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Quick Facts


About 3,000 graduates each year 

Enrollment numbers 2014-15: 10,139

On-campus residents: 3,100

Male/female ratio: 48.9/51.1

Students of color: 30% 

Where Wildcats are from (fall 2014):

  Washington State: 92%

  • King County: 2,383
  • Pierce County: 1,247
  • Yakima County: 1,014
  • Snohomish County: 913   

Estimated costs for 2014-15:

Tuition (resident, undergraduate): $241 per credit

Average out-of-pocket for base tuition: $3,000

Full price basic tuition, for 10 - 17 credits: $7,245

Room and board: $9,000 


More than 150 majors

Nationally and/or regionally distinguished programs in music, geology, paramedicine, physics, and education

Faculty recognized regionally and/or nationally for collegiate teaching in mathematics, physics, geology, music, and chemistry.

Average class size: 25 (Largest 100)

Student to faculty ratio: 18-to-1


Residence halls: 16

Apartment complexes: 4

Living Learning and Theme communities: 12 

Student Life:

More than 125 clubs, organizations, and associations

13 varsity athletic teams

More than 30 percent of students participate in intramural sports 

Approximately 500 students participate in more than 22 sports clubs

Wildcat Athletics:

Competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC)

Men’s varsity sports: 6

Women’s varsity sports: 7

Nationally ranked football, basketball and rugby teams.