Washington State University Reviews

  • 113 Reviews
  • Pullman (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,419
90% of 113 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 113 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Cynthia Cole
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Health Policy and Administration is a challenging, comprehensive program that goes well beyond an MBA-type offering, in its scope. I chose it after visiting campus and have been pleased beyond my expectations. I've had a meaningful internship and gained useful tools that would enable me to lead a group practice, a hospital department, or work on policy at a governmental or nonprofit agency. Grads from this program emerge able to perform."
Prabpreet Bhasin
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Pros: good faculty good program Cons: No social Life No school Spirit"
Brenda Jesernig
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2014
  • Degree: Animal Science
"My graduate program uses cutting edge technology to understand female infertility utilizing mouse, sheep, and heifer models. This requires many hours of animal care on top of classes and most importantly your research project and focus. Here we are all pushed to be independent as well as developing our skills working with a diverse set of faculty and students. Even though I have my own project, we work as a team, and without that what we do wouldn't be possible. I strongly recommend a higher educational degree utilizing animal biology because it can be applied to humans and that is a very rewarding accomplishment."
Kathryn Harris
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2014
  • Degree: Anthropology
"We have very engaged and caring faculty. There could be better specific guidance in networking and job hunting. Our classes prepare us well, however."
Kristina Duncan
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2014
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"The pros of this program are, for the most part, knowledgeable professors with experience in the field and a cohort of diverse experiences. The cons are availability of advisors."
Lance Parker
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2014
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine has wonderful professors who are willing to help you when ever they can. If they are in their office, they usually have an open door policy and will go out of their way to help you."
stephanie washburn
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2014
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"The veterinary program is top notch, but being in the middle of wheat fields there is very little to do outside of the campus life."
Sara Rodin
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"15 month MIT degree program leaves you with ZERO time for anything else so be prepared to pay tons of student loans if you choose this path."
Matthew Toney
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"A beautiful and lively place to attend Graduate School. HPA is difficult and taxing at times but the challenge is exhilarating. Cheers!"
Therese Martinez
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Pros: great campus and surrounding area, professors are well-qualified and informative, classes are relevant and interesting Cons: the program in unorganized, there's little to no financial aid, many class periods feel like a waste of time, faculty are taking on huge loads so the attention given to students is not great"
Miriam Fernandez
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2014
  • Degree: English
"All the faculty in English Department are very accessible and willing to help students find research, employment, and financial opportunities. They have put me in contact with various other people from other departments and from within the department to help me with research ideas and projects. There are two programs within the English department: Literature and Rhet/Comp and the faculty always seem willing to work with you regardless of program differences. Pullman is a small community and with that comes both the pros and cons of a small community. This is a town where you will likely bump into people you work with. There are various community style events that I would recommend taking part in. "
Therese Martinez
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The professors are very experienced and knowledgeable, but are overworked and often unavailable. Or when they are, they are rushed to get done with the meeting due to other obligations. The material is incredibly interesting, but time is often not utilized very efficiently, leaving a lot of outside work to be done. There is a 100% success rate once graduating the program and completing the RD exam, which is the ultimate goal. They also do a wonderful job coordinating with internships."
Kathleen Hall
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2013
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"Veterinary school is very expensive and exhausting but that is true anywhere. Pullman is in the middle of nowhere so case load is a constant struggle. However, we have some wonderful professors that really care about teaching. I think that is the greatest strength at WSU."
Kay Lewellyn
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"This department expects a lot of presentations at academic conferences and an extensive cv, but they fail to provide the necessary assistance for students on the cultural track, both financially (scholarships, awards, etc. to help pay for association membership and travel) or otherwise (faculty help, research data, etc.) in order to meet these expectations. They provide much more assistance for evolutionary or archaeology track students. If you are considering this department as a student on the cultural track, I would not recommend this department as they do not have as much funding or faculty as the other tracks."
Kerry Clark
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2013
  • Degree: English
"The best things about this program are the faculty and learning community. The worst thing about this program is that Pullman is not in a great location for people trying to experience culture and arts in their free time."
Ashley Colby
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2013
  • Degree: Sociology
"Faculty is too small for grad student load."
Mairead Iverson
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2013
  • Degree: Animal Science
"Coug life was great! I had a car, but not everyone did. It really wasn't necessary since the whole town is set up around the college. Dorms the first year were fine, and a good way to determine who to room with off campus the following years. I've found that it as far as getting hired it doesn't matter too much where you went to school, the degrees are all the same. So my advice would be to pick a school you'll enjoy for the time you're there. I can't say enough great things about the faculty and student of WSU"
Janis E. Bearse
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2013
  • Degree: Education
"Without a degree, I would not have been able to get a full-time teaching position. I continued with further education as required by my profession, and got a Master of Teaching degree in 1991. My undergraduate studies were adequate, but I was able to take graduate courses through the years that were more helpful and specific to my teaching assignments and needs. My date of birth is off your chart! (1937)"
Rachael M
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2013
  • Degree: Business
"My Master's program at UW was challenging and thorough. I was well trained in theoretical statistics. I was also given research experience. The faculty is incredibly smart and talented, but research is their priority, not teaching. This program does not cater to industry application of statistics; I received no training in SQL, SAS, SPSS, or other commonly used data programs. In addition, access to data in grad school is limited - the whole world is talking about big data but the data we worked with in school was relatively small. Lastly, I received no career assistance when it came time to look for a job. I found a job before graduating, but thanks to my own work and connections, not the university's assistance. A master's in statistics is a desirable degree to have and the program trained me well in theoretical statistics, but leaves much to be desired for more applied, industry statistics."
Rod Crocker
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2013
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"A degree in engineering becomes very limiting, since you have to work for a large company and they control your life. I broke free from this problem 25 years ago and started my own farm. I now use my engineering abilities more with the farm than I did working with Snohomish County PUD as an engineer. Working for the government in any capacity is a dead end and I would encourage anyone coming out of college to avoid it at all costs."