Washington State University (WSU)

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WSU can be found in Pullman, WA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at WSU number over 27,000 each year, and is one of the biggest schools in the state.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1350 (25th percentile) to 1700 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to WSU. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Washington State University (WSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of around 82% with 34% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Washington State University (WSU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admission.wsu.edu.

Overall Washington State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Washington State University was reported as 82.1% in Fall 2013 with over 14,900 college applications submitted to WSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • WSU SAT Scores: 1350 - 1700
  • WSU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • WSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Washington State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into WSU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Washington State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 76.3%
  • 2010-2011: 69.5%
  • 2011-2012: 83.5%
  • 2012-2013: 76.0%
  • 2013-2014: 82.1%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.8%

How Does Washington State University (WSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Washington State University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Idaho65.7%
Eastern Washington University79.7%
The University of Montana94.2%
Central Washington University82.2%
Boise State University77.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Washington State University (WSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 570
Math460 - 580
Writing440 - 550
Total Score1350 - 1700
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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