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 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 - Washington State University and University of Colorado Boulder.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Washington StateCU Boulder
Washington Statevs.CU Boulder
Pullman, WashingtonLocationBoulder, Colorado
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$12,417
Out-Of-State$27,733
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,496
Out-Of-State$38,314
69% ($10,425)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($10,933)
$10,425Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,933
73.06 %Acceptance Rates79.84 %
27.97 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.76 %
-SAT Score1,280
-ACT Score28
59 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate16 %
81 %Retention Rate85 %
31,159Student Population37,437
1,330Number of Faculties1,711
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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