Washington State University Overview
Washington State University is a public institution located in Pullman, Washington. Pullman is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Washington State University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Wazzu is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Wazzu is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Wazzu with a bachelor's degree make about $50,600 a year. That's 24% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Washington State University Rankings
We have ranked Wazzu as #280 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 41 schools in Washington.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Wazzu has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wazzu.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Wazzu has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Washington State University?
Contact details for Wazzu are given below.
|Address:||French Administration Building, Pullman, WA 99164-5910|
How Do I Get Into Wazzu?
You can apply to Wazzu online at: admission.wsu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Wazzu
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Wazzu?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to Wazzu submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford Washington State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wazzu, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,724 a year. That adds up to $26,896 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Wazzu is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Washington State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,380 graduate students at the school.
Of the 22,877 full-time undergraduates at Wazzu, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washington State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||718|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,609|
Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Washington State University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 101 countries are represented at Wazzu. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Washington State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wazzu has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Wazzu
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washington State University was 4.0%. This is the #1,737 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wazzu regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wazzu majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wazzu ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wazzu.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Washington State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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