If you are thinking about applying to Washington State University, the regular decision application deadline is January 31 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Washington State University by November 1.
|Washington State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
Washington State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Washington State University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Washington State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Washington State University accepted 80% of students, around 15,537 of the 19,310 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Washington State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Washington State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Washington State University must submit the following items. Double check with Washington State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Washington State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Washington State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
Washington State University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Washington State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Washington State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is January 31. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by November 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Washington State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Washington State University?
Students who are admitted to Washington State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Washington State University accept transfer credits?
Washington State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Washington State University accepts:
Does Washington State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Washington State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Washington State University?
Washington State University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Washington State University's acceptance rate?
Washington State University's acceptance rate is 80%.
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How hard is it to get into WSU? WSU is a somewhat selective institution. The WSU acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WSU is Jan 31.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WSU is Jan 31.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At WSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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