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Washington State University

Pullman, WA


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. 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 and Seattle is a short 5 hour drive.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Pullman
Population | 32,600
Enrollment | 19,736
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/15
Spring | 01/08-05/04

Campus Diversity

White | 62%
Black | 3%
Hispanic/Latino | 13%
Asian | 5%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 8%
Other | 7%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Nursing, Education/Elementary Education

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.
  • Educational Studies - All our programs have a good mix of classroom hours and practicum or internship hours. In class you learn how to bring 21st century solutions to 21st century issues. Then, you get out in the field and you make a difference. No matter what major you choose — or which WSU campus you call home — you’ll emerge ready to hit the ground running in the world of education, kinesiology, or sport. Our graduates make a difference in the communities where they serve.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Land Resources, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Resource Sciences, Soil Science, Vitaculture

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Architecture: Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Comparative American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Japanese Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Computer Graphics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Interior Design, Photography

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Neuroscience, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Systems Management, Wine Business

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media and Culture, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Science, Geology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Human Development

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Language and Literacy, Literature, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources, Wildlife Ecology

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design

Food Science: Food Science

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Classical Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Decision Science, Information Systems

Languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Language and Culture, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Military Sciences

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology, Womens Studies


Quick Links 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 Fall Only
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($578 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/20/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $250 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150 Year Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/20/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 67% living on campus
  • Double: $3348
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $950
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2074 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
not a per meal plan, residence dining account (RDA) can be used in multiple places on campus

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