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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • CU Boulder has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,668) than Washington State ($27,113).
  • It is harder to admit to Washington State than CU Boulder.
  • CU Boulder has a higher submitted SAT score (1,250) than Washington State (1,125).
  • CU Boulder has higher submitted ACT score (28) than Washington State (23).
  • CU Boulder has more students with 36,681 students while Washington State has 31,478 students.
  • CU Boulder has more full-time faculties with 1,610 faculties while Washington State has 1,353 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
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$12,466
Out-Of-State$36,668
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,170
Out-Of-State$27,113
47% ($11,109)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($9,532)
$11,109Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,532
79.84 %Acceptance Rates73.06 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.97 %
1,250SAT Score1,125
28ACT Score23
69 %Graduation Rate60 %
19 %Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate79 %
36,681Student Population31,478
1,610Number of Faculties1,353
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 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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