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Colleges / Washington State University

WSU Student Life

Washington State University is on a 620-acre campus in a small town setting in Pullman, Washington, not far from Spokane. Washington State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Washington State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Washington State University has a thriving Panhellenic Association - Sororities. In fact, more students participate in Panhellenic Association - Sororities than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Washington State University include Interfraternity Council - Fraternities, Student Entertainment Board, International Students Council and ChiLaStAl (Chicana/o Latina/o Student Alliance).

The Washington State University community comes together each year for Up All Night, Springfest and Cougfest.

Washington State University Housing

Washington State University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Washington State University students live off campus. In 2021, 5% of undergrads at Washington State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 95% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Washington State University. There are 7,758 spots available in on-campus housing for all 17,756 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Washington State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Washington State University Athletics

At Washington State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Washington State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Cross Country) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at Washington State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Washington State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Washington State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Washington State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Washington State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Washington State University, take U.S. Highway 195 to Pullman, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pullman-Moscow Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Washington you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Washington State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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WSU Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

82%

In State

18%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

61%

15%

7%

6%

4%

3%

2%

0.48%

0.39%

Undergraduate Students

17,756

Graduate Students

2,435

Non-Resident / International Students

785

WSU Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

20,191

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,170

Out-of-State

$27,113

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 31
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