Washington State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,904, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,742 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington State University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 140. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,391 (2017-18); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,817 (2017-18).
The main campus of Washington State University is located in Pullman, though there are also regional locations throughout the state in Spokane and the Tri-Cities, as well as in Vancouver. The school has a sizeable Greek community that recruits about 20 percent of the student population. In addition to fraternities and sororities, there are about 300 other student clubs and organizations to check out. The school's sports teams, including the Washington State University football squad, compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference. Freshmen must live on campus, unless they're older than 20 or are married. Students with children or who are enrolled in graduate school may apply to live in university-owned apartments.
The university is committed to research, and there are opportunities for students to get involved in projects as undergraduates. Washington State also offers a wide variety of graduate school options, including degree programs through the College of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Education. Notable alumni of Washington State University include broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and "Far Side" cartoonist Gary Larson.
2017-2018 Estimated Yearly Costs*
INDIVIDUAL COSTS NON-RESIDENT (OUT OF STATE)
Mandatory Fees $1,255
Housing (Avg) ** $6,607
Dining (Avg) ** $4,148
Total Cost $37,486
You can apply for a Residence Hall room, a Single Student Apartment (shared 2, 3, & 4 bedroom apartments) or for Family and Graduate Apartments by choosing the correct application at the right. By logging in to the Single Student Apartment Application, you can also use the SSA bulletin board to find roommates!
Our online applications are more than an application! At anytime you can login and manage your current contract, view your current room/apartment assignment, view your application status, find roommates and more!
Most new students do not have a roommate chosen, so assignments are provided. The Housing and Dining Application asks students to answer questions that will help with assignment of both hall and roommates. To room together, students must request each other as roommates.
When requesting a roommate, your Residence Hall Housing Application should be completed requesting the same priorities in hall choices; if students select different halls, or answer the application questions on smoking and drinking differently, roommate requests may be blocked by our assignment program.
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