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Washington State University Admissions Information

Washington State University
Pullman, WA (map)


Washington State University is a land-grant public research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 fields of study. The University is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top 60 public universities in the nation, and the its faculty is ranked in the top 10 in eight academic fields for scholarly productivity and research activity. WSU offers top-rated programs in broadcasting, interior design, criminology, entrepreneurial studies, and international business. It has been named the safest university campus in Washington State and the safest major research campus nationwide.

WSU has 300 registered student organizations and a attractive variety of sports programs, including sailing, ice hockey, gymnastics, basketball, and football. The University has additional campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, and Richland, as well as an online learning program.



Basic Info

Main Address: PO Box 645910
Pullman, WA 99164-5910
Phone Number: (509) 335-3564  
Website: www.wsu.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Rural  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Scholarship, Intercollegiate, Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 21,726  
Percent out-of-state: 8%  
Percent international: 3.34%  
Female to Male ratio: 52:48  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 15:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Health Professions
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's housing
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special housing for international students
300 registered student organizations  

Fun Facts

  • #2 "Most Productive Plant Science Researchers"
  • #18 "Best Entrepreneurial Program"
  • Top 20 "Best International Business Program"
  • #16 "Best Recreation and Leisure Studies Program"
  • Top 10 "Best Interior Design Program"

Admissions Information

WSU admissions officials note that an applicant's GPA and standardized test scores are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a student's class rank, application essay, and secondary school record. Admissions officials will also consider a candidate's character, extracurricular activities, recommendations, work experience, talent/abilities, and volunteer history.

Admissions address: 370 Lighty Student Services Bldg
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067
Phone number: (509) 335-5586  
Fax number: (509) 335-4902  
Admissions Website: http://admission.wsu.edu  
Email: admiss2@wsu.edu  
Contact Person: Wendy Peterson, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 12,478  
Percent of applicants admitted: 76%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: Rolling admissions (no closing date)  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use:    
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4705  
ACT code: 4482  
Learn more about other Top Greek Life schools:
DePauw   Bucknell   Vanderbilt  

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