The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • CU Boulder has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,314) than Washington State ($27,733).
  • It is harder to admit to Washington State than CU Boulder.
  • CU Boulder has a higher submitted SAT score (1,280) than Washington State (1,115).
  • CU Boulder has higher submitted ACT score (28) than Washington State (23).
  • CU Boulder has more students with 37,437 students while Washington State has 31,159 students.
  • CU Boulder has more full-time faculties with 1,711 faculties while Washington State has 1,330 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Colorado Boulder and Washington State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
CU BoulderWashington State
CU Bouldervs.Washington State
Boulder, ColoradoLocationPullman, Washington
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$12,496
Out-Of-State$38,314
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,417
Out-Of-State$27,733
50% ($10,933)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($10,425)
$10,933Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,425
79.84 %Acceptance Rates73.06 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.97 %
1,280SAT Score1,115
28ACT Score23
72 %Graduation Rate59 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate81 %
37,437Student Population31,159
1,711Number of Faculties1,330
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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