Washington State University: International Students Only (Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities)


Washington State University: International Students Only (Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities)

Founded in 1890, Washington State University (WSU) is a nationally and globally ranked Research Tier-1 (R-1) university with five campuses that has educated the next generation of problem solvers. WSU faculty inspire discovery and spark creativity among civic-minded students. WSU’s  200+ majors and programs including 38 STEM programs are ranked among the best nationally and internationally in the fields of engineering, computer science, hospitality, business, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine and many more. WSU faculty who are leaders in their field, including some that are recognized as National Academy members-one of the highest honors given to faculty at U.S. higher education institutions. WSU provides students opportunities to launch their own business through he Center of Entrepreneurial Studies, use tools such as 3D printer or pursue an paid internship and co-op with U.S based international companies. With over 200,000 graduates in 146 countries successful WSU alumni include: the Late Paul Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft, Ana Cabrera, Journalist and Anchor on CNN, and many others.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Culinary
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Vetrinary Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning
  • Student Media
  • Student TV and Student Radio

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Washington State University (WSU) accepts CommonApp for First-Year (Freshman) international students only who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) and will require student visa for studying at the WSU campuses in Pullman (flagship residential campus), Tri-Cities and Vancouver. U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) and DACA Status holders can apply at: U.S. Citizen / Green Card and DACA Status Holder Application.
All international students need to meet the admission requirements. Admission Requirements can be found here
Students who do not have a competitive GPA or English Language Proficiency maybe invited to WSU with additional academic support and English language support through the Undergraduate Bridge program. To learn more about the Undergraduate Bridge program click here.


Washington State University (WSU) doe not accepts CommonApp for Transfer students. Transfer Students inside and outside the United States may apply here.

Student are considered transfer students for admissions if they have completed one (1) full-year of academic studies at an accredited college or university. To be admitted to WSU as an international transfer student, you need to complete a minimum of 27 semester credits or at least 1 full year of study at an accredited post-secondary school. WSU requires a minimum grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international transfer student.

Our Transfer Credit Equivalency database can help you determine which of your classes will transfer to WSU. You can also use it to find out which courses you should be taking to meet your future WSU requirements.

Additional Information

Students that have specific questions about their application may email international@wsu.edu.

Students who have completed AP, IB and GCSE AS/A-Level Exams can be awarded credits for those exams.

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Washington State University (WSU) doe not accepts CommonApp for Visiting students. Visiting Students inside and outside the United States may apply here.

As an international student I chose WSU because of it's safe location. After confirming my offer, I was sure about my decision when my Peer Mentor, provided me more information about the school and answered all my questions patiently. So i knew WSU must be the right place for international students. The international student center gave me a lot of help and support and WSU provides many opportunities to get involved.

Zichen Fan, Student from China, 2021
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Kruegel Hall 13, P.O. Box 643251
Pullman, WA 99164, United States of America

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