Washington State University

Washington State University

Washington State University embraces students from 48 states, 98 countries, and many cultures and backgrounds and invites them to share diverse perspectives.

Top reasons to study here

  • More than 200,000 loyal Cougar alumni span all 50 states and 146 countries. Alumni connections help to fast-forward fellow Cougs’ careers.
  • Washington State University has earned an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.
  • The WSU community strives to educate civically responsible and informed individuals.

Bachelor's programmes

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About

History

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

Education

WSU is one of just 115 U.S. colleges and universities—out of 4,600+ public and private institutions—named among doctoral universities with the “highest research activity” in the Carnegie Classification (2016).

  • 79 master’s degree programs
  • 65 doctoral degree programs

Research

  • Health, clean energy, food production, economic opportunity, security—advances made by WSU scientists raise quality of life worldwide.
  • A top research university. WSU is among 115 out of 4,300+ US colleges and universities named as doctoral universities with the “highest research activity.” (Carnegie Classification, 2021).
  • Professors are among the best in their fields, including members of the National Academies—the nation’s highest honor for scientific researchers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
301
2020
301
2019
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
351 -50
2021
301 50
2020
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
427 -16
2021
411 -11
2020
400
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
297 -7
2020
290
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.

Services

Student services

We’re here for you! We want you to succeed and meet your higher education goals. Global Campus provides a wide variety of student support services to help you along the way.

WSU Global Campus offers free career counseling to all students, including those who have yet to apply to WSU. Whether you are interested in exploring career paths, or already have a career in mind and just want to learn how to get there, our dedicated career counselor is there to help.

Housing services

Resident hall programs and events are excellent experiences. Hall staff and Student Hall Governments host a variety of programs such as floor dinners, movie/game nights, open mic nights, dances, sports, personal skill development, social justice awareness, and presentations from faculty. Programming through residence halls connects students to their community and to WSU.

Library services

With more than 2 million books, 30,000 journal subscriptions, electronic databases, 46,000 maps, internationally renowned special collections, and other rich resources, the Washington State University Libraries bring extraordinary vitality to the University's teaching and research programs.

ICT services

Crimson Service Desk Helps Students Succeed. Student laptop rentals, assistance with virus removal, and more.

Medical services

The student health fee supports the operation of Cougar Health Services and enables us to offer a comprehensive suite of services in one convenient on-campus location. Make sure you understand which of our services are covered by the health fee. The health fee is not an insurance plan.

We administer insurance for international students and graduate and professional students in health sciences.

Student Life

Campus life

Regardless if Cougs are living in a residence hall, chapter housing, on-campus apartments or off campus entirely, WSU Student Affairs provides the support and resources needed to have a safe and comfortable home away from home. We recognize the importance of an active support network and aim to provide all students with a campus experience that meets their needs. 

Sports facilities

Sport clubs run by students give you even more opportunities to compete. One of the nation’s largest intramural programs! Join more than 6,000 participants in 75+ activities. No experience or skill needed. Just play.  

Cheer on the Cougs in 11 sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, golf, volleyball, swimming, cross country, rowing, and tennis. 

Work out in the award-winning University Recreation Center. Personal trainers can help you start an exercise program and stay on track.

Student clubs

There are more than 300 registered student organizations (RSOs) at WSU, including international student associations. Whatever your interest is, there is a student club on campus for it. International and domestic students alike are welcome in all organizations.

Accreditation

WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU oversees accreditation for most public institutions and some private institutions in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, and British Columbia. WSU has been continuously accredited since 1916.

Student Reviews

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