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Washington State University

Ranked #178 U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2024

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Why Washington State University?

Since 1890, Washington State University (WSU) has educated the next generation of innovators, thinkers and leaders. As a Tier 1 research institution, WSU students learn from faculty and researchers who are leaders in their fields. WSU’s programs are ranked among the best nationally in engineering, computer science, hospitality and business.  

178U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2024
419QS World University Rankings 2024

Campus and location

Washington State University campuses

Main campus
WSU campus

Pullman Campus

Located in America’s Northwest region near Seattle and Spokane, the city of Pullman is home to Washington State University’s flagship campus. Pullman is a picture-perfect college town. The community is built around the university, creating a vibrant and student-centric culture.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

Below you'll find the estimated cost of attendance at Washington State University

Your tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs will vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits. 

Academic year


Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$28,385 - $28,385


$3,663 - $5,736


$895 - $1,575


$2,296 - $2,296






Please visit Washington State University's website for the most up-to-date scholarship availability and details.

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Washington State University are shown below. Please note that specific admission requirements may vary based on academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: 2.7

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 75 Duolingo: 105 PTEA: 56

Top Ranked Subjects


Computer Science


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Mentorships and career development programs at WSU  

WSU offers academic and professional mentoring options. This allows you to get the advice you need to succeed at WSU and in the workforce from the people you know best: your peers, your professors and industry leaders.  

Boeing Mentorship Program  

WSU engineering students are paired with a mentor from Boeing. The mentor will teach you the ins and outs of the aerospace industry. They’ll also provide information about opportunities at Boeing and general career advice.   

Carson College Mentorship Program   

This program is designed to connect students with mentors to help students develop their professional skills. This program should increase your chances of landing a job or internship following the end of the mentorship.    


Several housing options are available, including shared rooms and individual rooms. All enrolled WSU students may request to live in university housing regardless of the program.

Information about accommodation can be found on WSU’s website.

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Services and facilities


WSU students use Pullman’s excellent public transit system free of charge. The transit buses are free when you show your Cougar Card, allowing you to travel to nearby destinations on and off campus.  

Other transportation services include WSU’s rent-a-ride, bike sharing and nighttime safe ride programs. 

Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC) 

At the LLRC, international students can get help with English speaking, listening, writing, reading, pronunciation, grammar and university coursework. The LLRC also offers workshops on career preparedness and assists with ITA exam preparation.  

You’ll have access to computers, desk spaces, a library and other resources.  

The Peer Mentor Program 

The Peer Mentor Program assists international students in their personal, academic, social and cultural adjustment to studying and living in the United States and at WSU. Visit WSU's Peer Mentors page for more information. 

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: Rolling basis Spring: Rolling basis

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport English Test Score University Transcript (transfer students) Proof of Degree (transfer students) Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. Official transcripts are required prior to attendance at WSU.

Testing codes

TOEFL: 4705

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: Rolling basis Spring: Rolling basis Confirmation dates may change. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.