WSU is on a 620-acre campus in the small town setting of Pullman, Washington, not far from Spokane.
There are many activities and organizations for WSU students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? WSU has fraternities and sororities.
WSU has several thriving Panhellenic Association - Sororities. In fact, more students participate in the Panhellenic Association - Sororities than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at WSU include Interfraternity Council - Fraternities, Student Entertainment Board, International Students Council and ChiLaStAl (Chicana/o Latina/o Student Alliance).
The WSU community comes together each year for Up All Night, Springfest and Cougfest.
This table offers information on housing at WSU.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||79%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,758|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||77%|
WSU offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of WSU students live on campus. In 2022, 79% of undergrads at WSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77% of students lived off-campus or commuted to WSU. There are 7,758 spots available in on-campus housing for all 17,004 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
WSU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At WSU 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 WSU:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Triathlon||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Bowling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||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|
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 WSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
WSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit WSU, take U.S. Highway 195 to Pullman, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pullman-Moscow Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore WSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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