Washington State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Pullman, WA, less than an hour from Spokane.
Founded in 1890, the institution currently enrolls around 20,191 students a year, including 17,756 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1,083,966,272. For each full-time student, Washington State University spends about $10,029.
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average GPA: 3.5
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 31
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 1
Washington State University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Washington State University accepts around 80 percent of applicants each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Washington State University, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,920 students who started at Washington State University as first-time freshman, 1,445 graduate within four years.
Around 59 percent of students who started at Washington State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,479 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Washington State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Washington State University a good school for YOU?
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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by November 1.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Washington State University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Washington State University is Jan 31.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Washington State University is Jan 31.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at Washington State University is like? There are approximately 21,259 students enrolled at Washington State University, including 18,629 undergraduate students and 2,630 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from WA and 18% percent of students are from other states.
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