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Colleges / Washington State University-Pullman

Washington State University-Pullman

Pullman, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

WSU Admissions

Washington State University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 84% of applicants get into Washington State University each year. Out of 17,233 applications received in 2023, 14,428 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Washington State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/31 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Washington State University for fall semester should hear back from Washington State University by November 1.

Washington State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Washington State University's admissions stats.

Washington State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Washington State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Washington State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 1 31 November 1

Applying Early to Washington State University?

Washington State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Washington State University Admissions

Transferring to Washington State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Washington State University

Washington State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Washington State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Washington State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Washington State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Washington State University for more information on admission factors.

Washington State University Application Requirements

To apply to Washington State University, all applicants 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Washington State University?

Students admitted to Washington State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

More Information on Transferring to Washington State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Washington State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Washington State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Washington State University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Washington State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Washington State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Washington State University?

✅ Washington State University is not test optional.

What is Washington State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Washington State University is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Washington State University?

❌ Washington State University does not offer early decision.

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WSU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into WSU? WSU is a somewhat selective institution. The WSU acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


WSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WSU is Jan 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WSU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

WSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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