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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 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.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Pullman
Population | 30,019
Enrollment | 20,976
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/14
Spring | 01/11-05/07

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 5%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 21%
Two or more | 6%
White | 58%
Other | 5%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Technology Management
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Graphics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Fine Art
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology


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

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21

  • 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 $250 Year Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $50 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $254 Year Host Optional
Housing first contract payment Fee $400 Year Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Application for campus housing include mandatory payment of housing deposit ($150) and first contract payment ($400) at time of application submission.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/23/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $5924 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1050
  • 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.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21


  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis

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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