Washington State University

Washington State University Admissions and School Information

Washington State University is located in Washington State, spanning four campuses situated in Pullman, Spokane, Richland and Vancouver. The school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 200 fields of study.

General Information about Washington State University

Washington State University is populated by approximately 25,000 students, nearly 75% of which are pursuing undergraduate degrees. There are about 14 students to every faculty member, including the 3,000 enrolled in fully-online programs. The school offers 73 master's degree programs and 46 doctoral degree programs.

WSU prides itself on its rankings in its criminology, civil engineering and broadcasting programs. The tier-one school is recognized for its strong research component and wide range of academic fields.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Depending on the degree level desired, prospective students may need to provide a 'personal statement' during the application process. They will need to provide transcripts and test scores, sent directly to the testing agency at the Office of Admissions. Once accepted at the university, students must pay the tuition deposit.

Colleges of Washington State University

Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

When the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) opened its doors in 1892, there were only 6 students enrolled. The college has since awarded 362 Master of Arts degrees and 189 doctoral degrees. This college has a multicultural populace, students hailing from countries such as Asia, South and Central America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. A small number of students graduating from CAHNRS have become president of the American Phytopathological Society.


In 2007, the College of Business (CB) was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as 11th among public university business programs in the United States (western area). The CB offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in fields such as international business, hospitality and management, finance, accounting and marketing. This college makes heavy use of the online component, offering several of its programs fully online.


The College of Communication at WSU offers six communication fields in its degree programs: public relations, broadcasting, advertising, communication studies, communication and journalism. Nationally recognized by a Radio and Television News Directors survey, its broadcast program airs a daily TV newscast produced by its students. Students of this college have at their disposal 3 computer labs, a graphics and data analysis lab, a broadcast news lab, TV production studios and state-of-the-art radio/audio labs.


Within the College of Education, students become prepared for careers in teaching, sports and fitness, educational administration and counseling. Its presence spans all four of WSU's campuses, each providing state-of-the-art facilities to model technologies used in the classroom. The college offers bachelor's and master's degrees, and certifications. Some of the subjects its programs cover are teacher preparation, health and fitness teaching, athletic training education and sport management.

Engineering and Architecture

The College of Engineering and Architecture stresses its research component to prospective students; the college's main goal is to stand out for their efforts in applying sustainability to their fields. The college offers over 300 scholarships a year to incoming freshman and transfer students. Its bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs cover subject-matter such as biological systems engineering, civil and environmental engineering, bioengineering and computer science.


The Honors College at Washington University caters its curriculum to the few students admitted each semester. Students may apply to the Honors College in any baccalaureate major offered at WSU. If accepted, honors students work closely with their advisors to formulate the best learning path for them in their field of study. Many requirements must be met in order to join the Honors College; for example, honors students must currently have and maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher, and must have technical proficiency in at least one other language.

Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following subjects: architecture, literature, philosophy, performing arts, social sciences and health sciences. The college also prides itself on its faculty members, which are both nationally and internationally recognized in their research efforts. The College of Liberal Arts administers 24 scholarships to prospective students, the eligibility requirements ranging from special needs to certain GPA averages.


The College of Nursing at WSU is partners with both Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University. Courses are offered on the WSU campuses as well as in learning labs located on two additional campuses at these two universities. The school prides itself on its Clinical Performance & Simulation Lab, which is a state-of-the-art facility equipped for hands-on nursing education. Populated by approximately 925 students yearly, the College of Nursing offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.


The College of Pharmacy (CP) programs can only be found on two of the four WSU campuses: Pullman and Spokane. Some of the degrees available are the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD), the bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology & Metabolism, and a master's degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology. Research is a heavy component of CP graduate degree plans, coursework often resulting in publication.


The College of Sciences presents students with study topics ranging from astronomy to zoology. The school offers more than 80 options and fields of study at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree levels. Its list of programs includes subjects such as biological sciences, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, molecular biosciences and astronomy.

Veterinary Medicine

Equipped with one of the best veterinary teaching hospitals in the world, College of Veterinary Medicine prides itself on its sophisticated technologies in diagnostics, treatment, and management of animal health. The school has employed highly-respected faculty members and produced award-winning alumni. The college offers only three graduate degree programs and two undergraduate degree programs. Some of these include microbiology and pathology, neuroscience, computational neuroscience and veterinary clinical sciences.

Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Daggy, Pullman, WA 99164
  • Phone Number: (509) 335-3564