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Washington State University

Pullman, WA

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About This Campus

Washington State University is a top-tier research institution, belonging to the Pac-12 academic and athletic conference, with a strong student body and extracurricular activities network. Our small class sizes, with a student to faculty ratio of approximately 15:1, allow for individual attention and engagement in class participation. WSU has top ranked agricultural, engineering, communication, and veterinary medicine programs wrapped in a large array of impressive elective options. Recreational activities include hiking on Kamiak Butte, biking along the 20 mile Chipman Trail, skiing at several resorts within a three-hour drive, and three student recreation centers. WSU is a large university with a traditional campus feeling in a small town setting where Cougar Pride abounds.

Location Information

Pullman is located in the rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington. We have more than 170 days of sunshine and all four seasons. A small town, we are 8 miles from the Idaho border and the University of Idaho. The largest shopping city is Spokane, 75 miles away. Seattle is 5 hours away, across the state.

Helpful Information

Placement and course selection can be limited. Students should expect to have multiple alternate course options in and out of their major. Experiential opportunities are available in-person and remote. On- and off-campus living opportunities are abundant, and traveling around the town of Pullman is accessible and free for students on Pullman transit.

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Fast Facts

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Location | Pullman
Population | 30,019
Enrollment | 19,900
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/16
Spring | 01/09-05/05

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 6%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 17%
Two or more | 12%
White | 60%
Other | 0%
International | 4%
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Academics

RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Education, Elementary Education

Limitations
Enrollment in Business, Computer Science, health sciences, animal sciences, communications, and marketing courses is VERY limited. Incoming NSE students MUST have flexibility in course selection. Equivalent prerequisites and math-level requirements are strictly enforced for all courses that require them. Students may only register in WSU Pullman courses, which are almost exclusively in-person, on the WSU Pullman campus. NSE students register later than most undergraduate students. Registration in many communication, science, and business courses is very limited and restricted to those admitted to majors from institutions whose accreditation aligns with WSU's. (e.g. Must be certified Business major from AACSB accredited business school to take upper division business classes.)

Notable Academic Programs

  • Communications - Named for its most illustrious alumnus, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is highly regarded nationwide by educators and professionals. It has won national and regional Emmys for student television productions, is nationally ranked fourth in television news and first in the Northwest for its public relations sequence.
  • Agricultural Sciences - Recognizing its unique land-grant research and education mission to the people of Washington and the state’s increasing global involvement, CAHNRS provides leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge through high quality research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe, abundant food and fiber supply, promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, enhance sustainability of agricultural and economic systems, and promote stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems.
  • Veterinary Medicine - Established in 1899, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is proud of its distinguished past as one of the oldest veterinary colleges in the United States. The college is fully accredited by four key national accrediting agencies: the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and the American Animal Hospital Association. The college is also ranked among the top U.S. veterinary colleges in extramural research support.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, Agricultural Business... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/10/22

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($518 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $35 Year Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $100 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $400 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $420 Year Home Optional
WSU Sports Pass Fee $275 Year Home Optional

Important Notes: Application for campus housing include mandatory housing payment of $400 at time of application submission, which will be applied to housing fees.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/10/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $3411
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1705
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1890 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Not a per-meal plan. Require base rate and dollars for dining. Residence dining account (RDA) can be used in multiple places on and off campus.

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/10/22

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Students must have health insurance to attend WSU; campus health insurance is optional. WSU Student Health Fee covers some health services.

Requirements

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Pullman is a very hilly campus. Local transportation is very good. Sidewalk access can be difficult in early spring semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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