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Washington State University

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.

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

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)

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).

Research

Washington State University researchers untangle complex problems to enrich quality of life for us all. Their work safeguards the health of humans and animals. It helps ensure the security and abundance of our food supply. It cultivates sustainable sources of energy to power future generations. Discoveries and innovations of this Tier 1 research institution fuel prosperity across the Pacific Northwest.

Career

Explore a wide-variety of structured services that aid student success. These include academic advising, peer tutoring, and academic success coaching.

We serve current students, alumni, and employers in the exploration and pursuit of a fulfilling employment partnership.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301
2018
301 50
2017
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301 100
2017
401
2016
401
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
2019
391 10
2018
401 -6
2017
395
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
2019
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2018
310 46
2017
356
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

Higher education institutions are accredited by a regional authority. WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Student Reviews

we'll always find a way back home
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

WSU has transformed me into a social, happy, life-loving student, friend, and member of the community. It has changed my outlook on life- I have been immersed in so many opportunities, such a diverse population, and a feeling of family that I wound't change for anything. I joined a greek chapter, which has provided many fun times and great memories, as well as important...

Forever Coug
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am currently a junior at WSU, and I absolutely love it. This campus and the people here are truly something special. They have changed me personally into a more social, content and adventurous person than I even thought I could be. I am a member of the greek system, in which I have gained forever friendships and memories, as well as an amazing support system and...

Great University
Mohammed Kaabar rated 5 out of 5 stars

WSU is a great public research university in USA.

Pullman, Washington, United States

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