University Thompson Hall

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Washington State University

Washington State University

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Washington State University Description:

Washington State University in Pullman rests on 620 acres on the eastern side of Washington State, just a few miles from the University of Idaho. The university offers over 200 areas of study. About fifteen percent of WSU students belong to sororities or fraternities. In athletics, the Washington State University Cougar's biggest athletic rival is the University of Washington. Both schools compete in the Division I Pacific 12 Conference. WSU has one of the largest athletic centers in the country.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 27,642 (23,070 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Scholarships for Washington State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,327 (in-state); $25,409 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $960 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,868
  • Other Expenses: $3,542
  • Total Cost: $27,697 (in-state); $40,779 (out-of-state)

Washington State University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,361
    • Loans: $6,516

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Human Development, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Washington State Unversity Mission Statement:

mission statement from the WSU website

"As a public, land-grant and research institution of distinction, Washington State University enhances the intellectual, creative, and practical abilities of the individuals, institutions, and communities that we serve by fostering learning, inquiry, and engagement."

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