Washington State University Review

Washington State University, a large public research university in Pullman, Washington, is best known for its programs in veterinary medicine, communications, criminal justice, animal science, architecture and plant science.

Washington State University Overview

Washington State University, founded in 1890, offers 200 fields of study and grants bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. In 1894, the school launched its first Agricultural Experiment Station and established research centers and extension offices in Vancouver, Spokane and the Tri-Cities. By 1917, the university was organized into four schools and five colleges, and in 1922, the institution's Graduate School was established.

Today, the school is comprised of twelve schools and colleges and enrolls over 25,000 students, approximately 21,000 of whom are undergraduates. The university is renowned for its natural science and animal science programs.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Washington State University receives about 11,000 undergraduate applications per year and has an admissions rate of 72%. SAT scores and high school transcripts or GEDs are required for consideration for admission. Prospective students may apply online and use the university's interactive system to track the status of their applications. Over 85% of newly admitted pupils are full-time students, and 87% are residents of Washington.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Washington State University's main campus is located just west of the Idaho border in Pullman, Washington. The school occupies 620 acres of land and features primarily red brick, utilitarian architecture. The campus has six major libraries, hosting volumes devoted to architecture, agricultural sciences, education, animal health, science and engineering.

The center of the campus is the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall, which is an open space surrounded by libraries, the student union building and several classroom buildings. Bryan Hall, Thompson Hall and Stevens Hall are the campus' oldest buildings and are home to administrative offices, female dormitories and academic departments.

Schools and Colleges at Washington State University

  • College of Business
  • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Architecture
  • Honors College
  • Graduate School

School Contact Information

  • Address: French Administration Building, Pullman, WA 99164
  • Phone Number: (509) 335-3564