Washington State University
#298 Overall Influence#844 Desirability Rank

Washington State University

Public university in Pullman, Washington, USA

From Wikipedia

Washington State University is a public research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution for higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

22,773

Acceptance

77%

Graduation Rate

67%

Median SAT Score

1115

Median ACT Score

23

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$9,720

Fees (in-state)

$1,864

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$56,600

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

27K

Under-Grads

24K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

French Administration Building, Pullman WA 99164-5910

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

7 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

20 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is Washington State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#68 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#251 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Chemistry
#200 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Sociology
#122 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Communications
#215 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Anthropology
#186 World Rank #106 USA Rank
History
#322 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Physics
#249 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Engineering
#265 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Biology
#259 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#170 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Nursing
#174 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Business
#286 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Computer Science
#244 World Rank #133 USA Rank
Psychology
#304 World Rank #159 USA Rank
Education
#326 World Rank #163 USA Rank
Medical
#470 World Rank #178 USA Rank
Economics
#433 World Rank #216 USA Rank
Political Science
#732 World Rank #233 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#656 World Rank #256 USA Rank
Literature
#901 World Rank #326 USA Rank
Mathematics
#651 World Rank #374 USA Rank
Social Work
#1391 World Rank #543 USA Rank
Philosophy

Other areas of influence

#772 World Rank #380 USA Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are Washington State University's Most influential alumni?

Washington State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Communications, and Nursing. Washington State University’s most academically influential people include Edward R. Murrow, Paul G. Allen, and Timothy Leary.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow

American broadcast journalist and war correspondent

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Paul G. Allen
Paul G. Allen

American inventor, investor and philanthropist

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Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary

American psychologist

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Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie

Native American author and filmmaker

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William Julius Wilson

American sociologist

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Philip Abelson

US physicist, editor of the journal Science, and director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory

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James T. Richardson

American sociologist

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Michael P. Malone

American historian

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John M. Madsen

American general authority

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Gary Larson

American cartoonist

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Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss

American fantasy writer

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Amitabh Joshi

Indian biologist

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