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Washington State University

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Founded 126 years ago in 1890, Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States. It is ranked in the top 140 universities in America with high research activity, as determined by the U.S. News & World Report and undoubtedly any student will apply in this university just by looking at its name. With an enrollment of 30,000 students it is the state's land-grant university, well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, neuroscience, food science, plant science, business, architecture, and communications.




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$70 - $85

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Pullman, a location preferred by every parent for their students. There are of course few reasons for this city being so highly rated but before that let me tell you that population of Pullman is equal to the enrollment number of students in WSU, literally the University is Pullman city. Factors that make Pullman as ‘the best place to raise children in Washington’ included affordability, safety, a family-friendly lifestyle, the quality of Pullman High School, the presence of Washington State University, and the natural beauty of the area. Well! These factors are enough for you to understand that this place is expensive and so will be the university’s residing charges.


WSU is like a country within itself. With an enormous campus of 650 acres the university stands over a hill with a unique style of wearing heritage value. The construction is old yet maintained pretty well, the administration building is an eye-catcher and the clock tower gives a feel as if you are living in a whole new era.

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From resident halls to private apartment, the university provides all kind of housing facility to students. The housing cost within campus can range between US$ 6,430 - US$ 10,118 depending upon the kind of luxury you choose to live in. The dining cost can be 3,500 to 4,500 US$ also which depends on the type of food you choose for the meal. Considering the locality, living on campus is better than off-campus as you’d not have a routine living off campus and might end up concentrating less of the heavy syllabus of the university plus outside campus rates are high and managing food will get difficult. Over all this university is pretty expensive but read further to know if it’s just the university’s name or is it the quality.


It is difficult to talk about faculty as a group. It’s impossible that there are no negative remarks against faculty of any specific university. In case of WSU the faculties of few colleges are considered as remarkable. WSU has one of the best faculties at their geology and engineering colleges. Often students take admissions in WSU as thinking that they are getting admitted in Hogwarts of their dreams, so even if something goes against their ego then they tend to remark it in a negative way. So basically expectations your experience at any university will depend on the kind of behavior and ego you carry in front of the faculty.

Jobs and placements

If asked upon anybody would say that they are satisfied with the kind of job they got after their graduation from WSU, but the problem is that job wasn’t offered by in campus placement in WSU. WSU conducts placement for such companies where they want their students to go in, not where the student wish to work at. Many of the students deny applying for in-campus placements and prefer searching for jobs on their own. So, before applying for any kind of placement within the campus kindly recheck the company’s history and they go on with the procedure.

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