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About Washington State University

  • Founded in 1890 as Washington’s original land-grant university

  • Total student enrollment 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington.

  • Nine faculty are National Academy members 

  • 80% of classes have fewer than 50 students 

Study in Washington State 

Experience why international students love studying in Washington State. WSU is ranked as the No. 5 Safest College in America by The National Council for Home Safety and Security and is known for its natural beauty and a affordable cost of living. Washington 

State is home to major US companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks. WSU is a tech business and innovation hub where you can launch your career with all the opportunity the area has to offer. 

Research Driven 

As a tier 1 research institution, WSU is known as one of the nation’s top research universities. You will be a part of a community researching grand challenges in society such
as creating smart systems, sustaining health, establishing social equality and developing sustainable resources.
With research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, state-of-the-art facilities and $334 million in research and development funding, WSU is leading the way in innovative research. 

#70 Top Public School in the US 

(U.S. News & World Report 2019)


#140 Best Universities in the US 

(U.S. News & World Report 2019)


#5 Safest College in the US 

(National Council for Home Safety and Security)


Top 5 Colleges that add the most value to students' careers 

(Money Magazine 2016)

Choosing the right WSU campus

WSU Pullman

Pullman is home to WSU’s first and largest campus. It offers the widest range of degree programs and research opportunities.

WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver’s campus combines a small college feel with the resources of an internationally-respected research university. Located just minutes from Portland, Oregon, WSU Vancouver offers programs in business, engineering, hospitality, and other in-demand disciplines.

WSU Tri-Cities

WSU Tri-Cities emphasizes the “learning while doing” approach to educating students, focusing primarily on STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and on developing industry partnerships for research and internship opportunities. WSU Tri-Cities partners with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on many projects, including PNNL research facilities on the Tri-Cities campus and faculty that hold joint research appointments with both organizations.


WSU Spokane

Located near the medical district of Washington’s second-largest city, WSU Spokane offers degree programs that focus on health science and medical education.

WSU Everett

WSU Everett offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in the Seattle metro area. These programs focus on fields that are in high demand in the region, such as electrical engineering, hospitality, software engineering, and data analytics.

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