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We Want You at WSU

At Washington State University Pullman, we forge lifelong friendships, build bridges across cultures and produce life-changing research. No matter your background, we have a path that suits you. Find your personal admission counselor today at rep.wsu.edu or 888-GO-TO-WSU.

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Admissions Presentations

Learn more about WSU Pullman with virtual presentations and events with our staff, and even chat with one of our Cougar Connectors.

Visit Virtually

See more examples of campus life with video, photos and downloadable view books.

Introduce Yourself

We would like to get to know you better. Fill out this form to receive more information about WSU.

Ready to apply?

Learn how to become a #FutureCoug with a few easy steps.


See why students just like you chose WSU Pullman


How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission by March 15 – apply.wsu.edu
  2. Upload your high school transcripts with your application
  3. Pay the $70 application fee or apply for a fee waiver
  4. Complete the General Scholarship Application by March 15 – scholarships.wsu.edu
  5. Submit your FAFSA or WASFA by the February 15 priority date – fafsa.gov| readysetgrad.org/wasfa | financialaid.wsu.edu
  6. Are you a transfer student? Learn all you need to know about being a transfer student at WSU

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Even though you can’t join an in-person campus tour right now, we have the next best thing. Get a glimpse of our favorite spots on the Pullman campus with WSU Graduate Student, Yazzmin Chavez.

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Explore Pullman

Take a virtual tour of the beautiful WSU Pullman campus with Yazzmin Chavez, class of 2020.

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Academics

At WSU Pullman, you can do anything. Explore academic offerings across 95 majors, 86 minors, and more than 100 in-major specializations.

Honors College

If you’re a high-achieving student who likes to take on a challenge, you could be a candidate for our Honors College. Offering smaller, discussion-based classes with a global focus, Honors College students grow to serve their community and the world through their studies at WSU. You can major in any field and still graduate in four years.

Study Abroad

Have you dreamed about visiting all the continents around the world? Join the ranks of WSU students who have taken part in over 500 study abroad opportunities across all 7 continents, providing amazing adventures, cultural immersion and academic credit.

Undergraduate Research

As a Tier 1 research university, WSU faculty and students spearhead groundbreaking research. You can also be a contributor to this work. Study links between bats and viruses, develop sustainable biofuel from tree branches, or create innovative products like the Cosmic Crisp® apple.

Our faculty-mentored research experiences are available to students in all majors—not just sciences. There are opportunities year-round, at every level and interest. How will you change the world?

Professional Degrees

Do you have dreams of improving lives in the medical field, being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or saving kittens? WSU has professional degrees that can get you there, no matter your passion. These programs are specially designed to prepare students to work in a particular field, such as pharmacy or veterinary medicine.

Committed to Giving Back

Students
9,000+
Hours
85,000+

On average, nearly half of undergraduates donate over 85,000 community service hours each year.

Average GPA
3.47
The average High School GPA coming to WSU.
Student to Faculty
16:1
Average student to faculty ratio in classes.

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Kristian Gubsch

"Overall what drew me to WSU Pullman is the community here. Seeing all these people coming out to this little town in Eastern Washington for football games, the city felt electric."


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Campus Living

Studies show that living on campus improves student success. That’s why we require all first-year Pullman students to live on campus for one year.*

You have your choice of living options to fit your lifestyle.

Our 20 residence halls range from gender-inclusive to coed, rooms with private bathrooms, and single or double occupancy rooms, just to name a few. And you can walk from your residence hall to nearly any class, activity or event in minutes.

WSU also offers nine apartment buildings with one, two or three-bedroom apartments, as well as family or graduate student buildings.

Just like our residence halls, WSU apartments are within walking or biking distance to classrooms across campus. In addition, all students receive free public transportation with complimentary Coug bikes and Pullman Transit serving both on- and off-campus routes.

20% of students participate in Greek life

WSU’s Greek system is made up of 60+ Greek letter organizations with nearly 5,500 members. Ranging from men’s and women’s social chapters to professional and multicultural organizations, our students come together to celebrate culture and support our campus community. Learn more about going Greek at gogreek.wsu.edu.

Student Clubs
400+
75+ intramural/sports, 60+ culturally-based, and 20+ faith-based; you’ll find your club.
Cultural Centers
4
Student cultural centers are available both virtually and in-person.
First-gen
32%
of all students are first generation.

Multi-cultural Students
33%
of all students come from multi-cultral backgrounds.


Living in Pullman

Pullman offers a mix of on- and off-campus activities, including free movies at the CUB, a strong music scene and Pac-12 athletics, plus a charming sense of small-town friendliness. Dine at a locally owned pub or a restaurant with classically trained chefs and menus filled with local delicacies.

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Getting to Pullman

Located in the hills of Eastern Washington, Pullman is easier to access than you may think:

  • 5-hour drive from Seattle
  • 1-hour flight from Seattle to the Pullman-Moscow Airport
  • 1-hour flight from Portland to Spokane

Student Population
62%
With a population of more than 34,000, 62% are students.
Sunny Days
172
Average high temps: August 84° – October 60° January 37° – April 57°
Mountains
7
Surrounded by beautiful hiking & biking trails, rivers, and forests.
Airports
3
All within a 90 min drive, located in Pullman, Lewiston, and Spokane.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

At WSU, we believe cost should never prevent a student from attending our University. During the 2019-20 school year, WSU offered more than $170 million in scholarships, grants, awards and waivers to undergraduate students. With hundreds of scholarships available from both WSU and other organizations across the country, becoming a Coug is closer than you think.

Washington residents:

  • Distinguished University Achievement Award – Automatically awarded to students with an unweighted 3.8 high school GPA for up to $4,000 per year for two years.
  • University Achievement Award – Up to $2,000 per year for two years; automatically awarded to students with a minimum 3.6 high school GPA.
  • Cougar Commitment – WSU has committed to covering the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for Washington State residents who could not otherwise afford to attend.
  • Regents Scholars program – Two award levels:
    • Distinguished Regents Scholar: Full tuition and mandatory fees for up to 18 credits per semester, for four years. Approximately 10 students will receive this award.
    • Regents Scholar: Up to $4,000 per year for four years; Students must enroll full-time at the WSU Pullman campus in fall semester 2021 to receive their Regents award.
  • Crimson Transfer Award – Transfer students at WSU Pullman who meet the transferable credit requirements may receive $2,000 annually with the ability to renew for up to two additional years.

Non-residents


Resources

ESTIMATED YEARLY COSTS*

(two semesters)

WA ResidentNon-WA ResidentWUE Recipient
Tuition:$10,760$25,702$14,702
Mandatory fees:$1,313$1,313$1,313
Housing:$6,822$6,822$6,822
Dining:$4,300$4,300$4,300
Books:$960$960$960
Total:$24,909$39,097$28,097
*Costs are subject to change.

$170,000,000
Total available as gift aid.

$406,000,000
Total available in scholarships, grants, and loans.