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#83 of 2,597 In North America
#73 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 57 In Washington
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Acceptance rate
86%
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
24,278
Graduates
5,565
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wsu.edu

Washington State University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Washington State University has an acceptance rate of 86% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 87%
Applicants 18,197 7,399 10,798
Admissions 15,607 6,211 9,396
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,872 1,718 2,154
Freshmen enrolled part time 135 56 79

4,066 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,690 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 17821 (60%)
Hispanic 4349 (15%)
Asian 2097 (7%)
Two or more races 1961 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 1709 (6%)
Black or African American 870 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 742 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 143 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 61 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$9,993
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $10,457$12,076
Tuition in-state $10,457$12,076
Tuition out-of-state $25,773$26,526
Fee in-district $1,960$1,664
Fee in-state $1,960$1,664
Fee out-of-state $1,960$1,664

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 7,043
Combined charge for room and board $11,750
Room charge $7,400
Meal charge $4,350

Washington State University majors

Washington State University has granted 6,226 bachelor's degrees across 91 programs, 925 master's across 60 programs, and 642 doctorate degrees across 56 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Washington State University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Psychology, General 486 10 8
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 348 10 45
Social Sciences, General 337
Business Administration and Management, General 29 293 2
Mechanical Engineering 279 27 13
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 256 16 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 182 55
Accounting 219 1 3
Computer Science 176 37 9
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 210 4
Human Development and Family Studies, General 190 2
Finance, General 188 3
Criminology 180 2 5
Operations Management and Supervision 175
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 140 23 10
Pharmacy 167
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 162 1
Civil Engineering, General 130 16 9
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 137
Veterinary Medicine 127
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 123
English Language and Literature, General 106 8 3
Animal Sciences, General 111 4 1
Geology & Earth Science, General 112 3 1
Political Science and Government, General 104 10 1
Management Information Systems, General 110
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 107
Public Relations & Image Management 106
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 97
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 63 10 14
Advertising 75
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 75
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 55 17
Applied Mathematics, General 45 10 12
Chemical Engineering 44 14 7
History, General 61 2 2
Apparel and Textiles, General 55 8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 44 15
Medicine 56
Sociology, General 48 2 1
Zoology & Animal Biology 50 1
Neuroscience 47 3
Broadcast Journalism 47
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology 22 25
Materials Engineering 35 3 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 43
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 15 27
Mass Communication & Media Studies 41
Chemistry, General 24 4 8
Interior Design 33 3
Anthropology, General 28 1 6
International Business & Trade & Commerce 35
Microbiology, General 35
Biochemistry 33
Computer Software Engineering 28
Viticulture and Enology 28
Agriculture, General 27
Athletic Training & Trainer 24
Agronomy and Crop Science 18 4 1
Food Science 15 7 1
Journalism 23
Agricultural Production Operations, General 21
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 21
Physics, General 14 2 5
Agricultural Engineering 3 17
Engineering & Industrial Management 20
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 20
Genetics, General 20
Music, General 12 8
Computational Science 19
Computer Engineering, General 16 3
Veterinary Infectious Diseases 10 9
Fine & Studio Arts, General 16 1
Philosophy 17
Curriculum and Instruction 16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11 4
Statistics, General 15
Biological and Physical Sciences 12
Horticultural Science 7 5
Public Policy Analysis, General 8 4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 6 6
Technical and Scientific Communication 12
Spanish Language and Literature 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10
Plant Pathology & Phytopathology 5 5
Educational Psychology 6 3
Environmental Studies 9
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 5
Entomology 4 4
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 7
Agricultural Teacher Education 7
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding 7
Japanese Language and Literature 7
Plant Molecular Biology 7
Counseling Psychology 6
Forestry, General 6
Music Performance, General 6
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 2 4
Botany & Plant Biology 4 1
Environmental Science 5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 5
Linguistics 5
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 4
Physical Sciences, General 5
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 5
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 4
Engineering, General 4
Music Theory and Composition 4
Nursing Science 4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 4
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1 2
Engineering Science 3
French Language and Literature 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 2
Chinese Language and Literature 2
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 2
Health Communication 2
Human Biology 2
Mathematics, General 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 2
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 1 1
Women's Studies 2
Health Teacher Education 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Grand Total 6,226 925 642

Washington State University has a graduation rate of 60%, which is among the 41% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 55% 64%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Washington State University is a world-class research university with 70,982 scientific papers published and 1,994,092 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Computer Science.

Publications
70,982
Citations
1,994,092

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
44,036 / 1,487,949
Chemistry
38,728 / 1,327,071
Environmental Science
34,854 / 1,041,395
Engineering
30,310 / 875,029
Physics
28,231 / 854,118
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25,029 / 675,352
Medicine
24,170 / 750,601
Biochemistry
23,545 / 919,199
Genetics
21,548 / 819,587
Computer Science
21,031 / 601,982
Organic Chemistry
19,496 / 682,977
Ecology
18,183 / 592,479
Geology
17,751 / 556,199
Quantum and Particle physics
17,723 / 520,697
Materials Science
15,900 / 470,595
Geography and Cartography
14,826 / 399,037
Botany
12,680 / 432,709
Psychology
11,966 / 376,913
Paleontology
11,846 / 378,294
Sociology
11,109 / 324,001
Political Science
10,826 / 257,337
Mathematics
10,155 / 255,245
Law
10,100 / 242,951
Philosophy
10,060 / 263,086
Business
9,737 / 260,377
History
8,733 / 224,920
Agricultural Science
8,646 / 264,767
Archaeology
7,696 / 214,565
Pathology
7,610 / 232,023
Statistics
7,252 / 203,548
Metallurgical Engineering
7,249 / 223,391
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,973 / 177,478
Horticulture
6,804 / 197,319
Optical Engineering
6,750 / 185,761
Economics
6,295 / 141,612
Electrical Engineering
5,519 / 137,300
Immunology
5,289 / 166,912
Public Health
5,062 / 188,475
Linguistics
4,726 / 114,941
Neuroscience
4,715 / 172,486

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 765 6596
1991 863 7512
1992 860 9243
1993 908 8956
1994 958 10168
1995 991 11029
1996 1050 12151
1997 1001 13036
1998 1138 15324
1999 1076 17155
2000 1080 19316
2001 1134 21211
2002 1226 24300
2003 1295 27162
2004 1328 30662
2005 1410 34772
2006 1450 40027
2007 1588 44773
2008 1598 48892
2009 1701 55098
2010 1820 60953
2011 1863 67019
2012 1941 76019
2013 1988 81495
2014 2232 87841
2015 2369 92618
2016 2559 95873
2017 2613 103904
2018 2514 106951
2019 3360 124250
2020 3751 146260
2021 3576 179299
2022 5120 167406
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Washington State University alumni

  1. Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren
    Born in
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerboxerscreenwritermodel
    Biography

    Hans Lundgren, better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker and martial artist. His breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, Lundgren has starred in more than 80 films, most of them in the action genre.

  2. Klay Thompson

    Klay Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball playeractor
    Biography

    Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest three-point shooters in NBA history. A four-time NBA champion with the Warriors, Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star, a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree and was once named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. He has also won gold medals with the United States national team on their 2014 World Cup team and 2016 Olympic team.

  3. Paul G. Allen

    Paul G. Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-2018 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    art collectorprogrammerinventorinvestorbusinessperson
    Biography

    Paul Gardner Allen was an American business magnate, computer programmer, researcher, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known for co-founding Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Microsoft went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death.

  4. LaVar Ball

    LaVar Ball
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    basketball playerAmerican football playerentrepreneur
    Biography

    LaVar Christopher Ball is an American businessman. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand and founder of the now defunct Junior Basketball Association (JBA). He is the father of three professional basketball players: Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo, Greensboro Swarm shooting guard LiAngelo and Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names WSU
Founded 1890
Motto World Class. Face to Face.
Colors crimson, gray
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). A variety of Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff 5,974
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address French Administration Building
Pullman, Washington, 99164-5910
United States
City population 33,000
Phone 5093353564

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