Top reasons to study here

  • Honoring its land-grant mission, WSU helps strengthen communities across Washington.
  • Each year thousands of WSU students serve their communities as volunteers, leaders in student organizations, peer tutors, and powerful role models.
  • University activities boost the state's economy by $3.7 billion annually. Plus, WSU scholars create jobs when they bring their innovations to market.

Bachelor's programmes

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About

History

Since 1890, Washington State University has inspired the next generation of problem solvers

WSU faculty inspire discovery and spark creativity among civic-minded students. Proud alumni become leaders with a singular goal: making the world a better place.

Education

The Washington State University offers a vast selection of academic programs both online and on campus.

On campus:

  • 95 academic majors for undergraduates
  • 79 master’s degree programs
  • 63 doctoral degree programs
  • 4 disciplines with professional degree programs: business, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine
Online:
  • 12 undegraduate degree programs
  • 11 graduate degree programs

Research

  • To advance knowledge through creative research and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines.
  • To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility, and service to society.
  • To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation, and world.

Career

The Academic Success and Career Center offers a number of services to assist you in your personal development. We provide:

  • Career Counseling - Specially trained career counselors are available to increase your self-understanding, knowledge of the work world, and decision-making skills. We also offer career assessments to explore your interests, values, skills, and personality.
  • Career Courses for Credit - The ASCC offers academic courses in College Major and Career Planning, Internship, and Peer Leadership.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
301 50
2017
351
2016
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
356
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
401
2016
401 -100
2015
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
401 -6
2017
395 -34
2016
361
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

WSU Counseling Services operates within the philosophy of Student Affairs which emphasizes helping students become integrated into the total academic, social, and cultural environment of the university. The primary mission of Counseling Services is to assist students with problems and concerns that interfere with normal academic development and persistence toward degree. Through developmental, remedial and preventive programming, students are aided in addressing personal, social, academic and career-related concerns. A comprehensive testing program that helps students with personal, educational and professional planning is maintained. 

Housing services

Accomodation in

Residence Halls:

  • Conveniently located near classrooms
  • Freshman Focus living-learning communities help freshmen learn better and earn higher grades
  • Loads of amenities like recreation rooms, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and nearby dining centers
  • 18 halls to choose from
Greek Houses:
  • A community of students with shared values
  • Commitment to public service and volunteering
  • Networking opportunities with alumni
Apartments:
  • Conveniently located on campus
  • 1 bill a month for rent & utilities
  • WSU is your landlord
  • Community events

Library services

  • Nearly 2.4 million print volumes
  • 677,000 e-books
  • 90,000 online journal titles
  • 58,000 media items
  • 1.3 million visits made annually to the WSU Pullman libraries—including Holland and Terrell Libraries, Owen Science and Engineering Library, and the Animal Health Library
  • 85¢ of every dollar spent goes toward online databases, digital content collections, or e-books, ensuring easy access anytime, anywhere

ICT services

The Washington State Linux Users Group (LUG) exists to promote the visibility and use of Linux and other Free and Open Source software. We give away free Linux CDs and Open Source software CDs for other operating systems, help install Linux, and run mailing lists providing free Linux support. It can be a big jump to break away from proprietary software, so we're here to help.

Medical services

Health & Wellness Services provides comprehensive services and programs to support students’ physical, mental and emotional health, from clinical medical care to educational workshops and programs.

Student Life

Campus life

Rolling wheat fields, surging waters, and distant mountains form the backdrop of life in and around Pullman. From the crest of nearby Kamiak Butte (photo below), a lush panorama stretches all the way to the horizon.

Sports facilities

Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by Washington State University are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, and/or number of restrictions as specified by each camp.

Some WSU camps/clinics provide discounted rates for various reasons, including overnight/resident campers and returning campers. Please refer to each sport's camp page for additional information.

Student clubs

The Associated Students of Washington State University serves as a resource and advocate for current and prospective students. Our organization creates opportunities to develop student leaders who are holistic thinkers, culturally competent, and professionals for the next generation. We seek to promote student initiatives that enhance an individual’s collegiate experience through leadership, advocacy, and cougar pride. 

Accreditation

Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WSU has been continuously accredited by its regional higher education authority since 1918. In addition, undergraduate and graduate programs maintain specialized professional accreditation

Pullman, Washington, United States