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Congratulations on your admission! At Washington State University Pullman, we forge lifelong friendships, build bridges across cultures and produce life-changing research. No matter your background we’re excited to welcome you home.

  1. Confirm Your Enrollment
  • Log in to the FutureCoug Portal.
  • Accept your offer of admission.
  • Secure your spot by confirming your enrollment by June 1.
  1. Sign Up for University Housing
  1. Sign Up for New Coug Orientation

  1. Take Placement Exams Before Attending New Coug Orientation
  1. Send Documents, Final Transcripts and Exams


Explore Pullman

Take a virtual tour of the beautiful WSU Pullman campus.


200+ Undergraduate Fields of Study

At WSU Pullman, you can explore 200+ academic offerings: 95 majors, 86 minors, and more than 100 in-major specializations.


Transfer Your Credits

More than 80% of WSU students enter with college credits. We’re here to help you use the credits you’ve earned to get the degree you want!

You’re considered a transfer student for admission purposes if you have attended college after the summer following high school graduation. There are no credit minimums or course requirements to be eligible to transfer.


The way I envisioned my future before WSU has definitely changed. I never would’ve thought I’d have all the great experiences I’ve had at WSU.

Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare Neuroscience (Pre-Med) | Kobi, Nigeria


A Top Research University

WSU is a Tier I research university, among fewer than 3% of U.S. universities that qualify for the Carnegie Foundation’s “very high research activity” classification.

Our award-winning faculty is here to guide you through research opportunities, fieldwork, internships, and in-depth labs that inspire you to explore and innovate in your field.

Amazon, Boeing, Deloitte, Google and Microsoft are some of the top employers of WSU graduates, and Cougar alumni span all 50 states and 146 countries. Our engaged alumni network helps fellow Cougs fast-forward their careers.



Undergraduate Research

Research isn’t just lab coats and gloves. It’s about making new contributions and advancing knowledge in your field.

At WSU, undergraduate research opportunities are available in all majors and disciplines, guided by mentors who are experts in their fields. Most importantly, it helps students like you gain professional experience and communication skills while testing out a career.

In Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, you could:

  • Compose music for an instrument built from a vacuum cleaner
  • Write dialogue for a VR video game script
  • Fire pottery in a kiln modified to amplify solar power
  • Investigate historical records to see how intercultural communities evolve

In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, you could:

  • Develop new spacesuits that keep out moon dust
  • Design new catalysts that burn renewable biodiesel instead of conventional diesel
  • Engineer wheat and soybeans to better handle drought conditions
  • Study coronavirus and other infectious diseases to predict potential outbreaks

Whatever you want to research, your mentors at WSU will help you do it. Find something you’re passionate about, grab a professor and get started!

$357.6 MILLION in total research expenditures in 2021 (National Science Foundation)

#14 Top 20 Best Alumni Networks (Public Schools) (The Princeton Review, 2023)

4 Faculty Most-cited In The World (Clarivate, 2021)

#10 Among Public U.S. Universities For Student Internships (The Princeton Review, 2023)

All 6 campuses and 11 colleges involved in research

A top producer of Fulbright U.S. scholars (The Chronicle of Higher Education)


The Honors College

Looking for a challenge? Through an enriched curriculum, mentoring by expert faculty, undergraduate research and study abroad programs, the Honors College provides students the opportunity to challenge themselves in an engaged academic community.

Students in any major can participate in the Honors College and graduate within four years, gaining critical leadership and professional experience along the way.

The MESI Certificate

The Honors College teaches happiness as a life skill. With the Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, students can improve their marketability and job performance while becoming more compassionate human beings and leaders in their respective fields.


There are so many opportunities for growth at WSU that the choice was obvious for me. Also, the small-town feel is unmatched.

Brooke Munyon Kinesiology and Psychology | Chattaroy, Washington


Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an option for all WSU students. Choose from 560+ study abroad programs across all 7 continents, learn about course preapproval and credit prerequisites, and research scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help you with the cost of travel.


NCAA Division I Sports

Experience the excitement of intercollegiate athletic competition! Regardless of the sport, you’ll be surrounded by crimson-clad fans in a celebration of Cougar pride.

WSU students can purchase a sports pass that admits them to all regular season home events in football, volleyball, women’s soccer and basketball, and men’s basketball and baseball from August through May.

Cougar game days are a town-wide celebration that you don’t want to miss!

17 NCAA Division I Sports Teams

Join ZZU Cru
The official student fan club of the Cougs drives fan passion and pride at WSU athletic events.

WSU Women’s Rowing
In 2021, the Cougs made an appearance at the 2021 NCAA Championships , the 14th invite in program history. They placed sixth overall at the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Rowing Championships at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Oregon.


The people that you surround yourself really do determine the person you are to become. I tend to be very hard on myself at times, but the guys in my fraternity lift me up constantly. I’m more than grateful to have them in my life.

Akash Rathnayaka Electrical Engineering | Bellevue, Washington

It’s Worth the Investment

On average, a bachelor’s degree brings $1.2 million more than a high school diploma in lifetime earnings (Georgetown University CEW, 2021). The average mid-career salary for WSU graduates with a bachelor’s degree is $110,100, ranked among the top 16% of 4-year universities in the U.S. (PayScale College Salary Report Report, 2021-2022).

Financial Aid Estimator and Net Price Calculator

Learn the amount of financial aid you could qualify for at WSU, and determine your estimated net costs of attending college, including tuition, housing and more

Cougar Money Matters

Get financial planning advice, build a plan of how you’ll pay for WSU and more



Every Coug Experience is Unique

At WSU, you make your own path. There are hundreds of clubs, organizations and more to choose from. Here, you’ll make new friends and forge a lifetime of memories.

Want to know how other Cougs get involved? Read personal stories about leadership, engagement and event participation from Cougs just like you.

Transitioning to college is a big deal! Find guidance and community support at our student centers across campus with tutoring and mentoring programs from peers with a range of backgrounds, including international, multicultural, LGBTQ+, First generation college students, undocumented, and more.


Eat, Sleep and Live Better – On Campus

Studies show that students who live on campus have higher GPAs than students who don’t. We care about your success, and that’s why we require first-year students to live on campus.*

*Some exceptions apply

Find Your Perfect Fit

Imagine living with other Cougs filled with the same excitement to meet new people, cheering on our athletic teams and building a new home away from home. This is life living in a residence hall – an unparalleled experience that forms friendships that last a lifetime.

We break the placement of residence halls on campus into groups—Hillside, Southside, and Northside. Most halls surround the center of campus, making the journey to classes, Terrell Mall, Compton Union Building, and Holland & Terrell Libraries an easy walk up the hill.

Each hall has its own unique features, culture, and campus location. Find virtual tours, photos, room dimensions and more detailed amenities at

Use the Residence Hall Rate Estimator to estimate your housing bill at


I knew I needed to be somewhere that had a good community and felt secure to me, being so far away from home, and I found that with WSU.

Jakiyah Johnson Biology and Criminology | Dallas, Texas