#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

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Student Population
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Location Pullman, Washington
Online wsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Pullman, Washington, Washington State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 21,434 prospective students applied, and 16,247 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,812 enrolled in the school.  26,683 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,795 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,953 plus fees of $1,888. Washington State is ranked 290 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Washington State is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1020/1230
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 31, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,888
Room and Board $11,648
Budget for Other Expenses$3,542
Total One Year Cost$27,991
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,888
Room and Board $11,648
Budget for Other Expenses$3,542
Total One Year Cost$42,569

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Washington State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Social Sciences 16%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering 8%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.

Current students may use the Washington State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.