Washington State University Reviews

3.77 out of 5 stars
(54 Reviews)
  • Pullman (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,820
89% of 54 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 54 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.0 out of 5 stars
Rachael M - 8/24/2013
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Rod Crocker - 8/24/2013
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 1981
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Theda Crocker - 8/23/2013
Degree: Landscape Design
Graduation Year: 1978
"I would have picked a different degree if I had it to do over again, especially in today's job market. The college experience was typical, and you get out of it what you put into it."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/24/2013
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"I went to Washington State University and had a great time. When I say great time that mostly means the social aspect. The schooling was hit or miss depending what teacher/course you took. Pullman is a college city and although fairly large it had an intimate feel to it. It was a good fit for me because I had a lot of friends that went there too and they became like a second family to me. Yes, Psychology was a pretty general degree that I could pursue different careers with. It was a good foundation degree choice that gave me multiple options for what I wanted to pursue a graduate degree in. Visit the school you are thinking about going to and attend as many socials off and on campus to get a good understanding of what life is like."